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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

The 15th “Virtual Government” Seminar Practice and challenges of introducing RPA in the government -Lessons learned from the experience of the British government November 29, 2019

Robotic process automation (RPA) is gaining worldwide attention as a new strategy to automate routine repetitive tasks aiming at further business process engineering. The introduction of the RPA in the government is progressing worldwide.
We are delighted to invite Mr. James Merrick-Potter, head of the robot automation unit of the Cabinet Office in the UK, who is leading RPA to our annual “Virtual Government” Seminar to deepen the discussion on the theme and practice of RPA implementation in the administration.

Date: 15:00-18:00, Tuesday 3 December 2019
Venue: Yayoi Auditorium, Ichijo Hall, UTokyo
Registration: Previous registration required.

1.Opening remarks
Professor Hideaki Shiroyama, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo
Junichi Tanaka, President, Administrative Information Systems Research Institute

2.Introductory remark
“Effects of RPA introduction on administration from Administrative science”
PhD. Jihyun Na, Specially Appointed Lecturer, The University of Tokyo

3.Keynote speech
“Experience and Challenges of RPA Implementation in the UK Government” (tentative title)
James Merrick-Potter (UK Cabinet Office)
Head of Robotic Automation Unit at Cabinet Office

4.Panel Discussion
Introduction of the Japanese government’s efforts by the Japanese side for 5 minutes each before the panel discussion
– Takuro Imagawa, General Manager, General Affairs Division, Communications Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
– Mika Nakano, Director of Information Project, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry,
– Naohiko Okuda, Counselor, Cabinet Secretariat Information and Communication Technology (IT) Strategic Office
James Merrick-Potter Same as above
Moderator: University of Tokyo Graduate School of Public Policy Professor Hideaki Shiroyama

5.Closing 17: 55-18: 00