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Chris Brennan, a Solutions Engineer at Liberty IT, Told “Silicon Republic” about His Career in Automation

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Chris Brennan, a Solutions Engineer at Liberty IT, Told “Silicon Republic” about His Career in Automation

Chris Brennan is currently a Solutions Engineer at Liberty IT and previously worked with clients to transform their businesses through the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Agile, Cloud, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Scripting, and other emerging technologies. Chris’ vision is for RPA solutions to evolve from simple task-orientated replications into intelligent automation solutions with AI at their core by utilizing AI as service and by invoking Python/JavaScript to use TensorFlow and Stanford NLP. Today, SiliconRepublic.com published an interview with Chris about what his role entails and what a typical day looks like for him. In particular, he has answered the following questions:

  • What types of automation project do you work on?
  • What skills do you use on a daily basis?
  • Do you have any productivity tips that help you through the day?
  • What are the hardest parts of working in automation?
  • How has this role changed as the automation sector has evolved?
  • What do you enjoy most about working in automation?
  • What advice would you give to someone who wants to work in automation?

As for his answer to the last question, Chris said that his advice would be to try not to get caught up in the exponential growth of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and to understand that hyperautomation, while a new term, pre-dates the modern RPA era.

“Conventional software engineering tools and techniques and cloud-native, serverless architectures will often achieve far beyond the scope of somewhat ‘sellotaped’ together solutions with greater efficiency, reliability and at a reduced cost. So, when targeting automation, think about what’s the best way to achieve what you want. Is it an approach that interacts with legacy systems and inherits their shortcomings, or would it be better to reengineer and redefine the process? And when answering this question, think about the tools, techniques and skills you would need to achieve it and then focus on building that skillset.”

Chris Brennan, Solutions Engineer, Liberty IT