NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — RUTA N, the Colombian public-private venture dedicated to the development of innovative technology-based businesses, selected IRPA AI (The Institute for Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence), to lead its first-ever Digital Americas Pipeline Initiative (DAPI) which will develop an AI Center of Excellence and create thousands of RPA and AI jobs in Medellín, Colombia.
DAPI will leverage IRPA AI’s membership network, trusted relationships, training and certification capabilities, as well as the cost-effective technology talent pool in Medellín to provide North and South American enterprises, service providers, startups and advisory firms with trained, experienced and certified RPA and AI professionals on demand and at scale. This initiative will:
Drive advanced service offerings through an IRPA AI apprenticeship residency, training and certification program Establish business networks to promote market engagement and sales for new AI/machine learning, RPA, and digital powered services Increase foreign investments Deliver R&D in automation and AI to enable analytics, Internet of Things – IoT- and cloud computing Generate economic growth with increased jobs
“The greatest challenge in the rapidly expanding RPA and AI space is not technology, it’s talent, and proximity to that talent,” said Frank Casale, Founder of IRPA AI. “This is the first initiative of its kind to address this challenge, while creating scalable and affordable talent from a trusted, time zone friendly source. DAPI has full support from the Colombian government, businesses and academic research communities, and will advance automation and AI.”
“We are delighted to announce the partnership with IRPA AI, and our funding of the AI Center of Excellence,” said Alejandro Franco, Executive Director of Ruta N. “DAPI is a direct and bi-directional conduit, connecting RPA and AI technology, talent, intellectual property (IP) and funding between North and South America. It provides us with economic fuel, creating highly sought-after employment opportunities that will positively and significantly impact our city’s future business development. Frank Casale’s vision, and IRPA AI’s expansive global network and technology expertise will help anchor Medellín as the RPA and AI hub of Latin America.”
“This is great news for Colombia. Betting on AI brings great advantages in the development of solutions which will allow Colombian and foreign companies to obtain or maintain competitive advantages,” said Felipe Jaramillo, President of ProColombia. “This alliance promotes the transfer of knowledge, technology, and job creation, as well as boosting research and development programs in the country.”
“Medellín is a visionary city,