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The Rise Of The Chief Robotics Officer


March 02, 2015

The Rise Of The Chief Robotics Officer

Press Release

The answer to robotics in the corporate sphere, as well as the ultimate target for robotic industry vendors will make its debut at the third edition of RoboBusiness Europe, taking place in Milan (Italy) on April 27-30, 2015

Milan, February 24th, 2015.

A 10 year industry scenario on the future of robotics & large corporations by Myria Research will be presented during the Opening Plenary Session at RoboBusiness Europe, the European Conference & Networking event which provides robotics developers and end-users with a place to gather together and work on the essential connection between the development of the industry and the end-users’ needs.

Myria Research predicts that by 2025, over 60% of the Global 1000 companies will include a CRO, for an industry weighting over $1.2T overall (Hardware, Software, Service).

Myria further believes that in several more fast growing sectors (e.g. in manufacturing, logistics/supply chain, energy, agro-farming and healthcare), CRO's will hold a similar strategic position as CIO's do (for IT-related questions) in 5 to 8 years from now.

At RoboBusiness Europe current and aspiring Chief Robotics Officers will join the first meeting of the CRO Executive Club, the exclusive gathering of professionals involved in the robotics technology management, with the aim of sharing their vision about what the Chief Robotics Officer role is and will become.

According to Remy Glaisner, CEO and Founder, Myria Research, "The Robotics & Intelligent Operational Systems (RIOS) industry is still in its adolescence: several applications and a few emerging leaders are regularly making headlines, serious projects are underway, but technological creativity will only carry the industry so far. To widely penetrate the enterprise world, robotics needs to be introduced and then exploited from the inside of end-user’s businesses but RIOS overlap many existing corporate functions: Operations, IT, HR, Finance, et al. and bring financial, transformational and operational challenges. In fact the intricate implications of a broad usage of robotic technologies to support business processes create new specific internal and external accountabilities that must be dealt with consistently… and not spread through the many corporate functions mentioned previously.”

This is the reason why Myria Research created a Chief Robotics Officer (CRO) 10 year scenario: the corporate answer to RIOS.

“There is a great satisfaction and pride from our part - commented Gianluigi Ferri, Innovability’s CEO and RoboBusiness Europe co-organizer together with the Danish partner Blue Ocean Robotics - “The opportunity to host the first CRO’s Executive Club meeting confirms that RoboBusiness Europe will play more and more a vital role in expanding the robotics business community”.

Download this Research on the ARISPlex.com portal (free – no registration required)

For more information on RoboBusiness Europe please visit www.robobusiness.eu.

For more media inquiries and conference program information, please contact Carla Boero at info@robobusiness.eu or +39 348 5702841

About Myria Research

Myria Research (MYRIA RAS, Inc.) is a Boston based research and advisory services firm that delivers actionable advice, research and best practices models to assist current and future users of Robotics & Intelligent Operational Systems (RIOS) technologies. Myria Research is also the publisher ARISPlex.com, an open portal offering analysis of, and insight into, RIOS trends. See www.myriaresearch.com.

About Innovability:

Innovability is the leading Italian event management firm for the ICT sector and has been staging successful B2B events for more than a decade, creating important international meeting points and the direct gate to the Italian market.

About Blue Ocean Robotics:

Blue Ocean Robotics are passionate robotics entrepreneurs dedicated to create pioneering ideas and unique partnerships, incubate concept design, funding for entrepreneurial teams and proof-of-concept developments as well as innovate by user pilot testing, IPR licensing and spin-out of robotic products to investors. We are based on strong international partnerships and a synergistic blend of research, business and entrepreneurship along with efficient bridging of the private and public sectors. 

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