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UiPath | August 04, 2021

UiPath, Public Sector Automation Leader, Announces Formation of Public Sector Advisory Board to Meet Growing Customer Demand
UiPath, Inc. (NYSE: PATH), a leading enterprise automation software company, today announced the formation of its first Public Sector Advisory Board. The Board, comprised of former government technology officials, economists, and academia, will provide UiPath with external perspectives on all facets of government, global economic trends, and new opportunities for automation to help public sector agencies meet their missions.

UiPath has deployed its automation platform in more than half of U.S. states and 92 U.S. federal departments and agencies, and the need for automation continues to grow. The U.S. federal government plans to spend $65 billion on digital infrastructure over the next eight years and in a recent NASCIO survey, 77% of state CIOs said their interest in automation software is driven by the need to improve the delivery of services to citizens. The Public Sector Advisory Board’s insight and knowledge of the unique challenges of government organizations, their specific missions, and legislative and policy priorities will inform how UiPath continues to approach this market segment and ultimately will lead to automation solutions that can make governments more efficient and effective.

The following 7 board members will meet regularly and serve a minimum one-year term:

  • Aneesh Chopra – former U.S. CTO (2009-2012), former Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia (2006-2009), President of CareJourney, and author
  • Tyler Cowen – professor and economist at George Mason University
  • Suzette Kent – former CIO of the federal government and CEO of Kent Advisory Services
  • Gopal Khanna – former Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, former CIO, State of Minnesota, and Executive-in-Residence at the Medical Industry Leadership Institute at University of Minnesota
  • Matt Lira – former Special Assistant to the President for Innovation Policy and Initiatives at the White House Office of American Innovation
  • Shelley Metzenbaum – former Associate Director of Performance and Personnel Management at White House Office of Management and Budget, launched Performance.gov, government policy implementation expert and advocate
  • John Zangardi – former CIO, Department of Homeland Security, former Acting DoD CIO, former DON CIO and acquisition executive, and current president of Redhorse Corporation

“The insights gained from this group of trusted advisors will be instrumental for UiPath to continue to innovate for the specialized needs of public sector agencies and their employees and constituents through automation,” said Chris Townsend, Area Vice President, Public Sector at UiPath. “Our Public Sector Advisory Board members each bring an incredible wealth of experience and knowledge that will help us continue to shape strong and meaningful relationships within the public sector and solution development at a time when government is rapidly turning to digital transformation to modernize how it operates and serves the public.”

About UiPath
UiPath has a vision to deliver the Fully Automated Enterprise™, one where companies use automation to unlock their greatest potential. UiPath offers an end-to-end platform for automation, combining the leading Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution with a full suite of capabilities that enable every organization to rapidly scale digital business operations.

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The presence of working smoke alarms in residential homes reduces the likelihood of civilian fire fatalities by fifty percent (Ahrens 2014). Combined with corresponding fire safety education, the severity and probability of residential fire occurrences, civilian injuries, and civilian fatalities are further reduced. In 2013, United States fire departments responded to an estimated 383,500 residential fire calls that resulted in 2,755 civilian fire fatalities, 12,200 civilian fire injuries, and an estimated $6.8 billion in direct property loss (Karter 2014). Yet despite these staggering statistics, national research estimates that four percent of U.S. homes have no smoke alarm present and 20% of homes have no working smoke alarms (USFA 2006). A primary mission of the Austin Fire Department is to eliminate civilian fire casualties. From 2008 through 2013, there have been 26 unintentional civilian fire deaths within the City of Austin. In residential properties, there have been 18 civilian fire fatalities, 225 civilian injuries, and an estimated $88.1 million in property loss. In 50% of the incidents with a civilian fire fatality, there was not a smoke alarm present or a working smoke alarm present at the time of the fire.

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The presence of working smoke alarms in residential homes reduces the likelihood of civilian fire fatalities by fifty percent (Ahrens 2014). Combined with corresponding fire safety education, the severity and probability of residential fire occurrences, civilian injuries, and civilian fatalities are further reduced. In 2013, United States fire departments responded to an estimated 383,500 residential fire calls that resulted in 2,755 civilian fire fatalities, 12,200 civilian fire injuries, and an estimated $6.8 billion in direct property loss (Karter 2014). Yet despite these staggering statistics, national research estimates that four percent of U.S. homes have no smoke alarm present and 20% of homes have no working smoke alarms (USFA 2006). A primary mission of the Austin Fire Department is to eliminate civilian fire casualties. From 2008 through 2013, there have been 26 unintentional civilian fire deaths within the City of Austin. In residential properties, there have been 18 civilian fire fatalities, 225 civilian injuries, and an estimated $88.1 million in property loss. In 50% of the incidents with a civilian fire fatality, there was not a smoke alarm present or a working smoke alarm present at the time of the fire.