Shopify Buys 6 River to Boost Robotics Business
The e-commerce platform believes 6 River's Chuck robots will increase the speed and reliability of its AI-powered fulfillment network.
Customer Takes Over Vendor’s Finance Operation
The new finance chief at RPA firm UiPath, Marie Myers, was an enthusiastic user of robotic software in her previous job as global controller at HP.
Is Tax Reform Spurring Companies to Use Robots?
Two provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may have more companies deciding to replace real workers with mechanical ones.
J&J Buys Auris for $3B in Surgical Robotics Play
The deal is J&J's biggest move into surgical robotics, which "has been a gap for its medical device business."
A Finance Chief’s Practical View of Robotics and AI
Intelligent automation boosts both day-to-day finance functions and the quality of finance's strategic insight, says Willis Towers Watson's Michael Burwell.
IRobot Shares Plunge on China Tariff Worries
The robotic vacuum maker does not plan to raise prices to offset the tariffs even as it increases marketing spend for the holidays.
KPMG Grows In-House RPA Expertise
“Some lean in to change, aren’t frightened by it, and in that context are learning robotics to make themselves more productive.”
Industrial CFO Leads Advanced Analytics Drive
Traditional data analysis isn't sufficient for today's competitive climate, says Stanley Black & Decker's finance chief.
Mature Tool Giant Plots Big Growth Push
Stanley Black & Decker has doubled its size multiple times in its CFO's 20 years at the company. Doing it again requires a different, higher-tech approach.
Think There’s a Talent Shortage Now? Just Wait
The ever-widening gap between employers' needs and workers' skills could drive massive lost financial opportunities over the next decade-plus.
Google Parent Sells Robotics Unit to SoftBank
Since Ruth Porat became CFO last year, Alphabet has been taking "significant measures to slim down its experimental efforts."