Today we welcomed almost 500 UiPath partners to the first-ever UiPath Partner Forward event dedicated exclusively to partners. The energy was high and you could feel that we are onto something incredible together – accelerating Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and AI in the enterprise.
While tomorrow UiPath customers join us at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami for #UiPathForward Americas, today was all about putting our partners first and sharing how we will democratize RPA together by making it more ubiquitous and easy to implement and setting a path to AI for customers.
The message we sent was heard by everyone at our inaugural Partner Forward: UiPath wants to be the #1 RPA partner of choice and we’re making the investment to stake that claim. Our CEO and Co-founder, Daniel Dines, drove home the message that partners are at the center of our strategic imperatives to design automation software that is easy-to-use, open and extensible, and to deliver the best path from RPA to AI across customers’ digital business operations. He also explained that the UiPath culture transcends to partners with a company focus on being humble, immersive, bold and fast.
We shared the exciting news about our commitment to invest $20 million across two partner-focused funds to accelerate their success: The UiPath Venture Innovation Fund for partners globally, including AI, machine learning, business process management (BPM), chatbot companies and other startups, that commit to simplifying and speeding the integration with UiPath, and the UiPath Partner Acceleration Fund for partners globally that commit to inspire and support automation and AI innovation across go-to-market and enablement activities to complement technology investments and accelerate the enterprise. We can’t wait to see all the awesome proposals from our partners to request access to these funds and the outcomes we drive together to enable a digital workforce at scale.
To support the success of the fund and create openness around the benefits and requirements of our partnership, we also shared the new UiPath Technology and Business Partner Programs for both new and existing partners globally. We announced a new Partner Portal, currently in beta, that will enable deal registration and grant always-on access to co-marketing campaigns and event kits, and RPA sales, delivery and product assets and tools.
If you couldn’t join us in Miami, we hope to hear from you soon. In the meantime, check out the announcement from today’s first UiPath Partner Forward event and follow us at @uipath for the latest company, product and partner updates.