UiPath, the leading enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company, today announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Egypt’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) to help build the country’s national capabilities in RPA.
His Excellency Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, witnessed the signing of the partnership between Maha Rashad, Acting CEO of ITIDA, and Karan Dixit, Vice President of Sales, UiPath Middle East and Africa.
Egypt has a highly educated, multilingual and digital-savvy workforce. The government is investing heavily in developing and certifying talent where capacity building is the backbone of MCIT overall strategy and the guarantor of sustainable development of the Egyptian ICT sector.
In light of this, this strategic collaboration introduces the UiPath Academic Alliance program to the Egyptian ICT industry to help bridge the skills gap and build a skilled workforce in emerging and disruptive technologies. The program will be supervised by an executive team appointed by UiPath and calibrated to meet the growing demands of the economy.
At launch, this collaborative project will include 20 trainees, gradually increasing to 80 or more as the program advances, on a quarterly basis. Following the completion of this training, UiPath will provide the program graduates with job placements with either local or international partners, based on the demand. In subsequent stages, the program will be made accessible across the ICT industry in Egypt through workshops facilitated by ITIDA.
With an aim to promoting RPA as a critical STEM skill, the UiPath Academic Alliance program empowers young students and experienced professionals to accelerate and thrive in the workplace of the future by accessing the company’s unparalleled RPA knowledge ecosystem. The UiPath Academic Alliance represents UiPath’s purpose to serve more than one million students and one thousand schools globally in the next three years.
At the signing, Karan Dixit, VP of Sales, MEA, UiPath, said:
The world is undergoing its biggest transformation ever. As industries and organizations keep pace with the fourth industrial revolution, the future workplace will mandate the coexistence of humans and digital workers. Our Academic Alliance program reflects our vision to empower young talent with the right skills and knowledge required to realize their full potential and overcome the challenges of tomorrow. This collaboration with ITIDA affirms our commitment to help the next generation workforce enable this change, and support the country as it moves closer to achieving their digital agenda. It is also reaffirms our great confidence in the wealth of skills and talent that is available in Egypt, to accelerate the Digital Transformation that companies globally are in the midst of.
Maha Rashad, Acting CEO of ITIDA, said:
Digitalization is rapidly transforming industries and business. Careers of tomorrow demand that technology plays an integral role in enabling students to become future-ready today. This means collaborating with the private and public sector alike to harness Egypt’s competitive edge and its unique selling proposition of having a qualified, sustainable and deployable talent pool. We are excited about this strategic collaboration with UiPath as we truly believe that the success of our industry and economy is dependent upon filling the need of skilled professionals.
The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) is the executive arm of the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology for spearheading the development of IT in Egypt. ITIDA is Egypt’s engine for spreading technology, driving innovation, and supporting foreign investors seeking to enhance their global offering from Egypt, the global hub for IT/ITES and technology innovation. ITIDA was founded in 2004 with the mission to build and champion a world-class IT industry that will play an increasingly important role in Egypt’s economic growth.
UiPath is leading the “Automation First” era – championing one robot for every person, delivering free and open training and collaboration and enabling robots to learn new skills through AI and machine learning. Led by a commitment to bring digital era skills to more than a million people, the company’s enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) platform has already automated millions of repetitive, mind-numbing tasks for business and government organizations all over the world, improving productivity, customer experience and employee job satisfaction.
Recently named by Comparably as the 6th happiest place to work and recognized as having the 11th best company culture among large businesses, UiPath has become one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies in history. The company is backed by over $400 million in funding from Accel, CapitalG, Credo Ventures, Earlybird’s Digital East Fund, IVP, Kleiner Perkins, Madrona, Meritech, Seedcamp and Sequoia.