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Intelligent Automation
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Why DigiBlu?

Your partner in unlocking value through intelligent automation

DigiBlu is an internationally recognised specialist in implementing and operating digital workforces.

 

Through our deep experience in leading transformations, we help organisations develop and implement their automaton strategies. Enabling organisations to realise the full potential of Intelligent Automation by situating the Digitial Workforce as a strategic enterprise asset.

We operate internationally with practices in Europe and Africa.

  • Specialist in creating capabilities and innovative solutions around Digital Workforces

  • Proven proprietary delivery and operations method to scale fast and realise value

  • Remote / cloud-based implementation and operations of Intelligent Automation through our Robotic Operating Centre (ROC)

 

  • Trusted and collaborative strategic partnerships with leading vendors of Intelligent Automation solutions

 

  • Internationally recognised leader in Intelligent Automation

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Our Way of Working

Our organisation design is based upon Agile principles. Our premise is that to thrive in the digital economy, we must shift from traditional processes and organisational models that were designed for the industrial economy. This paradigm shift enables innovation, collaboration and value creation at unprecedented speed, scale, and impact. As a 4IR company, we ‘walk the talk.’

 

  • We have a “north star” which guides us to be obsessively customer focused and committed to creating value with and for a wide range of other stakeholders.

  • We work through a network of small, empowered teams. We have a strong backbone in the centre, but we've replaced much of the traditional hierarchy with flexible working practices.

  • We use rapid decision and learning cycles. We work in rapid cycles of thinking and doing, breaking work down into small packages, executed at speed.

  • We put people at the heart of culture and leadership, engaging and empowering everyone in the organisation to create value quickly, collaboratively, and effectively.

  • We use next-generation-enabling technology. We radically rethink their underlying technologies to support quick iterations, higher deployment velocity, and flexibility through new practices and tools.

Our Awards and Certifications

We are a multi-award-winning international leader in Intelligent Automation; recognised by our Everest Intelligent Automation ranking, membership of Blue Prism's Partner Executive Council and we were awarded Blue Prism Partner of the Year in 2019.

DigiBlu is also proudly certified as a Blue Prism Silver Delivery and Capability Provider and a Gold Partner of Blue Prism Cloud. This is testament to our expertise at delivering and operating Digital Workforces and helping our clients to build their own capabilities.

Our Team

DigiBlu is recognised internationally as an authority in Intelligent Automation committed to helping clients drive rapid, sustainable change across all industries. With world-leading technologies and proven best practice methods, our team of specialists draws on deep and varied expertise to guide our clients towards low cost, high-performance Digital Workforces.

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Steve Burke

Group: CEO

Steve has many years experience of innovating business and operating models. His CV includes business development manager for Digitization at Marconi, strategy consulting with A.T. Kearney and PwC and General Manager: Group Business Change at Absa bank. Consulting experiences – such as leading operations transformation at Abbey National, IT transformation at Sanlam and core banking transformation at Standard Bank. A former British paratrooper.

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Vic Gysin

UK: CEO

Vic is an experienced business executive with over 20 years of international business development, management and improvement experience. His experience includes building, transforming and managing businesses across diverse industries. Vic created the UK’s largest Customer Management business in the UK via organic and acquired growth whilst Group COO at Capita plc.

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Martin McCloskey

UK: Company Secretary

Martin has thirty years’ experience as a business director with ownership and accountability for IT software development and operations delivery to public and private sector clients. Martin was Group Legal Counsel for a top FTSE company, providing mutually beneficial, ethically delivered services in forty jurisdictions, managing resolution of differences between parties relating to best practice governance, risk, company secretarial, legal and operational services delivery in accordance with contractual obligations. Mutuality of purpose and the highest ethical standards of business conduct have always been top priorities.

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Michael Cobbledick

Head: Consulting Competency

Michael is a strategy consultant with a specialty in customer-centric digital transformation. He has over twenty years’ experience Financial Services and IT sectors and has worked across a spectrum of start-ups and corporates. Michael cemented his interest in strategy and transformation writing his Masters in Future Studies (cum laude) where he did his dissertation on ‘Adaptive Advantage: how organisations can survive and thrive in the face of disruption and volatility’. His approach to digital transformation is as much about shifting mindsets and leveraging latent knowledge and skills as it is about technology.

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Kurt Oellermann

Group: COO

Kurt is a Chartered Accountant and has held senior leadership roles in consulting and IT services firms. He was lead Advisory Partner for PwC Advisory Africa: integrated 9 country consulting firms into one consolidated business. Previously, he led the Strategy & Operations consulting unit for PwC Africa. Also, as lead Consulting Partner, Deloitte he restarted and transformed the West Africa consulting business.  He was also CEO of one of the larger Systems Integrators in SA, which at the time, contained the EY Consulting Firm.

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David Williams

UK: COO

David is a customer engagement expert with over 20 years utilising the latest technology to transform contact operations in both large legacy blue chips and fast-growing innovators. He has deep experience having set up and run outsourced operations for major public firms and led CX transformation programmes. He has led a number of digital citizen management programmes. 

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Johann Lotter

Head: Robotic Operating Centre

Johann joined DigiBlu from State Street, where he was Vice President, EMEA Business Architecture Group. His experience is in end-to-end business analysis, with primary focus on Data Management, Recordkeeping, Data Integration and Information Delivery. Johann leads DigiBlu’s Robotic Operating Centre.

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Will Ells

Head: Technical Architect

Will is a Blue Prism Accredited Technical Architect at DigiBlu. He has over twenty years’ experience in the Financial Services sector. He specialised in Process Management, Project Management and System Development Life Cycle methodologies. He was also a system owner. He looks after the Technical Enablement of our supported technologies.

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Rikus Vorster

Group: CFO

Rikus is a Chartered Accountant (SA), having qualified in 2010 after completing his articles with Deloitte in Pretoria. Rikus served as Deloitte West African CFO – based in Lagos, Nigeria – for 4 years. During this time he led the finance transformation of the West African practises, creating one larger African firm. Rikus returned to South Africa in 2018 to take up a role in Deloitte Africa Finance, where his portfolio included: Shared Services Leader, SAP Implementation Business Director and redesign of the finance service delivery model.

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Gavin Beckett

Head: Solution Competency

Gavin has deep experience in Business Process Management and Enterprise Content Management, particularly in the financial services industry. An accredited Robotic Operating Model Architect, he is DigiBlu’s point man; in first to identify initial candidate processes, conduct opportunity assessments and design process solutions that leverage the power of Intelligent Automation.

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Ninell Robinson

Head: Project Competency

Ninell is the Head of Programmes for DigiBlu. Over the last 20 years Ninell has specialised in Project, Programme and Portfolio Management. At PwC she was the Service Lead for Programme Management for Africa. Before joining DigiBlu she was Head of Rest of Africa PMO for ABSA, with the brief of establishing a change capability across Africa to manage the separation from Barclays. As a founding member of the national PMO Forum and Agile PMO Industry Guild, she is regarded as a thought leader in project management.

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