Executive Sponsor

So, you’re the one driving this bus. We’ve got you.

We know you are disruption weary. You’ve been reading all the AI Economy headlines about the pandemic accelerating automation adoption worldwide. You know maintaining the status quo now means losing ground. So you are cautiously embarking upon an enterprise-wide automation initiative. But where do you even begin?

Here’s the good news: You don’t need to have all the right answers – just a few to get us started.

Mind Over Machines will architect the organic propagation of automation throughout your company while grooming it for self-sufficiency by developing and nurturing your homegrown Center of Excellence (CoE).

It needs to be on your strategic plan!

In a recent article in the Economist, 70% of CEOs report Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI) as two of their highest priorities when thinking about meeting strategic objectives.


You have spoken with a Mind Over Machines Senior Advisor on the phone. He has a sense for your pain points and what you are hoping to accomplish. He’s advised you that enterprise-wide automation most often starts within a finance unit. You schedule an initial sit-down meeting (virtual or in-person).


* If you have ideas about which digital, repetitive, rule-based processes would make good candidates for your first round of automation, we will certainly take them. However, in most cases, it is the finance team that helps us construct this initial process inventory. With your permission, we will work directly with them to:

1. Document the processes
2. Build the business case
(qualitative and quantitative ROI) for automating each
3. Determine initial solutioning and cost
4. Plot roadmap of pilot and successive waves
of first automation round



In our first meeting, we will begin populating your company’s very own Automation Playbook. You may have invited your CFO and/or a finance team lead to join us.

As a team, we will discuss:

Once this collaborative planning is complete, we will return to you with a Statement of Work for review and approval. This first engagement is carefully orchestrated to impress because its successes will be used to evangelize automation throughout the rest of the enterprise.

Center of Excellence Creation & Evolution:

Your Role

The CoE is both a strategic and tactical body. It champions and implements automations across the enterprise. Over the course of your automation journey, its composition will transform from largely Mind Over Machines consultants to in-house, homegrown talent. Our proven mentoring program builds the skills and confidence of your business and IT staff until your CoE achieves self-sufficiency. We’re always here if you need us, but the end goal is independence.

The CoE has 5 responsibilities:

Click each item to learn more.

Your CoE Responsibilities

CoE Executive Sponsor duty is light: high-level oversight, assuring alignment with business objectives and access to resources.

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