9 questions for our 1,000th student

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9 questions for our 1,000th student

Over a year ago, we launched Automation Academy, WorkFusion’s educational arm, offering RPA training and certificates for our partners and anyone curious about Cognitive Automation. We’re now proud to say that we recently issued RPA certificate No. 1,000 upon completion of our introductory course, “Automation Essentials.” We interviewed our happy 1,000th student, Denis Mikhalchuk, who gave us the lowdown on his learning experience, his thoughts on the future for Robotic process automation, and his weekend plans.


Denis Mikhalchuk

Denis Mikhalchuk

What is your work role?

I’m a Senior Java Developer at Productive Edge, a Chicago-based digital consultancy firm. I’m responsible for development and technical solutions.

Why do you want to learn more about RPA and Cognitive Automation?

Robotic automation is a cutting-edge technology. I’m sure that investing in gaining more knowledge will pay off. Moreover, it’s a really fascinating subject and I like to learn new things. These are the main reasons why I’m improving my skills in this area.

How’s your experience with RPA Academy been so far?

I find the training material really interesting. This RPA training contains well-structured and informative content, plus there are many assignments that help me gain hands-on experience.

What did you learn from the “Automation Essentials” course that you didn’t know before?

It gave me pretty deep understanding of Robotic automation essentials and how many business opportunities there are in RPA technology and cognitive automation. I believe we are heading towards digital transformation. It’s our future and I want to be part of it, because if you’re not part of the solution, then you’re a part of the problem.

What are you currently learning about robotic automation?

I’m learning about WorkFusion bot tasks and their capabilities.

What’s the most interesting fact you’ve learned so far?

That it’s possible to automatize up to 90 percent of manual work.

What would you like to know more about?

I’d like to know more about machine learning. It’s one of my favorite topics, so I’m looking forward to learning more about it in upcoming live WorkFusion RPA training sessions.


Helena Bonham Carter as Skynet

Helena Bonham Carter as Skynet, Denis’s favorite fictional robot, in Terminator Salvation.


Who’s your favorite robot?

Skynet (the fictional neural artificial intelligence system in the Terminator movies). I think it’s a great idea, but the implementation is so-so. :)

What are your weekend plans?

I love to see new places and try new things. On Saturday, I’m going to visit the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and on Sunday I’m checking out the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.

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