COVID-19 and the low-code automation moment: What now. What next.

Marcus Murph and Appian CEO Matt Calkins discuss how low-code software can yield powerful, flexible, and scalable applications.

Marcus Murph

Marcus Murph

Principal, CIO Advisory, KPMG US

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The coronavirus disruption has exposed significant gaps in the promise of technology. Technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud, SaaS, robotic process automation, and data analytics were supposed to bring speed and agility to large organizations.  However, those tools have typically been used in siloed tech projects, never quite delivering on the potential promised. What’s been missing from the architecture of digital transformation is a unifying solution; low-code automation serves as that unifier across the digital landscape.

Matt Calkins, CEO and Founder of low-code automation platform provider, Appian, and Marcus Murph, Principal in KPMG’s Digital Enablement practice, discuss how low-code software allows developers to quickly build powerful, flexible, and scalable “bet the business” applications. 

Topics addressed include:

  • why the pandemic became an inflection point for low-code automation
  • specific examples of how low-code automation has been used for safe COVID-19 re-entry into the workplace
  • the particular challenges of ensuring employee privacy, security, and speed-to-information while reacting to a dynamic situation
  • how low-code platforms rewrite the operational challenges of legacy applications
  • the three most common stumbling blocks to workforce re-entry.




Marcus Murph

Principal, Intelligent Automation




Matt Calkins

Founder and CEO


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