I’m Sidney Madison Prescott. I’m the Global Head of Intelligent Automation at Spotify, where I lead the global strategic vision & execution of Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Machine Learning (ML), Optical Character Recognition (OCR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects.
I started my career as an Asset and Configuration Management intern at the world’s largest payment solutions provider. The lessons learned during my time as an intern would be known as the start of my career as a technologist.
Relatively early in my career, I held the position of Vice President of Intelligent Process Automation at BNY Mellon, where I partnered with internal business units to strategize ways to transform business processes through robotic automation. After spending the past few years of my career in the cognitive automation space, I know what drives successful global robotics implementations, and my teams have excelled at delivering projects resulting in a seven-figure return on investment stats for Fortune 250 companies across the globe.
I’m passionate about philanthropic causes as a board member for Habitat for Humanity. I’ve also been listed among the Top 50 Tech Visionaries in 2021 by Intercon Global and selected as a 2022 Georgia State University 40 Under 40 nominee. In addition, I am a best-selling author of the book, Robotic Process Automation using UiPath StudioX: A Citizen Developer’s Guide to Hyperautomation. The book allows readers to leverage hands-on examples to explain the basis of UiPath through the use of real-world prototypes. I have also been published in several academic journals, including an essay in the PLOS Computational Biology Journal entitled Responses to 10 Common Criticisms of Anti-Racism Action in STEMM.
In terms of my academic background, I hold a BA in Philosophy with a double minor in Political Science & Ethics (Pre-Law) along with Honors, Advanced Honors & Research Honors from Georgia State University and an Executive MBA as a part of Brenau University’ inaugural Executive Women’s MBA program, the first program of its kind in the United States. In addition, I am currently working on my third degree, a Master of Science in Legal Studies, at Cornell Law School.
I currently reside in Manhattan’s Upper East Side with two small dogs, Addison and Grey-Sloan, and I’m an avid snowboarder and regular spin class attendee. Here is my IG handle: sidneyandthecity
Ask me anything about working with onshore & offshore engineering teams, automation implementations, the future of work, women in STEM, management advice, or anything else!