What workers really think about automation

Automation can increase the value of the minds in your human workforce by giving them more time to think strategically and creatively, and helping them restore balance in their lives – which can reduce stress and prevent burnout.
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Andrew Filev began writing software at a young age and founded his first software consulting company at age 18. As a young entrepreneur with a fast-growing business, Andrew quickly grasped the challenges organizations faced in scaling a successful operation. Frustrated with the limitations of working through email and spreadsheets, he began to build his own collaborative tools that immediately improved his team’s communication and business productivity.

Andrew founded Wrike in 2006 to focus solely on building this new class of business software, initially bootstrapping the company before guiding it to more than $25 million in funding. In 2016, Wrike was named to the Deloitte Fast 500 list of the fastest growing companies in North America for the second consecutive year with a 685 percent growth in revenue (2012 to 2015). Wrike now serves more than 15,000 customers in 130 countries and has expanded offices in San Diego, Dublin and St. Petersburg.

Today Andrew serves as CEO of Wrike and remains the primary visionary behind the product and company. In 2016, Wrike was named one of the fastest growing companies in North America by Deloitte for the second consecutive year. In product development, he values innovation velocity with a customer-first approach. As a CEO he strives to create a positive culture and great workplace for the entire Wrike team.

Andrew lives in San Jose with his wife and two children. He is active in the Silicon Valley start up world and enjoys being an advisor to young entrepreneurs.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Andrew Filev and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.