Developer Profile: Daniel Ireland | Senior Manager, Automation

Meet Daniel Ireland, hyperautomation leader and dedicated improver of other people's lives.
Discover Technology Staff
February 22, 2023

Enabling automation at scale

Daniel Ireland leads a team of process engineers, internal consultants, and solution architects who are accountable for the hyperautomation strategy at Discover®. Daniel was instrumental in establishing and designing the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Program, which has been recognized internationally as the top operating model for the Americas.

Daniel's skillset spans several tools, including BluePrism (RPA), Power Automate, and Alfresco BPM.

Daniel and his team are focused on automating almost any manual task and transforming how Discover gets the most out of its workforce.

Discover engineers stay curious and are constantly looking for new and better ways to serve our customers. The culture of continuous improvement and desire to get better every day allows for a culture of teammates that are relentlessly focused on working together to drive improvement.

"I'm passionate about making people's lives easier and have dedicated much of my career to this endeavor."

Get to know Daniel

What are your favorite hobbies?

I love kayaking, hiking, travel, music, and film.

Name your favorite movie.

There Will Be Blood - I am a huge Daniel Day-Lewis fan.

What is your caffeine of choice?


In virtual meetings, do you like cameras on or off?

Camera on

Pick a pet

Cats and dogs, I have both!

What is the best thing you've ever eaten?

The best meal I've ever had was a veal osso buco in Florence, Italy.

Tell us about what got you into tech.

My career began in risk management where I developed a deep connection with process improvement. As this connection evolved, I saw that technology allowed me to implement more impactful improvement efforts, and I have been working with those technologies closely ever since!

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