Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.
In January 2015 Atos completed the acquisition and integration of BULL announced in June 2014. With this acquisition Atos becomes the European leader in High Performance Computing (HPC) and becomes the largest Western European Cloud provider after Amazon. Its cybersecurity and big data portfolio was also significantly enhanced.
In December 2014 Atos announced the acquisition of Xerox IT Outsourcing adding a further €2 billion revenues and 10,000 personnel to the above figures. With Xerox ITO the company will have a major stake in the US market.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline. For more information, visit: atos.net.
Atos Research & Innovation (ARI) is the R&D hub for emerging technologies and a key reference for the whole Atos group. With more than 28 years of experience in running Research, Development and Innovation projects, we have become a well-known player in the EU context. Our multidisciplinary and multicultural team has the skills to cover all the activities needed to run projects successfully, from scientific leadership to partnership coordination, from development of emerging technologies to the exploitation of project outcomes, with a strong focus on dissemination, innovation adoption and commercialization.
Atos is a founding member of the European Technology Platform NESSI (Networked European Software and Services Initiative). Our company is a major partner in Future Internet-related initiatives being member of the FI PPP Steering Board and Industrial Advisory Board. With the acquisition of Bull, Atos has chairmanship of the HPC PPP (ETP5HPC). Since 2014, Atos is a founding member of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA), assuming the roles of Vice- presidency and Deputy Secretary-general. We are also member of the 5G PPP Steering Board. Additionally, Atos is a member of NetWorld2020, NEM, Nanomedicine, ERTICO, ARTEMIS, CELTIC, NIS, EOS, PESI, LSEC, ETSI, OGC, OW2, OASIS, Cloud Security Alliance, Eurocities, etc. Finally Atos is a core member of the KIC for EIT Health Innolife and an official member of the KIC EIT ICT Labs associated node Madrid. At national level, Atos is currently holding the Presidency and Secretary of PLANETIC for ICT, as well as the Vice-presidency of es.Internet for Future Internet technologies, and is member of several others, such as Logistop for Integral Logistics or the Spanish Railways Technology Platform.
Building upon more than ten years of experience performing insightful research in service engineering, distributed systems and cloud technologies, the Advanced Cloud lab main mission is to develop new processes and services on Cloud computing, Service Management and Architecture.
Role in project
Atos contributes with a use case in Retail provided by the Atos Third party, Atos worldline. This is based on Atos Worldline Digital Retail solutions.
In relation to the research and technical tasks, the Atos research and Innovation team team in the Advance Cloud Lab provides demonstrated expertise in the provision and operational management of multi-cloud platform and infrastructure services. Integration and dissemination activities will be also provided.