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Atos and Siemens plan to further expand their successful alliance

Press Releases   •   Jul 16, 2015 13:34 BST

Bezons / Munich, 16th July 2015

On the fourth anniversary of its creation, during the Alliance Board meeting in Munich, Atos and Siemens decided to define new initiatives that would further expand their alliance. In particular, the two companies will, in the second half of this year, explore further opportunities for joint collaborations in the fields of advanced data analytics, cyber security and device connectivity.

The Alliance Board expressed their satisfaction about the performance of the business collaboration, highlighting in particular the innovation and investment programs that will over-achieve the objectives initially set. The joint innovation investment program which has been increased from the initial €100 million funding to €150 million has allowed Atos and Siemens to develop a pre-configured analytics platform providing a unique competitive advantage to their customers to accelerate their digitalization transformation, especially in the field of smart data.

The Atos-Siemens alliance, founded in 2011, forms one of the largest strategic relationships ever between a global engineering company and a global IT provider. Siemens is the largest industrial shareholder and the biggest client of Atos. Through early engagement and strong collaboration, complementary offerings and joint investments to create unique solutions, Atos and Siemens have generated many successful business wins. Atos and Siemens offer joint services to 130 major customers in various domains: manufacturing, transportation, energy and utilities, infrastructures.

About Siemens


Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2014, which ended on September 30, 2014, Siemens generated revenue from continuing operations of €71.9 billion and net income of €5.5 billion. At the end of September 2014, the company had around 343,000 employees worldwide on a continuing basis. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.

Press contact:


Atos SE
Caroline Crouch,
Tel.: +44 77 33 310086
E-Mail: caroline.crouch@atos.net

Siemens AG
Wolfram Trost,
phone: +49 89 636-34794
E-mail: wolfram.trost@siemens.com

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-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: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

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

On the fourth anniversary of its creation, during the Alliance Board meeting in Munich, Atos and Siemens decided to define new initiatives that would further expand their alliance. In particular, the two companies will, in the second half of this year, explore further opportunities for joint collaborations in the fields of advanced data analytics, cyber security and device connectivity.

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Atos successfully completes a project with Coca-Cola Hellenic and launches Microsoft Office 365 Integrated services worldwide

Press Releases   •   Jul 15, 2015 13:32 BST

Managing global migrations to the cloud fast without disruption to business

Bezons, 15 July 2015

Atos, an international leader in digital services, today announced successful completion of a project with Coca-Cola Hellenic, one of the largest bottlers and vendors of The Coca-Cola Company’s products in the World, and the largest based in Europe.

Under the contract with Coca-Cola Hellenic, an international team of Atos migrated the mailbox system for 25,000 users from in-house Lotus Notes to Microsoft Office 365. The project was delivered on time and on budget following the proven methodologies and expertise of combined on and off-shore internal team, together with the cooperation from Coca-Cola Hellenic staff.

“This was an important project for us, leveraging the collaboration of our organization to a new level taking advantage of the flexible charging model”, said Chavdar Iglev at Coca-Cola Hellenic. “Atos expertise was indispensable for achieving our very ambitious plan for migration to the new platform smoothly without disruptions to our business.”

Following the successful completion of the project Atos is also launching its new Microsoft Office 365 integrated services to migrate desktop services for global organisations to the cloud fast and efficiently without affecting daily operations.

Microsoft’s Office 365, which integrates Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Lync Online and now Skype for Business into a homogeneous cloud service is the market leader in software-as-a-service delivery of collaborative and office suites, a market which is expected to reach 33% penetration by 2015.

Dr. Alfrid Kussmaul, Vice President and Head of Global Microsoft Practice at Atos said: “Managing Microsoft cloud service contracts is a solution to achieve cost flexibility, reliability and innovation targets all at the same time. As our work with Coca-Cola Hellenic shows, we can guide our customers through their journey to the Microsoft cloud whatever the mix of public, private and hybrid cloud elements might be.”

Atos has a worldwide network of 5,700 certified Microsoft Professionals with specialised knowledge of our key markets – Telecommunications Media and Utilities, Financial Services, Public Sector and Health, Manufacturing, Transportation and Retail

Contact:


Caroline Crouch
Atos
T: +44 77 33 310086
E: caroline.crouch@atos.net

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-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: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

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, an international leader in digital services, today announced successful completion of a project with Coca-Cola Hellenic, one of the largest bottlers and vendors of The Coca-Cola Company’s products in the World, and the largest based in Europe.

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Robotic ‘pharmacy kiosk’ offers revolution in medicine access in rural areas

Press Releases   •   Jul 13, 2015 12:24 BST

July 13, 2015

An innovative new robotic ‘pharmacy kiosk’ is set to revolutionise the way pharmacy services are accessed by people living in remote and rural areas across Scotland.

The kiosk is being trialled in Aberdeenshire, and has been developed as part of a research project led by the University of Aberdeen.

The kiosk allows the user to speak remotely to a pharmacist via webcam and to safely and securely access either dispensed or recommended ‘over the counter’ medicines near to their home.

Part-funded by the Scottish Government, this project has been developed in conjunction with international digital services company Atos, and in partnership with ARX UK, NHS Grampian, the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh and Robert Gordon University. The partners believe the technology will feed into and further inform the latest debate around delivering effective healthcare in rural areas.

“The role of the pharmacist and the services they provide has expanded greatly in recent years so in rural areas where it is not financially viable to have a pharmacy, the local community are disadvantaged,” says Professor Christine Bond, Chair in General Practice and Primary Care at the University of Aberdeen.

She adds: “People in rural areas are faced with having to travel further to access a pharmacist and as such there is the risk they may be more likely just to buy medicine without taking advice from a pharmacist.

“My research is focussed on the safe supply of medicines – both non-prescription and prescription. Originally we were tasked with exploring whether pharmacy services could be supplied remotely via a video link but then we were introduced to Atos and they were able to bring their expertise to the project.”

The kiosk has taken four years to develop at a total project cost of around £150,000 and is currently being trialled in the Aberdeenshire village of Inverallochy, linked to its ‘hub’ pharmacy in nearby Fraserburgh. In practice, however, the hub pharmacy could be located anywhere in the country.

David Green, Systems Integration Business Director for Atos in Scotland, said the kiosk delivered a viable solution to some of the challenges of healthcare in rural communities.

He says: “This exciting innovation in patient care will extend existing community pharmacy and ePharmacy services and offer the chance to test the kiosk’s potential to provide new additional services which are integrated with existing NHSScotland systems and services”.

As well as being able to speak directly with a pharmacist and collect dispensed medicines, the kiosk also allows users to deposit prescriptions, which can be filled and collected later, and access other standard pharmacy services such as the Minor Ailment Service (MAS). The MAS allows those who are entitled to them to receive Community Pharmacy advice and in some cases receive dispensed prescriptions that would otherwise require a visit to a GP Practice.

Professor Bond added: “This is a research project so the reality of taking the kiosk forward as a viable solution to the needs of rural communities will face a number of hurdles. Having said that, I think there is considerable scope to expand the kind of services and connectivity the kiosk could have so there are challenges, but also opportunities.”

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-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: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

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

An innovative new robotic ‘pharmacy kiosk’ is set to revolutionise the way pharmacy services are accessed by people living in remote and rural areas across Scotland.

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Atos to support public sector digital services on two Scottish Government frameworks

Press Releases   •   Jul 13, 2015 12:22 BST

Livingston, 13 July 2015

Atos, a leader in digital services, has been contracted to supply two Scottish Government frameworks for Digital and Technology Services (DaTs) and Hosting, to help the public sector achieve its digital ambitions by harnessing the power of new technology.

The multi-supplier agreement frameworks, which have a combined estimated value of £130m and will be delivered over two years, cover a range of DaTs and data hosting services including provision of service desks, digital transformation, information and communications technology (ICT) projects, service/system integration, product support, network support, co-location and cloud services. These frameworks will help deliver the latest phase of the strategic priorities outlined in the Scottish Government’s publication ’Scotland’s Digital Future: A Strategy for Scotland’ which sets out in detail how it intends to achieve its digital ambition.

The frameworks apply to Central Government, health boards, local authorities, universities and colleges, the third sector (voluntary organisations and charities registered in Scotland) and other public bodies.

Gavin Thomson, Senior Vice President – Scotland & Wales, Atos, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to strengthen our working relationship with the Scottish Government and the new contracts are a testament to our unique positioning in terms of public sector expertise."

“We look forward to working with the public sector teams to use our diverse range of services and expert knowledge to help modernise their in-house technology and processes. Through the adoption of new digital technologies and hosting solutions we are confident we will help deliver efficiencies for all involved.”

The main priorities identified in the Scottish Government’s public sector digital strategy include the delivery and demonstration of real cash savings, as well as sustainable procurement, and improving access to public sector contracts.

Atos already delivers IT managed services to many Scottish public sector clients.

For further information please speak to:


Jackie McColl
0141 221 0707/ 0771 065 1973
jmccoll@3x1.com

Julia Correia
0141 221 0707/ 07894217069
jcorreia@3x1.com

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-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: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

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, a leader in digital services, has been contracted to supply two Scottish Government frameworks for Digital and Technology Services (DaTs) and Hosting, to help the public sector achieve its digital ambitions by harnessing the power of new technology.

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New Supercomputer at the German Climate Computing Center is now operational

Press Releases   •   Jul 10, 2015 12:19 BST

Bull supercomputer enables for the first time more accurate local climate forecasts for Germany

Hamburg, 10 July 2015

Bull, the Atos brand for its technology products and software, today announced that it has completed the first installation phase of the new supercomputer “Mistral” at the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ), based on Intel® Xeon® E5-2680 v3 processors. By 2016, when the supercomputer will operate at full capacity, it will provide 50 petabytes of storage - enough to store more than 10 million feature films - and perform three quadrillion calculations per second, making it one of the most powerful and at the same time energy efficient supercomputers worldwide used only for climate simulations.

Climate forecasts are calculated using three dimensional grids. The smaller each grid cell is the more detailed the simulations. Until now, Germany was represented in climate simulations using in the best case a grid resolution of ten kilometres or more. This is still too coarse to represent small topographical structures and their influences on weather and climate. Up to now small-scale processes like the formation of clouds could only be parameterized in climate models. The new Bull supercomputer enables experiments with a model of Germany using a 100-meter grid and hence the explicit simulation of clouds.

In the final phase that will be delivered in 2016, “Mistral” will have a 20-fold increase in computing power compared to the former system, enabling further improvements including ensemble simulations. Here, the same model run is repeated several times with different starting conditions but with the same boundary conditions, such as a prescribed change in the chemical composition of the atmosphere. By the statistical evaluation of the different climate developments simulated, the uncertainties in climate projections can be better estimated and reduced, for example, for rainfall trends. The increased computing power therefore enables statistically more robust and meaningful results.

"Among the biggest challenges in current climate research are also the complexity and dynamics of the climate as well as the enormous amount of data that has to be calculated and processed in order to incorporate the various interactions between the atmosphere, land surface, sea ice and the oceans," says Professor Thomas Ludwig, CEO of DKRZ. "With the new system we are able to include even more processes into the calculations, which had to be neglected before.”

Energy Efficiency

With a seven-figure sum, the electricity bill is a more than significant item in the annual budget of DKRZ. In a highly efficient way the Bull supercomputer transforms the necessary electric power into computing power. Thanks to warm-water cooling the installation has a so-called Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) value of 1.2, which means that more than 80 percent of the electrical consumption is used for actual computing and less than 20 percent has to be used for the infrastructure such as cooling.

In its final phase from April 2016 the system will include more than 60,000 Intel processor cores based on bullx B700 DLC blades, distributed to 60 racks.

"The energy consumption in data centres is one of the major cost factors in the digital transformation of the economy," says Winfried Holz, CEO of Atos Germany. "It is our objective to optimize the total costs of computing processing especially with supercomputer installations."

Bull will be showing its latest Extreme Computing solutions and bullx supercomputers based on Intel® Xeon® processors at ISC High Performance 2015 from Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th July in Frankfurt, Germany.

About Bull, Atos technologies for the digital transformation

Bull is the Atos brand for its technology products and software, which are today distributed in over 50 countries worldwide. With a rich heritage of over 80 years of technological innovation, 2000 patents and a 700 strong R&D team supported by the Atos Scientific Community, it offers products and value-added software to assist clients in their digital transformation, specifically in the areas of Big Data and Cybersecurity.

Bull is the European leader in HPC and its products include bullx, the energy-efficient supercomputer; bullion, one of the most powerful x86 servers in the world developed to meet the challenges of Big Data; Evidian, the software security solutions for identity and access management; Trustway, the hardware security module and Hoox, the ultra-secure smartphone. Bull is part of Atos.

For more information: www.bull.com

Contact:

Caroline Crouch

Tel: +44 77 33 310086

Email: caroline.crouch@atos.net

About the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ)

DKRZ is a unique national center for premium climate science: it provides high-performance computing platforms, sophisticated and high-capacity data management and related services.

Today, the complexity of the Earth system is one of the great scientific challenges. The Earth as a whole cannot be the object of experiments. Therefore, the computer systems of the DKRZ are the laboratory for climate research. Simultaneously the staff at DKRZ supports the scientists with the optimization of their climate model codes, with the analysis, visualization and the publication of the simulated data.

DKRZ is a limited company (GmbH) with four shareholders: Max Planck Society (55%), the City of Hamburg, being represented by the University of Hamburg (27%), the Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research (9%) and the Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht (9%). It was founded on November 11th, 1987. Currently DKRZ has about 70 employees. DKRZ’s director, Prof. Dr. Thomas Ludwig, also leads the working group “Scientific computing” at the department of informatics of the University of Hamburg.

Press contact DKRZ:

Michael Böttinger, Jana Meyer
Press and Public Relations
DKRZ GmbH
Bundesstraße 45a
D-20146 Hamburg
Telefon: +49 (0)40 460094-344
Telefax: +49 (0)40 460094-270
info@dkrz.de
www.dkrz.de

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-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: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

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

Bull, the Atos brand for its technology products and software, today announced that it has completed the first installation phase of the new supercomputer “Mistral” at the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ), based on Intel® Xeon® E5-2680 v3 processors. By 2016, when the supercomputer will operate at full capacity

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The CEA agency and Atos team up to deliver an exaflop supercomputer by the year 2020

Press Releases   •   Jul 09, 2015 12:16 BST

Paris, 9 July 2015

Atos, an international leader in digital services has signed a contract with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, CEA, to supply Tera1000, a Bull supercomputer and the forerunner to the exaflop by the end of 2020, a project entailing major technological challenges.

To deliver an exaflop[1] supercomputer by the year 2020 calls for technological breakthroughs, and most especially to control the electricity consumption of such a machine. To this end the CEA decided to apply an early methodology of co-design of the future computers along with a specialist in the industry.

The contract stipulates an initial phase in 2015 for supply of a preliminary machine to deliver a computation capacity similar to Tera100 for the CEA’s Military Applications Division ("DAM"), using 5 times less electricity[2]. The first component of the system was delivered on 14 April 2015.

The architecture of the second phase will predesign the new generation of exaflop supercomputers for the 2020s. The prototype, which will be up and running by 2017, will have a computation capacity of 25 petaflops, and an electricity consumption 20 times lower than Tera100 with respect to capacity. Thanks to its partnership with Bull, since 2010, the CEA has been working with Tera100, the first Bull supercomputer to break through the petaflop barrier, the first designed and built in Europe.

François Geleznikoff, Head of the CEA's Military Applications Division, says: "The CEA/DAM team has been the driving force behind R&D for high-performance computing in France and Europe since the beginning of the noughties. Specifically, the DAM is helping to develop an ecosystem enabling it to produce a competitive, longlasting, sovereign industrial offer of supercomputers in line with its own needs, on the basis of Atos' high-performance computing technology, the only technology of its kind in Europe. To meet this objective, we have now signed the contract with Atos for the Tera1000 as the successor to two generations of Bull supercomputers produced to our entire satisfaction."

In the words of Philippe Vannier, Executive Vice-Chairman Big Data & Security and Chief Technology Officer at the Atos Group, "the Atos Group is extremely proud the CEA has reconfirmed its confidence in Bull technologies. This forms part of our exascale programme, which seeks to develop a new generation of supercomputers by the year 2020, with exaflop performance, i.e. more than one billion billion operations per second, with a major reduction in electricity consumption. "

About the CEA and the Military Applications Division

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission is a public body established in October 1945 by General de Gaulle. A leader in research, development and innovation, the CEA is active in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defence and security, information technologies and health technologies. The CEA's Military Applications Division ("DAM") takes charge of defence and security missions. The DAM is responsible for the design, manufacture, through-life support and dismantling of the nuclear warheads that equip France’s sea- and airborne deterrence forces. It is also responsible for the design and manufacture of the nuclear reactors and reactor cores on French Navy submarines and aircraft carrier. It assists the Navy with in-service follow-up and through-life support for these reactors. The DAM is in charge of procuring strategic nuclear materials required for the nation’s deterrence. The DAM also contributes to national and global security through the technical support it provides to the authorities relative to the prevention of nuclear proliferation and terrorism and to disarmament.

Press Contact:


Nicolas Tilly
01 64 50 17 16
nicolas.tilly@cea.fr

About Bull, Atos technologies at the service of digital transformation

Bull is the Atos brand of hi-tech products and software sold in over 50 countries worldwide. With an extensive history of more than 80 years of technological innovation, 2,000 patents and more than 700 R&D experts backed up by the Atos scientific community, Bull offers Atos Group customers products and software with high added value to assist in their digital transformation to meet the challenges of Big Data and cyberthreats.

A European leader in High-Performance Computing (HPC), Bull has produced many highly acclaimed solutions such as bullx, the supercomputer with low energy consumption thanks to a system patented by Bull, bullion, one of the world's most powerful x86 servers meeting the challenges of Big Data, Evidian, software security solutions for Identity and Access Management (IAM), TrustWay, secure cryptographic modules (HSM) and Hoox, the ultrasecure smartphone.

For more information: www.bull.com

Press Contact:

Aurélie Negro
+33(0)4 42 24 64 24
aurelie.negro@atos.net

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-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: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

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, an international leader in digital services has signed a contract with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, CEA, to supply Tera1000, a Bull supercomputer and the forerunner to the exaflop by the end of 2020, a project entailing major technological challenges.

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Appointments to Atos Executive Committee

Press Releases   •   Jul 09, 2015 12:14 BST

Bezons, 9th July 2015

Atos, an international leader in digital services, today announced several changes in its Executive Committee.

  • Ursula Morgenstern is appointed head of Global Consulting & Systems Integration in addition to her Cloud & Enterprise Software responsibility.

  • Francis Meston is appointed Group Digital Transformation Officer in addition to his IMEA business Unit responsibility.

  • Adrian Gregory is appointed CEO for UK&I and joins the Atos Executive Committee.

  • Following the completion of the Xerox ITO acquisition, Chad Harris, President of Atos North American Operations, joins the Atos Executive Committee.
  • All these changes are effective immediately.

    Ursula Morgenstern - Head of Global Consulting and Systems Integration
    Ursula Morgenstern is Head of Global Consulting and Systems Integration, Global Executive Vice President for Cloud and Enterprise software and a member of the Atos Executive Committee which reports to the Atos main board. She joined Atos in 2002 through the acquisition of KPMG Consulting and has held a number of senior positions in the company. Most recently, she was CEO for UK&I.

    Francis Meston – Head of India, Middle East and Africa and Group Digital Transformation Officer
    Francis Meston is Head of India, Middle East and Africa and Group Digital Transformation Officer and member of the Atos Executive Committee, which reports to the Atos main board. Francis began his career at Gemini Consulting and joined Atos in 2009 after holding different senior positions at AT Kearney and EDS. Francis is a member of the Executive Committee that reports to the main board.

    Adrian Gregory – CEO for UK&I
    Adrian is CEO for UK & I. He joined Atos in 2007 and has a 20 year blue-chip background with experience of a wide range of technology solutions and multiple client sectors. Most recently he was Senior Vice President for Public Sector, Health & BBC with responsibility for all aspects of client business and future strategy. Adrian is a member of the Atos Executive Committee, which reports to the Atos main board.

    Chad Harris - President for Atos North American Operations
    Chad Harris is President for Atos North American Operations and a member of the Atos Executive Committee, which reports to the Atos main board. Prior to this role, he was Executive Vice President, Global IT services for Xerox ITO Services. During his tenure at Xerox, he held a number of senior roles in which he continuously developed organizational and service delivery models that have propelled the company’s growth in IT Services.

    Contact:


    Caroline Crouch
    Tel: +44 77 33 310086
    Email: caroline.crouch@atos.net

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-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: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

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, an international leader in digital services, today announced several changes in its Executive Committee.

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For the sixth year running, Atos is official partner of the “Global Conference” organised by Planet Workshops

Press Releases   •   Jul 06, 2015 12:10 BST

Green Data at the heart of the 3rd digital revolution

Paris, 6th July 2015

Atos, an international leader in digital services, will set out during the tenth Global Conference how Green Data must be at the heart of the third digital revolution[1]. Atos is partnering with Planet Workshops for the sixth year running. This year’s theme for the event is: “All actors of rupture”. The Atos Group will participate as speakers in this event demonstrating how their digital solutions contribute to the required evolutions to shape a more sustainable society.

Gilles Grapinet, SeniorExecutive Vice President at Atos and Worldline CEO, said: “We are proud to be the official partner of the Global Conference which is in line with our strategy to involve our stakeholders around the world contributing to make a more sustainable society. This event is also an excellent opportunity to remind how digital innovation is a successful enabler to meet environmental and human challenges in a connected world. Our constant investment in technological and collaborative innovation ensures that Atos continues to be a leader in both digital services and corporate responsibility, providing the best expertise to support our clients in their digital journey.”

During this event, Atos and Worldline will demonstrate how “Green Data” is at the core of the third digital revolution. With 4.5 billion smartphones and 25 billion connected objects expected to be producing data by 2018, it will be essential that the data is hosted, managed and kept secure in a sustainable way. To support this new digital world which brings opportunities across all aspects of our life including medical research, urban traffic and pollution management, m-services in the city and agricultural production, Atos has developed the “Green Data” concept, which uses energy efficient, secure and intelligent datacenters.

Speakers at the Global Conference

During the event, Atos and Worldline will explain how innovative technology is at the heart of the sustainable rupture:

  • Monday July 6th at 10:00 am - Gilles Grapinet, Atos Senior Executive Vice President, Global Functions and Worldline Chief Executive Officer will share his vision about technological ruptures during the opening plenary session titled “All actors of rupture: which scale, which models?”.
  • Tuesday July 7th at 9:30 am - Philippe Vannier, Head of Big Data & Security, Group Chief Technology Officer of Atos will participate in a round table on “The identification of risks for the “prescribers” of our economy”.
  • Wednesday July 8th, at 11:15 am - Marc-Henri Desportes, Worldline General Manager, will take part in a face to face session about “How to replicate sustainable mobility?”

The tenth Global Conference, an international forum for sustainable development gathering decision-makers and opinion leaders committed for sustainable growth, is held on 6th, 7th and 8th July 2015 at “Domaine de Chantilly” near Paris. To find out more about the Global Conference

Its latest Corporate and Social Responsibility reports for Atos and Wordline met successfully the GRI Content Index Service G4 comprehensive requirements. Part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World for several years, Atos is also considered by the Carbon Disclosure Project as a carbon performance leader. Atos’ and Worldline’s sustainability commitments are also reflected in the innovative offerings we develop for our clients to improve their own sustainability performance.

About Worldline

Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. Worldline delivers new-generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer. Key actor for B2B2C industries, with over 40 years of experience, Worldline supports and contributes to the success of all businesses and administrative services in a perpetually evolving market. Worldline offers a unique and flexible business model built around a global and growing portfolio, thus enabling end-to-end support. Worldline activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services & Terminals, Mobility & e-Transactional Services, Financial Processing & Software Licensing. Worldline employs more than 7,300 people worldwide and generated 1.15 billion euros revenues in 2014. Worldline has successfully completed the GRI Content Index Service for its Corporate Social Responsibility report GRI-G4 comprehensive level. Worldline is an Atos company. www.worldline.com

For more information, please contact:

Atos
Caroline Crouch
+ 44 77 33 31 00 86
Caroline.crouch@atos.net

Worldline
Valentine Cordelle, Havas Worldwide Paris
+33 1 58 47 90 70 Mob +33 6 63 08 41 20
valentine.cordelle@havasww.com

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-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: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

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, an international leader in digital services, will set out during the tenth Global Conference how Green Data must be at the heart of the third digital revolution[1]. Atos is partnering with Planet Workshops for the sixth year running. This year’s theme for the event is: “All actors of rupture”.

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Theatre in Paris and Atos launch multilingual augmented reality surtitling through connected glasses

Press Releases   •   Jul 03, 2015 09:23 BST

Providing surtitles in English and Chinese for ‘King Lear’ and English and French for 'Return to Berratham' at the Avignon Festival which opens on 4 July

Paris, 3 July 2015

At the Avignon Festival, Atos, an international leader in digital services, and Theatre in Paris, a cultural tourism company, will offer foreign spectators the possibility of attending French theatre performances in several languages thanks to their multilingual augmented-reality surtitling solution through connected glasses.

This innovation makes it possible to display dialogues in real time and in the chosen language through the glasses, injecting a novel experience into the world of live entertainment. This solution is being rolled out as part of the The Bridge Living Lab, the European accelerator for Crossover Culture & Technology, under the French Tech label. Theatre in Paris provides surtitled content and broadcasts it during the performances. Atos integrates and aligns technology with the constraints of live entertainment. The glasses are designed and manufactured by the French start-up company, Optinvent.

For Paul Rondin, Managing Director of the Avignon Festival: "The Festival has always been a meeting point for creation, innovation and experimentation. This glasses not only demonstrate technological prowess, but are an accessibility tool, providing a simple way for cultures to be spread and making 'the other' accessible to very different publics. In terms of our overall strategy, it is a perfect marriage of new technologies and theatre as old as time; it represents a good exploitation of the complementary nature of these two worlds, which we all need. "

Carl de Poncins, President of Theatre in Paris: "Our ambition, since our creation in 2014, has been to open theatre doors to as many people as possible by enabling non-French speakers to attend performances given in French. Our dedicated English surtitling and reception service has already been successfully deployed in a number of Paris theatres. The augmented-reality solution we unveiled, with Atos, at the Avignon Festival should allow us to supplement our existing offer and give spectators a revolutionary new experience."

Steve Peguet, Innovation Director at Atos France: "At Atos, we are convinced that innovation comes from bringing together people, business and technologies. Responding to the needs for the smooth operation of large-scale performances, providing spectators with new experiences and ensuring a secure environment for real-time devices have been part of Atos' pallet of skills since the beginning of its partnership with the International Olympic Committee. Today, we are delighted to be contributing to the Avignon Festival the expertise acquired from providing IT services for all the Summer and Winter Olympic Games since 1992, and set to continue until 2024."

Following testing under real-life conditions during the 2015 Avignon Festival, the solution is set to be deployed more widely at the 2016 festival, with two additional lines of development:

  • adjustments to the glasses for the hard of hearing to give them maximum enjoyment during performances, in particular in the open air;
  • building on the possibilities provided by augmented reality by offering creators and producers the possibility of adding new content (superimposed 3D animation, the appearance of rain, augmented sceneries, etc.)

Contact Presse :


Anne de Beaumont
+33 6 23 76 19 41
anne.debeaumont@atos.net

About Theatre in Paris


Theatre in Paris is the first tourism company that allows non-French speaking audiences to get a taste of the magic of theatre by attending French plays, surtitled in foreign languages, amongst the locals. Since its start in 2014, the company has welcomed audiences from over 45 nationalities. It is housed in the Welcome City Lab, the first incubator in the world dedicated to start-ups in tourism, and winner of the Living Lab’s The Bridge Accelerator, the European platform for the acceleration and development of innovative technological solutions in the realm of events and cultural content.

Press Contact:


Carl de Poncins
+33 6 66 77 14 57
cdeponcins@theatreinparis.com

About the Avignon Festival


The Avignon Festival means 69 years of universal thought at the service of cultural heritage and contemporary creation. 69 years of placing art in the perspective of the reality of the society, 69 years of aesthetic and political projects that observe the majors metamorphoses of the performing arts and the complexity of mankind. In 2014, Olivier Py was the first director to run the Festival since it was founded by Jean Vilar. In keeping with his ideas, Py was reconnected to the militant spirit and offers to the public “a different relation to the world, one in wich politics are not isolated from both thinking and hope”.

Press contact :


Opus 64,
Valérie Samuel et Arnaud Pain
+33 4 90 27 66 51
presse@festival-avignon.com

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-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: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

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

At the Avignon Festival, Atos, an international leader in digital services, and Theatre in Paris, a cultural tourism company, will offer foreign spectators the possibility of attending French theatre performances in several languages thanks to their multilingual augmented-reality surtitling solution through connected glasses.

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Atos completes the acquisition of Xerox ITO

Press Releases   •   Jun 30, 2015 09:19 BST

Reinforcing its position as a global leader in digital services

Bezons, June 30, 2015

Atos, an international leader in digital services, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Xerox ITO which reinforces its position as a global leader in digital services.

The net purchase price totaled US$ 966 million (€ 811 million), composed of US$ 950 million and an additional amount of US$ 50 million following the occurrence of certain events prior to closing, plus US$100 million representing the estimated present value of future tax benefits to Atos. Net debt items and closing adjustments amounted to US$ 134 million to be confirmed within 90 days.

With circa US$ 2 billion revenue, North America becomes the largest geography for Atos where it is now ranked number 9 in ITO services.

Since the announcement of the acquisition in December 2014, Atos and Xerox ITO teams have worked together to ensure operational readiness on the first day after closing. As a result, Atos now has the ability to offer its European and US clients the necessary presence to better support their digital transformation needs anywhere in the world. Atos will leverage the Xerox ITO customer centric approach and Atos’ industrial capacities and portfolio of cutting-edge services and technologies, particularly in Cloud, Big Data, Cyber-security, and in High Power Computing to support clients handle the massive volumes of data generated in the digital world.

As announced at the time of signing, Atos today enters into a worldwide strategic collaboration with Xerox – a global business services, technology, and document management company – and becomes one of Xerox’s primary IT services providers.

Commenting on the finalization of the deal, Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO said: “Today marks a major step in the development of the Atos Group, as we welcome 9,600 Xerox ITO employees to Atos. With the US now our largest market, we have a stronger and more balanced global presence, which combined with our digital skills, allows us to be the trusted partner for our clients’ digital journey anywhere in the world.”

Michel-Alain Proch, Group SEVP, who has been appointed CEO for North America operations added: “Together with Xerox teams, we have worked extensively to be ready from day one post-closing and we are now fully operational to ensure continued delivery of services to our clients while at the same time leveraging the combined strengths of the two groups for profitable growth.”

Contacts


Investor Relations:
Gilles Arditti
Tel +33 (0) 1 73 26 00 66
gilles.arditti@atos.net

Benoit d’Amécourt
+33 (0)1 73 26 02 27
benoit.damecourt@atos.net

Press:
Caroline Crouch
Tel +44 77 333 100 86
caroline.crouch@atos.net

Disclaimers


This document contains further forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning the Group's expected growth and profitability in the future. Actual events or results may differ from those described in this document due to a number of risks and uncertainties that are described within the 2014 Reference Document filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) on April 1, 2015 under the registration number: D15-0277.

This document does not contain or constitute an offer of securities for sale or an invitation or inducement to invest in securities in France, the United States or any other jurisdiction.

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-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: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

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, an international leader in digital services, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Xerox ITO which reinforces its position as a global leader in digital services.

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About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company, which delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services.

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.