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AtosX 2019 showcases innovative digital talks

Finalists present “how digital is making the world a better place”

On Thursday 10 October, 11 finalists took to the stage to present their final AtosX talks in Atos’ London office, whilst being live streamed to colleagues across the country.

AtosX is a TED-style speaking competition where emerging talents share their digital stories on this year’s topic - Is digital making the world a better place? The competition provides an excellent opportunity for participants to improve their public speaking skills, enhance professional profiles and demonstrate their enthusiasm for digital transformation.

This year’s AtosX winner is Jeremy Itoje from IDM with the talk: Viral voices: Can digital liberate the oppressed?

Finalists had been working on their talks since the start of the competition in May, working with assigned senior mentors and AtosX buddies to further develop initial ideas, transforming them into well-rounded, inspiring TED-style talk.

A large audience attended the final including members of the UK&I Executive team, to listen to the finalists as they covered topics such as; artificial intelligence, digital education, ‘fake news’ and health technologies, linking back to the main theme.

After deliberation, the top three speakers chosen by the judging panel were Catherine Mackay from B&PS, Dominik Neumann from Germany, and of course, winner Jeremy Itoje from IDM.

Philip Chalmers, SVP Public Sector & Health, and sponsor of the event, said: “This is the fifth year of hosting AtosX and I am once again delighted with the success of the event. Our 2019 finalists have really pushed themselves to deliver some outstanding and thought-provoking talks about their topics. It was incredibly difficult to choose the winner. Well done to all our finalists and in particular Jeremy Itoje for winning this year’s competition. Thank you to all the finalists for their hard work and commitment.”

Jeremy Itoje said: “I’m grateful that the audience engaged with my talk, I wanted to show that you can create real change for people by going ‘Viral’ and mobilisation through social media. A special thank you to my mentor Mike Smith and buddy Eleanore Healy, who put so much time and effort into my presentation as well as to Ivana Skerlikova for leading AtosX. This year’s finalists were all incredible and deserve to be congratulated as the standard was so high!