“Atos Origin, a leading card and security technology enabler, to participate at “Cartes 2004″ in France”

Paris, October 28th, 2004

November 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2004 at Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, Hall 3 & 4

Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin Company, will be present at the 19th International Card and IT Security Forum. At a seminar devoted to Smart Card Systems Security, Atos Worldline experts will lead a discussion entitled “Fraud : impact of EMV development in Europe and new methodological and technical solutions” on November 4th, from 11:00 to 11:45 am.

Active for more than 20 years in Payment services, Atos Worldline is a leader on the French, German and Austrian markets. Atos Worldline is actively involved in the smart card industry. Developments in this sector are currently being driven by payment deregulation, the widespread adoption of EMV smart card technology, the resulting modification of European regulations and the arrival of multi-application cards.

On Thursday November 4th, Atos Worldline will participate at the seminar dedicated to Smart Card Systems Security, and Atos Worldline experts, Michel Weissleib, Consultancy Director, and Jean-Claude Barbezange, Payment and Security R&D Director will lead the discussion on “Fraud: impact of EMV development in Europe and new methodological and technical solutions” - 11:00am - 11:45am.

“The term « fraud » covers different realities whether we are an issuing bank, an acquiring bank or a merchant. Objectives must be first defined: financial, image or /and clients' protection. It is then possible to select solutions and services and therefore measure the effects depending on the predefined objectives,” said Michel Weissleib, Atos Worldline Consultancy Director.


About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology (IT) services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are more than EUR 5 billion and it employs 45,000 people in 50 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and its clients include ABN AMRO, Akzo Nobel, Alstom, BNP Paribas, Ericsson, EDF, Euronext, Fiat, France Telecom, ING, KPN, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Shell, Standard Chartered Bank,Telecom Italia, UK Department for Work and Pensions, Unilever, Vivendi Universal and Vodafone. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Euronext Premier Marché and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline, Atos Consulting.

Atos Worldline is an Atos Origin company : a leading European provider in IT-related Business Process Outsourcing, dedicated to services and solutions covering the whole process of payment and information flows. With 2,500 staff in France, Germany, Austria and the United Kingdom, Atos Worldline generated an annual revenue of around €400 millions in 2003, through 3 core activities : Payment and Card Processing services - CRM services - and Multi Channel Contact (Internet and Voice services). www.atosworldline.com

For any interview request during the forum, please contact :
Emilie Moreau
Tel : +33 (0)1 55 91 24 74