“Atos appoints Paul Stewart CEO for Canopy”

Paris, 5 March 2012

Atos, an international IT services company, today announced that it has appointed Paul Stewart, CEO of Canopy, a new company dedicated to cloud computing that will be created following the recently announced strategic partnership for open cloud computing between Atos, EMC and VMware.

Paul will be responsible for leading the strategic direction of Canopy to position it as a leading player in the growing market of cloud computing.

Charles Dehelly, Senior Executive Vice President Global Operations said: “We are delighted to appoint Paul to his new role as CEO for Canopy. The creation of Canopy marks an important step in the history of Atos and as a one-stop shop for cloud services will bring significant value to our clients. Paul will lead Canopy to ensure that we can support large organisations move cost effectively, securely and with minimum risk to the cloud.”

Based on best-of-breed technology from global cloud computing industry leaders EMC and VMware, the new offerings from Canopy will include an open cloud platform that enables customers to easily and flexibly choose, access and deploy cloud-based services for their enterprise IT needs. 

Canopy's portfolio will include four key offerings:

  • An Enterprise Application Store
  • An Enterprise Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • A Private Cloud
  • Cloud strategy & transformation Journey Design
Prior to this new role, Paul successfully led and grew the Atos Origin business in North America, as CEO of North America. He also led the integration of Siemens IT Solutions and Services in the region following the acquisition in July 2011, before becoming the COO of Atos in North America on July 1st 2011.

About Atos
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 42 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.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.

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