“Digital transformation in Africa is at the heart of discussions organized by Atos at Land of African Business during COP21”
Paris, 4 December 2015
Atos, an international leader in digital services, expanding its presence in Africa, supports the COP21 Land of African Business "Africa Off Event". Atos dedicates a day at the event to the digital transformation of the African continent.
Land of African Business is designed as a space dedicated to African stakes - to current challenges and to potential solutions. This event, based around themed days, is aimed at strengthening dialogue with prominent African figures and entrepreneurs and explaining the aims and inclusive commitment of Atos Group in Africa. It is also an excellent opportunity to remind attendees, using practical case studies, that digital solutions are a key ally in the continent's economic, social and environmental development.
Atos has decided to dedicate a Digital Day to this subject on 4 December, focusing on case studies of major African players that put value on innovative practices and promote successful and replicable projects. This event is based on round tables (creating structure for a burgeoning digital revolution, the boom in mobile services and a trusted mechanism, electrification of the continent, as a prerequisite for this revolution).
This meeting will also be an opportunity to bring together the Atos Stakeholders' Circle to discuss the question of models for digital inclusion to be favoured in Africa. Reflecting these discussions, African start-ups will present their innovative solutions and try to win over the panel of the African Rethink Awards competition.
Francis Meston, Executive Vice President, Middle East and Africa, and Atos Group's Chief Digital Transformation Officer states: "Atos, already present in Africa with more than 2,000 employees, wishes to increase its involvement on the continent, with the objective of reaching 5,000 employees in the 2020 timeframe. Our development is based on strong partnerships with local players (governments, companies, schools and universities). We are proud to be a partner of Land of African Business, which falls within our strategy of commitment to sustainable development issues. This event is an opportunity to enhance our strategy and to address our stakeholders' expectations in order to encourage long-term digital inclusion."
Being part of and strengthening the local ecosystem
Sustainable development is at the heart of Atos corporate strategy. Its position as a leader is welcomed by players such as the Global Reporting Initiative, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the Carbon Disclosure Project, particularly in priority areas such as human capital valuation, climate change performance and the design of innovative digital solutions that address our customers' issues in terms of responsible, long-term growth.
View the Atos 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report
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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.
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