“Are organizations ready to thrive in the digital age?”

Bezons, 10th May 2016 

Atos reveals the key trends and technologies that will power business in the next three years

Atos, an international leader in digital services, unveils the sixth edition of its independent trends report. ‘Ascent Look Out' brings together insights from more than 200 experts across diverse geographies and industries, anticipating evolutions in the digital world. It provides an in-depth analysis of the emerging trends, business needs and enabling technologies across adjacent industry sectors that will drive organizations' digital transformation in the coming years.

After all, many of the most fundamental shifts expected in the coming years will arise from ‘traditional' players striving to reinvent themselves in the midst of Industry 4.0, smart cities, connected stores and smart utilities. Tomorrow's innovation and most spectacular megatrends are already starting to take shape.

Ascent Look Out begins a vast horizon scanning process with the megatrends: the social, economic and political waves that impact both our business and personal lives. These trends will drive dramatic changes across 80% of organizations in the next three years. As such, we're advising organizations to look beyond what is happening in their own markets and explore other markets too. After all, that is where the truly novel ideas will emerge from.


Philippe Vannier
, Global Technology Advisor at Atos: “The future may be uncertain, but one thing is clear: Cognitive computing, insight technologies and robotics will be among the core technologies that will make the difference, as our CxO Agenda and Tech Trends radar show. We hope this latest trends report will help our customers make informed strategic decisions to stay ahead of the game”.

The report provides an in-depth research on 20 markets and reveals hundreds of trends, including:

  • How connected cars are not only transforming the automotive industry's car manufacturers, car leasers and taxi drivers but also parking and traffic management in our cities along with automotive insurance models.
  • How powerful high performance computing systems are enabling healthcare providers anticipate diseases as well as deliver the customized dosing that offers more effective and efficient treatment.
  • How 3D printing will, one day, dramatically change the supply chain by dematerializing concrete products, with consumers being able to print products at home and engineers able to print parts wherever they're working in a near future.

Patrick Adiba, Group Executive Vice President Chief Commercial Officer, CEO Olympics & Major Events at Atos: “Digital transformation is all about understanding and engaging both our B2B clients and their B2C customers. Understanding our clients' success factors – with their customers, in their markets – is becoming crucial and is even being measured. We're seeing digital transformation converging on both the B2B and B2C worlds, totally transforming complete ecosystems. As such, we offer our clients the tools and means to transform their organizations so they can successfully reinvent their business models to gain market share and reduce cost.”

Reinventing the innovation game

Atos is seeing how digital technologies are already empowering organizations to profoundly change their business models, providing new revenue streams and opening up novel opportunities to create additional value. Ascent Look Out reveals here the five golden rules that will allow organizations to reinvent their business and thrive in the digital age.

Tech Radar diagram provides a pictorial view of findings

 

The Ascent Look Out Tech radar allows organizations to quickly understand how disruptive emerging technologies are likely to impact them and the actions they should consider taking. Polar co-ordinates depict the likely time to impact businesses along with the potential size of the impact, while colors represent the current maturity of each topic.
ascent lookOut Tech radar

About Ascent - Thought Leadership Program from Atos

Atos does more than accompany its clients on their digital journey, the Group actively helps them to stay one step ahead. Through its Ascent initiatives, Atos shares its vision and innovative thinking on the emerging trends and technologies that will shape business in the future.

 

For further information on Ascent vision, download Ascent publications, and read, share or comment the latest Ascent blog stories, please go to ascent.atos.net

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion and circa 100,000 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, Unify and Worldline.

contact:

For more information, please contact:

Jose de Vries
+31 6 30 27 26 11
Jose.devries@atos.net