Atos launches breakthrough AI engine to transform the IT service desk experience

Strategic partnership with CogniCor, an Artificial Intelligence provider, powers new capability that enhances Atos Digital Workplace for better user support and productivity

Paris (France) and Dallas, TX (USA), April 27, 2017

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, has launched the Atos Virtual Assistant (AVA) leveraging a next-generation artificial intelligence engine to automate and expand our IT Service Desk offerings and provide a better user experience as well as enhanced productivity. Built on a strategic partnership with CogniCor, a Barcelona-based innovative AI company, AVA is designed to transform user support as more clients move into adopting a digital environment.

Uniquely tailored for Atos’ customers, AVA delivers machine learning capabilities in the Cloud, and enhances the end-user experience by automatically answering IT service desk and data center requests in record time through a virtual agent.

AVA not only solves client issues immediately but also anticipates what may occur in the future based on collected trend data such as IT tickets, FAQ and guide books as well as user-generated content. Crawling the web, the AVA platform is constantly delivering the most accurate and available solution.

As a result, AVA helps reduce time-to-answer and improves service desk efficiency through a higher quality contact with deep knowledge of key customer issues and the steps needed to resolve them more quickly.

Among all our AI partners, CogniCor’s platform has the perfect match to Atos’ portfolio of digital workplace services,” said Michael Kollar, Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer and Global Head of Cloud Engineering for Atos North American Operations. “AVA is thus redefining the way Atos is interacting with its clients by being able to learn exponentially over time from all internal IT data available and provide a better overall customer experience.

Leveraging its capabilities in deploying enterprise virtual agents using machine-learning, cognitive methods and Natural Language Processing (NLP), CogniCor will serve as a co-innovation partner with Atos to deliver additional AI solutions for Atos’ customers that enhance the user experience by automating processes where possible.

Our proven AI platform, deployed by several leading brands and built on our proprietary patent pending cognitive deep learning stack, is a genuine differentiator in the market,” said Dr. Sindhu Joseph, CEO and Cofounder, CogniCor. “This partnership significantly enlarges our horizon in North America by supporting Atos’ clients throughout their IT automation journey.

Perfectly integrated within Atos Digital Transformation Factory and a key part of Atos’ help and interaction center within its larger digital workplace offering, AVA is currently available for all Atos customers.

Atos has been positioned by Gartner as a Leader for European Managed Workplace Services (MWS), based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision in its Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services report in January this year.

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital transformation with circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries and pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion. Serving a global client base, the Group is the European leader in Big Data, Cybersecurity, Digital Workplace and provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, the Group supports the digital transformation of its clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. 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.

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About CogniCor

Incepted in the year 2012 in Barcelona, and spinnoff from the Spanish Institute of Artificial Intelligence, CogniCor is the leading provider of Enterprise Virtual Assistants. CogniCor’s patent pending Artificial Intlligence based platform enables companies to easily train, deploy and manage virtual assistant chat channels as well as augment the query resolution efficiency of their customer service staff. Featured by WIRED magazine as one of the hottest startups from EU and winner of the European Union’s Most innovative web startup award, The company has presence in Europe, US, Singapore and India and is currently expnding in IT, insurance, financial sectors.

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