2021 Invention Award Winners

Category

Newcomers

Winner: Cloud Security Engine

 Amo Matharu

Amarjit Matharu
Head of Cloud Security & Strategic Programs, Digital Security

Amarjit is a Senior Expert at Atos and leads global cloud security. He works with customers, partners and the industry to help them overcome security challenges while adopting digital. Amarjit has been in the IT industry for over two decades and has held senior leadership and technology positions that have led to him become a leading business technologist in digital and security. Amarjit graduated with a bachelor’s degree with honors in mathematical business analysis and is a certified information security and risk practitioner with CISM and CRISC accreditations. Amarjit currently holds a patent for the development of the Atos Cloud Security Engine.

Madalina Balazs

Mădălina Balazs
Development Lead, Cloud Security

Mădălina Balazs has a background of six years in cutting-edge digital technologies focusing on software development, DevOps, and cybersecurity. She joined Atos more than four years ago, holding multiple cloud- and cybersecurity-related certifications and a bachelor’s degree in applied informatics. Mădălina has led several cloud security development initiatives and teams focusing on automation regarding cloud security services and has done several integrations with native and third-party solutions. Mădălina currently holds a patent for Cloud Security Engine.

Category

Technology

Winner: Exit Legacy

Abhijit Apte

Abhijit Apte
Practice Director, Legacy Modernization

Abhijit has vast experience in implementing several large transformation initiatives across multiple domains and geographies. His expertise includes implementing rehosting, digital transformation and re-architecting using cloud- and microservices-ready systems. He designs solutions for large transformation initiatives to deliver IT and business value to customers. Abhijit holds six patents for Exit Legacy automation platforms, created specifically to deliver modular, accelerated and de-risked modernization.

Akhila Chapalgaonkar

Akhila Chapalgaonkar
Principal Consultant, Legacy Modernization; Member of Atos Expert Community

Akhila has 20 years of experience in IT, spanning program and project management as well as legacy modernization. She has managed multiple large programs in legacy modernization, digital transformation and cloud enablement across different geographies. She has expertise in providing various modernization solutions, especially in the distributed modernization area. Akhila is a member of the Atos Expert Community on modern applications, the most exclusive group of subject experts in Atos. She holds four patents as a co-inventor for various inventions in the field of legacy modernization.

 Sudhir Karhadkar

Sudhir Karhadkar
Modernization Architect, Legacy Modernization

Sudhir has been in the technology industry for more than 30 years. He has implemented a full life cycle of legacy modernization projects using automated re-architecture of legacy languages and databases into microservices-ready modern Java applications. He has expertise in mainframe skills, including Assembler and REXX. Sudhir is a member of the Atos Expert Community. He is also a co-inventor of the Atos patent for the “Migration of legacy databases into any modern databases” using the Exit Legacy automation platform.

Ajay Purekar

Ajay Purekar
Senior Consultant, Legacy Modernization

Ajay has 20+ years of experience in technology, solution architecting, design, integration, architecture and solution design. Ajay has experience in various distributed technology areas as well as developing IP, and building and customizing products and web solutions.

Ajay holds the patent on Exit Legacy AI Programmer in the field of legacy modernization. Bringing a practitioner’s perspective on architecture modelling and business efficiency improvement models, Ajay is enthusiastic for excellence in technical inventions along the modern digital journey.

Vishesh Datwani

Vishesh Datwani
Consultant, Distributed Legacy Modernization team

Vishesh has expertise in software development, distributed legacy modernization and migration projects, and pre-sales and enhancements of company IP. He has more than 16 years of total experience in the IT industry and has been with Atos for the last 12 years. Vishesh holds a patent as co-inventor for a critical feature in the Atos data modernization toolkit.

 Ravi Kulkarni

Ravi Kulkarni
Modernization Architect, Legacy Modernization; Member of Atos Expert Community

Ravi has 18 years of experience in technology strategy, architecture, design, development and innovation for business customers. Ravi has experience in a wide range of both private and public sectors including banking, financial services, process industries, retail, and oil and gas.

Ravi is passionate about customer experience, digital and cloud technologies, and believes that customers should always come before technology. Ravi holds patents as co-inventor for inventions in the field of legacy modernization. Ravi is a member of the Atos Expert Community on Digital Modernization and Automation, the most exclusive group of subject experts in Atos.

 Prabhat Parey

Prabhat Parey
Senior Developer, Legacy Modernization IP Team

Prabhat has six years of experience in software engineering and information technology and is involved with multiple legacy modernization projects across the globe. He holds four patents as a co-inventor for various inventions in the field of legacy modernization.

Kaustubh Hardas

Kaustubh Hardas
Senior Developer, Legacy Modernization IP Team

Kaustubh has six years of experience in software development in IP and logistics. Kaustubh is skilled in developing IP, and building and customizing product. He holds a patent as co-inventor of AI Programmer, in the field of legacy modernization. He has been involved in multiple legacy modernization projects, and has experience in product development and customization.

Pooja Zende

Pooja Zende
Senior Developer, Legacy Modernization IP Team

Pooja has more than 6 years of experience in software engineering and information technology. She holds a patent as co-inventor of Exit legacy AI Programmer, in the field of legacy modernization. She has been involved in multiple legacy modernization projects across the globe, and has experience in product development and customization.

Category

Technology

Winner: ID as a Service (Evidian)

Christophe Guionneau
Senior Expert, Evidian R&D

Christophe Guionneau has been working in cybersecurity for more than two decades as a software engineer on various security areas of expertise: network security, TCP/IP firewall, VPN, authentication, and identity management. Since 2003, he works for Evidian as a Senior Expert and Technical Leader in identity management for on-premises and SaaS solutions. He has contributed to multiple patents in the cybersecurity domain and won two Atos Inventors’ Awards in 2014 and 2020. Christophe holds a Software Engineering degree from University of Bordeaux, and lives in Grenoble, France.

Category

Customer

Winner: ML-driven method for malevolent-free and projection-friendly CB-SMS handling in the ESInet

 Zisis Tsiatsikas

Zisis Tsiatsikas
Innovation and Patent Advisor, Unified Communications and Collaboration

Zisis Tsiatsikas holds a Ph.D. in network security from the information and communication systems engineering department at the University of Aegean, Greece. He started his professional career as a junior researcher and was also a lab teaching assistant in the same department between 2012 and 2016. Zisis worked as an R&D engineer for the NG9-1-1 project at Unify-Atos where he was chosen Inventor of the Year for 2019-2020 for filing the highest number of patents. He has filed more than five patents between 2019 and 2020. Since January 2021, he has worked for the Atos Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) patent and innovation office as a patent engineer.

Sofia Anagnostou

Sofia Anagnostou
Software Development Manager and Product Owner, Atos Public Safety Solutions

Sofia Anagnostou studied Electrical and Computer Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens. After completing her post-graduate studies and receiving an MBA degree in the Athens University of Economics and Business, she started working in Siemens Enterprise Networks as a Software Engineer in 2004. She has since served software development in the telecommunications area from several positions. In 2018 she became a Scrum Master in one of the Next-Generation 9-1-1 development teams in Atos UCC. Since 2019, she has been working as a Software Development Manager and Product Owner in the OpenScape Voice and ESRP products, in the Atos Public Safety Solutions sector. She has filed numerous patents and is an Atos Inventor since 2018.

Thanasis Pagonis
System Architect and Senior Digital Expert, Unified Communications and Collaboration

Thanasis Pagonis is a System Architect with demonstrated experience in information technology and is responsible for designing Next-Generation 9-1-1/1-1-2 solutions. Before joining Atos, Thanasis worked with Intracom Telecom, where he developed software for broadband wireless systems. Thanasis monitors Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) activities in real-time applications and is passionate about applying ML/AI in business-critical applications. Thanasis is an inventor, having filed several patents and has been awarded for an invention related to NG9-1-1 at Atos Innovation Week 2021.

Category

Decarbonization

Winner: Cognitive Data Center

 Dr. Kaoutar Sghiouer

Dr. Kaoutar Sghiouer
Authoritative Advisor, Group AI

Kaoutar is a Distinguished Expert in data intelligence and is a member of the Atos Scientific Community. Kaoutar has a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence and has worked as a university assistant professor. Kaoutar joined Atos in 2011 in the Big Data and Security (BDS) division. She has held various positions in the Atos AI team, including a Global Chief Data Scientist, AI Product Manager, and Data Science Manager for BDS France.

Kaoutar continues to collaborate with universities, teaching artificial intelligence courses and co-supervising doctoral theses. She remains very active in research by publishing articles and speaking at conferences. Kaoutar also has 14 patents to her name. She is committed to promoting diversity by mentoring and training women at several organizations and promoting the digital profession among young girls at schools, universities, recruitment forums and seminars.

Dr. Cédric Bourrasset

Dr. Cédric Bourrasset
Product Manager, Artificial Intelligence; Distinguished Expert, HPC-AI Business Development

Cédric is a Distinguished Expert in data intelligence and an HPC-AI Business Developer. He has a Ph.D. in electronics and computer vision aligned to dedicated hardware technologies for embedded machine learning applications. Cédric joined Atos in 2016 in the Big Data and Security division and has worked in several roles, including AI for the supercomputing domain and as an AI Product Manager.

 Pierre Seroul

Pierre Seroul
Product Owner, SEED (Software for Energy Efficiency and Decarbonization)

Product Owner, Software for Energy Efficiency and Decarbonization (SEED)

Pierre has 13 years of R&D experience and has developed state-of-the-art solutions for companies worldwide, emphasizing data sciences and image processing. He is passionate about open innovation and keen to develop strong collaborations with research institutes and academics. Pierre joined Atos in 2018 as a technical leader and has filed five patents for the Cognitive Data Center project. In 2021, he built SEED, a team dedicated to measuring and reducing HPC and big data carbon footprints. He is also a member of the Atos Expert Community as a Senior Expert.

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 Emeric Dynomant

Emeric Dynomant
Principal Machine Learning Architect, Atos InnoLab

Emeric is an engineer with extensive experience in both research and business. He joined Atos in 2019 as a Senior Data Scientist and he has been the main machine learning (ML) architect for the Atos InnoLab in Grenoble since 2021. He has a keen interest in natural language processing (NLP) technologies and has worked as a developer in ML Ops since 2015 for different companies. Emeric has collaborated on three patents filed for the Cognitive Data Center project. He is involved in horizontal workgroups and a member of the Data Intelligence Expert Community.

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Category

Special prize

Winner: Shuttling Schedule Compiler, Lazy Synthesis, Natural Orbitalization

Simon Martiel
Distinguished Expert in Quantum Computing

Simon Martiel obtained his Ph.D. in theoretical computer science from Université Nice Sophia Antipolis in 2015. During his Ph.D. and postdoctoral research, he studied the relations between theoretical physics and computability theory, and more particularly the design of spatially constrained computational models, such as Cellular Automata, in non-Euclidean geometry. Since 2017, he is a researcher in the Atos Quantum Lab, studying quantum algorithms and quantum circuit compilation. He is the author of numerous patents on techniques for compilation and optimization of quantum programs.

Arnaud Gazda

Arnaud Gazda
Senior Expert and Quantum R&D Engineer, Atos Quantum Lab

Arnaud Gazda joined Atos in 2018 after a university course at Mines de Saint-Etienne followed by a specialization in Quantum Computing at Télécom ParisTech. He is a Senior Expert Researcher within the Atos Quantum Lab, he is one of the architects of the Quantum Learning Machine – Atos’s flagship product in Quantum Computing – and designed a Quantum Computing as a Service (QCaaS) platform. Arnaud filed also numerous patents on optimization of quantum programs.

Thomas Ayral

Thomas Ayral
Research Engineer, Atos Quantum Lab

Dr. Thomas Ayral obtained his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Ecole Polytechnique and CEA Saclay in 2015. During his Ph.D. and subsequent postdoctoral appointment at Rutgers University (New Jersey, USA), he developed new algorithmic and computational approaches to the fermionic many-body problem and strongly correlated materials. He is now a Research Engineer in the Atos Quantum Lab in the Paris area, where he works on physical models for quantum hardware and numerical simulation methods for noisy quantum systems as well as applications of quantum computing.