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About John Hall


Head of Strategy & Portfolio Atos UK&I; Editor in Chief for the Atos Scientific Community and member of the Scientific Community

John is a chartered Engineer with more than 30 years cross-industry IT and General Management experience in the Energy, Industry and Public Sectors. Having fulfilled a variety of roles including IT management, Programme & Account management and Operations management, John is now responsible for the strategy and governance underpinning the Atos UK&I portfolio of products and services. A member of the Atos Scientific Community, John is involved in all aspects of Innovation and thought leadership with regard to using business technology to address the current and future challenges faced by organisations . He has a particular focus on developing the strategy and go-to-market approach for digital transformation and disruptive technologies, with a particular focus on Hybrid cloud, Industrial Data Platforms, blockchain and the Gig economy. Married with 3 children, based in NW England. Enjoys rock climbing and running.




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Articles posted by John Hall

Beyond the crisis: Our future is now - are you ready?

To the question what will the world look like after the COVID-19 crisis, we’d say there is only one thing that is clear right now: our lives will be vastly different to just a year ago. The pandemic has brought some profound changes. We work differently, shop differently, and interact with friends…

Digital dilemmas and cyber security

It is amazing just how dependent people have become on digital technology – and I don’t just mean our love affair with smartphones. Businesses, governments and societies at large can no longer operate effectively without the instant connections that new technologies offer. Yet while the benefits of these are vast, so are the risks. We have only to consider the impacts of…

Autonomous vehicles: myth or reality?

The vision of our towns and cities full of driverless cars has captured the public imagination. Autonomous vehicles have been hailed as the answer to our traffic problems, with accidents and congestion eliminated on calmer and quieter roads and people freed up to watch TV, work or even sleep on the move. But is this vision of the future realistic and when…

Digital dilemmas in mobility

As the promises of digital gain ever more momentum, so too do the imperatives for mobility providers and partners to respond. Yet the waves of change and the sometimes-divergent choices they present can introduce dilemmas for those responsible for leading and shaping digital transformation

Digital Varnish – why we have only started to scratch the surface of the digital revolution

As I gradually progressed through the airport security queue on my way to Paris the other day, I reflected on the real impact of digital technology. Why was it that even though I had a fully digital boarding pass on my smartphone, I still had to…

What’s Blocking Blockchain?

Digital technologies have impacted almost every facet of society – from medicine to communication; and shopping to entertainment. Our relationship with financial currency has also changed in the last few years: physical cash is no longer king and like it or not, we seem to be edging ever closer to a cashless society. Central to this trend is the development of systems and solutions that…

The right to be forgotten – Managing your on-line persona

Whilst sitting in the Manchester airport departure lounge waiting to board a plane to Paris, I thought I would pass some time by browsing the news on my smartphone. It seemed to be dominated by photographs and commentary about the violent clashes between rival football fans at the UEFA Euro 2016 championships in…

Swarm Computing... What goes around comes around

The pendulum swings In the beginning there was the mainframe –highly available, centralised & virtualised computers that could scale to handle multiple workload instances on a timesharing basis. Then we saw the emergence of client server / distributed computing architectures, as business departments and individual users sought to take more control of their compute resources and remove the constraints…

"V" for Victory

The difference between success and failure at Olympic level is often down to 1000ths of a second and millimetres of accuracy - every advantage available needs to be exploited to the full. From training regimes to diet and technology to psychology – it all plays a part in raising levels of performance just a bit higher. I gather that team GB are even installing heated…

Open innovation – an alternative to continuous patent disputes

The convergence of demographic changes (particularly the advent of Generation Y digital natives), globalization and the need for sustainable economic growth underpinned by a new level of trust is giving rise to new ways of working where traditional enterprise boundaries and silos disappear. Open innovation (OI) is evolving as an alternative way of tapping into wider…