About Michael Kollar


SVP, Chief Digital Officer and Global Head of Cloud Engineering

Michael Kollar is SVP, Chief Digital Officer and Global Head of Cloud Engineering, responsible for the development and implementation of the Atos global strategy for Cloud, Automation, and other emerging technologies and translating them into tangible deliverable services that create short and long term business benefits to Atos and its customers. Throughout his career, Mr. Kollar has helped numerous Fortune 500 organizations achieve market leadership and growth in their respective segments, through the aggressive use of existing and emerging technologies. Prior to joining Atos, Mr. Kollar was Executive Director of Shared Services for Waste Management, Inc. the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America with $13.5 billion dollars in revenue, 47,000 employees, and $20 billion dollars in assets. Prior to Waste Management, Mr. Kollar was the Vice President, Products and Chief Technology Officer at TenFold Corporation a leading applications and infrastructure company focused on ERP and SOA based platforms.

Mr. Kollar has held senior management positions in his past at several of today’s largest global technology companies: Siemens, Oracle, CSC, and IBM.

Mr. Kollar regularly speaks at industry events sponsored by ServiceNow, Gartner, Intel, and VMWare on his views on technology subjects ranging from Cloud Computing, Automation & Orchestration, Virtualization, Dynamic Data-Centers and the greening of IT, as well as being interviewed and quoted for various industry publications.

Awards

Oracle Technology and Innovation Award, CSC Big Gun Award, CSC Global Technical Excellence Award - Finalist




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Articles posted by Michael Kollar

Why AI needs the cloud

This post is a response to a question. Before we get to that, I’ll provide some context. You may have heard about our new AI lab opening soon in Texas. The rumors are true. It’s the product of a partnership between the cloud organizations at Atos and Google. You may also have noticed that my most recent posts have stressed the role…

The case for AI and ML in insurance

The case for AI and ML in insurance My previous post talked about the importance of data to artificial intelligence and machine learning. We see the most success when enterprises apply that data to three aspects of AI and ML. In manufacturing it enables real-time production improvements. Healthcare uses it for predictive analytics and modeling that leads to…

AI and ML without data? What are you going to do?

Intelligence on AI and learnings from ML (part 1 of 2) At this point, I’m comfortable saying the world of enterprise cloud has been consumed by artificial intelligence and machine learning. At least my world. Before they consume yours, I’d like to share with you some research and insights to keep the change…

Today’s IT forecast: cloudy with a chance of sprawl

How uncontrolled hybrid cloud growth can sabotage your business goals Cloud computing is rapidly becoming the predominant IT service delivery mechanism as more enterprises realize its potential for digital transformation. However, as organizations try out different cloud platforms and configurations, it has become apparent that there is no “one size fits all.” IDC estimated that in…

IT trailblazers in the future

This blog series started with some questions about trends we were seeing as our clients encountered challenges on the path to cloud modernization. CIO Magazine looked into the trends for us. They conducted market research and analysis, and published the findings in this report: IT Trailblazers Reveal a Path to Business Value from App Transformation. I like participating in this kind of…

Trailblazers provide greater development agility

Recent CIO Magazine research commissioned by Atos uncovers four characteristics or best practices shared by IT organizations that fall into a trailblazers category. This blog series goes into each of the four traits of trailblazers described in the findings: They embrace the cloud and are cloud secure They use service management best practices They automate IT services They provide greater development agility…

Trailblazers automate IT services extensively

Recent CIO Magazine research commissioned by Atos uncovers four characteristics shared by IT organizations that are considered trailblazers. This blog series goes into each of the four trailblazer characteristics described in the research: They embrace the cloud and are cloud secure They use service management best practices They automate IT services They provide greater development agility Think longer-term and end-to-end The CIO…

Trailblazers use service management best practices

A recent CIO Magazine report describes four characteristics or best practices shared by IT trailblazers. This blog series goes into each of the four characteristics of trailblazers described in the report: They embrace the cloud and are cloud secure They use service management best practices They automate IT services They provide greater development agility Service management best practices The benefits of…

Trailblazers embrace the cloud and feel secure

A recent CIO Magazine report describes four characteristics or best practices shared by IT trailblazers. This blog series explores each of the four characteristics of trailblazers described in the report: They embrace the cloud and feel secure They use service management best practices They automate IT services They provide greater development agility Embrace the cloud IT trailblazers see the…

How IT trailblazers get more business value from app transformation

How are you leveraging cloud to transform your applications and infrastructure? Would you consider yourself a trailblazer, or are you struggling to keep up? A few months ago, we noticed some similarities in the approaches our clients take to modernizing their application and infrastructure services by leveraging new cloud-based services. We wanted to know more.…