“Welcome to this new edition of Ascent magazine, an Atos thought leadership publication. Here, we explore the critical issue of how emerging technologies are shaping our world and impacting business and humanity.

As our physical world becomes progressively more digital through rapid advances in areas such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), countless opportunities are offered for organizations to reinvent their business models, get ever closer to their customers and capture growth. However, processes that exploit these opportunities must remain secure and respect data privacy laws, and the AI algorithms that enable automated decision making must be explainable and unbiased.

A number of emerging digital technologies are reaching important tipping points where we can see more clearly the impact of their adoption. As a result, questions are increasingly being asked regarding how they are implemented and used. Such questions can be summed up by:

‘How do we harness the potential of technology whilst also managing its impact on people and society?’ How businesses respond to this question will play a large part in shaping their future credibility and success.”

“Mastering business and technology challenges in a sustainable and ethical way
will not only keep you ahead of your competitors, it will help you to gain
the digital edge and thrive in the years to come.”

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