Living on the edge Editorial Ascent Magazine DOWNLOAD THE MAGAZINE By Thierry Breton, former Chairman and CEO Atos

“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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Slide Gaining the digital edge:
IoT in action
How will cloud and edge computing complement each other to deliver the full value of the Internet of Things? Why we need to put humanity at the heart of AI Tech has the power to exclude but more importantly, it has the potential to include and enhance what makes us human. The future
of work will surprise you
New technologies are entering the workplace at increasing speed, but how do we know an innovation is good for employees, an organization or wider society? From genomic medicine to drug research, the power of quantum could help solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges. How Quantum
technology will revolutionize healthcare?
a virtuous
Why the 7R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Renew, Repair, Recycle, Recover, Redesign) and digital technology can offer our world a more sustainable future. To develop the skills that future businesses will need, education must be a generation ahead of the workplace. Changing
the shape of learning
Ascent explores how threat hunters and proactive technologies will play an increasing role in cybersecurity strategy. Prevent…
Let me tell
you a story…
New social, interactive and immersive technologies will enable businesses to tell their stories at scale – and in increasingly personalized ways.