IDPWD 2021 at Atos
Dr. Bernd Schramm
Head of GIZ Global Project “Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities”, GIZ
Bernd Schramm (PhD) currently heads the GIZ Global Project “Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities”, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Before that, he worked many years for the German development agency GIZ and a consulting firm in South-East-Asia. As a social scientist focusing on social coherence as well as universal access to public services, he strongly advocates for the principle of ‘leaving no one behind’ and the need for empowerment of marginalized groups, including persons with disabilities.
Chief Digital & Transformation Officer and Head of CSR, Atos
Prior to his current position, he was Deputy Manager in the French Treasury department’s Inspection Générale des Finances unit and, previously, he was in charge of Human Resources in the Public Accounts department of the French Ministry for the Budget. From 2005 to 2007, he was technical adviser in charge of employee relations and reform in the office of the French Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry. He held several managerial positions at the French Tax Administration. He joined Atos in 2009 as General Secretary of the Board of Directors in charge of legal functions, compliance, audit, security and social responsibility policy. He was Head of Human Resources. He is today Head of Siemens Global Alliance and Chief Digital & Transformation Officer. Mr Mareine is also in charge of Group CSR. He is a graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale d’Administration.
Head of Central Europe, Atos
Udo Littke is Head of the Central Europe region of Atos. In this position he is responsible for the entire business of Atos in Germany, Austria, Switzerland as well as the Eastern and Southern Europe region (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia). Udo Littke is a member of the General Management Committee of Atos SE.
The core topic of his career is the development of a value system of leadership in large, complex and heterogeneous service organizations. His special focus lies on the management, integration and development of employees in changing environments.
Head of Atos Africa
Graduated in IT and management and holding a master’s degree in organizational auditing at IAE Aix-en-Provence, Alpha Barry began his career at Bull, where he held several positions in finance, as IT Consultant at E&Y for 3 years, then returned to Bull to take up financial management positions in Africa (Senegal, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire), the Caribbean (Guadeloupe) and Europe (Netherlands). He was CFO of Bull’s international network then interim CFO of the group Bull. In 2014, Alpha Barry joined the Atos Group, following the acquisition of Bull by Atos, to take on the financial management of the Africa, Middle East and Turkey region, thus closely following the digitization projects of African customers. Since July 2020, Alpha Barry has been the Managing Director of Atos in Africa.
Global Head of Digital Inclusion – Group CSR, Atos
Neil Milliken is Global Head of Digital Inclusion at Atos, an invited expert for the W3C Cognitive Accessibility Taskforce , member of the Atos Scientific Community & Atos Distinguished Expert. He is co-founder of AXSChat Europe’s largest twitter chat with a focus on Accessibility & Inclusion. Neil is a member of the Board of Directors for World Institute on Disability, Non Exec Chair of the Board at Genius Within, Chair of the Diversity Board for Institute of Coding & Member of the Advisory Board Valuable500. Neil was named in the top ten of the Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 list in 2018 and was named D&I practitioner of the year in the 2019 Disability Smart Awards. Neil is dyslexic and has ADHD, he advocates for people with neurodivergent conditions as well as other disabilities and additional needs.
Assistant Program Manager Accesibility & Digital Inclusion Governance, Atos
Alexandra Nothnagel is Assistant Program Manager of Atos Global Accessibility & Digital Inclusion Governance. Graduated from Frankfurt Goethe University in Biochemistry, Alexandra worked in parasitology for the German Federal Agency of the German Federal Ministry of Health Paul-Ehrlich-Institute and as Early-Stage Researcher in Molecular Neurobiology with a Marie S. Curie Fellowship at ENS Paris. Alexandra is founder of the ResearchAbility initiative, an international multi-association project fostering inclusivity by supporting the careers of students and researchers with disabilities and assisting in making their professional environment accessible. Alexandra co-leads of the Diversity & Inclusivity working group in Marie Curie Alumni Association, since 2019 she is in the Board of directors of the French federation for students and young professionals with disabilities “100% Handinamique”. Since 2020, Alexandra has a Proxy mandate for the French National Advisory Council for People with Disabilities in the working Group “European and international questions, application of conventions”. Alexandra joined Atos as Java techno-functional consultant and became certified Agile Scrum Product Owner naturally providing Accessibility consulting in her client projects. In accordance with her scientific profile, Alexandra also joined the Atos Scientific Community focusing on the Augmented Humans & Co-Bots.
CEO of Atos Africa German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Develoment (BMZ) Inclusion lead
Ms. Henriksson is currently serving as the focal point for inclusion at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). A development and macroeconomist by training, she has gathered many years of professional experience working across continents for international organizations (UNDP, World Bank, European Commission). She worked in various positions at BMZ, including debt related issues, China country operations, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and human rights issues.
Kudakwashe ‘AK’ Dube
CEO African Disability Alliance
Andrew Kudakwashe (AK) Dube, Chief Executive Officer of the Africa Disability Alliance (ADA), brings 30 years’ experience of designing, managing, evaluating and monitoring development and disability programmes with international and grassroots community organisations.
His previous roles include working as an independent consultant with governments and Regional Programmes Director of Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD). AK has worked on provincial, national and inter-sectoral disability strategies, and was also involved in the implementation and evaluation of development programmes in the region of Southern Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Angola, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia; playing a key role in the establishment, funding and strengthening of organisations of disabled people.
AK has recently stepped down as ADD’s Chair after 3.5 years, and in June 2021 took up the role of ADD’s first Honorary President.
Founder, The Valuable 500
Caroline Casey, Founder of The Valuable 500, operates at the frontier of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). She is frequently invited to contribute at ground-breaking events such TED, Davos, World Economic Forum, One Young World and Skoll.
Comfortably straddling the worlds of business and activism, she has the ear of business and access to one of the world’s largest community of CEOs to shape a society where everyone is free to be fully themselves.
Caroline has a unique ability to bring together the intersection of head and heart. Whether she is being interviewed or working as a panellist or speaker at an event, she moves people to accept themselves and others, make positive changes, realise their own value, and be vulnerable and authentic.
Her passion and drive are rooted in a very unique personal story of trying to fit in with a secret. As a former management consultant and daughter of a successful entrepreneur, Caroline recognised the power of business to make change happen. Today her work is catalysing business leaders to take full ownership of their inclusion agenda and to shed the constraints that stop inclusion from becoming a reality.
Mélisande Kingchatchaval Schifter
Project Lead, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice, World Economic Forum
Mélisande is an Equity and Inclusion strategist and works at the intersection of disability justice, LGBTI equality, gender parity and racial justice. She established and leads the World Economic Forum’s global and intersectional workstream on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice that uses the power of business leadership to create social change. In this role, she originated the Forum’s Community of Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officers, co-authored publications such as the “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 4.0 Toolkit”, created action initiatives such as “Partnering for Racial Justice in Business” and launched the Forum’s impact partnership with “The Valuable 500”. Mélisande holds a MTh in Theology from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and is currently a PhD candidate in Ethics at the University of Basel, Switzerland.
Mélisande Kingchatchaval Schifter
Project Lead, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice
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Senior Vice President, Global CSR, Group Head for Corporate Social Responsibility, Atos
As Global Head for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Alexandra orchestrates and manages all sustainability programs at Atos. Alexandra firmly believes that sustainability must become a competitive advantage and that digital innovation can make a significant contribution to sustainability. Alexandra has many years of experience in communication, marketing and business development of complex IT services. With this experience, Alexandra follows a clear direction: Digital technologies can contribute to a sustainable society.
Adapt Employee Network co-chair and UK Portfolio & Service Design Lead for Application Management, Atos
As co-chair of the Adapt Network, Stuart promotes inclusion within Atos of people that have disabilities, are carers, or have family members with disabilities. Stuart believes that people – and therefore the organisations they are in – do best when they are able to adapt and encompass diverse ways of working, thinking, and collaborating. He has a special interest in neurodiversity, having friends and family who are neurodiverse. Stuart has over two decades of experience in project management and service management of large IT contracts in Atos. In his spare time, Stuart is an amateur musician.
VP-North America|, Head of Alliances & Partners
Rocio is part of the Atos Executive Team that embodies the growth and entrepreneurial mindset needed to drive Atos forward, supporting Atos’ strong industry and customer focus, and more closely represents the diversity of the wider Group. As the North America VP of Alliances and Partnerships, Rocio is committed to maximizing customer value by overseeing strategic intercompany initiatives with Atos’ Strategic Alliances Global Team. Her priority is to elevate Atos NA Ecosystem relationships to make sure that Atos is part of each strategic project in U.S, Canada, Mexico, and Guatemala, bringing a partner ecosystem built to deliver superior business value based on best in class.
Before joining Atos, Rocio was the Global Markets Services Leader at IBM. Prior to IBM, Rocio was a Transformation Leader at NTT Data (formerly Dell Services) responsible for executing deals >$75M. Under Dell Services as Dell Global Services Director for Strategic Pursuits managing >$1B pipeline, she served on the President’s Council at Dell where she focused on supporting process simplification and developing programs for Women in Technology. Rocio has over 20 years’ experience in the IT Industry, has held leadership positions at Fortune 20 companies that include Compaq and HP, and is a 2-time recipient of the “Inspiring Women of the Year” award.
Rocio volunteers inside and outside work, is the Executive Sponsor for Atos NA ADAP (Atos Disability & Allies Network– ERG) and enjoys traveling with her family. She is a graduate of Cornell’s Executive Leadership Program and holds a Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity from Excelsior University, New York.
Lead for We Are Atos Program (Moderating)
As a disability network ally and having had experience with family members dealing with the day to day challenges of neurodiverse conditions, Jane is keen to ensure that all persons have equal opportunities in the workplace. Jane believes that it is not just about raising awareness of visible and invisible disabilities, but also creating safe spaces to allow engagement across all abilities thereby encouraging diverse and active employee networks. Jane is a Commercial Manager with over 20 years’ experience in IT and Telecommunications, a strong believer of ‘Netflix & Chill’ and an avid lover of South Korean cuisine.