Business & Innovation

Steering our clients to a sustainable future

As our clients confront the challenges of new digital dilemmas, customer satisfaction through innovative and sustainable solutions has become a major driver of Atos’ strategy for growth and value creation.

5 material issues have been identified:

  • Client satisfaction and delivery
  • Security and data protection
  • Innovation and digital responsibility
  • Business partners and ecosystem
  • Sustainable technologies and solutions

“Corporate Social Responsibility is an integrated part of our commercial strategy, enabling significant new business opportunities for Atos and our clients.”

Robert Vassoyan*
Head of Healthcare & Life Science,
Head of Unfied Communications & Colloboration, Atos
*Group Chief Commercial Officer in 2019

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New milestone for the Scientific Community

In 2019, the Atos Scientific Community celebrated its tenth anniversary. Bringing together more than 160 of the best business technologists from all Atos geographies and businesses, the Scientific Community plays a starring role in shaping Atos’s vision of the future.

In the ten years of its existence, 340 people from more than 20 countries have been members of the Scientific Community, helping prepare our clients for the business challenges awaiting them in the future.

With regular blog posts, white papers, Ascent magazine and above all the Journey publications released every two years (most recently Journey 2022), the Scientific Community has helped position Atos as a thought leader and has steered our clients safely through the challenges of the digital enterprise.

Digital advances for the rice value chain in Madagascar

Experts from Atos have proposed a leapfrog digital method for modernizing the rice sector in Madagascar, raising the standard of living of farmers and smallholders, reducing food imports and leading the country towards self- sufficiency in agriculture.

Funded by the French FASEP program and fully aligned with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Madagascar, Atos has prepared an in-depth study of a proposed digital platform which would connect all players in the rice value chain and give farmers access to a new range of value-added services. Farmers would be able to use the platform to access information about weather conditions, prices, mobile payment and micro-finance. In the longer term, data from satellite imagery and IoT sensors could enable precision farming to develop in Madagascar.

The project envisages that the data from the platform would also help increase the quality of statistics and support real-time decision- making by authorities.

Pushing the envelope in India

In India, Atos has signed a major cooperation agreement with C-DAC, the national Center for Development of Advanced Computing, on advancing technologies in the cutting- edge areas of quantum computing, artificial intelligence and exascale computing.

As part of the agreement, Atos will provide C-DAC with its Quantum Learning Machine, the world’s highest-performing commercially available quantum simulator, and will help create a Quantum Computing Experience Center at C-DAC’s headquarters in Pune.

The cooperation agreement also aims to develop a long-term program which will include the sharing of experiences about exascale computing, in accordance with C-DAC’s roadmap for developing supercomputing in India.

Drones for Paris hospitals

Atos has entered into a partnership with Public Hospitals Paris and Nantes to develop a drone delivery scheme for the hospitals of the future. The partnership will see Atos combine technology from the automated drone company Azur Drones with its own software platform, designed to optimize and automate the delivery and transportation of medical products to hospitals.

The software will allow medical professionals to choose the delivery method – whether via air drones, automatic river barges or the road network – that is most efficient or best able to overcome factors such as adverse weather or traffic. The partnership has the potential to save lives. The initiative will also, by providing alternatives to road transport, help Atos address wider environmental issues such as increased road traffic and pollution in urban areas.

Renewable energy for local communities

Atos is participating in a major research project to promote the clean production and shared distribution of energy in local communities.

Funded by the European Commission’s H2020 program, Renaissance will focus on four local energy communities across Europe: a hospital (Belgium), a university (Greece), a ski resort (Spain) and a suburban municipality (the Netherlands).

The project will aim to determine the optimal configuration of renewable energy assets at each site. It will also investigate the potential for energy trading within the communities, based on an information platform developed by Atos.

Energy efficient supercomputer for Météo-France

Atos has signed a four-year contract with Météo-France, the French national meteorological service, to supply two BullSequana XH2000 supercomputers.

The new systems are amongst the most powerful meteorological supercomputers in the world and will multiply Météo-France’s computing power by more than fivefold. They will enable the organization to provide more precise and reliable forecasts and carry out deeper research into climate change.

Thanks to a water-cooled patented DLC (Direct Liquid Cooling) solution, the BullSequana XH2000 is one of the most energy efficient supercomputers in the world. The system minimizes global energy consumption by using warm water for cooling.

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