The Leading Edge

Accelerate disruptive thinking

Putting talented, high performance teams into practice


Through this initiative Atos is accelerating disruptive thinking across the organization whilst achieving growth on new topics.

In January Atos shared with you our company’s ambition to become the trusted partner for our customers’ digital journey. To deliver on this ambition Atos has set up the Digital Transformation Factory, based on 4 pillars – Digital Workplace, Hybrid Cloud, SAP HANA and CODEX – and supported by cybersecurity and customer experience, to accelerate growth. However, doing more of the same or delivering services in the same way is not going to be enough. To achieve success, a disruptive change is required supported by an entrepreneurial mindset.

The Leading Edge Initiative, building high performance teams

The Leading Edge program is initiated to start disruption on a small scale – similar to an incubator – and create shockwaves that expand across the organization. The program aims to put high performance teams together, each consisting of 3 talented colleagues, working on new business topics. New topics and teams will be selected regularly, whilst eventually running 10 to 12 topics in parallel.
This initiative started in The Netherlands, but aims to grow across the whole region shortly.

Besides creating business value on these new topics, the teams will also be challenged on what the organization needs in terms of retraining people to ensure long-term success.


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Integrating new digitally-enabled technologies.

The first team


The Leading Edge initiative started in March with an invitation to a selected group of talents. The teams are formed in Arpil and the first three teams are focussing on Outsystems, Data Brokerage and SAP HANA.



The Outsystems incubator is formed by Laura Van Hemelryck and Carl Lens.

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