Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion and circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.
Atos Research & Innovation (ARI) is the R&D hub for emerging technologies and a key reference for the whole Atos group. With almost 30 years of experience in running Research, Development and Innovation projects, we have become a well-known player in the EU context. Our multidisciplinary and multicultural team has the skills to cover all the activities needed to run projects successfully, from scientific leadership to partnership coordination, from development of emerging technologies to the exploitation of project outcomes, with a strong focus on dissemination, innovation adoption and commercialization.
Atos is a founding member of the European Technology Platform NESSI (Networked European Software and Services Initiative). Our company is a major partner in Future Internet-related initiatives being member of the FI PPP Steering Board and Industrial Advisory Board. Since 2014, Atos is a founding member of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA), assuming the roles of Vice-presidency and Deputy Secretary-general. We are also member of the 5G PPP Steering Board. Additionally, Atos is a member of NetWorld2020, NEM, ERTICO, CELTIC, NIS, EOS, LSEC, ETSI, OW2, OASIS, Cloud Security Alliance, Eurocities, etc. Finally, Atos is a core member of the KIC EIT HEALTH and an official member of the KIC EIT DIGITAL associated node Madrid. At national level, Atos is currently holding the Presidency and Secretary of PLANETIC for ICT, as well as the Vice-presidency of es.Internet for Future Internet technologies, and is member of several others, such as PESI, Logistop, eVIA for Health and Independent Living, NanoMed or the Spanish Railways Technology Platforms (PTFE).
ARI is represented in the project by the Health sector, which is composed of a group of engineers, biologists, bio-informaticians, mathematicians and doctors specialized in applied research and development of bio and health related projects with a wide experience in health standards (HL7, CEN/ISO EN13606, openEHR archetypes). Moreover, Health Sector of ARI has participated in many different projects as Technical partner counting with great experience in Technical Requirements (gathering and analysis) as well as in information management systems development (REACTION, VERITAS, VPHShare, KRESHMOI, MULTIFUN…) to name a few.
Atos Research and Innovation is organized in fifteen Sectors within Atos’ established markets (i.e. Public Sector & Health & Transport, Finance, Media & IT, Energy & Utilities, and Manufacturing & Retail) and seven Technological Labs. The structure fosters the alignment of emerging technology research and development with the market / customer needs. The ultimate goal is to be at the upfront of R&D in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). The group focuses on projects development, combining economic exploitation of investigations’ results and the most up-to-date technological achievements with high awareness of human factors (education sciences, disability-related issues, cultural diversity, and multilingualism). ARI is distributed in various locations: Asturias, Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Valladolid in Spain; Ankara and Istanbul in Turkey; and more recently, Bratislava in Slovakia.
ATOS is represented in the project by the Data Intelligence Lab from ARI, specialized in big data, data integration, linked data, semantics and language technologies. From the technical perspective the Data Intelligence Lab has a proven track record on projects dealing with these technologies such as TOREADOR, BIG, MLi, PHEME, LeanBigData, Velassco, FIRST, Khresmoi, Virtuoso, VPH-Share, TaToo, NeOn, LUISA, TAO, SOA4All, IntelLEO, among others.
ATOS is also one of the most prominent and active stakeholders of the Data Value Chain unit on Big Data, being part of the consultation process for the future PPP on Big Data. Atos has also a prominent role in the Future Internet initiative, especially in the area of the data chapter. From the technical perspective the knowledge lab has a proven track record.
In CrowdHEALTH, ATOS has the role of project coordinator, and also plays a major role in WP3 by implementing both semantic interoperability techniques and a semantic layer for supporting national and cross-border heterogeneity of health data among all the public health authorities. What is more, ATOS participates in dissemination and exploitation tasks, and is involved, as a main actor, in the activities related to the market analysis and exploitation plan definition.