Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2010 pro forma revenues of EUR 8.6 billion and 74,000 employees in 42 countries at the end of September 2011. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi‐tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transport; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting and Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos WorldGrid.
Atos Research & Innovation (ARI) is the research, development and innovation hub of Atos and it is a key reference for the whole Atos group, delivering technology innovation to our customers. With presence in Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Santiago and Valladolid) and in Turkey (Istanbul), ARI is organized around technology laboratories dealing with social networking, trust, security, identity, semantics, media, services, GIS, and smart object technologies.
In 2001, Atos Research & Innovation defined a line of activity focused on the use of ICTs in the public administrations. The Public Administration sector (PA) has now more than 10 years of experience in realizing R&D projects in order to support the public sector to automate administrative procedures and processes and to provide more efficient and effective public services to citizens and businesses, as well as to improve cross‐ organizational information flow, interoperability, processes and transparency. In this way, PA is specialized in:
- The management of projects that involve R&D applied to public administration processes and services.
- The development of ICT tools that implement more efficient services with the special focus on interoperability and cross‐organizational flows.
- The promotion of eGovernment in the public administration sector (e.g. training).
- The dissemination of the latest R&D projects results to public administrations and policy makers.
- The integration of research results into the public administration legacy systems.
Main role in the project:
Atos is the coordinator of the RADICAL project, based on its rich experience in the coordination of international collaborative projects. Atos will be the main integrator of the RADICAL project, as well as the lead partner for the setup, supervision and execution of the project’s living labs. RADICAL will lead the exploitation and business planning activities of the project, with a main emphasis on the sustainable/wider use of the RADICAL approach by multiple SMEs.