Hubert Tardieu

After 27 years in Sema then SchlumbergerSema then Atos in various positions including Global Telecom, Global Finance, Global Systems Integration and Global Consulting, I am today the advisor of Atos CEO helping him to form the vision of what will be our world in 5 years from now. (More to be found on ).To help me in this task we have formed in June 2009 a 100 + members Scientific Community where the best engineers of Atos have built together their vision which we have called “Journey 2016-Enterprises without boundaries” available on Atos site (as well as 20 + white papers.)

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Could the Sharing Society be the key to economic recovery?

Atos - Could the Sharing Society be the key to economic recovery - Hubert TardieuWhen you look at the interplay between Globalization and Economic Sustainability, it becomes quickly apparent that local economic and political crises are having an increasing global impact. Although the green shoots of economic recovery are appearing, they remain fragile as public and private debt continues to rise, despite the many austerity measures. Added to this are the concerns and question marks over global food supply and distribution, forecasted energy shortages and the seemingly continuous train of natural and man-made disasters.


One way to combat the high levels of consumer debt is to share what we have, a phenomenon discussed in Jeremy Rifkin’s book The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons and the Eclipse of Capitalism. Also known as the Sharing Society, or peer-to-peer economy, this growing trend, which, according to Rifikin, … Continue reading ...

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The Century of Data

Atos - The Century of DataThe 21st century will be the century of data, the new resource to boost the economy, as finance did in the 1900s. Gathering and using data is transforming our lives whether we are at home, travelling, shopping or even receiving healthcare. It is helping us to control our heating bills, receive more relevant online promotions and ensures our cars are kept on the road, with proactive monitoring of components before they fail.

But as the mass of data we’re creating continues to grow, is it at risk of overwhelming businesses or can we use it to our advantage to create meaningful insights? And, as concerns over data privacy increase, should we really be sharing so much of our personal information with organisations?

How much data am I generating?

Ubiquitous connectivity, social media and associated technologies are allowing each of us … Continue reading ...

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Sustainability and Digital Revolution: A Winning Combination

Atos - Sustainability and Digital Revolution: A Winning CombinationSustainability has been a hot topic for a many years. It is increasingly evident that the supply of raw materials is limited and the way we use them can have significant knock on effect on the world around us: Traditional energy sources are getting more expensive as fossil fuel supplies become less certain; climate change and related natural disasters have global impact; and the scarcity of some raw materials is demanding new approaches to manufacturing. In response, many governments and companies are deploying comprehensive and demanding sustainability policies.

So what’s new? - The big news relates to the digitalization of the economy through the application of technologies sometimes referred to as SMAC (social, mobile, analytics, cloud). In Atos we also call it the “Third Digital Revolution”. Let’s see how this revolution links to and impacts sustainability, but first let’s have … Continue reading ...

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12 years of amazing technology changes

Atos - 12 years of amazing technology changesSince 2002 Atos has had the honor to be the Worldwide Information Technology Partner of the International Olympic Committee. During this period IT has evolved at an incredible pace: smartphones, non-existent in 2002, have passed the 2bn mark in 2013. More than 1.5 Bn of us are using social networks (Facebook, Twitter). 800 000 applications are now helping each of us in every aspect of our life and their simplicity of use has rendered the user manual obsolete. These applications are either free or cost a few euros, making them accessible to each of us. Finally, the time when we had to connect our phone to a PC for updating our agenda or safeguarding our personal data is over: the delivery of the service and the storing of the data are done over the air in the cloud.

We now … Continue reading ...

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Can ‘multi-sided markets’ provide the basis for a new economy?

In its recent research, Ascent Journey 2016, the Atos Scientific Community considers the emergence of a Data Economy and the championing of Multi-sided market platforms as a powerful disruption of traditional business models. These will benefit both businesses and consumers and ultimately blur the distinction between b2b and b2c.

Atos - Can ‘multi-sided markets’ provide the basis for a new economy?In a traditional marketplace there is a seller and a buyer. The seller discloses a price for a product or service, the buyer decides if they think it is worth it and decides to purchase, or not.

However, this traditional model is not the only model anymore. Traditional differences between buyer and seller are disappearing. The internet and Web 2.0 in particular, have changed the market. ‘Sellers’ offer products without necessarily expecting financial compensation, ‘buyers’ can opt to pay with information instead of money. Companies such as Google and Facebook … Continue reading ...

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