Siemens and Atos extend digital transformation partnership

By William Smith
German industrial manufacturing conglomerate Siemens has announced an extension to its strategic partnership with IT services consultants Atos...

German industrial manufacturing conglomerate Siemens has announced an extension to its strategic partnership with IT services consultants Atos.

The relationship, which dates back to 2011, has seen a focus on modernising and digitalising services, alongside transformations in data, cloud and cybersecurity - in other words, all the mainstays of digital transformation.

In a press release, Eric Grall, Atos Chief Operating Officer, said: “To support the different requirements of Siemens across all of its businesses, Atos will provide Siemens with best-in-class digital and integrated solutions such as Digital Workplace, Application modernization, full leverage of Atos new hybrid cloud platform, Digital Platforms and end-to-end Integration and Security. Atos will also deploy an innovative, data driven model enabling further leverage of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.”

The five year extension is part of €3bn agreements between Siemens, Siemens Energy and Siemens Healthineers, with a separate go-to-market alliance to jointly bring their solutions to customers, which the two said was in line with their “digital growth ambitions.”

Elie Girard, Chief Executive Officer of Atos, said: “We are proud to support Siemens digital transformation acceleration for the next 5 years and to extend our unique long-lasting strategic Alliance towards a new joint growth initiative. This fits perfectly with Atos’ strategic agenda towards a more secure and decarbonized digital for its customers.”

We previously spoke to Atos’ Asia Pacific CTO, Uli Braun, who told us more about this topic and Atos’ aim to answer the questions posed by a fast-changing world. “Sometimes we don't know the question,” he said. “We can only find out what the question is by exploring the data. That's why it's complicated, and that's why you need the expertise companies like Atos bring to the table. Analyse the data, find the question, augment whatever is missing and then generate value from it – that’s the sequence.” 

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