Atos has rolled out a new initiative to help clients make the most of the growing data economy. Atos Digital Hub will aim to provide holistic digital ecosystems for businesses around the world.
“We aim to support the multi-party digital economy by bringing value and trust to the market. This is not just about technology, but also about realising that enterprises work as part of business communities. We enable groups of industry players to act together in a single ecosystem, with the ability to share data assets in a frictionless manner and work towards a common business goal,” said Sophie Proust, Chief Technology Officer, Atos.
When it comes to data value, rarely does any one entity hold all the necessary “pieces of the puzzle,” as many organisations believe that the data they hold has a differentiating value. With such a reluctance to cooperate and openly share data, without a defined path to monetisation, many are missing out on the great flexibility to businesses that data sharing can provide. It can enable them to quickly adapt to changes and to satisfy new customer demands which no one entity could answer alone.
In this context, where data is still too siloed within and across organisations, Atos hopes to show that value creation often lies in data federation with its provision of trusted digital ecosystem hubs. Atos will act as a trusted intermediary and neutral player which operates and orchestrates the platform – guaranteeing the required level of trust and ensuring that all platform participants are treated fairly.
Atos Digital Hub aims to enable and orchestrate value chains within extended data-driven ecosystems. Stakeholders like organisations, partners, suppliers and customers will be able to build, manage and monetise services with transparency and contractual guarantees of how data will be used and protected. In addition, the framework allows for the creation of business services based on federated data, with a set of predefined blueprints supporting diverse industry models.
Gard Little, a Vice President with one of Atos Digital Hub’s first partners, IDC, said, “While the idea of data monetisation is not new, trusted exchanges are rare, so Atos, by using all its skills and technologies from across the Group, is creating the next level of business platforms to help partners to collaborate and generate a better return on their respective data and services.”
Atos is also working with data and cloud communities, such as GAIA-X data space consortiums and IDSA partners, to foster innovative business solutions which use fair and sovereign usage of data. In the meantime, it already hosts a number of tailored platforms for sectors such as healthcare and life sciences, tourism, and decarbonisation.
The decarbonisation offering allows enterprises to simplify and automate the collection, calculation, reporting, data analysis and visualisation of their carbon emissions across entire supply chains; and working with audit and certification bodies and local governments, to establish a transparent approach to data sharing and exchange. It compliments Atos’ recent commitment to enable and accelerate its clients’ journeys to net zero.