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Forum Teratec 2021
Thursday 24 June 2021 (9h30)

Power computing race
and Security & Decarbonization challenge

Elie Girard, CEO, Atos

E.Girard shares Atos strategic commitment to High Performance Computing & Artificial Intelligence,  high technology domains which are the pillars of the digital transformation taking place for our customers. We oversee this transformation as Secure and Decarbonized.

We are Europe's leading supercomputer manufacturer and one of the top four in the world. This leadership has been confirmed by our recent successes in the EuroHPC initiative. Our supercomputers will contribute to improve European scientific research.

We want to lead technological research and the race to the Exascale by taking up the major challenges of controlling energy consumption. This approach is fully included in our decarbonization ambition, recently raised, to reach “net zero” by 2028.

Concerning the convergence between HPC and AI we envisaged a few years ago, it is now a reality. Increasing computing power & AI are allowing and shaping the new digital landscapes but as a result the surface attack is expanding and cybersecurity has become one of the top business risks! This is why we have developed the next generation Security Operating Center.

Beyond these research and innovation programs, we are fully engaged in the quantum computing revolution that will address problems that are currently inaccessible to supercomputers.


Biography : Elie Girard is a graduate of the École Centrale de Paris and of Harvard University. He began his career as auditor at Andersen, before joining the Ministry for the Economy, Finance and Industry in the Treasury department. Between 2004 and 2007, Elie Girard worked for the Office of the Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry in France. He joined Orange in 2007 and was appointed Chief of Staff to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. From 2010 to 2014, he was Senior Executive Vice-President in charge of Strategy & Development of the Orange group, member of the Group Executive Committee. In April 2014, Elie Girard joined Atos as Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Atos Group. He was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer in February 2015 and Group Senior Executive Vice President in February 2018. In March 2019, Elie was appointed Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer. He became Chief Executive Officer of Atos in November of the same year

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