Challenges Faced by Legal Counsels in Big Data and Cybersecurity Activity

Pierre Douvreleur, General Counsel, Atos , France

Atos’ traditional activity is to provide IT services. Since the acquisition and integration of numerous companies over these last few years including the Bull company, a new activity has been created and that has exponentially developed. This activity is known as Big Data and CyberSecurity (“BDS”) and actually corresponds to the activities that were initially done by the Bull company prior to its acquisition. Unlike most of the IT services provided by Atos, BDS (incorporating several companies such as Bull and Evidian) is a relatively new department that differs because it provides multiple solutions and products to clients that are specifically linked to high performance computing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, critical communication systems, defense and aerospace electronics. BDS has developed over timeboth hardware and software products in reaction to new technologies and all its consequences it may have, notably those linked to cybersecurity.

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France Data Management IT August 2019 Vol.12, No. 48, Summer 2019

Pierre Douvreleur

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Currently: General Counsel for Global Big Data & Cybersecurity / Global Purchasing & Alliances (joined Atos in 2001), Formerly : deputy general counsel for French mobile operator (SFR - Vivendi group) for 4 years, Started out as lawyer (commercial law) in a French petroleum company (ELF) for 12 years.

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Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 120,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of € 13 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions through its Digital Transformation Factory, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Syntel, Unify and Worldline. Atos is listed on the CAC 40 Paris stock index.

France Data Management IT August 2019 Vol.12, No. 48, Summer 2019