Atos Origin strengthens its consulting practice

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Atos Origin strengthens its consulting practice

To continue to exploit areas of growth in both the Public and Private sectors
London, 10 March 2010
Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced that it has strengthened its consulting practice in the UK with the appointment of one Partner and three Associate Partners.

“I am delighted to welcome our new joiners, who bring a wealth of experience and expertise from the market,” said Paula Sussex, Senior Vice President for Consulting at Atos Origin UK. “Our priority in 2010 is to help our clients to plan for growth in the private sector and to restructure service provision in the public sector. Our solution focus is on CIO advisory, finance transformation, financial control, information assurance and operational efficiency.”

CIO Advisory
Greg Smith joins as Associate Partner from Capgemini. He will work with the CIO advisory team to provide advice and guidance on how organisations can move from ‘heavier to lighter weight approaches’ such as agile development, cloud computing and Web 2.0 while ensuring that IT both enables and fully supports business objectives.

At Capgemini, Greg provided advisory services to IT leaders across a range of public and private sector clients. He developed propositions on optimising the retained IT function following outsourcing, and the effective application of service orientation. Prior to consulting he held a number of senior management and IT roles in retail, distribution and professional service organisations, including Entertainment UK, where he played a key role in developing the digital and B2C businesses.

Kevin Hunter joins as Associate Partner from PA Consulting. He will help to further develop the company’s footprint in national and local NHS organisations across England and extend its offerings around the whole system approach and integrated care.

At PA Consulting, Kevin led business development into new market areas. During his ten years, he focussed on leading complex transformation programmes in health, central and local government, such as developing the Healthcare for London stroke strategy. Prior to PA, he spent seven years with Price Waterhouse delivering major public sector reform programmes in the UK and Hong Kong. Before his consultancy career, he held senior financial and business management roles for the Burton Group and Marley Tile Company.

Hugh McDowall joins as Partner from Accenture and Sanjay Chawla as Associate Partner from Perot. They will be responsible for developing new business opportunities and working with our existing clients in the CPG/food, distribution, manufacturing and pharmaceutical markets.

Hugh joined from Accenture, where he held a Partner position for 11 years, primarily practising in the area of strategy and business architecture with specific leadership roles in CRM and pricing and profit optimisation. Hugh has deep experience in designing and delivering business transformation programmes for consumer products companies across Europe, specialising in front office capabilities and was responsible for developing go-to-market offerings such as financial performance analytics, pricing and trade terms and business intelligence. Prior to Accenture, Hugh held senior sales and marketing positions at Procter & Gamble, Diageo and Allied Domecq and is recognised as having deep knowledge of the beverage and food industries.

Sanjay comes from Perot Systems where he was the Head of Business Consulting for the EMEA region. Prior to that, Sanjay worked with PA Consulting, FreeMarkets (Ariba), i2, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has extensive background in operational performance improvement, business and IT strategy alignment, and IT-enabled business transformation, across a range of sectors in sales and delivery management.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international information technology (IT) services company, providing hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed operations to deliver business outcomes globally. The company’s annual revenues are EUR 5.1 billion and it employs 50,000 people. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

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Caroline Crouch
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