Corporate Excellence 2019

CORPORATE VISION / Global Excellence 2019 141 CORP RATE VISION / Issu 9 2019 7 Digital Data Defenders age technologies and most have been with the company for more than ten years. Contrary to many of their competitors, the firm develops its own solutions com- pletely in-house, not outsourcing their R&D to India, China or Eastern Europe. When it comes to protecting clients’ mission-crit- ical data, Atempo controls 100% of their own code and data. Another department that is com- pletely in-house is the customer support team. Building trust and loyalty is a primary goal for Atem- po, and through their availability, responsiveness, and provision of relevant information, they constantly achieve this. Cus- tomer satisfaction is measured weekly, and rates are kept above 94%, with yearly staff turnover at less than 5%. The importance of this cannot be overstated, as it means that the customer care team is a united and supportive group that has worked together to have a better understanding of clients, their needs, IT architec- tures, and technical constraints. Spearheading this firm’s vital work in data protection is CEO Luc d’Urso. Attracting talented people to go and work at Atem- po, Luc gives employees the means to express and develop their skills. As CEO, Luc provides a stimulating work environment, clear courses of action from a strategic point of view, and effec- tive tools to achieve set goals for all employees. He also encourages and en- gages with the most advanced hardware vendors, co-operating closely with his own team to offer the highest standards of performance which can only be achieved through extensive integration. It will come as no surprise to learn that Luc is a firm believer in the power and vitality of IT ecosystems moving forward. Luc often acts as the guardian for Atempo’s strategic activities, ensuring that the company offer- ings turn into real, tangible and durable benefits for not just the clients, but the partners and staff also. He is aware that where oth- ers may well get more work done during the day, no-one smiles or laughs more than he does. Cultivating an atmosphere that allows employees to thrive, Luc sets the pace whilst ensuring that every member of staff is on board with any decisions made. A humble listener and attentive observer, Luc’s work is vital in ensuring that the company has become an internationally trusted partner on cybersecurity and data protection. Focusing ahead to 2020 and beyond, global data volumes are estimated to rise from 33 zetta- bytes today to 175 zettabytes in 2025. That’s a 61% year-on-year increase and just storing this amount of data will be an indus- trial challenge. However, it is a challenge that Atempo is already meeting full on. Extracting value from unstructured data, machine learning and AI will be at the heart of many business drivers. Ensuring big data is available for analysis and value extraction will be crucial for many enterprises. Handling data in the petabyte (one million gigabytes), exabyte (one billion gigabytes), and zet- tabyte (one trillion gigabytes) era will require innovative hardware technology from silicon chips to network layers and storage de- vices. Data handling software will enable Atempo to protect, move, synchronize, and copy billions of files locally and remotely. The cloud cannot handle Big Data storage requirements alone, and there will necessarily be a hybrid element to future storage needs. This is the reasons why At- empo has recently opened an advanced Artificial Intelligence Innovation and Research Center in Orleans, France. The research lab, Nextino, will concentrate on analytical support, machine learning, deep machine learning and AI for data management, protection and migration solu- tions for large and very large data volumes. Ultimately, the continued success of Atempo and CEO Luc d’Urso is down to their fundamental understanding of the necessity for data protection and cyberse- curity. Digital data is undoubtedly the most valuable asset of the twenty-first century economy, and this firm is at the forefront of developing innovative solutions to help protect it. Contact: Luc d’Urso, CEO Website: Address: 23, avenue Carnot – 91300 Massy - France Telephone: +33 1 6486 8300 Most Influential CEO of the Year 2019 - Cybers curity