Bezons, France, 18-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Atos, an international leader in digital services, today announced that it has appointed Jon Pritchard as CEO of Unify, the Atos business for communications and collaboration software and services. In his new role, Pritchard joins the Atos Executive Committee and will have overall responsibility for Unify’s strategy, business direction and global execution.
Pritchard has spent over 25 years in the IT industry and brings a wealth of business strategy, operations and channels experience to the position of CEO. He was most recently Executive Vice President Channels at Unify, responsible for all indirect channel activities. In this role, Pritchard was a driving force in advancing Unify’s mission to become a channel-oriented organization. He revamped and expanded Unify’s channel program to drive significant growth in revenue from the channel.
Prior to joining Unify, Pritchard was president of Comstor Worldwide, a $2.5 billion channel IT business operating across 40 countries. While President of Comstor, he was responsible for global operations of Westcon’s Cisco dedicated business practice. He oversaw operational and strategic sales programs, marketing and business development initiatives, business segmentation planning and organizational development. Pritchard also held previous positions at Ingram Micro UK.
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion and circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.
Unify is one of the world’s leading communications software and services brands, providing integrated communications and collaboration solutions worldwide. Our customers range in size from 5 employees to 500,000+ employees. Our solutions unify multiple voice, video and data networks, connected devices and applications into one easy-to-use platform that allows teams to collaborate effectively and efficiently – anytime, anywhere. The result is a transformation of how the enterprise communicates and collaborates that amplifies collective effort, energizes the business, improves employee satisfaction and enhances business performance. Unify has a strong heritage of product reliability, innovation, open standards and security. Our OpenScape and Circuit communications solutions provide a seamless and efficient collaboration experience – on any device. Together, the group’s global team of UCC experts and service professionals set the standard for a rich communications and collaboration experience that empowers teams to deliver better results. Unify is an Atos company.
SOURCE: Atos SE
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