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20 Oct 2011
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Worldwide TOP Partner Atos kicks off its IT Challenge

Worldwide IT Partner for the Olympic Games, Atos, has launched its inaugural IT Challenge - a software development competition aimed at finding IT talent of the future from 25 selected universities in France, Germany, India, Netherlands, Spain, and the UK.

Atos is encouraging future technology professionals to start coding, drafting, sketching and prototyping software in teams of between two and five people, mentored by members of the Atos Scientific Community - a global network of around 90 of the best business technologists within the company.
Gilles Grapinet, Senior Executive Vice President, Global Functions at Atos, said: “As business technologists, we have launched the IT Challenge to give the digitally native generation of today the chance to write the IT story of tomorrow.  We believe this competition will be a fantastic learning experience for the students, the universities and ourselves.”

The contest aims to foster and encourage innovation and will take place every two years to coincide with the Olympic Winter Games and the Olympic Games. The winning team will be announced in May 2012 and each member of the overall winning team will be awarded an Atos Diploma demonstrating outstanding achievement and the chance to apply for highly sought after internships at Atos. In addition, the overall winners will also win the trip of a lifetime to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

More information about the contest visit

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