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CRN Interview: Atos North America CEO On U.S. Expansion, M&A Strategy And Why Labor Arbitrage Is Dying

"The world of offshoring everything to India or the Philippines is gone because customers want people next to them," said Atos North America CEO Patrick Adiba, in an interview with CRN.

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What investments are you making in North America to drive more visibility and market traction for Atos?

We have just opened a new office in Dallas – a brand new [U.S.] headquarters. Beyond that, we're investing a lot more in people, in training. One of the things that comes with digital transformation is that your people must be re-skilled because the job is going to change. What we want is to give priority to keep our workforce and have them be able to do different jobs. So investing at [the regional] level, we have a plan of re-skilling about 25,000 people per year. It's a big part of our investment. It's probably one of the most important ones for us because keeping our talents, being able to develop them, adapt them to the new world is absolutely fundamental. And it's changing fast.

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