For almost 10 years, wushu had been my ultimate passion. I was taken by this Chinese martial art mostly because of its imperative to combine extremes. I spent countless hours mastering flexibility and strength, explosive power with effortless execution. I even traveled to Shaolin to deepen my knowledge and improve skills.
The essence of wushu was always performance blended with martial application, there were no records to achieve or beat. This constituted my approach to sport and maybe that is why I am always so overwhelmed by professional athletes, who work so hard to achieve one centimeter more or one third of a second less. This kind of sport competition is very alike the current technology race. In business we also think in the context of improving performance and increasing capabilities. We found the parallel between professional athletics and technology so palpable that we invited a world famous, record braking athlete Artur Partyka to inspire us in our race to exascale in supercomputer data processing during Atos conference dedicated to Bull sequana, exascale supercomputer.
Artur is a former Polish high jumper, two-time Olympic medalist. He won twelve national titles in a row and inspired us with his speech during our meeting. He advised us what mindset and attitude is necessary, both in sports and business, to be able to achieve excellence in competitive environments.
At Atos we provide our top talents with challenges, constantly raising the bar for our clients and us. We put effort to inspire fresh thinking and encourage to go beyond well known standardized solutions, processes, and business models.