|[January 31, 2019]
Orange Business Services Appoints Hélène Auriol Potier to Lead International Business and Continue Growth Momentum
Hélène Auriol Potier has been appointed Executive Vice President,
International at Orange Business Services. She joins Orange from
Microsoft (News - Alert) where she spent 10 years, most recently as General Manager,
Artificial Intelligence, Western Europe.
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Hélène Auriol Potier has been appointed Executive Vice President, International at Orange (News - Alert) Business Services (Photo: Business Wire)
"Hélène's deep knowledge of B2B customer needs, as well as her expertise
in digital technologies will help our customers shape their innovation
and is a perfect match with our ambition to become a leader in a new
global, data-driven ecosystem where people, objects and business
processes are all connected both inside and outside the company. This is
what we envision as the "Internet of Enterprises," said Helmut
Reisinger, CEO, Orange Business Services (News - Alert).
Bringing information technology industry expertise gained in the US,
Europe, Africa and Asia, Auriol Potier will help drive forward the
company's growth in areas that are key to support multinational
companies in their data journey, including IoT, SD-WAN, cloud,
analytics, big data and cyberdefense. This strategy has already
delivered significant results for Orange Business Services, with over
100 new major international customers signed up in 2018.
In cloud services and cybersecurity for example, Orange Business
Services has posted seven consecutive years of double-digit growth
globally, putting it well on the way to meeting its ambition for 50
percent of cloud revenues to come from outside France by 2022. This has
also been driven by key acquisitions in the industry, including Basefarm,
and the opening of new data centers in Amsterdam and Atlanta.
With 60 percent of the world's data expected to come from enterprises in
2025 (vs 30 percent today)1, Orange Business Services
continues to transform its core service portfolio, including network
services with the development of its software defined network
(SDN)-based offerings, including
Flexible SD-WAN. That solution was recognized as Best Enterprise
Service in the 2018 World Communications Awards and attracted many new
customers, including Siemens,
one of the biggest SD-WAN deals ever signed.
Thanks to the Orange international focus on innovation, the company has
pioneered a co-innovation approach that facilitates collaboration among
the customer, Orange experts and partners to deliver new ideas, test
them and bring them to market. Successes include a project where Orange
and its partner Foxtrot Systems are developing a proof of concept to
optimize logistics using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
for one of its largest European manufacturing customers. With a
collaborative open ecosystem of internal talent and partners, Orange
Business Services is poised to continue developing innovative solutions
to benefit its customers.
About Orange Business Services
Orange Business Services, the B2B branch of the Orange Group, and its
25,000 employees, is focused on supporting the digital transformation of
multinational enterprises and French SMEs across five continents. Orange
Business Services is not only an infrastructure operator, but also a
technology integrator and a value-added service provider. It offers
companies digital solutions that help foster collaboration within their
teams (collaborative workspaces and mobile workspaces), better serve
their customers (enriched customer relations and business innovation),
and support their projects (enriched connectivity, flexible IT and
cyberdefense). The integrated technologies that Orange Business Services
offer range from Software Defined Networks (SDN/NFV), Big Data and IoT,
to cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, as well as
cybersecurity. Orange Business Services customers include over 3,000
renowned multinational corporations at an international level and over
two million professionals, companies and local communities in France.
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Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with
annual sales of 41 billion euros in 2017 and has 261 million customers
in 28 countries at 30 September 2018. Orange is listed on Euronext Paris
(symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).
Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this
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1 Source: IDC White Paper (News - Alert), sponsored by Seagate, Data Age
2025: The Digitization of the World from Edge to Core, November 2018.
View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190131005315/en/
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