Sopra Steria receives the "Cloud Innovation" award at Interconnect IBM 2016

Paris, February 24th 2016: Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, received the "Cloud Innovation" award at Interconnect, IBM’s annual conference dedicated to the cloud and mobility. This award reinforces the strong existing partnership between Sopra Steria and IBM, while also widening its scope internationally.

During the latest Interconnect conference held 21 to 25 February 2016 in Las Vegas, Sopra Steria was proud to receive the "Cloud Innovation" award for its innovative use of IBM Cloud Services around the Bluemix platform and Watson technology.

By making the best use of this platform and its market expertise, Sopra Steria’s efforts led to the development of path-breaking solutions for customers in its core business domains, such as financial services, smart transport, manufacturing, human resources, health and cognitive functions.

At the end 2015, Sopra Steria announced its intention to step up its strategy in the field of cognitive information, including the opening of a dedicated European centre of excellence. As the first IT services company to be a member of the global IBM Watson ecosystem, Sopra Steria continues to develop new projects based on cognitive computing technologies.

This award strengthens Sopra Steria's determination to continue to advance using IBM technologies to offer its customers a global expertise. Sopra Steria will also benefit from the five-day conference to further improve its new offerings and solutions by working closely with IBM teams, especially around the cloud, security and artificial intelligence.

Interconnect: involves more than 2,000 sessions led by key IBM executives and experts from around the world; it is a forum for innovations, demonstrations, and software provider workshops that gives IBM’s global partners a chance to nourish their creativity and perfect their expertise in its technologies.