Atos extends Worldwide TOP Partnership with IOC through 2020
CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications
(SFC) Following Panasonic’s extension with the International Olympic Committee as a Worldwide TOP Partner through to 2024 earlier this week, the IOC announced Saturday it has extended its agreement with Atos through to 2020.
Atos provides Integration Services and Systems Management Services, Core Hosting Services and key Games-related applications and associated services, which will help support the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games with the extended agreement.
The International Olympic Committee’s partnership with Atos began in 1989, with Barcelona 1992 the first Games to reap the benefits of the information technology firm. In 1992, Atos became the Olympic Movement’s Worldwide Information Technology Partner.
The Olympic Winter Games in Sochi is being supported by Atos, while the company is already working with the Rio 2016 Organising Committee.
“Technology is critical to the success of each edition of the Olympic Games,” International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said. “We are delighted that we will be able to continue relying on Atos and its vast experience to deliver flawless, innovative IT services.”
“Atos provides the Olympic Movement with confidence and security by supplying dependable IT systems,” International Olympic Committee Marketing Commission Chairman Gerhard Heiberg said. “After many years of working with Atos, who have consistently delivered on one of the biggest global stages, we are delighted that we will continue to partner with them long into the future.”
“We are particularly proud of our long-term partnership with the International Olympic Committee – a relationship based on enduring trust,” Atos Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Thierry Breton said. “We will continue to surpass ourselves from one Olympiad to the next, powering progress for the Olympic Movement. Atos leads in applying innovative yet proven business technology, such as secure cloud services, in highly complex projects, bringing together processes, technologies and people.”
“The Games cannot happen today without intensive use of complex information technology,” Human Resources Group Executive Vice President Patrick Adiba said. “I am delighted we will continue our partnership long into the future, giving us the opportunity for us to share our ambition for making IT at the Games even better thanks to our approach to innovation combined with the highest quality standards in delivery and operations. We will deliver the services over the cloud, providing more efficiency, agility and productivity.”
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