Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist Steve Cram MBE and athletes from the Scottish netball and hockey teams joined Glasgow 2014 at the city’s Scotstoun Stadium to unveil Atos as the latest Official Supporter. Atos will deliver IT systems essential to staging an outstanding Games.
The company, which employs 1,500 people in Scotland, is Glasgow 2014’s fourth Official Supporter and is a Worldwide IT Partner to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Atos’ business technologists will be delivering critical applications and services essential to the successful staging of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, including a range of Games Management Systems and Games Information Systems, which will leverage Atos’ experience from over two decades of Olympic and Paralympic Games, including London 2012 and other major events worldwide.
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The technology provided by Atos at Glasgow 2014 will enhance the experience of:
Athletes and accredited Games participants: Atos will provide the accreditation systems that will be used by Glasgow 2014 to accredit up to 70,000 Games participants including athletes, officials, workforce, volunteers, media and sponsors.
The technology will manage the registration process, including online registration and sports entries, along with access and entitlement assignment. The accreditation software will also support the extensive background security checking processes that will be in place for the Games.
Volunteers: Glasgow 2014 will recruit up to 15,000 volunteers to make the Games run as smoothly as possible. Atos will be providing the volunteer systems to facilitate the recruitment and management of volunteers, including the Volunteer Portal that will be a key information link between Glasgow 2014 and the volunteers.
Media and sports officials: Atos will provide a Games Information System that will instantly relay results, athlete information, competition schedules, medal tables and sports records to accredited media, sports officials and the Glasgow 2014 website.
Atos is one of only three Worldwide Partners for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games and has enjoyed a strong partnership with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for a number of years.
At the announcement, Michael Cavanagh, Chaiman, Commonwealth Games Scotland said: “As one of the Commonwealth Games Associations participating in the Games, we cannot stress enough just how vital these services are to enable teams to function effectively. A quality accreditation system greatly assists the complex team entry process, whilst accurate, timely information and results help athletes plan their schedules in the final lead-in to competition and allows team management to track progress and promote their success as it happens. It is fantastic to see Atos with a world leading reputation in this area coming on board for Glasgow 2014.”
Gavin Thomson, Senior Vice President, Atos – Scotland said: “Atos is absolutely delighted to be an Official Supporter of the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee providing Games Management Systems and Games Information Systems.
“As Worldwide IT Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Atos will be transferring knowledge and expertise gained from previous Games including London 2012 and other major events, to the benefit of Glasgow 2014.
“We are proud of what our business technologists deliver for all our clients in Scotland across a wide range of business sectors. We are passionate about delivering our world class solution from Scotland to the world stage.
“We share Glasgow’s vision to create a lasting legacy for Scotland from the Games, making faster progress towards a healthier nation, developing healthy communities and a strong and flourishing economy.”
Atos will deliver an end-to-end service which will comprise of five principal components:
1. Games Management Systems
2. Games Information Systems
3. Physical hosting of the Supplier Software
4. Package of support and services to assure delivery and operation of the services
5. Additional hosting capability in Scotland for other OC solutions.