International IT services company, Atos, is on target with the preparation of vital management and information technology systems for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and has now appointed two prospective Team Scotland triathletes as Atos Ambassadors.
Senior executives told a gathering of key Games stakeholders and customers attending an event at Glasgow’s Hampden Park – the main track and field athletics venue during the Games – (Friday, 25 October) that the company’s experience of more than two decades of support to Olympic and Paralympic Games around the world would help power new levels of performance for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
As an Official Supporter of Glasgow 2014, Atos has been working with the Organising Committee to deliver a range of essential Games Management and Information Systems, including the volunteer portal, the games workforce management system, the accreditation management system and the Internet Results Service.
At the event, Atos also announced its further support for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games through the appointment of two of Scotland’s leading Triathletes as Atos Ambassadors.
Team Scotland prospective athletes, David McNamee (25) and Marc Austin (19), will work with the Atos team in the run up to and after Glasgow 2014, to amplify the company’s partnership with the Games and highlight the importance and relevance of information technology in athletic and business performance.
David won a silver medal at the 2011 World U23 Triathlon Championship and so far in 2013 he has recorded two top ten finishes in the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series. Marc has represented Great Britain at the last three European and World Junior Triathlon Championships, winning a silver medal in the 2013 Junior World Championships in London earlier this year.
Atos Senior Vice President – Scotland, Gavin Thomson, said: “Everyone at Atos shares the ambitions to create a lasting legacy for Glasgow and Scotland from the Games, making faster progress towards a healthier nation, developing healthy communities and a strong and flourishing economy, so by having athletes like David and Marc ‘on board’, we intend to get those messages across to as wide an audience as possible.”
“Information technology plays an increasingly vital role for everyone involved in sport and at a time when the eyes of the world will be fixed on Glasgow and Scotland, we are already prepared to deliver a performance we will all be proud of.”
Jon Doig, Chief Executive of Commonwealth Games Scotland and Team Scotland Chef de Mission said: “As one of the Commonwealth Games Associations participating in the Games, we cannot stress enough just how vital the services that Atos provide 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.
“We are particularly delighted that Atos is extending its support to Team Scotland through an athlete ambassador initiative. Triathlon is one of the most complex and technical sports on the Glasgow 2014 programme and there is great synergy with the expertise Atos brings to the Games. David and Marc are two of our top triathletes and are excellent ambassadors for both Team Scotland and Atos.”