“Atos Origin selected as prime technology partner of the Rio 2007 XV Pan American Games”

Sao Paulo, 11 October 2006

Atos Origin selected to head the Pan American Games technology services on account of its wide experience with sporting events

Atos Origin, a leading international information technology services provider was selected by the Ministry of Sports and by SEPAN (Pan American Games Office ) as the technlogy services provider for the XV Pan American Games, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro between the 13th and 29th of July 2007. The agreement also includes the Para-Pan American Games for disabled athletes, which will take place between the 12th and 19th of August 2007.

This project which will start at the beginning of October covers the complete IT solution for the Games:

  • Systems – back office, planning, accreditation, volunteers management, capture and distribution of the competition results, media information system …
  • Infrastructure - all the necessary hardware, local networking, IT facilities (PC factory, test lab, helpdesk, …)
  • Services - project management, business process consulting, systems integration, deployment, operation support and IT security.

"This is a challenging project which marks Atos Origin's 15th anniversary in Brazil. The 25 days of duration of the event require first class planning, execution, and technological and systems knowledge. There will be no second chance for corrections. We are very confident because we can rely on a team with experienced Brazilian team members who have participated in previous sports events. This team will be headed by Montserrat Guardia, Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Atos Origin Brazil, who worked in several Olympic Games, including Athens 2004 and Torino 2006. We are ready," states Sérgio Bartoletti, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Atos Origin Latin America.

Some Pan American Games figures:

  • 44 competition venues
  • 44 disciplines
  • 5.500 athletes
  • 3.000 members of the press
  • 15.000 volunteers

Since 1989, the Atos Origin Major Events unit is exclusively dedicated to the provision of IT solutions and services to large-scale events and international bodies, carrying its experiences and know-how from one event to another. The business unit aims to share its experience with sporting and non-sporting event organizers, and link this to specialist consulting, project management, systems integration, systems management, and the provision of software solutions.
Atos Origin has been contracted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to deliver IT for the Games of Salt Lake City in 2002 (operated as SchlumbergerSema), Athens 2004, Torino 2006, Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5.5 billion and it employs over 47,000 people in 40 countries.
In Brazil, Atos Origin employs 2.000 persons, focused on design, build and operations of technology solutions and in 2006 celebrates its 15th anniversary.

Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

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Atos Origin Brasil
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