“Atos Seals Nanjing 2014 Contract”
China, Nanjing 24 October 2012
Worldwide IT Partner for the Olympic Games, Atos, Seals 2nd Youth Olympic Games Contract in 2014 in Nanjing
Atos, an international IT services company, signed the IT contract with the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee (NYOGOC) to design, build and operate the IT infrastructure and systems for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China's Jiangsu province, which marks it the 2nd time for Atos to secure a Youth Olympic Games contract. The inaugural Youth Olympic Games were hosted in Singapore in 2010.
Atos has been the Worldwide IT Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games since Salt Lake City 2002, including the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004 and in Beijing 2008, as well as the recently completed London 2012 Olympic Games and the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Under this new contract, Atos will work with NYOGOC as its IT partner:
- To support NYOGOC over the next two years for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games as chief IT integrator, providing effective project management focusing on risk management, optimized technical solutions and flexible resource management to the Games.
- Be responsible in defining the strategy and detailed process & planning for Games IT Integration and Operation.
- To provide PMO (Project Management Office) services to ensure efficient project management to NYOGOC.
- To leverage the first class IT resources from Nanjing - the software city, by recruiting and partnering with outstanding local companies to provide world class IT services to NYOGOC, and at the same time offering local IT elites a chance to grow by participating in one of the highest-profile IT project in the world.
Mr. Yang Weize, Secretary of CPC Nanjing Municipal Committee stated that the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games is an international event for young athletes aged 15 to 18 years old. To deliver an impressive Youth Olympic Games to this generation, internet applications and information services are key. Atos has accumulated lots of successful experiences from the previous events and we expect Atos to cooperate with Nanjing Youth Olympic Organizing Committee (NYOGOC) to adapt this new trend to Nanjing 2014 and enhance its technology and services to provide a successful Youth Olympic Games in 2014 and to contribute to our vision to build a smart city of Nanjing.
Herbie Leung, CEO of Atos in APAC quoted that Atos will bring its comprehensive games management experiences to Nanjing 2014: “With the know-how extracted from all the previous games, he feels confident that Atos can deliver a stable, accurate, timely and on-budget Youth Olympic Games in 2014. Atos is also committed in working together with NYOGOC and all walks of life in Nanjing to contribute in the government's vision to transform Nanjing into a world famous software city and served its part to create a brighter future for Nanjing. “
Atos will also be IT partner for the Asian Youth Games in 2013.
Atos is a leader in the Sports and Major Events IT industry with about 500 specialized business technologists integrating teams of up to 5000 IT experts to support major events worldwide. It provides the full range of services required to stage world class sports events from timing and scoring through to Information Diffusion Systems that distribute the results to international media, news agencies, websites and TV graphics. It also includes Games Management systems, System Integration and Games Times Operations. Atos is supporting delivery of smart stadium solutions for major events, incorporating the key infrastructure and solutions into stadiums or events arenas to make them more versatile for the operators and to enhance the spectator´s experience.
About Nanjing 2014
Nanjing won the right to host the second Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014 by a narrow margin over Poznan of Poland. With a population of 7.4 million residents, Nanjing is a city full of charms. As the ancient capital for six dynasties, it is enriched with culture and history heritage. Nanjing is also one of the four national key cities for science & commerce and the 2nd most important transportation & communication hub in east China region.
Nanjing 2014 will be held from August 16th to 28th, 2014. Over these 12 days, up to 3,500 athletes aged 15-18 will compete in the 28 official Olympic summer sports.
The vision of the Nanjing 2014 is to inspire young people around the world to participate in sports and adopt and live by the Olympic values.
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 pro forma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympics Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.