“Atos IT systems successfully relay the Commonwealth Games results to the world and ensure the smooth running of the Glasgow Games ”
Glasgow 4 August, 2014
Atos Business Technologists support the most connected Commonwealth Games ever
International IT Services company Atos, the worldwide Information Technology (IT) Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, today announced it had successfully delivered critical Games Management Systems and Games Information Systems for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow to enable athletes, officials, spectators, volunteers and media from all over the world to access the Games and receive results in real-time.
With a dedicated team of 60 business technologists working behind the scenes in Glasgow, supported by a team in the Atos Major Events headquarters in Barcelona and Madrid, Atos has - for a Commonwealth Games - delivered an unprecedented level of technical support to the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee.
Atos supported the extensive background security checking processes that were needed to accredit up to 70,000 Games participants and allow overseas participants access to their Visa into Scotland.
The Atos technology also ensured that the Volunteer Portal was up and running at all times allowing 50,811 people to make an application last year to become a volunteer – more than both Manchester 2002 and Melbourne 2006 combined. The portal supported the 15,000 friendly Clyde-siders recruited by sharing information on the 2,000 roles created for 95 different Games locations and making sure each volunteer received their uniforms, and personalised rosters.
Using the Results Data Feed, the Atos Games Information Systems relayed the real-time sports results to Results Apps as well as athlete information, competition schedules, medal tables and sports records for more than 4,500 athletes inscribed in 247 events of the 17 Games sports in the last 11 days to the world's media in 0.5 seconds.
This included X new Commonwealth Records and X new World Records.
As an Official Supporter of the G2014 Commonwealth Games, Atos business technologists have been working closely with the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee for over two and a half years.
Atos Senior Vice President in Scotland, Gavin Thomson, said the company was delighted with the way in which technology had powered new levels of performance and connectivity at the Games.
“After 22 years of collaboration with major events organisers around the world, Atos and our team of business technologists have once again worked tirelessly over the last two and a half years to successfully deliver the key technology required to ensure the smooth running of the Games.
“Our challenge at each major event is to create an IT solution that supports every moment of the action and allows it to be brought to everyone worldwide instantaneously. In that respect, this has truly been one of the most connected Commonwealth Games ever.
“Glasgow 2014 had everything including hugely impressive packed stadia, 15,000 enthusiastic Clyde-siders, brilliant athletic performances and fantastic crowd reactions. We were delighted and proud to be in a position to help deliver an IT solution which mirrored the exacting standards of a modern day Games in today's technology driven world.”
David Grevemberg, Chief Executive of , Glasgow 2014 said : "The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have been an major success for all involved with world class performances both in the stadia and also in the significant support services required to showcase the best the Commonwealth has to offer to the world.
"Glasgow 2014 has benefitted significantly from Atos' long standing experience in powering performance at major events at Olympic level around the world over the past 20 years and the role the company has played in the delivery of the critical Games Management Systems and Games Information Systems has helped set new standards for the Commonwealth Games.
"We are delighted to have worked with the Atos team over the past two and a half years and like everyone involved in the background activities around the Games they should take great pride in putting Glasgow very firmly on the map in terms of truly memorable sporting events."
Atos has invested heavily and continues to invest in jobs and development in Scotland, employing 1500 people in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Forres, Glasgow, Inverness, Linwood and Livingston.
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of €8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services in 3 domains, Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed Services & BPO, and transactional services through Worldline. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Services; Public sector, Healthcare & Transports; Financial Services; Telco, Media & 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 & Paralympic Games and is quoted on the NYSE Euronext Paris market.