Bringing our best to the Olympic Games

Posted on: January 9, 2018 by Marta Sanfeliu

The Olympic Games is the biggest event on Earth. It has a long and proud history of bringing people together – during times of conflict and in peace time. Its ideals are of finding joy in effort and working in a spirit of friendship, solidarity.

We work to uphold these ideals in helping to deliver the Games and within our wider company culture.

Marta Sanfeliu

“The Games culture is to go above and beyond to deliver together.”

It makes you feel proud. It’s something that has personally helped us to realize that as a human we can go further than we thought possible.

When we are asked what our most pivotal role is in the Games we say that it is as the technology integrator. Team work is the hardest skill to master and the most important. We need to bring our personal best for the collective good. We will succeed or fail together.

Santiago Manso

“I think we excel at system integration, we work as partners, at the end we have the same target, we adapt and work together.”

The Organizing Committee has a culture of friendship and we stay together, making lasting relationships that move from one Game to the next, from one country to the next.

As a team we must innovate together, find solutions to any problems we face, discuss, negotiate and compromise.

Our role in the Games is to deliver the backbone of the largest sports related IT contract in the world since 2001, Atos turns the Games securely into a fully connected global experience delivering:

  • Testing: we will test all the Games critical IT applications
  • Providing the Games experience for people across the world: delivering real-time results to 8 billion different devices worldwide in 0.5 seconds.
  • Cloud technology: we will deliver our Olympic Games technology fully in the Cloud. We will host all Olympic Management Systems and Olympic Diffusion Systems on the Atos Canopy Digital Private Cloud – including accreditations, sport entries & qualifications and volunteer portal. 

At the opening ceremony the Atos team will be ready, holding our breath, prepared for any eventuality. It is the day we, alongside the athletes, are on the biggest stage on earth and have the most visibility.

This is the time we must bring our very best performance for the success of the whole Olympic family.

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About Marta Sanfeliu

Head of Application Development Practice, Business & Platform Solutions
Marta Sanfeliu was the Chief Operating Officer of the Major Events unit at Atos. The unit covers all Atos large-scale events, including the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Marta is responsible for leading the commercial and technological development of this area of the business. Marta has eighteen years’ experience of working on the Olympic Games. In previous Games she was the Chief Integrator for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games, Operations Manager for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games, Central Operations Manager for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Games Management System Project Manager for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, and she also managed the Electronic Accreditation and Sport Entries applications at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Prior to working on the Games, Marta was an IT analyst for the Spanish Commercial Office in Beijing. Her career started in Barcelona as a developer and business analyst at IBM for financial systems used in the banking industry.

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About Santiago Manso

CTO for the Olympics & Major Events, Atos and member of the Scientific Community
Santiago has over 18 years of experience in the sports IT market delivering the technology for the last 8 Olympic Games. In his daily job, Santiago manages the CTO office for the Olympics and Major Events GBU, focus on maintaining the Technology Roadmap up to date, applying innovation into the business unit and delivering the solutions for the major bids in Sports. Santiago is a business oriented person who loves applying the last technologies to resolve business problems of customers. 12-year experience working in 5 different countries (Greece, Italy, China, Russia and Spain) has impacted into his personal live definitively as now traveling and working at multicultural environments is part of his life. Now Santiago is currently based in Barcelona where he lives near the beach, his other passion, with his wife and 2 children.

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