Atos Olympic Lunch
Stockholm, 20 February 2018
As the Worldwide IT Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games since 2001, we manage the IT system for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, which mark our 5th Winter Olympics in our partnership. For the first time, our technology systems are 100% hosted on the Cloud, which allows our team to remotely support the operations from our centralized IT facilities in Spain.
During the lunch session, we learned about the technology behind the Olympic Games and how Atos supports the Games. Together, we got a sneak peek of our Central Technology Operations Center (CTOC) in Barcelona through a live video call with our team.
To live the full Olympic experience of the 2018 Winter Games, we enjoyed a delicious South Korean lunch. We had the honor to meet Olympic Medalist 2002 and 2006, Danijela Rundqvist, who shared some interesting examples about her experience during previous Olympic Games and told us about the dedication and hard work it takes to become an Olympic athlete.
The day culminated with live streaming of the biathlon competition from PyeongChang.
Most of us have little idea how important the underlying digital technology is to the Olympic Games. It is not only massive, incredibly complex and vital to the success of the event; it also has a fixed deadline and the event must be beamed to the world within half a second.
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