The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) today announced that Atos will deliver complex and innovative information technology solutions crucial for the planning and staging of Australia’s largest sporting event in more than a decade.
The solutions will form a critical part of a world class technology environment being implemented by GOLDOC in preparation for and during the Games.
Atos has joined the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) sponsorship family to deliver the comprehensive Games Management System (GMS) and Information Diffusion System (IDS) to power performance at the heart of the Games.
Minister for the Commonwealth Games, Stirling Hinchliffe welcomed Atos as an Official Supporter to GC2018.
“As a global technology company, Atos have a proven history of successful delivery of GMS and IDS solutions at major international events including the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games and London 2012 Olympic Games.
“For GC2018, Atos will manage the delivery of complex and innovative technology solutions and applications through their Games Management System that will support Accreditation Management, the Volunteer Portal, Volunteer Application Form, Sport Entries Management and more.
“The Information Diffusion System will incorporate the central results platform during the Games so that results are immediately available on the Games website for the public to follow their favourite teams and athletes.
“This is IT at its most innovative and we are fortunate to have this platform in the Games. I thank Atos for helping showcase GC2018 to the world,” Minister Hinchliffe said.
GOLDOC Chairman, Peter Beattie AC said he was delighted to welcome Atos to the GC2018 sponsorship family.
“This level of commitment gives businesses across the country and Commonwealth confidence in the GC2018 brand and highlights the significance of being involved in this global event.
“Atos will bring innovations to GOLDOC which will ultimately underpin the very complex and critical technology framework and services to power a successful GC2018,” Mr Beattie said.
Atos Australia’s Managing Director, Peter Robertson said the opportunity to showcase the company’s digital innovations and products by supporting GC2018 and demonstrating their capabilities was an opportunity that Atos welcomed and was very proud to engage and be a team player to deliver an excellent Games experience.
“Atos has developed the most advanced IT systems for major sporting events – this is robust technology, tried and tested on international events around the world and we welcome this opportunity to deliver this capability for the first time in Australia to add to our global expertise.
“GC2018 gives Atos a platform to leverage our expertise, share our knowledge and deliver a team based highly innovative IT solution befitting of such a grand scale event hosted in Australia.
“And the Atos capability will deliver the Games Management and Information Diffusion Systems from an Australian hosted and managed private (Canopy) cloud platform,” Mr Robertson said.
Globally, Atos employs 100,000 staff across 72 countries with the Australian team comprising expert staff spread primarily across Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane.
Atos’ team will be embedded with GOLDOC at its Gold Coast headquarters in the lead up to and during Games time. Expert technologists will also be supporting the systems from Atos’ Technical Technology Operations Centre in Spain as well as from its Australian Canopy data centre.