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Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games technology in operational phase


Singapore - The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) and Atos Origin – the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games – today announced the official opening of the Technology Operations Centre (TOC).

The TOC, located at the SYOGOC headquarters, is the nerve centre where all critical Singapore 2010 IT systems and infrastructure are monitored and managed. The TOC links and supports technology operations in multiple venues to allow for swift response and rectification in the event of any unexpected incidence impacting the IT systems.

The TOC is operational during the Validation Exercise from 11 to 20 June 2010, to support and monitor the Games IT Systems for five sports at four venues – Rowing, Canoe-kayak, Gymnastics, Tennis and Archery. More than 200 staff from SYOGOC and partners were involved in the set up of the technology infrastructure at these venues. The systems deployed include data networks, telecommunication, accreditation, timing & scoring, results distribution, incident management and IT support. During the validation exercise, all the activities and systems were monitored 18 hours each day by the TOC. During the games, the TOC will be expanded to support all the competition and other non-competition venues.

“The Technology Operations Centre is a key component in the development of the IT infrastructure for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games,” said Mr Patrick Adiba, Executive Vice President, Olympic Games at Atos Origin. “With the successful completion of this critical milestone, we are now ready for the operations phase where we will continue to test the systems and put in place processes and procedures for the smooth operations of the Singapore 2010 IT systems.”

“The TOC is the central location where the Games IT systems are managed and monitored, and where critical decision-making and co-ordination between the Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee and technology partners are made. We would like to thank members of the Technology team for their tireless efforts and excellent team work in achieving this critical milestone on schedule,” said Ms Lim Bee Kwan, Director of Technology Division at SYOGOC.

The TOC houses advanced system management and monitoring tools that enhance the readiness of the IT operations team to prevent, detect and rectify problems such as faulty hardware, system failure, potential viruses and hacking to ensure the smooth running of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games across 18 competition venues.

All systems deployed for the Games, including games management system, results systems, Internet websites, and networks would also be monitored from the TOC. The centre will be manned 24/7 throughout the 12-day Games period by over 160 IT professionals from the SYOGOC Technology Division, Atos Origin, Omega, SingTel and many other partners who have been trained to monitor and resolve any problems relating to the IT systems.

Singapore 2010 – Blazing the Trail
Singapore will be hosting the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) from 14 to 26 August 2010. The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games will receive some 5,000 athletes and officials from the 205 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), along with an estimated 1,200 media representatives, 20,000 local and international volunteers, and more than 370,000 spectators. Young athletes - aged between 14 and 18 years - will compete in 26 sports and take part in a Culture and Education Programme.

The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games aims to inspire youth around the world to embrace, embody and express the Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect. It will create a lasting sports, culture and education legacy for Singapore and youths from around the world, as well as enhance and elevate the sporting culture locally and regionally.

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About Atos Origin

Atos Origin is a leading international information technology (IT) services company, providing hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed operations to deliver business outcomes globally. The company’s annual revenues are EUR 5.1 billion and it employs 49,000 people. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

In Asia Pacific, Atos Origin has its regional headquarters in Singapore and has 2,000 employees in 7 countries and regions servicing clients in Financial Services; Discrete Manufacturing; Telecom & Utilities; Process Industries; CPG/Retail and Public Sector.

In Greater China region, Atos Origin has been present for over 10 years and currently employs 1,000 people in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taiwan, focusing on an end-to-end service model to “design, build and operate” IT solutions for key clients in such industries as finance, discrete manufacturing, petro chemicals and process industry, and energies. Atos Origin China is headquartered in Beijing.

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