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Atos Origin selected by the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games to develop its Technology Master Plan


Atos Origin, an international information technology services provider has been selected by the Guangzhou Information Office to develop the Technology Master Plan for the 16th Asian Games.

Taking place in Guangzhou, China, in November 2010, and being another highly visible sports event, the 16th Asian Games will welcome 14,000 athletes coming from 44 countries and regions, as well as more than 10,000 media representatives, 100,000 volunteers and 1,000,000 spectators and tourists. That Atos Origin was successful in winning the contract proves its unbeatable competency in providing IT support for various major events around the world.

With less than 1500 days to go, this project which began in December 2006, will aim at defining the overall IT strategy for the next 4 years covering the following elements:

Key milestones and general planning
Resource requirements – staffing, systems and infrastructure
Recommended organization – best practices, integration and operation models
IT Budget estimates
Part of the definition will also lead Atos Origin to advise the Organizing Committee on the right mix of new technologies to be implemented, applying the right filters to ensure that they will be mature enough to support a critical event up to this level and scale.

Atos Origin will use its proven methodology for IT Master Planning used in previous events such as the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games, 2005 Izmir University Games, and of course the Olympic Games.

Simon Yim, Atos Origin China President, declared that “Atos Origin is very proud to have been selected by the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games to provide the IT Master Plan. It shows the trust that the Committee places in our experiences accumulated over the past 17 years and more than 30 world events. This project is multi-cultural by nature and will involve consultants from Europe who bring the Major Events expertise, together with Chinese consultants who will bring their knowledge and understanding of the local marketplace and customs. This strategic project award is important for us as it is in line with our comprehensive development plan in China but also comes as a natural extension to our strong involvement in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.” Yim continued that “We are very proud to play a significant part in the major events taking place in China and to be able to demonstrate our know-how in such visible projects.”

Since 1989, the Atos Origin Major Events unit is exclusively dedicated to the provision of IT solutions and services to large-scale events and international bodies, carrying its experiences and know-how from one event to another. The business unit shares its experience with sporting and non-sporting event organizers, and link this to specialist consulting, project management, systems integration, systems management, and the provision of software solutions.

Atos Origin has been contracted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to deliver IT for the Games of Salt Lake City in 2002 (operated as SchlumbergerSema), Athens in 2004, Torino in 2006, Beijing in 2008, Vancouver in 2010 and London in 2012.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company’s annual revenues are EUR 5.4 billion and it employs over 50,000 people in 40 countries. In China, Atos Origin has been present for over 10 years and currently employs 1,000 people, 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 energy. Atos Origin China is headquartered in Beijing, with branch offices in Shanghai and Guangzhou.

Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.


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