Atos opens Technology Operations Center for Olympic Games 2024

Atos opens Technology Operations Center for Olympic Games 2024
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The European IT service provider, Atos, has inaugurated a Technology Operations Center (TOC) that plays a central role in managing technology operations for the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024.   

Covering an area of 610m², this center serves as the command and control hub overseeing all 63 Olympic and Paralympic venues, both competition and non-competition.  

As the chief IT integrator and global IT partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Atos is responsible for coordinating over 2,000 experts who provide round-the-clock IT services throughout the event. This TOC opening marks the completion of a roadmap initiated in 2020 and brings together the Group's 15 technology partners, who have been collaborating remotely for the past three years.  

The TOC serves as a coordination hub for 140 Venue IT Managers stationed across all operational locations of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024. It deploys a variety of IT equipment to support event operations and result delivery. Additionally, the company is offering support to the 60 Venue Results Managers, who are tasked with collecting and publishing performance data and statistics on the Olympic Diffusion System (ODS).  

As per the company, the TOC is one of three vital technology hubs dedicated to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, alongside Barcelona's Central Technology Operations Center (CTOC) and the Integration Testing Lab (ITL) in Madrid. Atos' ability to replicate these autonomous and sustainable IT structures reduces the environmental impact of IT during the Games.  

Leading up to the Games, 'Test Events' have been conducted for 18 sports at 11 competition venues, allowing the TOC and CTOC teams to assess Atos' systems and applications in real-time. By July 2024, over 250,000 hours of testing will have been completed, the company said.  

"The opening of the TOC, the IT hub at the heart of Paris 2024, is a key milestone in the final sprint undertaken by Atos to deliver a more connected and technologically advanced Olympic and Paralympic Games for athletes, sports federations, the media, and the general public," said Bruno Marie-Rose, Chief Information and Technology Officer, Paris 2024.  

Atos has been a partner of the Olympic Movement since 1992 and the Paralympic Movement since 2008. Furthermore, Atos is the Official Digital Technology Partner for the 2023 and 2027 editions of the European Games, as designated by the European Olympic Committee. 


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