Atos Origin 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, 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.

This project which began in December 2006, will aim at defining the overall IT strategy for the next four years. 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.

Simon Yim, Atos Origin China's president, said 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.

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