The European football governing body, UEFA has announced a new agreement with a global leader in digital transformation, Atos. This new deal has been inked for eight years and will be backing UEFA National Team Football.
Atos will assist UEFA in managing, improving, and optimising its sophisticated technological landscape and processes in order to organise and support national team football events such as the UEFA EURO, UEFA Nations League Finals, European Qualifiers, UEFA European Under-21 Championship, and UEFA Futsal EURO in the coming years.
Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA Marketing Director, said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Atos, who are committing themselves as a key partner of UEFA national men’s team football for the next eight years. The world is becoming more digitalised and with Atos onboard as our technology partner, we are ensuring we will have all the necessary technical expertise to help deliver our competitions to the millions of fans around the globe.”
Stéphane Igolen, UEFA Services and Management Director, said, “We are pleased to advance into a new phase of technological growth with this partnership with Atos and look forward to working alongside them.”
Nourdine Bihmane, Co-CEO in Charge of Tech Foundations, Atos, commented, “Our teams will leverage their expertise in cloud, cybersecurity, integration, digital sovereignty and digital workplace services to manage and modernize UEFA’s digital backbone to deliver outstanding events for the benefit of all football fans. Today a new great sporting and technological story has begun!”
Furthermore, for UEFA event-related activities, Atos will provide a full spectrum of services – including cutting-edge digital workplace, user support, and network equipment – to optimise UEFA’s IT processes and enhance the internal user experience. In each of these areas, Atos will co-operate with UEFA to assist its business model and lead to the efficiency and advancement of its IT environment to the advantage of enthusiasts and the entire football family in Europe.