Wiz-Team and EA share event learnings amidst COVID pandemic

Administrador_WT_JWO March 29, 2021 0

During last week’s Open Question Webinar organised by Wiz-Team, European Athletics Logistics & Events Senior Coordinator Marie Anne Midy shared her learnings from the European Athletics Indoor Championships 2021, held earlier this month in Toruń, Poland. In particular, she explained how Wiz-Team’s event management platform “Event-Works” (EW) facilitated the automation and monitoring of COVID-19 testing and the management of access control to venues within the pandemic context.

“It was the first time we operated a physical event since the pandemic outbreak”, said Marie Anne. “It was quite challenging, and we learnt a lot, but we managed it successfully.”

She shared: “The keys to this success were the integration of each participant’s medical data into Event-Works; providing a QR-Code on the accreditation card linked to this data and controlling access accordingly; and the professional on-the-ground assistance by Wiz-Team.”

More than 2000 participants underwent a comprehensive testing regime prior and during the event. The results of the tests were entered manually into the system. If a test was positive, access would be automatically denied when scanning the accreditation’s QR code at one of the 13 venue access points. “It was a very user-friendly system, but make sure you have more than enough volunteers at hand to be able to operate all access points and to combine the sanitary and security check for the participants’ comfort”, advised Marie Anne to the 30 or so event experts participating in the webinar.

For the athletes’ warm-up zone with restricted space, access control proved more complex, and athletes were only allowed to enter this zone ahead of their competition, in order to ensure compliance with the social distancing rules.

Considering the sensitive nature of medical data, Wiz-Team founder and CEO Johann Woringer clarified: “All of the data processed by Wiz-Team is in a secure cloud. In addition, Event-Works allows us to clearly define who can see which kind of data. In Toruń, only the medical team was granted access to the medical data. Post-event, all this data was deleted.”

In the future, it is aimed to automate the medical data integration into Event-Works via a specific API in order to speed up this process.

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Wiz-Team to partner with WeTrack

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Wiz-Team and WeTrack announced today that they will team up to optimise the planning and delivery of events around the world. It’s about complementing each other’s expertise, software and services in order to provide smart turnkey solutions to current and future clients. 

WeTrack provides planning and operations software to major events, venues and organisations, with products incorporating planning, sustainability, readiness, and event control which links well with Wiz-Team’s know-how and its all-in-one event management platform “Event-Works”. In addition, and just like Wiz-Team, WeTrack has many clients in the world of sport.

Tim Goethals, COO of Wiz-Team, said on the occasion of the announcement: “We constantly strive to optimise event operations, be it through technological innovations, by developing the skills of our team members or forming new partnerships. We look forward to working closely with WeTrack, making the best use of their impressive expertise in event planning, risk management and incident control.”

Peter Ward, Managing Director of WeTrack, commented: “After first meeting Tim back in 2018 at a conference, I’ve been constantly impressed with his and his team’s integrity and industry knowledge. Wiz-Team and WeTrack now share a number of clients, predominantly in Europe, and it made sense to partner up and start exploring how we can integrate better to improve the experience of our clients.”

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Wiz-Team supports delivery of Swiss Cyber Security Days

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The Swiss Cyber Security Days (SCSD), bringing together Switzerland‘s leading expertise in cyber security in an international environment, kicked off today. The delivery of this high-profile, virtual event has been supported by Wiz-Team’s event management solution “Event-Works” for registration, ticketing, and payment.

The conference is streamed via a new innovative networking and business platform called “SCSD365”. Wiz-Team has created a specific, highly customised API, which allows for a high-speed, accurate, and secure access to important event information connecting Event-Works with the SCSD365 virtual platform.

“With data privacy and security being core elements of Wiz-Team’s solutions, it has been a fascinating experience to contribute to the delivery of this important event for a second time in a row”, says Wiz-Team COO Tim Goethals. He adds: “Last week we were back on the ground supporting the delivery of a physical international sport event in Poland, this week we are again 100% in the virtual space. That’s the new normal and our versatile event management solution allows us to adjust quickly to different situations and needs.” 

This year’s SCSD themes focus on global hacking and national sovereignty, with the second conference day devoted to SME security.  The line-up of top level speakers include Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer, André Kudelski, Chairman and CEO of the Kudelski Group and President of Innosuisse, and many more senior experts from organisations such as Interpol, the WEF, the Geneva Center for Security Policy, the CyberPeace Institute and the European Space Agency.

Wiz-Team in action at European Athletics Indoor Championships

Administrador_WT_JWO March 5, 2021 0

It’s been a year of working virtually and no major sport events but this week, Wiz-Team is pleased to be back on the ground supporting long-time partner European Athletics and the local organising committee with their European Athletics Indoor Championships Toruń 2021 kicking off today in Poland. Wiz-Team’s Event-Works technology is being used creatively to manage accommodation, travel, accreditations, access control, the organisation of sessions and the implementation of sanitary measures adjusted to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In numbers, that’s 15 scanning devices used with Event-Works Accreditation to automate and monitor testing and safety protocols across 13 venue access points in order to keep more than 2200 athletes, staff, officials, and event stakeholders safe.

Wiz-Team is providing European Athletics and the Local Organising Committee with all the tools they need to create and manage COVID-19 PCR testing workflows for accurate and up-to-date monitoring of participants’ health. Through its solutions, Wiz-Team is also helping to ensure communication remains consistent and efficient with critical information and PCR results being shared instantaneously to stay at all times one-step-ahead of COVID-19.

This event is proving an invaluable learning experience and a demonstration of how the different Event-Works modules can be used to track the movement of people within and around the European Athletics Indoor Championships, where a maximum capacity of attendants has been set in order to respect the social distancing protocols and other COVID-19 policies put in place.

It’s taken five PCR and LAMP tests and counting to get there, but Wiz-Team’s Head of Operations Ameline is on the ground to support with training volunteers, troubleshooting and jumping in to help wherever its needed. A great opportunity to experience first-hand operations of a major sport event held during the pandemic.

JOHANN

CEO

As the founder and CEO of Wiz-Team, Johann has been a part of this adventure long before the start of the organisation 10 years ago. This dynamic and fast-growing company was born out of gap in the market Johann and his colleagues experienced as event managers in the early 2000s.  With little tools available to effectively manage the demands and challenges of data management for complex events, they decided to build their own solution. 

Shortly thereafter Johann created Event-Works and later Wiz-Team with the vision to deliver world class digital solutions built by event professionals for event professionals. From Wiz-Team headquarters in his hometown Lausanne, he oversees a global network of developers and experts, who support the organisations mission to empower event professionals through smart, intuitive, and innovative digital solutions. 

Johann’s expertise in event data management is outstanding.  He has delivered innovative event management solutions to every Olympic Games edition since 2004 alongside a range of other international events. Having worked across many sectors, including sports federations, the medical congress industry, corporate companies, and government agencies, he has acquired a wide-ranging background and an exceptional experience in various types and sizes of events. Before he set up Wiz-Team, Johann specialised in web and database development, as well as project management in the luxury industry, and teaching.

Johann holds an MBA in international management and speaks English, French and some German. In his spare time, he enjoys scuba diving, discovering the world on a motorbike, gaming and exploring new technologies.