Birmingham 2022: Wiz-Team ramps up preparations with 50 days to go!
Birmingham 2022: Wiz-Team ramps up preparations with 50 days to go!

We love a countdown – especially when it’s for a major sport event that will see 5’000 or so of the Commonwealth’s best athletes compete for 11 days across 19 different sports. With 50 days to go until the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Game and 30 days till Wiz-Team kick-starts its on-site Games-time operations, today’s milestone gives us an opportunity to reflect on our journey so far as Official Software and Solutions Provider for Core Games Management Systems, and the exciting road ahead.

We kicked-off our partnership with Birmingham 2022 back in October 2021 after we announced that we would be providing the Organising Committee with industry-leading technology and expertise to support with: accreditation, the Queen’s Baton relay, access control, and sport entries and qualifications.

Since then, 5 members of Wiz-Team staff have already spent over 60 days (and counting) on-site delivering countless hours of tailored training sessions and support to onboard and empower functional area teams to use our all-in-one event management solution Event-Works. Our solution will assist them (among other things) with the registration and management of over 80’000 accredited individuals across a Games ecosystem spanning more than 25 venues. One hundred delegation leaders have also received an exclusive preview of our brand-new Sport Entries and Qualifications (SEQ) module which will give them greater autonomy and transparency into the management of their athletes’ data journey.

Two technical rehearsals later, we are now ramping up our final preparations before opening night on 28 July 2022, where we will then offer a full range of on-site support for the duration of the Games.

The countdown is then well and truly on! We are thrilled to be on this journey with Birmingham 2022, which has already inspired and uplifted us as we have the privilege to work alongside and witness first-hand the passion, dedication and resilience of the staff who are working to prepare the best and brightest stage for the Commonwealth athletes and the world in a post-covid context.

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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.