Wiz-Team in action at European Athletics Indoor Championships

March 5, 2021

Wiz-Team in action at European Athletics Indoor Championships

March 5, 2021

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.

3 questions to… Johann Woringer, founder and CEO of Wiz-Team

February 4, 2021

3 questions to… Johann Woringer, founder and CEO of Wiz-Team

February 4, 2021

What was the biggest lesson learnt in 2020?

To see the glass half full! There were very little operations between March and December, but our development team has never been so busy as all resources were available to work on new product features and focus on developing Event-Works. Being resilient and flexible are two other important lessons from 2020. The team went beyond normal duties to create user guides, conduct trainings, Q&A webinars, and revamp our branding including a new website.

How did Wiz-Team tackle the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic?

As part of its strategy, Wiz-Team has always diversified its client portfolio between software licenses and services and working across multiple industries. This diversification has been extremely helpful. We’ve also taken this time to prepare for when events do resume, worked on internal processes, hired four new brilliant staff members and moved offices.

Looking ahead to 2021, what are Wiz-Team’s plans?

This year will be about making sure Event-Works becomes the reference for accessibility in event management solutions, that we continue to develop our application infrastructure and provide new automated and time-saving tools to organisations and event professionals. Wiz-Team is also going to grow with a few experts joining the team and some exciting new projects and partnerships… watch this space!

Check out Wiz-Team’s case study on the Lausanne 2020 YOG

January 21, 2021

Check out Wiz-Team’s case study on the Lausanne 2020 YOG

January 21, 2021

It has been one year since a record of over 1,800 athletes from 79 countries gathered in Lausanne (Switzerland) for the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG). Wiz-Team is proud to have contributed to the smooth operations of the organisers. Its event management solution “Event-Works” was used to conduct the registration of, and data collection from, 4000 volunteers who, during the Games, were deployed across five sports clusters and other important locations such as the athletes’ villages, the airport and train stations.

Wiz-Team’s software provided a new, user-friendly sign-up process and enabled the efficient collection of key information from this important stakeholder group who help make the Games a reality. The data collected included details for accreditation, uniform sizes, validation of shift assignments and uniform pick-up dates. Conditional tabs were also used to collect only the necessary information, like parental consent forms for minors.

Click here to read the full case study, including the feedback of the organisers

New partnership between Wiz-Team and TPT Hub to boost events industry

January 14, 2021

New partnership between Wiz-Team and TPT Hub to boost events industry

January 14, 2021

Wiz-Team and TPT Hub are joining forces to provide integrated, user-friendly and innovative turnkey solutions to the events industry. Both companies have decades of on-the-ground experience at major international events and share a common goal of leveraging the power of technology to optimise and empower event planning and operations teams all over the world.

TPT Hub provides software for transport and fleet operations management that simplifies fleet management, communication and logistics. Their forward-thinking software delivers intelligent solutions to the events world and can be customised to specific needs.

Tim Goethals, COO of Wiz-Team, said on the occasion of the announcement: “As our services complement each other, Wiz-Team and TPT Hub’s partnership seemed a natural fit. Thanks to this collaboration, we will be able to provide our current and future clients smart transport solutions, which always constitute an important element of event planning and delivery. We are looking forward to working with TPT Hub to help the events industry optimise its operations.”

Konstantin Voronov, CEO of TPT Hub, added: “The integration of SaaS platforms is where the events world is going right now at a very quick pace. Wiz-Team is at the forefront of cutting-edge software simplifying operations for event organisers. At TPT Hub, we believe the success of any event begins and ends with transport. With our specialised transport programme now being able to integrate with our partner’s suite of scalable software, we can provide any organiser with all the tools to manage their event operations with greater efficiency.”

New to Wiz-Team – Meet Valentina

October 26, 2020

New to Wiz-Team – Meet Valentina

October 26, 2020

We’re delighted to welcome a new member to the team! Valentina Rios, a native of Argentina, joins our Operations team as Delivery Manager, starting next month. She brings to Wiz-Team a wide range of skills, experiences, and languages (three!) from her career as an analyst and project delivery specialist.

Managing a variety of business insights and data projects both at a global bank and a consulting firm cemented Valentina’s passion for developing, designing and delivering complex and customised solutions at the highest level.

In 2018, she caught the major international event ‘bug’ as a member of the Accreditation team at the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. She has since successfully worked on planning and delivering a range of main functional areas at sports events like the Longines Masters and the Games of the Small States of Europe.

A life-long learner, Valentina is always striving to absorb new things. She loves travelling, meeting new people and collecting pins of which she has 100 so far, and may be open for a trade!

Wiz-Team develops revolutionary Sport Entries Module

October 11, 2020

Wiz-Team develops revolutionary Sport Entries Module

October 11, 2020

Wiz-Team is currently working on a new, revolutionary Sport Entries Module, with improved functions. The smart solution will be available in 2021.

In close collaboration with its delivery partner IGNITX and their experts in Sport Entries, Wiz-Team has been working hard since April to review and upgrade the sport entries process. The new module, which is part of Wiz-Team’s all-in-one event management platform Event-Works,  will benefit multi-sport as well as single sport events.

“For this innovative solution we have worked together with IGNITX and their experts, led by IGNITX Co-Founder Sport Entries expert Li Neo Tay, who have a combined experience of over 20 years spanning over 15 different events, including the Olympic and Youth Olympic Games, says  Wiz-Team CEO and Founder Johann Woringer. “We are now deciphering the business process to adapt and improve Event-Works and will begin development very soon. This new entries module will be fully customisable from the user interface which will make it easy to configure.”

Two EU institutions adopt Wiz-Team’s event registration tool

October 7, 2020

Two EU institutions adopt Wiz-Team’s event registration tool

October 7, 2020

The European Commission has recently decided to use Wiz-Team’s software solution ‘Event-Works’ as the “Corporate” event management and registration tool for all their meetings. An exciting development, which follows Wiz-Team’s already existing collaboration with certain departments of these renown institutions.

“We are thrilled that the functionality, reliability and user-friendliness of our event management tool ‘Event-Works’ have convinced our partners at the EU. We look forward to keep contributing to the successful delivery of their various important event,” says Johann Woringer, Wiz-Team CEO & Founder.

On top of the European Commission, the European Parliament also started using Wiz-Team’s platform for its meetings. Wiz-Team recently travelled to Brussels to conduct on-site training with the system users.

For both institutions, Wiz-Team organised a demo for on-site badge printing with its partner fielddrive, showcasing the integration of their registration and event management tool with fielddrive self-badge printing kiosks.

WIZ-TEAM ANNOUNCES IGNITX AS PREFERRED DELIVERY PARTNER

September 17, 2020

WIZ-TEAM ANNOUNCES IGNITX AS PREFERRED DELIVERY PARTNER

September 17, 2020

Wiz-Team is delighted to announce IGNITX as their preferred partner for event operations. IGNITX is a network of event professionals. Whilst Wiz-Team provides its innovative software solution, IGNITX provides the business process knowledge and operates as a user of Event-Works. 

The collaboration with IGNITX has developed very naturally as both companies share the same vision of empowering people. They have already worked together successfully on the delivery of the accreditation operations at the 2019 Longines Master Series, and the registration and accreditation operations for the Boxing Road to Tokyo Qualifying Events.

During these challenging times, both Wiz-Team and IGNITX have joined forces on several strategic projects. Wiz-Team’s data management skills and technical know-how complement perfectly IGNITX’s expertise in the event industry’s business processes. Teaming up has proven to be very productive to Wiz-Team’s mission of providing the leading Events Management System in the market.

Stay tuned as Wiz-Team and IGNITX collaborate on exciting solutions in sport entries, accreditations and accommodation.

JOHANN

CEO

As founder and CEO of Wiz-Team, Johann has more than fifteen years of experience in event data management, working with sports federations, the medical congress industry, corporate companies and government agencies. The diversity of these industries has provided him with a wide-ranging background and an exceptional experience in various types and sizes of events. Johann delivered innovative event management solutions to every Olympic Games since 2004. His previous experience includes web and database development, as well as project management in the luxury industry, and teaching. 

From the Wiz-Team headquarters in the Olympic Capital, Lausanne (Switzerland), Johann manages a global network of developers, translating complex data management requirements into solutions built by event professionals, specifically for event professionals.

Johann holds an MBA in international management and speaks English and French. In his spare time, he enjoys scuba diving and is passionate about new technologies.