Olympic Games 2016 – 10,000 Torchbearers

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
August 2016
OSCAR™ debuts at the 2016 Olympic Games, bringing communication, route planning, and outfitting under one Event Works (EW) solution.

Organizing a torch relay is complicated and ever changing.  For the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, the user friendly and flexible solution for their event was OSCAR™ (Organizing System for Courses and Routes).  OSCAR™ is our platform that provides a highly effective and easy-to-use tool for the planning, development and operation of complex moving events, such as a torch relay. 

Event organizers in Rio de Janeiro were able to leverage this solution to serve as the central hub for email communication, route planning, daybook generation and stock management of uniforms.  Outside of managing the event, EW solutions also played a leading role in facilitating the nominations and selection process for all of the torchbearers.




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.