Sport

Olympic Games 2016 – 10,000 Torchbearers

Client:
IOC
Location
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date
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.

 

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.