French information technology service Atos has agreed to an eight-year partnership to sponsor UEFA National Team Football until 2030.
As the firm gets its title of UEFA’s official technology partner for all men’s national team competitions, it will help the governing body to manage, improve, and optimise its technology landscape and operations.
Tournaments included in the deal are UEFA’s EURO, Nations League Finals, European Qualifiers, European Under-21 Championship, and the Futsal EURO.
Stéphane Igolen, UEFA Services and Management Director, commented: “We are pleased to advance into a new phase of technological growth with this partnership with Atos and look forward to working alongside them.”
Furthermore, Atos will be responsible for managing and securing the underlaying hybrid-cloud environment and the infrastructure required to host UEFA’s services, applications, and data.
The company will also offer its cybersecurity services, from identity and access management to advanced incident detection and response, to anticipate, monitor and remediate any potential threats in real time.
“Our teams will leverage their expertise in cloud, cybersecurity, integration, digital sovereignty and digital workplace services to manage and modernise UEFA’s digital backbone to deliver outstanding events for the benefit of all football fans,” Nourdine Bihmane, Co-CEO in charge of tech foundations at Atos.
“Today a new great sporting and technological story has begun.”
The pair look to build upon business strategies and bring efficiencies and innovation to the IT environment “for the benefit of fans and the entire football family in Europe”.