Unisys partners with Invictus Games Sydney 2018 as Official Information Technology and Cybersecurity Supporter
Unisys to further its commitment to the Australian defence community by providing IT support and information security solutions including Unisys Stealth®
SYDNEY, 27 August 2018 – Unisys Corporation today announced it will partner with Invictus Games Sydney 2018 presented by Jaguar Land Rover as Official Information Technology and Cybersecurity Supporter of the event and the 2018 Australian Invictus Games Team.
The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and ill service men and women, both active duty and veteran. The Games use the healing power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and celebrate the crucial role played by family members and friends. The fourth Games will be held in Sydney from 20-27 October and attract 500 competitors from 18 nations to compete in 11 medal sports.
"Partnering with Invictus Games Sydney 2018 is a natural extension of our commitment to support defence organisations and service personnel. We work with Soldier On to help ex-service personnel find employment opportunities as they return to civilian life and approximately 15 percent of the Unisys team who provide field IT support to our clients in Australia and New Zealand are ex-service personnel or reservists. We also provide IT support to approximately 450 defence locations across Australia. I, and the rest of the Unisys team, am honoured to be involved with the Games and we look forward to witnessing the unconquerable spirit of the competitors," said Tony Windever, Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Unisys.
Under the partnership, Unisys will build and support the technology infrastructure at Victoria Barracks, Sydney Olympic Park and Games venues as well as provide information security using Unisys Stealth® software and services.
Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Head of Technology James Smith expressed his appreciation for Unisys' support of the Games.
"With proven experience providing IT support to defence and other critical organisations, Unisys is the ideal partner for Invictus Games Sydney 2018. In addition, Unisys' commitment to the defence community means there is a strong cultural alignment between our organisations that we feel is critical to helping ensure the successful delivery of the Games," said Smith.
Unisys team and athletes at the Invictus Games Fly the Flag ceremony on Sydney Harbour Bridge – LtoR: Graeme Bell (competitor: archery), Craig Ray, Lysandra Schmutter, Tony Windever, Peter Arbuckle (competitor: Wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, sailing and sitting volleyball) and Lisa Cameron
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About Invictus Games
The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and ill servicemen and women, both active duty and veteran. The Games use the healing power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country. The Games also recognise the critical role played by family and friends. 'Invictus' is Latin for 'unconquered' and it embodies the fighting spirit and resilience of our service personnel and veterans.
The inaugural Invictus Games were held in London in 2014 followed by Orlando in 2016 and Toronto in 2017. The fourth Invictus Games will be held in Sydney from 20-27 October 2018 where 500 competitors from 18 nations will compete in 11 adaptive sports. An estimated 1,000 family members and friends will accompany the competitors with all being supported by over 1,000 volunteers.
Invictus Games spirit in Toronto 2017 - credit Jesse Milns
Invictus Games Toronto 2017 - credit Jesse Milns
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