European Aquatics President and Vice-President welcome new era of digital transformation with representatives of new partners EPAM and InterTicket

Published On: June 20, 2024

President of European Aquatics Antonio Silva and First Vice President Josip Varvodic met with Balazs Magyar, Senior Director of Account Management of technology company EPAM and Örs Országh, Chief Innovation Officer for InterTicket, on pool deck at the European Aquatics Championships in Belgrade to celebrate the start of a new era of technological and digital innovation.

President Silva said:

“It has been an amazing edition of the European Championships in Belgrade, with four days of a great Championships still to come. My warm thanks go to our Serbian hosts who, with only 6 months preparation time, have been able to put together facilities that are perfect for our top athletes, as they complete their final preparations for the Paris Olympic Games.”

First Vice President Josip Varvodic said:

“It is amazing to see how effective the collaboration has been between European Aquatics, the Serbian Aquatics Federation and the Serbian authorities. The team work has been fantastic and we can all be proud of the results.”

Looking to the future, President Silva stressed the importance of setting up a roadmap for digital transformation as a key part of the Strategic Plan.

“Our long term priority is to get more people engaged with our sport but also to ensure that we build communities where people feel that they can belong. For this reason I am delighted that our two newest partners, EPAM and InterTicket, are both leading technology companies that can help us map out our digital future.”

Balazs Magyar of EPAM said:

“As a leading digital transformation services and product engineering company we believe that the most important is client centricity. With this, bringing new experiences to athletes and fans is the main thing mission for our Sports Tech team. To give example, one of the trends we see today is apps/solutions that can bring the feeling of the competition even closer (to the palm of your hand) …  giving real-time insights about the competitions and the athletes. EPAM helps identifying the best areas of these kind of innovations and we Make it Real merging engineering, technology and advisory with Cloud, Data and AI.”

Örs Országh, Chief Innovation Officer for Interticket, said: “It has been a great pleasure to prepare the new European Aquatics App, and I encourage everyone to download “Euro Aqua” if you haven’t already. Interticket is very strong on the field of ticketing with around 30 years of experience in many areas. Theatres, large-scale sport events, cultural events etc. We have also built a Smart Community platform which allows us to create engaging mobile applications to our partners in several verticals. This combination is absolutely unique on the market and we are thrilled to bring these to our partnership with European Aquatics. We are confident that our solutions could create a unique engagement platform where we are combining community solutions with the latest technologies like blockchain.  We believe that a digital transformation will hugely benefit European Aquatics moving forwards.”