itelligence joins the ‘revolutions’ in women’s elite sport with Drops cycling sponsorship.
London, 16th January 2020. itelligence announced today the sponsorship of the Drops Women’s cycling team for the 2020 season. Drops is the UK’s highest ranked UCI cycling team participating in the UCI Women’s World Tour, the elite competition circuit for women’s road cycling that comprises 21 international race events.
Justin Brading, Senior Vice President and Managing Director at itelligence UK&I, commented, “Drops rider, Joscelin Lowden is one of the best female cyclists in the UK with a shot at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics and is a valued employee of itelligence UK. We are supporting Jos with a part-time working model to help in her career ambitions. Observing Jos’s success in 2019, we are keen to extend our support further by sponsoring her racing team as we see Jos as an ambassador for the itelligence brand.”
The Drops team riders are well known for performance and excellence, a one-team mentality and a strong belief in gender equality. This naturally aligns with itelligence’s mission to inspire our people to grow, to drive innovation, to support gender diversity and to ultimately transform trust into value. Our ‘Women in Technology forum’ was created in 2018 to support and mentor women through training and the promotion process ensuring, wherever possible, more women are promoted into senior positions within the business. We have also joined the TechTalentCharter that brings together industries and organisations to drive diversity and address gender imbalance in technology roles.
Joscelin Lowden, Project Manager, itelligence UK & Cyclist commented, “itelligence is supporting me to achieve both my professional potential and my aspirations in international cycling. My employer is a true partner who enables me to continue developing my career as well as my sport. It really is a great place to work.”
Joscelin Lowden at the 2019 AMGEN Tour of California and was captured by Bill Margulies.
Bob Varney, Team Director, Drops commented, “We remain committed to fighting the fight in terms of empowering young women to find a career in professional sport. Our partnership with itelligence will help us on our journey and their support clearly demonstrates their commitment to gender equality and employee engagement.”
itelligence is a Global SAP Platinum Partner offering our customers a broad range of SAP consulting and SAP support services. Our unique positioning as a leading SAP Applications and SAP Analytics Partner enables itelligence to transform businesses with fully integrated business management solutions and data-driven insight.
We will also look at a customised project to explore how SAP Advanced Analytics can be used to gain insight into performance by analysing race data with predictive algorithms and visualise data in new ways.
Drops is a UCI Women’s Cycling Team racing globally. Debuting on the world stage in 2016, Drops founding ethos remains to create a happy and supportive environment where riders can develop and reach their true potential, irrespective of age, experience or status. Widely acknowledged as one of the world’s most successful development programmes of the past three years.
About itelligence UK
We are an NTT DATA company and we focus on SAP solutions to create value for our clients. As a partner, we help companies like you transform, grow and be more successful.
At itelligence, we innovate, design, implement, manage and continuously enhance business solutions. We are passionate about the change that can produced that way. Does it work? Well, since our start 30 years ago, we have worked with thousands of companies to help them transform and be more successful. With over 9,000 SAP experts in 25 countries, we are there where our customers need us. That’s why people trust us. All over the world.
itelligence AG transforms IT landscapes and business processes through the combination of innovative SAP software and technology with services and products developed in-house. As an SAP Global Platinum Partner, itelligence supports SMEs and large enterprises in every phase of their digital transformation. itelligence’s range of services includes IT strategy and transformation consulting, software deployment and implementation, as well as application management and managed cloud services. The excellence of these services is built on the foundation of itelligence’s local presence, global capacity, and comprehensive industry expertise. itelligence partners with customers to create new and innovative business opportunities through the use of IT – for each facet of the customer’s business. Thousands of satisfied customers have placed their trust in itelligence, many of them since the company was founded 30 years ago. itelligence’s contribution to innovation and long-term business success has been confirmed by numerous SAP awards and leading market analysts.
itelligence is part of the global NTT DATA group and employs about 10,000 people across 25 countries. In 2018, itelligence generated 926.6 million euros in total revenues.
For more information, Press only:
itelligence Business Solutions
Phone: 07825 530402
e-mail: [email protected]
Head of Corporate Public Relations itelligence AG
E: [email protected]
T: +49 (0) 521 / 9 14 48 – 107