the Team


Tim Goethals


Tim joined além-labs in April 2016 and serves as Director at além-labs, where his role is to pursue the development and growth of além-labs.
After an early career in financial consulting at Ernst & Young, Tim now has over ten years of experience in the sports industry and the Olympic Movement. Prior to joining além-labs, Tim worked at the Association of Summer Olympic Sports Federations (ASOIF) where he was Head of Administration and Projects. There he played a major role in the development and expansion of ASOIF and oversaw the establishment of several technology-based solutions that have laid the foundations for ASOIF’s future work.
Tim also brings with him solid experience in event and project management, having worked in 2006 for the FIFA World Cup in event IT, as well as having been Head of Operations for SportAccord Convention from 2007 to 2010.

Saad Ahmad

Head of Technology

Saad joined além-labs having worked for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games as Systems Administrator. He has 5 + years of experience in systems engineering, SDLC, and project management.
He completed his Bachelor in Applied Science degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from University of Windsor, Canada. As Systems Administrator at Toronto 2015 Pan Am American Games he managed the overall functionality of applications required to successfully execute the Torch Relay. In his role he trained, mentored, and supervised coordinators, partnered across organization on joint projects, and integrated innovative solutions across multi-disciplinary teams.

Johann Woringer


As one of the co-founders of além-labs Johann is the driving force behind ‘Oscar,’ a proprietary mapping and data platform used to help manage the Toronto Pan American Games of 2015 and the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay.  'Oscar' was created for similarly complex, moving events that take place in a variety of locations over an extended timeframe.
Johann brings more than fifteen years of experience in event data management, having worked with sports federations, the medical congress industry, corporations and government agencies. He has brought innovative event management solutions to every Olympic Games since 2004. His previous experience also includes web and database development, project management in the luxury industry and teaching.

Gillian Hamburger


As one of the co-founders of além-labs Gillian has had an active role in Torch Relay since 1996. She has contributed to the planning and delivery of every Olympic Torch Relay since Atlanta including project management, on-road operations and consulting. In addition to her Relay experience at Além, Gillian has been a manager and supervisor on numerous marketing programs for corporate clients.
She has directed multi-continent project management for companies such as BMW, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, Volvo, Visa, Dow, and the International Olympic Committee and has managed numerous events in Dubai, including managing commercial marketing and sponsorship projects for Dubai Expo 2020.