Publication uncovers insights into London Olympics ICT

A ground-breaking special interest publication which for the first time captures ICT achievement narratives from suppliers to the 2012 London Olympics has been launched by the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) in association with The Olympic Delivery Authority, London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG), ICT Knowledge Transfer Network, and UK Trade & Investment.

‘Delivering London 2012: ICT Enabling the Games’ presents selected papers highlighting the diversity of IT and communications that will support both the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and provides first-hand insights into how technology suppliers have provisioned this highly prestigious project.

The submissions – from seven of the technology providers contracted to provide the broad range of ICT the event demands – was peer-reviewed by an editorial panel of senior academics and eminent technologists from around the world.

The illustrated 64-page publication addresses some of the key requirements – systems integration, standardisation & methodologies, communications services, fibre infrastructure, mobile data services, Games-Times website, and pervasive sensing for athletic training. The respective papers are authored by some of the best qualified and accredited technologists and engineers in their fields.

“Within this publication we are providing an overview of the technology landscape for the 2012 Olympics, outlining the key technical principles applied by London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games  Technology to assemble the broad set of solutions and technologies required to support an operation as complex and as high-profile as this event,” says LOCOG CIO Gerry Pennell.

‘Delivering London 2012: ICT Enabling the Games’ can be downloaded charge-free as a PDF from

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