the scope of our involvement is similar to that
of the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games,
the overall assignment for ATHENS 2004 is more
than three times larger, due to the greatly increased
number of events and participants planned for
the Summer Olympic Games.
| “Schlumberger, the International
Technology Sponsor for Information Technology
issues, participated in the design and
planning of the Laboratory. Furthermore,
Schlumberger will be the basic user of
the Laboratory during the course of the
Games… We warmly thank the people
of Schlumberger for their valuable assistance”
Mrs. Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, President
of the ATHENS 2004 Organising Committee
22, 2002) -- A team of 60 people from all
over the world is now working in Athens on preparations
for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games. Activities
are focused in two key areas: the design and
deployment of key systems to support the Games,
notably the Games Management and Info Diffusion
systems, and the preparations for Games operations.
A first milestone was the recent commissioning
of the ATHENS 2004 Integration Lab. This
lab is the first of five key sites that will
provide critical IT support for the Summer Games.
The Technology Operations Center (TOC) will
serve as the nerve center of the 2004 Games.
A PC Factory will ensure that all equipment
is properly configured and secured prior to
placement at the venues. Finally, two redundant
Data Centers will provide support for
the mission-critical IT support systems for
management processes applied to the task of
Games operations is helping the team achieve
results faster by reducing the learning curve
and providing access to the knowledge base created
through our work at the Salt Lake City Games.
This knowledge base will continue to be enhanced
as the best practices and processes are captured
during the course of preparations for ATHENS
2004 and for the 2006 Turin Olympic Games.
The newly-comissioned 2004
Integration Lab will be the used to integrate
and test the Games’ IT infrastructure,
information security systems and software applications,
as well as train the staff of 350 IT professionals
and 3,500 volunteers who will run the systems
at nearly eighty competition and non-competition
venues during the Games.
For more information about the Olympic Summer
Games in Athens, visit the official
- Project management
- Delivery, integration
and management of critical applications
- Managing IT
operations during the Games