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Delivering London 2012

These IET special interest publications, identify and demonstrate the innovation, legacy, best practice and lessons learned from the ICT delivery of the Games.

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG), The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), ICT Knowledge Transfer Network (ICT KTN) and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) worked together to facilitate these IET special interest publications.

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  Screenshot of the front cover for the publication Delivering London 2012: ICT implementation and operations  

Delivering the London 2012 Games was one of the largest single ICT achievement stories of the 21st Century. The UK eco-system of suppliers and partners diligently worked, since being awarded the games in July 2005, to ensure the experience of the most digitally enabled games ever, was a positive and demonstrated the strength of the UK ICT profession and community worldwide.

The IET special interest publications, Delivering London 2012: ICT Enabling the Games and Delivering London 2012: ICT implementation and operations, identify and demonstrate the innovation, legacy, best practice and lessons learned from the ICT delivery of the Games and provides recommendations for future projects and programmes.

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The first publication provides an excellent overview starting with the overall ODA and LOCOG papers setting the scene for London 2012 Games overall programme. Followed by technical papers detailing the fixed, wireless, mobile and web platforms implemented, to deliver the ICT infrastructure and services required, finishing with technology to maximise GB athletes performance at the games with a legacy for technology reuse into the eHealth market.

Papers from the first publication were presented at a series of events and activities leading up to the 2012 games and beyond. The second publication will have papers delivered at Mobile World Congress and Innovate in 2013.

The second publication then followed post Games, with case studies and feedback on how many of those elements, and more, did deliver and the valuable lessons learned that can be applied to future projects like the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 and Olympic Games Brazil 2016