Chief Integrator appointed for London 2012 Olympics


Chief Integrator appointed for London 2012 Olympics

Rebecca Thomson

A chief integrator has been appointed for the London 2012 Olympics Games.

Michele Hyron will be in charge of integration and operation of the IT supporting the games. She will lead a consortium of partners in designing, building and operating the Olympics IT infrastructure and systems.

She replaces Jeremy Hore, who was in charge of the Beijing Games.

Hyron works for Atos Origin, which leads the consortium of suppliers. The company has overseen the IT of several Olympics. Hyron will lead a 3,000 strong IT team in the run up to the games.

The IT systems provided will process the accreditation badges of 250,000 people involved with the event, manage staffing rotas, and deliver results of the games in less than a second.

Jean-Benoît Gauthier, technology director of the International Olympic Committee, said, "The success of each Olympic Games relies and depends on knowledge and experience being transferred from previous games to help keep costs down and to lower risk, so we are delighted that Michèle, who has almost 10 years of Olympic Games experience, is leading the technology team for London 2012."

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