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Opening Remarks from the Conference Chairman
Trends and Innovation: The Future of Technology for Major Sports Events
- How has technology changed the way sports events are staged and viewed?
- How has the incredible advancements in technology impacted fan involvement and expectations?
- Which future technological innovations will be the real game changers?
Keynote Address:Qatar's successful bid for the 2022 World Cup was a testimony to the vision and wise leadership, and bold promise that encapsulates Qatar. The revolutionary World Cup will introduce the world’s most innovative, up-to-the-minute technologies which are currently in the process of development for the stadia as well as the supporting infrastructure. Qatar 2022 plan to make the cooling technologies they have developed available to other countries in hot climates, ensuring sport can be played all year round, despite the climate. This keynote address will provide an update on the inventive technological developments in Qatar, the plans that lie ahead for the country and it’s 2030 vision.
As Qatar prepare for the groundbreaking 2022 World Cup and the bid for 2020, What are the innovative, new technologies in place that can help meet the future demands of major sports events?
Technology Implementation for Ambitious Stadium/Facilities Design Reducing Energy and Saving Costs
- Investigating the latest stadia's carbon-neutrality and solar technologies to achieve a green, sustainable venue
- How to best understand the expectations and parameter of the client in the planning phase
- Working efficiently with developers and service delivery teams: Co-ordinating scope and delivery of the services to the venues and meeting client expectations
- Implementation, alignment and logistics: exploring the process of aligning programmes and initiatives with solution architectures
- Investigating connected stadiums for the next generation of fans, resulting in interaction on a whole new level
Michael Cunnah, Chairman, isport connect, former CEO of Wembley Stadium
Slobodan Delic, Director - Venue Technology Management and Results Services, Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games
Martin Copus, Executive Director, Sports Revolution Digital Aspire
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Rugby World Cup 2015 Delivering An Innovative Digital and Ticketing Strategy for RWC 2015 To Engage Fans Through a Variety of Mediums
- How can the tournament achieve the quickest and most effective ways to communicate to a global network of fans, both in the next three years and at the tournament?
- RWC 2011 broadcast to an audience of over 4 billion, including broadcast through 3D and online, what are the learnings from the last world cup and how will 2015 leverage this?
- With over 3 million tickets set to be available, what is the ticketing strategy?
- How can RWC 2015 ensure efficient comphrehensive workflow management through state of the art ticketing and accreditation systems?
Paul Vaughan, CEO, England Rugby 2015
INNOVATIONS IN SECURITY & RISK MANAGEMENT
Cost Effective, Advanced Security Technologies to Ensure Maximum Security with Minimum Disruption
Major events put security risk levels up extremely high. They present a unique opportunity to test and innovate security practices to protect vulnerable targets.
- Ensuring a coordinated, cross-jurisdictional response, to help maintain public order and safety, while streamlining workflow processes
- Real time monitoring and incident management, improving response capabilities
- Integrating systems to help you join up with non-security operations, including transport, and work for multiple incidents with multiple goals – dramatically reducing costs
- Managing transport systems, overcoming tough and demanding transport surveillance requirements by using real time video
Michael Cunnah, Chairman, iSport connect, former CEO of Wembley Stadium
Helmut Spahn, Executive Director, ICSS, International Centre for Sports Security, former Head of Security for FIFA Womens World Cup 2011
Timur Shah, Events Division Manager, G4S Qatar
Khalid N.Sadiq Al-Hashmi, Executive Director, Cyber Security/QCERT, Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology, ictQATAR
Meeting Accelerator: Structured Networking Session
Bring your business cards! This speed networking session will provide delegates with a chance to meet all participants in an easy, quick and interactive way.
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PLANNING AND CONSISTENCY
IT SOFTWARE IMPLEMENATION: DATABASE INTEGRATION AND MODIFICATIONS & UPGRADES
System Integration and Knowledge Transfer, Managing Integration across a Portfolio of Events to Ensure Consistency and Save Costs
- Knowledge Transfer between local organising committees and federations
- Managing the difference in complexity and resource with annual sports events; looking at one sport and multisport events
- Is there a use for the systems after the events?
- How can the knowledge and experience gained through technology in major events contribute to the protection of vulnerable targets in other spheres, particularly expanding or rapid growth cities?
Ralph Dietz, Head of IT, German Football Association, former Head of IT for FIFA 2006 and FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011
Sanjeev Katwa, Head of Information Technology, Manchester City Football Club
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MANAGING COMPLEX STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT & HR OPERATIONS
Managing Programmes Involving Complex Stakeholder Input & Getting Partners in Early
- Press/Media Operation Management: How to manage the vast demands of the press, understanding exactly what they want and when they want it
- Managing outsourced relationships with delivery partners and contractors
- Working with logistics partners effectively and overcoming logistical management and operational issues before it is too late!
Steve McKenlay, Editor, Sport360
Chris Myers, General Manager, Doha Golf Club
Simon Dahlem, MD, Supply Chain Navigators
HR Operations and Skillset Drivers: Overcoming Challenges and Staff Allocation When Faced with Staffing Some of the Biggest Events in the World
- Exploring innovative technology for volunteer and staffing management and systems
- Identifying volunteers necessary for operation of tech results solutions, supporting volunteer staff recruitment and training
Will Lloyd, CEO, Global Sports Jobs
Khaled Helaly, Director, HR Strategy and Business Planning, Qatar Foundation
Darren Hughes, Workforce Planning Consultant to Sochi 2014
Close of Conference Day One
Reception and Networking at Renaissance City Centre Hotel
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