London 2012

Inspire a generation

I was involved in the biggest IT programme of 2012 – the Olympic and Paralympic Games. With 10,000 athletes from 204 countries competing in 26 unique sports, the Games had unprecedented interest from around the world. I was responsible for assuring London2012.com and the Join In & Live Results mobile apps.

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The first truly digital Olympics

The world was watching

London2012.com reached a global audience 24/7 so it was critical the infrastructure could support the bandwidth.

Mobile usage led the way

Over 60% of London 2012 traffic came from mobile and tablet devices and 15m people downloaded the official Games apps.

Harnessing real-time analytics

Using tools including Chartbeat and Google Analytics I saw incredible statistics; these were used to drive reporting and marketing.

Working collaboratively with suppliers

"I was there in 2012."

I was part of the web test team delivering test confidence for 20+ websites in the London 2012 web estate, working with third-party suppliers and management personnel to lead functional and end-to-end test execution and communicate daily reporting progress.

During the Games I was responsible for service integration of the London 2012 digital landscape and mobile applications. This meant coordinating the resolution of infrastructure issues with all platforms integrated into the 77 digital products. I was the point of contact for all system suppliers based across the UK, Canada and Italy; each had their own working styles, complexities and requirements.