Director of Information and Technology

Paris 2024
Paris, France
16 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Organising Committee for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games ("Paris 2024") is looking for a Director of Information and Technology to join their team. 
In compliance with the Host City Contract, signed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the City of Paris and the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF), Paris 2024 is responsible for:

  • Plan, organise, fund and deliver the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as associated events;
  • Promote the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in France and internationally;
  • Participate in actions to ensure the sustainability of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris 2024;
  • Contribute to maximise the positive impact and legacy of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer (this may transition to the COO during the Organising Committee planning and delivery phase). The Director of Information and Technology is accountable for the strategic leadership, development and delivery of Paris 2024’s information and technology programme to enhance the Games experience of key client groups including Athletes, Public, Broadcasters, Media, Spectators, and meet the operational technology needs of the organisation.

The teams led by the Director of Information & Technology include: Results, Timing and Scoring, Telecommunications, Enterprise Systems, Venue Technology, Business Technology, IT Programme Management.

The Director of Information & Technology will be accountable for :

  • Identify and implement relevant technology innovations that can reduce cost and complexity whilst enhancing the Games experience 
  • Collaborate with the IOC to deliver more sustainable technology model /turnkey solutions for the Organising Committee – for example in enterprise systems and the use of cloud technology
  • Deliver end-to-end results, timing and scoring technology that measures, distributes and reports the sporting results to a variety of end users, including commentators and broadcasters, written media, press agencies and the public via Organising Committee’s own website and mobile applications across all sports and venues in “real time”
  • Planning and delivering a scalable and resilient telecoms infrastructure, spectrum and services including Wide Area Network (WAN) and Local Area Network (LAN), wifi, internet, telephony, mobile, handsets, radio communications and cable TV
  • Develop and implement a wide range of games enterprise management systems to support Organising Committee operations – for example Arrivals and Departures, Accommodation, Transport, Medical, Workforce, Finance, Accreditation, HR, rate card services
  • Collaborate with Commercial and Marketing Department and Administration Department (Purchasing) to integrate the involvement of a number of key sponsors (both IOC Partners and domestic sponsors)  as well as a range of suppliers.
  • Develop and implement a technology programme office to deliver all services required to support the mobilisation, integration, testing and readiness of the IT operation
  • Develop and implement IT security systems, tools and processes to provide a robust, stable and resilient IT platform, especially in relation to cyber security
  • Provide business technology services and environment to the Organising Committee that is scalable and flexible for the life of the Organising Committee – including the Games Time Technology Operations Centre (TOC)
  • Review with the President and CEO office the main issues in terms of development and innovation and work closely with all departments to understand and meet their operational expectations
  • Lead and ensure a permanent monitoring on technological developments to know the latest innovations
  • Recruit, mobilise and lead a large integrated team (several thousand) of Organising Committee employees, delivery partners, contractors, suppliers and volunteers during Games-Time

Ideal experiences :

  • The Director of Information & Technology will have to demonstrate exceptional and meaningful results to manage the information and technology programme in a challenging, international and high-growth organization
  • He / she has previous experience in Information and Technology Management positions in major companies and / or major sporting events
  • Proven knowledge of the applications and technologies used in the company, the main computer languages and operating systems
  • Ability to understand the issues of the Olympic and Paralympic Movement, and develop partnerships and relationships with main stakeholders

Required Competencies:

Leadership and information and technology programme:

  • Analytical and deductive skills;
  • Combine strategic thinking, rigorous implementation and change agility;
  • Capacity to reduce complexity;
  • Creativity and technological innovator;
  • Excellent knowledge and mastery of technological solutions;
  • Good relationship with major technological partners;
  • Budget management;
  • IT security and resilience, especially cyber security;
  • Good knowledge of project management methodologies and software;
  • Organized, rigorous, autonomous and adaptable;
  • High fluency in English: work and negotiation; and
  • High managerial skills to lead and mentor teams.

Expertise developed and recognised in:

  • Technology;
  • Information system;
  • Event planning; and
  • International Project management / complex programs in a time and budget limited environments.

Other Capabilities:

  • Alignment with sport values; and
  • Diversity management.

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