Looking back to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Technology Services Integrator – NVT Group at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Throughout an eighteen month period culminating in the summer of 2014, our team designed, built, tested, deployed, supported and decommissioned the Games Data Network, i.e. the ICT infrastructure required to stage the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

As the Technology Services Integrator, we worked closely with a number of technology partners to ensure that Glasgow 2014 was the most successful Commonwealth Games ever.

NVT Group provided management, monitoring and technical support across the Games Data Network during Games time, ensuring that the media, the OC, the athletes and other key stakeholders enjoyed a seamless, efficient and consistent ICT service.

We devised an inclusive and empowering technology volunteer programme, the ‘NVT Players’, which aimed to provide the necessary resource to support the Games but also delivered skills training and hands-on experience to technology students at Glasgow universities, as well as technical experts from our client and partner networks. This resulted in a dedicated team of over 300 NVT Players, all of whom provided support services on site at competition and non-competition venues throughout the 11 days of the Games.

All of this resulted in a wholly successful contract delivery with a “100% uptime, zero failure” rate. Our work at Glasgow 2014 was called “a world-class performance” by Chief Information Officer Brian Nourse. David Grevemberg, Chief Executive, called our volunteer programme “innovative” and our engagement model “a Games changer.”

Glasgow 2014 by the numbers

Take a look at the infographic below which shows the scale of our Glasgow 2014 engagement as the Official Technology Services Integrator.

Read the case study

Our Glasgow 2014 Case Study is available to download. Click here to see a PDF version.

Take a look at our Glasgow 2014 Galleries

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – including our photos from the opening and closing ceremonies
Glasgow 2014 Games Time – including photos of our team on site during the Games
NVT Players Post Games Graduation Bash – including photos of the ceremony we hosted to thank our Games volunteers, the NVT Players

Watch our video about the NVT Players

Looking forward to Birmingham 2022

We can’t wait until the Games return to the United Kingdom for the XXII Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022. We wish everyone at the Commonwealth Games Federation the best of luck for the forthcoming Games which we just know will end up being the NEW “Best Games Ever”.

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