It is from the TOC that all of the technology used to stage the Olympic and Paralympic Games next summer is supported and closely monitored, ensuring that everything runs smoothly throughout London 2012.
The TOC is the central command and control centre for Games technology.
Within the centre, over 450 technology experts can see, in real time, everything that is happening across all of LOCOG’s competition venues.
The team work together to monitor the hundreds of different systems, applications, networks and equipment that support an athletic competition. These include our Commentator Information System, used by broadcasters from around the world, and of course all of the results data that is captured from each competition.
The TOC is often compared to NASA’s famous ‘mission control’, but I like to think of it as a way to measure the pulse of all things tech!
At today’s launch, our CEO Paul Deighton remarked that 'Technology often goes unnoticed and yet is absolutely critical to our success in 2012.'
Indeed, one of our main goals in the Technology team is to make sure that we go unnoticed during the Games. To make sure this is the case, the TOC will play an absolutely crucial role in detecting problems the second they happen or, better yet, ensuring that they don’t happen at all so that all of the attention can go to the athletes come 2012!