Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018
As part of a joint venture, Convergence Technology Group were successfully appointed by the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) to deliver the Data Cabling and Cable Access TV (CATV/IPTV) services for the Games. CTG was wholly responsible for the technical solution deployed across twenty-five Commonwealth Games venues which included the planning, design, procurement, logistics, delivery, installation, testing, maintenance and removal of both the network cabling and CATV/IPTV systems.
Following the completion of this project CTG was a finalist in the inaugural ANZSTA Sport Technology Awards held in Melbourne in August in the Venue and Stadium Technology category. https://www.anzsta.com.au/finalists
ASIAN CUP AUSTRALIA 2015
Convergence Technology Group was contracted to provide consultancy and advisory services as well as Technology planning and management for the Asian Cup Australia 2015. Advisory services were conducted to review the Host Broadcast contract as it related to the list of requirements as specified with the Asian Football Confederation. CTG delivered a detailed report outlining a gap analysis and recommendations to mitigate areas of concern with the delivery of the host broadcast distribution.
CTG also managed the delivery and contract management of the CATV/IPTV services across all venues. With five different contractors and unique technical solutions between venues, contract management required a unique approach with a specific technical delivery at each venue. The CATV/IPTV project was delivered approximately 40% under budget.
CTG managed the technology planning, implementation and operation for AAMI Park, Hotels and Training venues. The technical operations for Melbourne were delivered to a high standard with no major issues to operational and stakeholder technology requirements.
Testimonial: CTG was initially engaged to review the Host Broadcast contract and further contracted to manage the Technology program for Melbourne venues as well as establish, negotiate and execute the CATV/IPTV contracts and telecommunications needs for host and international broadcasters across all venues. With Craig’s vast experience in delivering Technology programs for major events the planning, implementation and operations of the Technology program was completed to a very high standard with no major faults experienced during competition.
Mark Falvo – Chief Operating Officer, AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 Local Organising Committee
LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES
CTG leverages on experience gained through managing the Media and Broadcast Venue Technology Programme. With a half a billion pound technology budget, 30% of this was to service all broadcast and media stakeholders.
Maintaining the technology allocation under 5% from budget baseline and providing a comprehensive technology operations, the success of this technology is highly noted and received many commendations from major Press Agencies and Broadcasters alike.
Testimonial: Craig is a top class professional. He took the lead for our technology relationship with the broadcasters and press agencies covering the Olympic and Paralympic Games, acting as point person during detailed planning, delivery and operational phases. Craig’s background and previous large scale event experience means he has a lot of credibility with these clients which along with his easy manner meant he was able to build great relationships with them. The clients always knew that Craig would deal with any issues and make sure our technology delivery was consistently the best it could be. Highly recommended.
Adrian Corcoran – Head of Venue Technology, London Olympic Games 2012
APEC AUSTRALIA 2007
CTG leverages on experience gained through managing the design and build of the International Media Centre dedicated for the APEC 2007 summit in Sydney.
The Centre provided all technology and broadcast facilities required for local and international media and was delivered to the highest standard ever for an APEC summit, with no technical faults. The International Media Centre was planned and delivered 20% under budget.
Testimonial: Craig directed the management of all technology requirements, including the network design and implementation schedule across the International Media Centre. The build achieve the agreed client specifications for all clientele including the international media and broadcast agencies. His role in establishing the build tender as well as greater build requirements across the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre required sound negotiation skills and the requirements to follow government procurement processes. It has been a pleasure to work with Craig and I highly recommend him.
B Ryan – General Manager Media and Communicaitons APEC 2007 Taskforce
15TH ASIAN GAMES DOHA 2006
The Asian Games are the world second largest multi-sport event, after the Olympics, in the world with 8,000 athletes competing.
CTG leverages on experience gained through the Head of Media and Broadcast Programme in the Information Technology Directorate. Voted by the International Press Association (ISPA) for having the best media services for journalists in 2007 (ahead of Wimbledon).
Testimonial: Craig is one of the most dedicated and versatile professions I have worked with. He has solid project management skills. but is also resourceful in managing technical issues on site related telecommunications and information technology specific to Media and Broadcast operations. He relates well to all people and works well in a multi-cultural/multi-ethnic environment , with leadership skills suited to international events such as the Asian games, or any large multi-disciplined project.
John Giancarlo – current Senior Manager – International Olympic Committee (IOC)