The Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) this week announced an IT partnership agreement with Cisco Systems Canada Co.
As a Premier Partner, Cisco will be the exclusive official information and communications technology provider delivering voice, video and data technologies including collaboration and HD video conferencing such as Cisco TelePresence.
The company will be involved in all stages of the Games, supporting their planning, delivery and legacy aspects related to productivity, efficiency, collaboration, technology and innovation.
“Cisco’s technology and wealth of global sport and entertainment experience -- most recently at the Olympic Games in London -- will play an integral key role in helping us connect venues in communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe during the Games, and help to bring the ‘People’s Games’ directly to the people,” said Ian Troop, TO2015 chief executive officer.”
A planned network infrastructure will include wireless, network security, collaboration, video, TelePresence, unified compute and cloud services.
The Pan American Games are one of the world’s largest international multi-sport events, held every four years for athletes of the 41 member nations of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO). The Games comprise all Olympic Summer Games sports, as well as traditional Pan American sports. The TORONTO 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games will draw 10,000 athletes and officials and feature 48 sports in municipalities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe area. The Games will take place July 10-26 and the Parapan American Games Aug. 7-14.