Connecting the Olympics – BT Project Manager to share his Olympic project experiences at APM event in Belfast

The APM Northern Ireland Branch will host Mr. Jon Osbiston, BT project manager, at an evening event on 20 September 2012.  Mr. Osbiston will discuss his experiences developing and delivering communications systems and services for facilities at the London 2012 Olympics.  The meeting will be at The Mount Business and Conference Centre, 2 Woodstock Link, Belfast, BT6 8DD, with registration starting at 6:oo p.m. The event is Free to APM members or £10 for others.

Billed as ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ – the 2012 Olympic Games was the ultimate ‘right first time project’. BT was the official communications provider for the 2012 Games, responsible for providing IT networks, IP telephony and broadcast networks to over 90 separate locations.

This presentation will tell the story of the planning for the Games, from supporting the bid in 2005, through to preparing for and managing the delivery of the London 2012 Olympic Games.  The presentation will explain how the programme was broken down into planning, design, test and delivery phases in readiness for the Games. It will also cover management of risk, and some of the mitigations used, as well as the challenges of delivery and lessons learnt to ensure that the world enjoyed ‘the most connected games ever’. Jon will also reflect on the lessons learnt directly after the completion of the games.

Jon Osbiston was responsible for delivery of BT’s IT and communications services at one of the Olympic venues for 2012. Having worked at BT for over 30 years, he has been responsible for the delivery of a number of complex projects to BT’s major customers.

Jon is experienced in network operations, global service management and delivery of change programmes within BT.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with around 19,000 individual and 500 corporate members.  APM’s mission is: “To develop and promote the professional disciplines of project and programme management for the public benefit.”   The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: Association for Project Management