OnePlan to ‘plan’ Paris 2024 venue operations



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OnePlan, the innovative London (UK)-based startup, has been named a partner to the Paris (France) 2024 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, which will use OnePlan’s Venue Twin and GIS Mapping software for more efficiency and collaboration.

‘OnePlan’ stated that this is the first time an Olympic and Paralympic Games has chosen a partner for GIS Mapping and Digital Twin Software. 3D mapping of sports venues and surrounding areas will leave a legacy that makes smart planning and accessibility available to future global events in France.

OnePlan is event planning software that enables teams to map and plan their event sites together. Event organizers can visually plan with pinpoint accuracy and collaborate easily with colleagues, partners, broadcasters, suppliers, and local authorities in real-time, establishing a single source of truth for all stakeholders.

Its Venue Twin solution provides hyper-realistic, interactive digital twins of stadiums and arenas, unlocking huge operational and commercial benefits for venues and their stakeholders. Used by over 8,000 events and venues worldwide, OnePlan’s easy-to-use software transforms the operational planning of live events. OnePlan’s customers include international sports federations, teams from the National Basketball Association (NBA) (US) and Premier League (UK), major music festivals, motor races, local events, and more.

The 2024 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad and also known as Paris 2024, is an upcoming international multisport event scheduled to take place from July 26th to August 11th, 2024 in Paris, France.

The Organising Committee for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games has the task of planning, organizing, financing, and delivering the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris in 2024 in accordance with the Host City contract signed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF) and the City of Paris.

The Olympic and Paralympic Games are the leading sports event in the world and have a unique media impact, bringing together some 10,500 Olympic and 4,350 Paralympic athletes, respectively, representing 206 and 182 delegations from five continents.

Founded in January 2018, Paris 2024 is headed by Tony Estanguet, a three-time Olympic champion and IOC member.

Watch the announcement video set in Venue Twin featuring Tony Estanguet (President of the Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024) and Paul Foster (CEO of OnePlan) at oneplanevents.fr

Paul Foster, CEO & Founder, OnePlan, UK, is a Member of Coliseum – Global Sports Venue Alliance.
 

OnePlan’s Paris 2024 strategy

OnePlan is a UK-based startup that has created a collaborative way to visually plan live events and venues, indoor and outdoor, empowering event organizers, venue operators and commercial teams to collaborate in one plan like never before.

OnePlan’s intelligent tools have been used for over 8,000 events and venues across more than 100 countries. They instantly show area space and capacity sizes, the venues can be seen at any angle, in any light, in any weather condition at any time. Venue Twin can anticipate every texture and lighting effect in a venue, even reflections. It can also simulate audio in any venue.

The placement of infrastructure such as barriers and fencing, vehicles, teams and volunteers, and so much more, can easily be positioned in one central plan thanks to GIS mapping. Event planners, partners and suppliers can work together in real-time, to plan ahead for any scenario, reducing risk at venues and their surrounding areas.

The tools also improve the consideration of disability in society through improved visualization and planning for spectators requiring assistance. The host broadcaster can also benefit by defining camera positions and specific shots to instantly see how the Olympic and Paralympics Games Paris 2024 will look by the estimated four billion global TV viewers. OnePlan incorporates the world’s best selection of 2D, HD, aerial, and satellite maps, and allows users to integrate existing computer-aided design (CAD) files. The level of detail and collaboration OnePlan provides has the potential to streamline processes for the Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 and its stakeholders.

The Venue Twins are being created thanks to its digital twin solution that leverages some of the latest computing and processor technologies of Intel worldwide partner of the Olympic Games.
 

A positive solution

The ‘OnePlan’ further stated that OnePlan will be used by the Paris 2024 Organising Committee plus its many stakeholders including for transport, TV broadcast and more. Its use across the Games reduces the need for site visits for stakeholders, cutting CO2 emissions associated with these visits. This innovation and sustainability benefit can contribute to a positive legacy for France, and for future major events, whose organizers can benefit from the improved collaborative and operational opportunities now available to international stakeholders.

Averred Tony Estanguet, President, Paris 2024, “This will be an Olympic and Paralympic Games powered by innovation. The way in which we use technology is evolving, and our partnership with OnePlan will facilitate the work of our teams and our entire ecosystem. We will be able to leave a new way of organizing events helped by technology.”

OnePlan’s software will enable a user-centric approach for Paris 2024, with its team and stakeholders active throughout the planning process.

Asserted OnePlan Founder and CEO Paul Foster, “Paris 2024 will be a landmark Olympic and Paralympic Games, driven by innovation and sustainability. Our collaborative, easy-to-use software will streamline the planning of all event and venue operations before and during the Games. Why is quality and hyper realism so important? From anywhere in the world, users can feel like they are actually in the venues, walking the routes, hearing and seeing the environment as it will be during the Games.”

Venue Twins of the 81,338-capacity Stade de France (track and field) in Saint-Denis, France, and Concorde have already been created to collaboratively identify and test the potential use cases for optimal planning. Expansion of the use of OnePlan and Venue Twin will then span across almost every venue of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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