CMC, a subsidiary of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has deployed its Games Event Management System (GEMS) for the 3rd Lusofonia Games held at Goa, India from January 18 to 29, 2014.
CMC’s GEMS has been designed and developed in-house to address core Information Management needs of large multi-disciplinary sporting events.
The Lusofonia Games is a multi-sport event organized by ACOLOP, which involves athletes coming from Lusophone (Portuguese-
“CMC’s GEMS system was the backbone for the smooth operations of Lusofonia Games, Goa, right from online registration of athletes to volunteer management to online results at near real-time,” said Kesha Chadra, IT & Sports secretary, Government of Goa.
CMC addressed the core IT activities including games portal, accreditation, sports entry, volunteer management, arrivals and departures.
The IT company customized and deployed Games Event Management System (GEMS) to address specific needs of these games. It included the process for volunteer registration, selection and communication to individual volunteers through SMS at various stages of selection process using the online-system.
The accreditation facilitated on-line registration of athletes and officials from all participating countries, thus avoiding any paper based communication. The sports entry system facilitated registering athletes for various sports disciplines and capturing their sporting profiles. With the help of this system the organisers prepared the accreditation badges for all the participants.
CMC also provided central results management services through which results were made available to the netizens by integrating the on-venue results system deployed across all venues in near-real time. The results engine automatically created multiple dimensions of the results like medal tallies, player performance, match results, group standings, etc., thus providing a multidimensional view.