Major Events IT Infrastructure
GVD has been project managing and delivering IT infrastructure to major events since 2003. Over the past 18 years we have gained invaluable experience in providing IT solutions to the events industry gaining a reputation for providing a service of the highest standard.
GVD has provided services for some of the largest events ever to be held in Europe and further afield including:
• Aramco Team Series – Jeddah, Saudi
• Aramco Team Series – Sotogrande, Spain
• 2006 & 2014 Ryder Cup
• Irish Open 2004 -2020
• World Track Championships
• JP McManus Pro-Am
• European Open
• World Casting Championships
• British Masters
• Scottish Opens
• Paul Lawrie Match Play
Partnering with GVD offers numerous benefits which will bring additional value to the event
• Proven reliability over 18 years
• Technical Support
• Liaising with all other areas of the event
• Multi-disciplined technical approach
• Liaising with Telco’s & Internet Providers
The IT requirement for Major events can be unique and complex. From site wide Wi-Fi, to data collection, to digital leader boards, video surveillance and analytics to manage the safety of attendees, to network enabling TV broadcasting, GVD has a wealth of experience in successfully delivering these critical services for events.
The staff we provide at these events are senior staff of GVD. We understand the importance of being able to provide technical support to all event staff and contractors. We have the ability to provide technical support to all areas of the events including internet connectivity, voice and data networks issues, PC’s, laptops, printer installations/support, scanners etc.
Choosing GVD to be your IT partner means event managers and staging teams can focus on other areas of the event, safe in the knowledge that the IT infrastructure is being deployed and managed by a highly trained and highly experienced team.
“The consultancy we received from GVD was second to none. They monitored the whole IT & Communications operation from start to finish from site visits and cable assessments at the K Club, to ensuring the operation ran smoothly during the event week. In a very confusing world, GVD project managed the whole operation to ensure that the Ryder Cup was 100% successful from a telecommunications perspective. The K Club as a green-field site had very little infrastructure and GVD initiated the planning from the start. Having GVD on board took a huge weight off our shoulders and enabled us to concentrate on staging the event. The importance of GVD managing the project cannot be over-emphasised and it saved us months of time and hassle”.
Antonia Beggs, Event Staging Manager, Ryder Cup
“Now that the dust has settled after a memorable Ryder Cup, I felt it was appropriate that I, on behalf of the European Tour Communications Department express our thanks to you and your team for all their commendable efforts. We had over 1000 media personnel in attendance for the week of the Ryder Cup and to my knowledge there was not one complaint about the reliability of the connectivity or level of service provided by the GVD team in our media centre. We were delighted with the consultancy provided by you during the build up to the event and your onsite presence during the event helped us greatly. You delivered reliable connectivity, which in turn made our job easier. A contented media is far more acceptable to us than an unhappy media! The European Tour – our Communications Department in particular- would have no hesitation in recommending GVD and we all look forward to working with you again in the future”
Gordon Simpson, Director of Communications, Ryder Cup
“May I express my sincere thanks for everything that you and your team did for this year’s Nissan Irish Open. From what seemed a great challenge to bring the Irish Open to Baltray only encouraged all those involved in making it a classic event that many people including myself will treasure. So far the best phone system company we have worked with!”
Tom Critchley, Event Staging Co-ordinator, European Tour
“The best Media Centre ever at any world cycling event, including the Tour de France. We look forward to working with you at our next event”
Alan Rushdon, Managing Director, The Events Group.