Guillaume Lairloup - CIO, AccorHotels Arena
- Handling the data explosion – getting to know the fans and using data efficiently
- Building the mobile app
- Transforming the stadium into a Smart Building
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CIO at AccorHotels Arena
Guillaume has 20+ years of experience (as IT Manager or CIO) in museums, libraries, higher education, medias (TV and Print) and now Sports & Entertainment Venues.
In the mid-90s, he built the information system of several libraries and museums, first in Morocco (Institut Français de Rabat) and then at "Les Arts décoratifs" in the Louvre Palace in Paris. His responsibilities went from cabling to the design of searchable databases, VOD systems and 3d virtual exhibitions, innovative at that time of the early years of the Internet. He then moved to TV5Monde, the worlwide french-speaking media group where he was involved in the relocation of its facilities to a new building and its transition to the digital, while building DAM solutions for the newsroom staff. After a quick jump into the publishing industry and another relocation project, he went back to the digital media industry as consultant manager at Mediatvcom. He worked on several projects at The Senate, France Télévisions, and other DTT channels. Hired by the Bolloré Média company he worked on the acquisition of its DTT channels by Canal+/Vivendi.
He joined the AccorHotels Arena in september 2012 as CIO in order to design its complete transformation (building, business model, technologies). Ticketing systems, high-end networks, broadcast, Digital Signage, wifi-hd and other technologies were involved in order to deliver a new digital experience to our audience, promoters, sports federations and medias.