The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia’s new user-friendly digital platform launched just before last August’s SEA Games has gone through a systematic review during a development training seminar designed to boost its functionality and appeal.
The Kingdom’s prime sports body opened the digital avenue with the express aim of providing authentic content on both a web and mobile app in the run-up to the hosting of the 2023 SEA Games.
The creators of the platform, under the patronage of Olympic Solidarity, Plovtech Solutions from the Republic of Ireland, assigned managing director Ajayi Jones last week to carry out an extensive review of the operations six months into its launch in early August.
Jones and NOCC expert Ken Gaddafi have teamed up over the past couple of days to bring in almost all national federations on board to highlight the collective benefits for the country if this platform were to be used prudently.
The main thrust of the meeting chaired by National Olympic Committee of Cambodia Secretary-General Vath Chamroeun, with nearly 50 representatives from various affiliated federations, was on creating an interface that could integrate with the main platform so that users can experience a whole “package”.
The high point of Jones’s five-day visit was a workshop for the NOCC’s team tasked with running the web and mobile app on a day-to-day basis.
The Plovtech MD concluded his visit today but has promised a hands-on approach and has offered his help and expertise to the NOCC team at any time, even setting up a compact communication network among members so that operations continue smoothly.
Several federation reps have expressed interest in Plovtech’s offer of help in training some of their staff to handle their own web pages and gradually join the main NOCC flow.
Chamroeun said Ajayi’s visit and his interactions with the NOCC team will lead to better management of this most exciting and effective medium of communication where a user can feel the world is at their fingertips.
“With the Olympic Channel now taking an active interest in the production of some of its content in the Kingdom, and Olympic Solidarity fully supporting this digital avenue, the possibilities are endless in creating one of the best, most reliable and tech-savvy mediums,” Chamroeun said.
Jones said: “Our concern is for its sustainability and we hope the NOCC will continue to maintain good standards in both presentation and content so that it can spread its appeal far and wide.”
Gadaffi added: “It’s definitely a work in progress and we expect to build on Mr Ajayi’s visit and his invaluable advise to make this platform one of the best in the region, and something Cambodia can be proud of when we capture the attention of the sporting world by the time the SEA Games come home in 2023.”