Marion who has been with UEFA for over a decade, holding various positions in digital media and IT now heads the UEFA ICT team of over 90 individuals, with full ability to provide authoritative information on how UEFA business operations sets them aside from other businesses.
Marion who has received leadership training executive education, spoke to ‘Computing’
He continues by saying, “ICT in UEFA is not really a development house or an infrastructure house – but we do have some technical experts for things like the Euro 2012 championships. We have a service desk and system engineers to do maintenance on our servers which is actually outsourced to Interoute,”
With leadership training education in the bag, Marion’s responsibility as the head of UEFA ICT department includes the management of the organisation’
According to Marion, the UEFA works with a number of Projects managers and business specialists who work with the ICT team in ensuring that areas of technology in the business are fully functional. He says, “They pilot and coordinate and educate all of the partners UEFA uses to make sure they deliver the software and infrastructure quality we want, and the operations that we need."
As well as the internal team and partners working with UEFA ICT function, the team maintains relationships with a number of external agents, such as Interoute, who by contract must adhere to regulations and constraints imposed by UEFA.
"Suppliers have to realise that they have to change the way they operate to comply with our demands. This has been easy with Interoute but was more complicated with Orange and Ukraine Telecom because they are far bigger organisations,"
Looking into the future of UEFA’s ICT department, it is his believe that the business would extend its communication’
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