Published on 08 June 2023, updated on 05 July 2023

Pierre-Louis de Guillebon CEO of Orange Events, Guest editor

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Pierre-Louis de Guillebon, CEO of Orange Events


The editorial


allconnected: technology has never done so much to make sport more accessible, interactive, and engaging, whether following live and ultra-high definition drone footage of a skier, immersive match-day coverage to review a goal from a smartphone, opening sport up to all audiences, or even improving training sessions through the latest VR experiences.

Orange has decades of partnership history with sports players, practitioners, clubs, federations, and organizers…. At Orange Events, our expertise in connectivity, image broadcasting, and digital innovations means we can support major sporting events. It’s therefore only natural that we combine these two strengths for the next two landmark events in the world of sport: the Rugby World Cup 2023 and the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

In our latest Orange magazine, we’ll go behind the scenes and share interviews and insights with the people who are preparing to bring these iconic events to life. I would like to thank Bruno Marie-Rose, Chief Information and Technology Officer for Paris 2024, who shares his vision of how digital innovation will be key to the success of the Games. I would also like to thank Karim Ghezal, Assistant Coach of the French XV, and Julien Piscione, Head of Sports Science within the French Rugby Federation, who explain how technology helps players better prepare for the next World Cup.

I hope you enjoy reading these articles which, beyond Paris 2024 and the Rugby World Cup, look at all sports from the angle of technological innovation.

Pierre-Louis de Guillebon, CEO of Orange Events