Dutch Olympic Committee invests in a new Participant Portal

Written by: Samantha Wolhuter

picture of a woman's face with facial recognition pointers

The Dutch Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation (NOC*NSF), the overall coordinating Dutch sports organisation that also functions as the Dutch National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee, required a complete customisation of their existing Participant Portal CMS solution after 8 years of use. 

The new solution needed to be modular based on very specific architectural principles and the Participant Portal’s existing guidelines. By this, modular means various functional building blocks that work together but can also be replaced separately. This results in it becoming possible to remove certain parts in the event of functional overlap.

In collaboration with our agency partner Clockwork, WeAreBrain’s development team created a number of new features for the Participant Portal which were deemed crucial to the overall functionality of the product. It features a refined submission process for participants, including automation for their personal data checks. The aim was to be able to re-use existing solutions for different Olympic events going forward.

A truly innovative solution

New Participant Portal CMS for the NOC*NSF.

Thanks to custom machine learning models together with the impressive Azure Cognitive capabilities, the high demand for personal information recognition processes has been resolved. We included business functionalities which recognise data from passports of various countries – including the ability to check participants’ photos – and it’s now possible to share all the recognition results with the Participant Portal CMS. We have ensured the safe transferring of personal data without the need to save or cache sensitive user data before pre-processing it (excluding GDPR restricted info, etc.).

We also updated the existing CMS with mastered data organised by exchanges via Azure Service bus messaging. All the participant information, events, and roles are dynamically processed by Umbraco when the update comes into the NOC*NSF Participant Portal.

More about NOC*NSF

The Dutch Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation, generally abbreviated NOC*NSF, is the overall coordinating Dutch sports organization that also functions as the Dutch National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee.

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Samantha Wolhuter
Sam is in charge of writing a big portion of WeAreBrain’s creative content. She is a digital nomad always on the go, inspiring us with her words from some of the world's most beautiful locations.