Infosys and Roland-Garros partner to recreate digital tennis experience

First Published 21, Mar 2019, 7:56 PM IST
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Infosys Roland-Garros partner recreate digital tennis experience
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The strategic three-year technology partnership between Infosys and Roland-Garros, one of the toughest Grand Slam tournament, aims to reimagine tennis experience for fans and players globally

 

New Delhi: Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, and Roland-Garros, today announced a strategic three-year technology partnership. The collaboration is aimed at enriching the game by providing fans, players and coaches with a completely new experience, leveraging Infosys’ expertise in digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data and analytics, mobility, virtual and augmented reality.

Bernard Giudicelli, President of the French Tennis Federation, said, “We are truly delighted that Infosys has joined us as a partner of Roland-Garros. This partnership centres around digital innovation, a key pillar of the tournament, and will offer tennis fans an even richer experience. We are convinced that Infosys will help us deliver the tournament’s digital transformation objectives to ensure Roland-Garros remains at the cutting edge of technology.”

Pravin Rao, Chief Operating Officer, Infosys, said, “Roland-Garros stands for its rich history and culture and today, Infosys is proud to become a part of this heritage. We’re excited to partner with Roland-Garros to showcase how digital technologies can enhance the boundaries of this tournament by leveraging data, insights and digital experiences. We are committed to helping Roland-Garros further expand its global following in the physical and the virtual world powered by digital innovation where fans and players alike can experience game-changing innovations.”

As part of this partnership, Infosys and Roland-Garros will work on several new digitally enabled experiences. These include:

Re-imagined fan experience powered by data and analytics – An innovative, intuitive and fun user interface and analytics tool to let fans follow live scores, feel the pulse of live matches, delve deeper into match analytics and understand what ultimately influenced the outcome of the match. The tool will be available on the official Roland-Garros website during the tournament.

Empowering players and coaches with the power of AI – Development of an advanced digital platform for players and coaches to study and analyse their game throughout the tournament. This platform will be powered by rich data science and AI-led video analytics to help them understand what’s working well and what’s not, aid their strategy for upcoming matches and enable decision making.

Roland-Garros Fan Engagement amplified with VR and AR – A highly immersive virtual and augmented reality experiences at the Infosys fan zone will transport fans to the heart of the tournament, offering them a chance to experience what it is like stepping onto the Philippe-Chatrier court and play tennis on the sacred clay, just like their favourite players.

In the eyes of sports fans, and indeed the general public, the Roland-Garros tournament is an unmissable event that enjoys immense prestige. In 2018 Roland-Garros set new records with more than 480,000 spectators attending the tournament and was broadcast in 224 countries worldwide, confirming the tournament's status as a premium, truly global sporting event. Organized by the French Tennis Federation, Roland-Garros is the only Grand Slam tournament to be played on clay, one of the oldest and most noble surfaces in the history of tennis.

Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. It enables clients in 45 countries to navigate their digital transformation. With over three decades of experience in managing the systems and workings of global enterprises, it expertly steers its clients through their digital journey. It does it by enabling the enterprise with an AI-powered core that helps prioritize the execution of change. It also empowers the business with agile digital at scale to deliver unprecedented levels of performance and customer delight. It’s always-on learning agenda drives their continuous improvement through building and transferring digital skills, expertise, and ideas from its innovation ecosystem.

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