Bengaluru-based IT bellwether Infosys and Roland-Garros (RG) have renewed their three-year long partnership aimed at digital innovation for five more years. As per the official Infosys release, the contract renewal will prompt Infosys to double down on broadcast and tech innovations while also launching a social inclusion initiative at RG 2022.
This digital innovation partnership will have four focal points powering digital innovations, enhancing broadcast experiences, exploring the metaverse and enabling future generations. As part of powering digital innovations, the Infosys Tennis Platform will continue to power data and insights for fans, players, coaches, journalists and broadcast teams.
Together Roland-Garros and Infosys have transformed the experience for the entire tennis ecosystem, introducing next-generation solutions leveraging AI, cloud, and analytics. Highlights include pioneering new video and stats analysis platforms for players and coaches to revolutionize training, bolstering match analysis for broadcasters to post engaging content and introducing new ways for fans to engage with the tournament including bringing the history and heritage of RG to fans globally through the 3D Art Museum.
In the eyes of sports fans, and indeed the general public, Roland-Garros is an unmissable event. The 2021 edition of Roland-Garros was broadcast in 222 countries worldwide, confirming the tournament’s status as a first-class international sporting event. Organised 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.
The Infosys Match Center, Players Portal and AI-assisted journalism platforms will leverage advanced AI capabilities to deliver more immersive and predictive analytics. In a bid to enhance and amplify the broadcasting experience, the Bengaluru-based IT company will deliver fresh perspectives to spectators with the new Infosys Stats Flash providing statistical measures of player performance during live matches.
Plans are also in place to explore the metaverse and lay foundation for an RG digital universe with innovations like Social VR and 3D art museum. The IT bellwether is also planning to launch a new STEM programme under the Infosys Springboard initiative. This programme will help French children experience the benefits of STEM education through the lens of tennis.
Roland-Garros tournament director Amélie Mauresmo said, “Over the last four years, Infosys has been pivotal in taking the RG experience to new standards, thanks to industry leading digital experiences and innovations. Every year, we welcome viewers from over 222 countries to enjoy one of the most anticipated moments of the year for tennis, and each year we’ve topped the last enhancing the fan experience thanks to the strength of our partnership. We’re excited to continue to raise the bar for the entire tennis ecosystem as we extend our partnership.”