This year’s Roland-Garros tournament has required a further shift to digital and cloud-based services.
PARIS, FRANCE: Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, and the French Tennis Federation, today announced the latest innovations set to hit the courts at this year’s Roland-Garros, as part of the second year of the strategic technology partnership.
Leveraging Infosys’ technology platform, this year’s tournament will deliver a digitally enhanced experience by facilitating virtual experiences and greater access for millions of fans, better training, and analysis among players and coaches, as well as storytelling support for journalists. The intense remote collaboration was required as a result of the ongoing pandemic, relying heavily on cloud-based services and an agile, innovative approach by both organizations.
One of the strategic objectives for the FFT was to cement itself as a leader in AI-based innovation in sport by integrating a number of specific solutions this year:
Pravin Rao, Chief Operating Officer, Infosys, said, “2020 has introduced new challenges for how we consume sports and entertainment, and we’re excited that our partnership with Roland-Garros once again reinvents the digital landscape for fans, players and the media alike. From the all-new player app AI features to the enhanced Match Centre, we have leveraged powerful technologies and toolsets across the board to ensure fans, players, coaches have the best experience possible, wherever they are.”
Bernard Giudicelli, President of the French Tennis Federation, said,“It is an invaluable asset for Roland-Garros to be able to benefit from the expertise and innovative strength of a partner like Infosys. Their expertise in data processing will enable us to offer all our fans the opportunity to slip into the shoes of an expert for improved match analysis. With Infosys, we’re taking the spectator into a new experience, and a new dimension.”
The Roland-Garros Fan App and the Roland-Garros Players App are available to download from the respective app stores for Android and iOS devices. The tournament runs from 21st September 2020 to 11th October 2020. To experience the digital innovation visit Roland-Garros.com.
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