Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services, and ATP, the governing body of men’s professional tennis, today announced a strategic partnership to leverage the latest technological advances in mobility, cloud and analytics to transform the experience of tennis fans and players the world over.
As part of this partnership, Infosys will become the Global Technology Services Partner and Platinum Sponsor of the ATP World Tour, as well as the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, for the next three years.
Like most popular sports, tennis fans are increasingly consuming more content about the sport across multiple channels. Active fan engagement today demands contextual, real-time information and insights about the game across a variety of channels. Infosys, as the exclusive Global Technology Services Partner of the ATP World Tour, will leverage its expertise in cloud, mobility and analytics to manage, analyze and interpret large volumes of tennis data (both historical and current) and present insights and predictions through interactive platforms for ATP fans, players, partners and the media.
Under this partnership, Infosys will work on several key initiatives for the ATP World Tour. These will include:
• Creation of an exclusive Infosys ATP Scores & Stats Center to revolutionize engagement with tennis fans by providing unprecedented insights and predictions about every tournament, every match and every point. The Scores & Stats Center will be powered by the Infosys Information Platform (IIP), an open-source data analytics platform for data visualization and data analysis;
• Reimagine the ATP Player Zone, a next-generation player engagement platform and mobile app, to elevate the experience for players and enable them to register for tournaments, review travel information, connect with other players, and stay up-to-date on all ATP World Tour news;
• Manage the infrastructure, applications and data of ATP World Tour by leveraging the elasticity and computational power of the cloud-based model.
Dr. Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive Officer, Infosys
“As a fan personally of tennis, it is really exciting to think about how we can invent great new and engaging experiences for fans. Great experiences for tennis fans is what ATP has always stood for, and we can now take this to even greater heights with our work together. Fans will soon have the opportunity to get completely immersed in the action, and feel the passion and intensity in every match, and more. This partnership will enable us to bring new experiences in new ways to fans worldwide and will also serve to inform many new types of consumer engagements in other walks of life.”
Chris Kermode, ATP Executive Chairman & President
“We’re delighted to be launching this new partnership with Infosys. The opportunities surrounding technology, statistics and data in men’s professional tennis are vast. Today’s announcement is fantastic news for the ATP as we welcome an industry leader in Infosys and take an important step towards exploring new opportunities in this area. We look forward to developing a number of exciting initiatives as part of the partnership.”
About The ATP
The ATP (ATPWorldTour.com) is the governing body of the men's professional tennis circuits - the ATP World Tour, the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP Champions Tour. With 62 tournaments in 31 countries, the ATP World Tour showcases the finest male athletes competing in the world’s most exciting venues. From Australia to Europe and the Americas to Asia, the stars of the 2015 ATP World Tour battle for prestigious titles and Emirates ATP Rankings points at ATP World Tour Masters 1000, 500 and 250 events, as well as Grand Slams (non ATP events). At the end of the season only the world’s best eight qualified singles players and doubles teams will compete for the last title of the season at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Held at The O2 in London, the event will officially crown the 2015 ATP World Tour No.1 presented by Emirates.
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