Episode 5: Good to Great in Sports and Industry (short version)
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Rugby: IBM TryTracker
IBM and the four Grand Slams™
IBM's involvement with Grand Slam tennis doesn't end with the Australian Open. The same dedicated team of IBM experts partner with all four tennis Grand Slams. The same sophisticated solutions that enhance the fan experience also provide a vital resource to the media, coaches and players.
Masters Golf Tournament
Augusta National strives to continually present the Masters Tournament in the most compelling way possible through innovative use of digital technology. Whether you prefer iPads, iPhones or Androids, apps or mobile websites, there’s a way for fans of the Masters to watch live video on eight channels, follow current scores, read the latest news and see highlights.
Game Changers: Real. Sports. Data.
IBM presents the web series, “Game Changers: Real. Sports. Data.” Each Game Changers episode focuses on sports and big data, and features experts in both fields. We encourage you to join the conversation before, during, and after each episode, using the hashtag #gamechangersIBM on Twitter.
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Keys to the Match
IBM SlamTracker™is a real-time stats and visualisation platform that leverages IBM's predictive analytics technology. IBM SlamTracker™ analyses over eight years of Grand Slam data (over 41 million data points), to identify patterns in player styles. Before each match, IBM analyses historical matches between the players (for first-time matches, players with similar styles are analysed). This analysis identifies key performance indicators—what players need to do to succeed in a match—known as 'Keys to the Match'. During the match, each player's performance is measured against their keys and updated in real time on Grand Slam websites, providing fans with a deeper level of insight as the match unfolds.
The Science of Sports
Fresh off a Stanley Cup run, the Canucks needed to stay ahead of demand for their digital content. High-performance storage and streaming HD proved to be the right game plan.