David Provan

May 31, 2017

Roland Garros 2017: Bluemix and Watson Analytics

On Sunday, May 28th Roland Garros (French Open) opened its gates to the latest running of the tournament. As one of the four Grand Slam events in Tennis, there is a keen focus on ensuring the event runs smoothly and provides fans with the experience and insights they would want from such a prestigious event. This year IBM has provided a solution using Watson Analytics to help the content team understand and review key web metrics to help guide decision making throughout the event.

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April 10, 2017

The 2017 Masters: IBM’s Cognitive Room

This year, with the opportunity of a new working location within the new press building, our team undertook an exercise to re-imagine the client; members and guests experience for the IBM at The Masters Program. The focus for us was to bring IBM’s cognitive ambition and capabilities to the forefront, to demonstrate that Watson can be applied to every activity and touch point of an experience, and improve it. The idea formed from this approach became known as our “Cognitive Room”.

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September 8, 2016

US Open 2016: Bluemix Delivering Cognitive

If you come to the US Open this year, things are different. Not a little different—a lot different. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has moved the southern courts to allow better walkways between courts, built a brand new Grandstand Stadium and placed a new retractable roof on Arthur Ashe Stadium. And IBM has introduced several cognitive solutions using Watson services on the IBM Bluemix platform to improve the sport fans' experience of this event.

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April 8, 2016

The Masters Tournament 2016: Social the Cognitive Way

Throughout the partnership with The Masters, IBM has introduced many technological innovations such as the tournament's first website in 1996 to real-time ball tracking in 2015. These transformations and innovations have been purposeful and appropriately implemented. This year, our team examined opportunities to utilize the Watson platform for drawing insights and analytics from social data in support of the editorial teams.

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