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By Andrew Ferrier on 27 October, 2021

Data at the heart of everything we do – IBM and the RFU

Data at the heart of everything we do – IBM and the RFU   The RFU and IBM have been on a journey of digital transformation since they extended their partnership in 2018. The public-facing element of this has been a project to consolidate and refresh their digital properties, including www.englandrugby.com, to improve the experience for rugby fans […]

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By John Kaduthodil on 20 January, 2020

Rugby Football Union, IBM delivering a refreshed digital experience.

Staying relevant, maintaining and exceeding expectations for fans and players: for any sporting organisation this is a continual challenge but also critical for the success of the sport. Ultimately fans and players are the lifeblood of the organisation and with the importance of digital channels as a primary access point and expectations of service quality […]

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By Alastair Rodgers on 27 October, 2021

Data at the heart of everything we do – IBM and the RFU

Data at the heart of everything we do – IBM and the RFU   The RFU and IBM have been on a journey of digital transformation since they extended their partnership in 2018. The public-facing element of this has been a project to consolidate and refresh their digital properties, including www.englandrugby.com, to improve the experience for rugby fans […]

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By Chris Nott on 15 July, 2019

What can government learn from Wimbledon’s one chance to deliver?

In this third and final blog post on what government can learn from Wimbledon, I discuss how Wimbledon uses cloud to meet huge fluctuations in demand for its digital platforms and how it ensures its services are accessible for fans throughout The Championships.  My previous posts in this series explore innovating fabulous services and use […]

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By James Sutton on 25 June, 2019

Emerging Tech at SW19

IBM Technology Garden Every year, IBM has a Kiosk at Wimbledon where members of the public can come in and find out what we do to support The Championships as well as how some of the IBM technology we use works. For 2019, IBM have partnered with a data visualisation studio to build “The IBM […]

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By Chris Nott on 24 June, 2019

What can government learn from Wimbledon’s AI video highlights?

In part one of this series of three blog posts, I explored how IBM and Wimbledon innovates to deliver a fabulous digital experience for fans.  In this second part, I look at what government can learn from Wimbledon’s use of artificial intelligence (AI) in automating the video production of match highlights. Automating video production Consumer […]

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By Chris Nott on 20 June, 2019

What can government learn from Wimbledon’s fabulous innovative services?

2019 marks 30 years of technology and innovation partnership between IBM and Wimbledon, a relationship underpinned by assured delivery of data and digital experience to millions around the world.  Wimbledon has transformed itself into a data driven media organization continually innovating to sustain its position as the world’s top tennis tournament.  Using the latest technologies […]

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By Chris Williams on 17 June, 2019

IBM serving up ace AI at Wimbledon 2019

Wimbledon is the tennis tournament every player dreams of winning and one of the highlights in the sporting calendar.  As the world’s leading tennis tournament their brand focus is “in pursuit of greatness” demonstrating their continual desire to strive to be the best while also acknowledging that is a continual journey. For the last 30 […]

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By Tom Naxton on 30 May, 2019

Love – 30: IBM and Wimbledon celebrate 30 years of Technical Partnership and Innovation

With the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet club readying themselves to open the doors for Wimbledon 2019 on July 1st, IBM will be celebrating a three-decade partnership of technological innovation with the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament. Both parties are busy preparing themselves to serve up the best fan engagement experience to date, powered […]

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By Bill Kelleher on 22 February, 2019

England Rugby and IBM

With England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales all set to play this weekend, rugby is on many of our minds. You may have seen that The Rugby Football Union (RFU) recently announced IBM as an official partner of England Rugby, which is something I’m very excited about. Under the partnership, we are working together using IBM Cloud […]

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By Thomas Fleetham on 6 November, 2018

Football’s Must Win Game

Football is changing. Season ticket holders are getting older and digital disruption threatens the status quo and the traditional way fans view the beautiful game. With full stadiums and the continued growth in TV revenue no longer guaranteed, it is time for football clubs to harness the power of technology to enhance fan experience, without […]

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By Andrew Wilcock on 22 August, 2018

Artificial Intelligence to Analytics: How Wimbledon Extracts Value from Data

From artificial intelligence to analytics, Wimbledon has pioneering the use of technology to improve the fan and player experience. At the start of July, the grass was mown, the strawberries were picked and the AELTC was once again welcoming the world to SW19. Behind the scenes, we were busy too. Over 4 million match statistics were collected as […]

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