The IT firm, Infosys has announced an extension of its partnership with one of the four mega-events in the Grand Slam, Roland-Garros, also known as The French Open Tennis Tournament. The new deal has been renewed for five years till 2026.
The contract renewal will add a new dimension to the partnership, with Infosys doubling down on broadcast and technology innovations, while also launching a new social inclusion initiative at Roland-Garros (RG) 2022.
The statement said, “The agreement will see Infosys continue to push the boundaries of technology for the Parisian Slam as the Official Digital Innovation Partner, through 2026.”
The Infosys tennis platform will strive to power data and insights for fans, players, coaches, journalists, and broadcast teams as part of the digital innovation partnership.
Sumit Virmani, Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer of Infosys, said, “Roland-Garros is a tennis institution celebrated around the world and we are honoured to be a part of the journey enhancing the sporting experience through the next-generation technologies. The year 2022 marks the fourth year of our partnership, and a year where we look forward to bringing more innovation and value for everyone across the tennis ecosystem.”
The Infosys Match Center, players portal, and AI-assisted journalism platforms will all make use of advanced AI capabilities to provide immersive and predictive analytics. Infosys will also work to broaden statistical experience that will provide new perspectives to spectators through statistical measures of player performance during live matches, and so on.
Roland-Garros, Tournament Director, Amelie Mauresmo, said, “Over the last four years, Infosys has been pivotal in taking the RG experience to new standards. Every year, we welcome viewers from over 222 countries to enjoy one of the most anticipated moments of the year for tennis, and each year we’ve topped the last enhancing the fan experience thanks to the strength of our partnership.”
Under the partnership, Infosys will also launch a new STEM programme powered by the Infosys Springboard initiative, which will allow youngsters in France to experience the benefits of STEM education through the lens of tennis.
Infosys also has a partnership with the Australian Open, another Grand Slam event. The partnership will last until the end of 2026, with Infosys remaining as the digital innovation partner.