Bengaluru-based IT giant Infosys and French Tennis Federation have joined hand to bring enhanced virtual experience for the fans during the ongoing French Open. The Grand Slam event is set to be concluded on October 12. The two parties had signed a three-year deal in 2019.
In a statement, Infosys said the company is offering digitally enhanced experience virtually, greater access to fans, better training, and analysis among players and coaches, and storytelling support for journalists.
Infosys also said that as a consequence of the pandemic, intense remote collaboration was required that relies on cloud-based services and an agile innovative approach.
Artificial intelligence-powered analytics has been designed for fans in the Infosys Match Centre on RolandGarros.com and on the official application of the tournament. Infosys will power the remote fan experience on the digital platforms of the tournament, bringing courtside to the fan’s homes in immersive ways.
Digital offerings include AI-powered analytics that gives match insights to fans. It will also give replay and data-driven insights to coaches for improving the performances of players. Similar AI tools will be made available for journalists as well for post-match highlights and insight-driven journalism. These tools create automatic charts, trends, and graphs that are ready to be used in the public domain.
UB Pravin Rao, Chief Operating Officer at Infosys said, “2020 has introduced new challenges for how we consume sports and entertainment, and we’re excited that our partnership with Roland Garros once again reinvents the digital landscape for fans, players and the media alike.”
Bernard Giudicelli, President of the French Tennis Federation said, “Their expertise in data processing will enable us to offer all our fans the opportunity to slip into the shoes of an expert for improved match analysis. With Infosys, we are taking the spectator into a new experience and a new dimension.”