Roland-Garros and Infosys Extend Digital Innovation Partnership for Another Five Years

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Infosys and Roland-Garros (RG), on Thursday, announced the renewal of their three-year-long partnership for a further five years. The agreement, through 2026, will see Infosys continue to push the boundaries of technology for the Parisian Slam as the Official Digital Innovation Partner.

“Roland-Garros is a tennis institution celebrated around the world and we are honored to be a part of the journey enhancing the sporting experience through next-generation technologies. Over the years, our partnership has helped the sport embrace the digital potential where players, coaches, fans and the media are empowered to connect, train and engage with technology.”

Sumit Virmani, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Infosys

Virmani added, ‘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 and beyond to positively impact the community. We remain steadfast in our commitment to supporting RG reimagine the tournament through unique and meaningful digital experiences.’

The organizations together have transformed the experience for the entire tennis ecosystem, introducing next-generation solutions leveraging AI, cloud, and analytics. Highlights include pioneering new video and stats analysis platforms for players and coaches to revolutionize training, bolstering match analysis for broadcasters to post engaging content. They also introduced new ways for fans to engage with the tournament including bringing the history and heritage of RG to fans globally through the 3D Art Museum.

“Over the last four years, Infosys has been pivotal in taking the RG experience to new standards, thanks to industry leading digital experiences and innovations. 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. We’re excited to continue to raise the bar for the entire tennis ecosystem as we extend our partnership.”

Amélie Mauresmo, Tournament Director Roland-Garros

The contract renewal will bring a new element to the partnership, where Infosys will double down on broadcast and technology innovations while also launching a new social inclusion initiative at RG 2022. The digital innovation partnership will focus on 4 key areas:

  • Powering digital innovations: The Infosys Tennis Platform will continue to power data and insights for fans, players, coaches, journalists, and broadcast teams. The Infosys Match Center, Players Portal, and AI-Assisted Journalism platforms will leverage advanced AI capabilities to deliver more immersive and predictive analytics.
  • Enhancing broadcast experiences: To amplify the statistical experience, Infosys will deliver fresh perspectives to spectators with the new “Infosys Stats Flash” providing statistical measures of player performance during live matches.
  • Exploring the metaverse: Previous editions of the tournaments have seen Infosys and FFT laying the foundation for an RG digital universe with innovations such as Social VR and the 3D Art Museum. Building on this, future experiences will include new mixed reality experiences and immersive digital platforms.
  • Enabling future generations: Working with the FFT, Infosys will launch a new STEM program powered by the Infosys Springboard initiative, which will enable young children in France to experience the benefits of STEM education through the lens of tennis.

Roland-Garros is an iconic event from the perspective of sports fans and the general public. Roland-Garros 2021 was aired in 222 countries throughout the world, confirming the tournament’s reputation as a top-tier international athletic event. Roland-Garros is the only Grand Slam tournament held on clay, one of tennis’ oldest and most noble surfaces. It is organized by the French Tennis Federation.

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