Artificial Intelligence Authors: Roger Strukhoff, Pat Romanski, Zakia Bouachraoui, Liz McMillan, Yeshim Deniz

News Feed Item

IBM and China Open Partner to Create Winning Advantage

Collaboration enables fans, players and coaches to experience how Big Data, analytics and cloud computing are transforming sports

BEIJING, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The China Open and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that IBM has become a Platinum IT Sponsor of China Open 2013. Under the collaboration, IBM is providing Big Data, analytics and cloud computing technologies to help China Open fans get closer to the action on the courts.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO )

As a leading tennis event celebrating its 10-year anniversary, the China Open is further establishing its brand aimed at modernizing the experience for fans, players and coaches. The China Open also is committed to becoming one of the world's most intelligent, interconnected and instrumented sporting events. The China Open will leverage IBM's data analytics and cloud computing technologies to enhance the fan and media experience.

Real-time Big Data and analytics powered by the new IBM Match Tracker technology designed for the China Open will deliver stats, scoring and other data to fans. Match Tracker is a customized version of IBM's SlamTracker analytics technology that brings tennis matches to life for fans with player, match and tournament data.

The infrastructure that supports the Match Tracker is IBM's versatile and resilient private cloud technology. In addition, IBM also has worked with China Open to enhance the media experience by building a data rich intranet that features historic and real time player and match information.

"IBM helps tennis Grand Slam tournaments and other high-level sports events succeed with a series of new technologies such as Big Data, cloud computing and social business," said Li Jinkang, Executive Vice Director and Secretary General of Organizing Committee China Open. "IBM is providing powerful support for China Open with leading technologies, including analytics."

With a history of more than 100 years of technology innovation, and having sponsored premier sports events including the four tennis Grand Slam tournaments (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open), as well as The Masters and the U.S. Open golf tournament, IBM has the unmatched capability to work with event organizers to help deliver the most compelling experience at major sports events around the globe.

"Big Data and analytics technologies are bringing fans closer to the action and providing deep insight for players, coaches and organizers," said Gill Zhou, vice president, Marketing, Communications and Citizenship, IBM China. "Moreover, bringing business technology into the world of professional sports is helping to shape the China Open into an engaging spectator sporting event. This is yet another example of how data is changing life, sports and business."

For more information about IBM's global sports sponsorship program, visit: http://ibm.co/15gsBQQ

Chris Andrews
[email protected]


More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
BMC has unmatched experience in IT management, supporting 92 of the Forbes Global 100, and earning recognition as an ITSM Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for five years running. Our solutions offer speed, agility, and efficiency to tackle business challenges in the areas of service management, automation, operations, and the mainframe.
@CloudEXPO and @ExpoDX, two of the most influential technology events in the world, have hosted hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors since our launch 10 years ago. @CloudEXPO and @ExpoDX New York and Silicon Valley provide a full year of face-to-face marketing opportunities for your company. Each sponsorship and exhibit package comes with pre and post-show marketing programs. By sponsoring and exhibiting in New York and Silicon Valley, you reach a full complement of decision makers and buyers in ...
While the focus and objectives of IoT initiatives are many and diverse, they all share a few common attributes, and one of those is the network. Commonly, that network includes the Internet, over which there isn't any real control for performance and availability. Or is there? The current state of the art for Big Data analytics, as applied to network telemetry, offers new opportunities for improving and assuring operational integrity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jim Frey, Vice President of S...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settl...
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessio...
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound e...
The Jevons Paradox suggests that when technological advances increase efficiency of a resource, it results in an overall increase in consumption. Writing on the increased use of coal as a result of technological improvements, 19th-century economist William Stanley Jevons found that these improvements led to the development of new ways to utilize coal. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera, compared the Jevons Paradox to modern-day enterprise IT, examin...
Rodrigo Coutinho is part of OutSystems' founders' team and currently the Head of Product Design. He provides a cross-functional role where he supports Product Management in defining the positioning and direction of the Agile Platform, while at the same time promoting model-based development and new techniques to deliver applications in the cloud.
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
LogRocket helps product teams develop better experiences for users by recording videos of user sessions with logs and network data. It identifies UX problems and reveals the root cause of every bug. LogRocket presents impactful errors on a website, and how to reproduce it. With LogRocket, users can replay problems.