Infosys and Roland Garros drive innovation in tech-driven sports viewing and fan engagement

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Infosys announced that it is working with the French Tennis Federation (FTF) to welcome the new era of technology-driven sports viewing and fan engagement. This year, the organizations are entering their fifth year of partnering in 3D, augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence – to power experiences.

What’s new this year?

After the success of the Roland Garros 3D Art Museum 2021, fans will be able to discover an immersive 3D exhibition this year which will present the evolution of rackets over the years at Roland-Garros. This interactive 3D experience will also feature male and female champions from the past.

French Open fans will also be able to access match viewing like no other as they will be treated to contextual match stats and game models – Infosys Stats Flash will track records broken and performances throughout the tournament with real-time data overlaid on live match footage. Through Infosys Match Center, fans can also access an in-depth review of player tendencies and winning tactics.

Additionally, if fans of the game want to explore viewing experiences through AR and VR, they can do so by pointing their phone or tablet camera at any flat surface. This will allow them to see a tennis court in augmented reality, with an interactive representation of strokes, statistics, positioning and ball trajectories for each point won. Fans can also play tennis virtually on the Philippe-Chatrier court and engage with fans in the metaverse via Social VR.

Sumit Virmani, Marketing Director of Infosys, said: “This year, we wanted to bring a focused approach to the tournament and help Roland Garros provide a real sense of immersion and community impact. Through digital experiences powered by AR, VR, 3D, and the Metaverse technologies, we engage fans, students, coaches, and players in a more experiential way to bring the entire ecosystem closer together and closer to the action.

This year, the partnership between Infosys and FTF is also working on launching an annual STEM initiative for young people. The joint initiative uses Infosys Springboard – a free online learning platform – to encourage young people from all over Paris to take an interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics by presenting the range of uses of these disciplines in tennis.


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