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Experience Roland-Garros wherever you are

Thanks to the official Roland-Garros mobile application developed by IBM, fans can follow scores, statistics and match analysis in real time with their smartphone or tablet. And for the first time, IBM SlamTracker is now part of the applications in order to follow live keys to the match.

Since this year, it is now possible to follow its favoriste players and get a personalised news feed. Photos, videos, radio, are available for everyone in real time, wherever you are.

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Behind the scene tour at Roland-Garros

Discover the data collection process, analysis and distribution of scores and statistics.

This process relies on IBM solutions of big data and predictive analytics and also on the hybrid and secured cloud that hosts the official Roland-Garros website and mobile applications.

Understand exclusively how IBM teams work behind the scene to let fans, media, and players live an unforgettable experience.

41 million

points analyzed to determine the keys to the match of every player on IBM SlamTracker

1,2 million

downloads of the official application for smartphones and tablets

495 million

pages views on the official website and applications (figures from 2015)

7,7 million

Tweets analyzed to determine the most popular players of the tournament

Innovative solutions for a performing tournament

Cognitive Social Command Center

Harnessing the power of IBM Watson’s cognitive capabilities and IBM Bluemix, Roland-Garros can dynamically tap into meaningful insights and trends from social conversations about the Tournament to identify and capitalize on emerging trends and topics. During high-profile, real-time events, it’s critical to be able to identify emerging trends and topics of discussion around your brand, measure engagement and uncover insights to grow your audience.

Tournament Alert Dashboard

For the first time, the French Federation of Tennis is notified in real time of records breaking by players during the tournament. Editorial teams are then aware of all major news from matches and can share them directly with fans on social media. Exclusiveness and reactivity are appropriate at Roland-Garros.

More than 30 years of shared innovation

IBM has been at Roland-Garros’ service for more than 30 years to enable the fans, players and media to experience the tournament in the most innovative way possible. Discover the solutions IBM brought to the tournament during these last thirty years.

Hybrid secured cloud

Each year during Roland-Garros, IBM hybrid cloud technology enables the French Tennis Federation to scale its infrastructure to meet the demands of a global audience for the critical two-weeks period. IBM has been increasingly leveraging this hybrid cloud, using a highly virtualized, optimized and dynamic IBM SoftLayer infrastructure that offers a continuous availability. Moreover, IBM security solutions enable to prevent from any danger, optimize the management of all threats by offering a unified access to security data.

Social Leaderboard

Who are the favorite players of internet users during the tournament? The Social Leaderboard tracks all the tweets talking about the tournament in order to determine the most popular players in real time. Every tweet is then analysed to see how positive they are, providing a ‘Sentiment’ ranking.

Data and predictive analytics

IBM SlamTracker analyses over 41 million data points from eight years of Grand Slam data to identify patterns in players styles. This analysis enables IBM to determine the ‘Keys to the Match’, the key things each player should focus on in order to win, all updated in real time on IBM SlamTracker

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