How IBM’s analytics for Wimbledon 2013 have been performed

In this video, IBM explains how reams of data are collected by a team of 50 junior tennis professionals, who log the key aspects of every point. All this data flows into the Operations Bunker, where it is combined with historical data to provide the Wimbledon Information System for broadcasters.

New this year has been the iPad app, which joins Wimbledon’s other digital platforms to provide an even richer information experience for fans. This year, IBM is also tracking social media and analyzing positive sentiment for each player. To illustrate this wealth of data, IBM has been using 3D printers to create a trophy for each player who tops the performance and social media rankings.

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