Benefits of a cashless stadium

Digital payment is undoubtedly the most dynamic sector in financial services today. With an estimated 2,1-billion consumers already familiar with digital wallet transactions; the use of digital payments is rapidly changing how the world does business. And not only...

Spend less time in line, more time on the pitch

Most sport fans have experienced the long queues at stadiums – at the entrance when buying tickets, or inside buying food, drinks, or your favourite player’s jersey. And then you hear the loud cheer from pitch side, missing the crucial action while you’re stuck...
Life in the fast lane for Ducati-Lenovo partnership

Life in the fast lane for Ducati-Lenovo partnership

The Circuito de la Comunitat Valenciana racetrack is about 40-feet-wide and just under 2.5-miles-long. But it’s not the distance riders competing in the MotoGP Valencian Grand Prix must worry about. It’s the turns — 14 treacherous curves requiring the competitor to...

Evolve the game with data management

The unsung hero in the evolution of sports, data management plays an equally integral role in the analysis of player performance data, writes Morne Bekker, country mananger at NetApp South Africa. Professional sport has evolved drastically over the past two decades,...

Cycling enters the digital era

It is well recorded in business citations that the adoption of digital technology provides a much-needed boost to stay ahead of the innovation curve and give the desired competitive edge. Breaking records, however, by racing alongside big business into this digital...

Big data revolution has arrived in sport

We are still in the early stages of a new era in sport: the era of big data. Most sports fans love statistics.  Goals, points, runs, saves. They are the tools of the trade. But it’s only recently that we started paying attention to advance data, or analytics,...