Infosys secures five-year contract extension with Roland-Garros
Infosys and Roland-Garros (RG or The French Open tennis tournament) have renewed their three-year-long partnership for an additional five years.
Under the agreement, the Indian IT services provider as the official digital innovation partner till 2026, expects to continue pushing the boundaries of technology for the Parisian Slam.
Amélie Mauresmo — Roland-Garros Tournament Director said: “Over the last four years, Infosys has been pivotal in taking the RG experience to new standards, thanks to industry leading digital experiences and innovations.
“Every year, we welcome viewers from over 222 countries to enjoy one of the most anticipated moments of the year for tennis, and each year we’ve topped the last enhancing the fan experience thanks to the strength of our partnership.
“We’re excited to continue to raise the bar for the entire tennis ecosystem as we extend our partnership.”
According to Infosys, the renewal of the contract will introduce a new element to the partnership. As part of this, the Indian IT firm will double down on broadcast and technology innovations while also bringing in a new social inclusion initiative at Roland-Garros 2022.
The digital innovation partnership will concentrate on four major areas, which include powering digital innovations, enhancing broadcast experiences, exploring the metaverse, and enabling future generations.
Sumit Virmani — EVP and Chief Marketing Officer of Infosys said: “Roland-Garros is a tennis institution celebrated around the world and we are honored to be a part of the journey enhancing the sporting experience through next generation technologies.
“Over the years, our partnership has helped the sport embrace the digital potential where players, coaches, fans and the media are empowered to connect, train and engage with technology.
“2022 marks the fourth year of our partnership, and a year where we look forward to bringing more innovation and value for everyone across the tennis ecosystem and beyond to positively impact the community.”
Last year, Infosys said that it was helping the French Tennis Federation introduce artificial intelligence (AI), immersive 3D, and digital platforms for transforming how the action from the French Open 2021 was seen by remote fans.