The All England Club and IBM have announced their 2012 web service for the Wimbledon Championships.
The Championships’ website is built on IBM’s SmartCloud infrastructure. It integrates a new online broadcast channel, and an interactive analytics-enabled IBM SlamTracker scoreboard. This scoreboard uses predictive analytics technology. It will use historical and real-time data. There will be a ‘Momentum’ capability that will “map a match in real-time, visualizing key turning points and their causes.”
The announcement reports that there will be “a ‘Keys to the Match’ feature within SlamTracker that aims to determine the top three things a player must do in order to do well in a specific match”.
At the 2011 Championships there was a pilot of player movement tracking system. This year this SecondSight will be used on Centre Court.