The Sports Tech Revolution

JULY 15, 2016 • BY SARA DEFOREST, HPE MATTER STAFF WRITER • BLOG POST

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How technology is changing the game for athletes and coaches

Welcome to HPE Matter’s “The Sports Tech Revolution” Issue.

HPE Matter is a digital magazine where the brightest minds in business share their perspectives on a technology-driven world.

Produced by Hewlett Packard Enterprise in partnership with Quartz, WIRED, PAPER and The Atlantic, HPE Matter brings together industry notables to provide valuable insights into the major technological shifts that are changing business as we know it.

Sports teams as the new tech titans?

The sports industry was data-driven before the term Big Data was around. But today, tech tools like the Internet of Things, data analytics and mobility help shape the way that athletes enhance their performance, fans engage with their favorite teams and coaches make decisions.

In fact, technology is so embedded is nearly every aspect of the game, it begs the question, are sports teams becoming tech companies of sorts?

In this issue:

  • Smart stadiums provide fans with Wi-Fi, turn-by-turn navigation and the ability to order beer right to their seats. But these new conveniences come with new cybersecurity risks.
  • The decision for some leagues to introduce “robot referees” that help officials make more accurate calls is raising controversy among fans, players and coaches.
  • Breakthrough wearable technology embedded in jerseys allows fans to feel athletes’ in-game sensations like excitement, tackles or adrenaline.

 

Will the future of sports be a win for the technology industry? Find out in this issue of HPE Matter.

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