It is a widely contested debate in today's society; Does technology in sport ruin the games we love?
Personally, I believe it can only make the performances of what we watch better.
SAP are continuously working across numerous sporting leagues including the NBA, NFL and soccer giving 'real time insight' to the coaching staff and players. In turn, allowing the modern day sportsman to adapt the way they play to ensure optimum performance.
If we relate this to business, every company wants to run as smoothly as possible and again, some of SAP's software allows for this to happen. I regularly speak with my clients to discuss latest releases by SAP and to talk about the advantages and disadvantages of certain technologies!
I for one am looking forward to seeing how far SAP goes to improve performance in the European Championship. Will Germany steal the show with SAP's 'Challenger insights'?...
SAP Challenger Insights – helps the team prepare for each of their European Championship matches by providing data driven insights surrounding an opponent’s offensive and defensive tendencies, formations, and more. Accessed through the SAP HANA Cloud Platform, coaches can review the opposing team’s tactical characteristics and create an assumed match plan. The data is available through iPads that DFB players have in their lockers prior to a match or during halftime and delivers the assumed game plan of the opposing team so the team can familiarize themselves with opponent tendencies and reference past video replays.