September 27 – 5 Key Stories From The Digital World

By September 27, 2019 Insight

1. Serving More Than the Brand: How Infosys Reimagined the Tennis Experience

  • fans in the Philippe Chatrier Court at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris and also halfway around the world in Ecuador received real-time insights into every forehand, backhand, serve speed or unforced error in ways they couldn’t have imagined in earlier years
  • ITP delivered those insights and experiences by crunching large troves of data using analytics, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality and other digital tools
  • AI Clips, an artificial intelligence-powered tool it developed for the Australian Open, helps fans generate video clips that identify and understand, in real time, game-changing moments or other highlights of a match, using multiple filters and combinations

2. Airbus-owned Voom brings its on-demand helicopter service to the US with SF Bay Area launch

  • helicopter service with ridesharing and one-hour advance booking that Airbus developed and launch first in Latin America
  • Voom enters a U.S. market that’s starting to see more activity in short-hop helicopter service, with streamlined booking through apps and online reservation platforms, and essentially on-demand options for short-notice flights
  • because of the ridesharing model, wherein you can book a seat on a helicopter alongside other passengers, costs are lower than full charters, with rides in the Bay Area starting at $215, depending on the route

3.  Holiday 2019: India’s Festive Season Will Generate $4.8 Billion In Online Sales

  • about 80% of these sales will occur between September 29 and October 4 — the period in which Flipkart and Amazon will hold their Big Billion Days and Great Indian Festival events
  • not only customers in Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities that will spend more online during this festive season; buyers in Tier 3 cities and beyond will, too
  • Smartphones will account for 36% of all online spending during the festive season, followed by fashion at 24%

4. Nigeria’s CcHub acquires Kenya’s iHub to create mega Africa incubator

  • joins two of the Africa’s most recognized tech hubs…innovation spaces, accelerators and incubators — which tally 618 per GSMA stats — have become focal points for startup formation, training and IT activity on the continent
  • Along with M-Pesa mobile-money and a vibrant startup scene, it is one of the pillars that inspired Kenya’s Silicon Savannah moniker
  • At a high level, for now, the CcHub-iHub union creates a direct innovation link between two of Africa’s most active markets for VC and startup formation — Nigeria and Kenya

5. NFL fans can access live Next Gen Stats for first time via Amazon’s Thursday Night Football stream

  • Fans watching TNF games via Amazon Prime Video will be able to see real-time data from Next Gen Stats, the NFL’s tech-fueled stat platform powered by machine learning and data analytics
  • Next Gen Stats, which runs on Amazon Web Services, was previously only available during games to coaches and broadcasters, or afterward on the NFL’s website, social media, and other platforms
  • Prime members watched more than 1 billion minutes of live game content on Prime Video and Twitch last season