SailGP selects Cognizant as Official Digital Transformation Partner


Cognizant will be a digital transformation partner for the global sailing tournament, SailGP.

SailGP is established in 2018 and is headquartered in New York and London. It is an annual, global sports league featuring bold, cutting-edge technology and awe-inspiring athleticism.

As a part of a multi-year deal, Cognizant will offer audience insights, enable data visualization and fan experiences for more than 255 million viewers, notes the announcement.

Executive Opinion

Ursula Morgenstern, President, Cognizant Global Growth Markets, said, "We are pleased to be SailGP's Official Digital Transformation Partner, bringing Cognizant's expertise in digital transformation and software engineering to the forefront of the first climate-positive sail racing championship in the world. Many of our clients are sailing enthusiasts. It is an honor to align with an organization that has demonstrated similar growth and is committed to a sustainable future, as well as diversity and inclusion." 

Sir Russell Coutts, CEO, SailGP, said, "We are thrilled to join forces with a like-minded partner that shares our commitments and values. Starting today, Cognizant will actively participate in SailGP's development and our Race for the Future purpose-led agenda, aimed at accelerating change to a cleaner and more inclusive future."

Cognizant and SailGP deal

The company will also partake in the clean energy project known as the SailGP Race for the Future, in order to push for more environmentally friendly initiatives.

The tournament includes the F50 catamarans, which are high-end boats with built-in Oracle tools to analyze open-source data and get insights to improve performance. Data collected includes the heart rate of athletes and speed/distance-related metrics of the boats.

As a part of the initiative, Cognizant will transform the SailGP website with new features and is building the mobile app for the future SailGP seasons.

The tournament will consist of eight SailGP F50 catamarans, with the Internet of Things (IoT) embedded by Oracle and Cognizant. Each boat will generate around 30000 data points which Cognizant claimed is one of the most sophisticated IoT devices in the sports segment.
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