Infosys sponsors Australian Open Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley was joined by Infosys Senior Vice President and Regional Head Australia and New Zealand Andrew Groth and Australian tennis player Thanasi Kokkinakis (above) to make the announcement. The partnership will see Infosys leverage its expertise in emerging technologies like Big Data & Analytics, Artificial Intelligence as well as Virtual & Augmented Reality, to provide unique, innovative and engaging experiences for Australian Open fans. “Partnering with Infosys is an exciting next step in our ongoing quest to innovate the Australian Open and engage new audiences across the world,” Tiley said. “We have long understood the importance of using data and insights to improve connections with our fans, players, coaches and the rest of the tennis community and we look forward to working with Infosys to change the way we all experience our great sport in the future.” Infosys CEO and Managing Director Salil Parekh also believes the partnership is about creating new ways of experiencing the Australian Open. “We’re really excited about the opportunity to showcase how digital technologies can enhance the boundaries of this tournament, to change the way the Australian Open is watched, analysed and played,” Parekh said from Infosys headquarters in India. “This association with Tennis Australia also reaffirms our strategic commitment to the region where we partner with some of the leading enterprises in driving their digital transformation agenda.”
Dunlop signs deal with Australian Open The new five-year partnership will see Dunlop provide the official ball for the first Grand Slam of the year as well as at all levels of tennis in Australia. “We are delighted to partner with Dunlop on the new Australian Open ball,” Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley said. “Our aim is to provide the players with the best possible playing environment and we believe they will be very happy with the quality, standard and consistency of play of the new AO Dunlop ball in a wide variety of conditions. “We’ve worked closely with Dunlop for some time and are impressed with their quality control at every stage, from design right through to the manufacturing process. Many of our current and former players have also put the new ball through its paces, both in Australia and around the world, and this process will be ongoing to ensure there’s consistency of play in a variety of conditions. “We welcome Dunlop to the Australian tennis family and look forward to a fantastic partnership across all levels of the sport,” Tiley continued.