IBM Wimbledon Leaderboard
Wimbledon Champion 2013
Demonstrating the power of analytics
IBM is ranking players in a different way, by combining analysis of their match performance (Form) with fans’ opinion of them on social media (Status). Results will be constantly updated by live data feeds on the IBM Wimbledon Leaderboard. The top players will be commemorated with the creation of souvenir trophies.
These data-driven souvenirs, created onsite at Wimbledon with 3D printing technology, demonstrate how real-time data analytics can help businesses make more insightful decisions and deliver what their customers really want.
Below you can see a timeline of the winning players’ trophies being printed. Roll over each trophy to see the data that led to its creation.
For full match statistics, including sentiment tracking and Keys to the Match analysis, see IBM SlamTracker™ at
Using analytics to see the bigger picture
IBM analyses eight years of Grand Slam data from over 41 million data points, to work out each player’s key performance indicators. Known as ‘Keys to the Match’, these predict what a player needs to do to succeed in a match in relation to a specific opponent.
Players’ performance against their Keys will determine their Form on the Leaderboard.
The IBM Wimbledon Leaderboard also rates players according to the positive mentions they receive on social media. Thousands of fans’ tweets will be analysed using sentiment tracking, to gauge how they feel about each player.
The percentage of positive tweets about a player will determine their Status on the Leaderboard.
Making business sense of Big Data
IBM’s data-driven souvenirs combine insights about the players’ performance on the court with how they are perceived by fans off the court. They are a great visual demonstration of how data analytics can be a game changer for fans and players but also for business.
By mining new data sources like social media and then turning this raw information into rewarding insights, smarter analytics can enable businesses to understand their customers better than ever before, and deliver relevant services or products at the right time. Data drives the tournament but it also drives business.
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IBM are using analytics to bring millions of data points captured at The Championship vividly to life, giving fans around the world much greater insight into the competition and a richer experience during every match.