Will you #ScorewithData and #WontGiveItBack?

In Cricket, numbers matter more than the reputation. Are you ready to know more than others?

India is a secular country with multiple spoken languages, beliefs and religions. If you travel here, you would see rich diversity and intriguing cultures at every 50 km. The dialects change, the clothing differs, food habits vary but one thing remains – the passion for Cricket! When it comes to cricket, India transforms into one big playground.

#ScorewithData #WontGiveItBack #SocialGlamor Khalid RazaCricket is not our official national game but undoubtedly it is more popular than it. With Cricket World Cup 2015 round the corner, the entire nation is gearing up for the festivities of the game. The best part of the game is the ‘expert’s opinion’ we get from anyone sitting in the room – everyone knows more than the person sitting next to them. And mostly all of them are wrong.

But this time, YOU can become a real expert and impress your friend, colleagues and that uncle of yours who feel he knows more than anyone. Are you ready to #ScorewithData and be the master of the game?

This world cup, millions of cricket fans from around the world will witness IBM’s cloud and analytics technologies turn data into insights with the aim of providing an unforgettable experience for every fan as they enjoy the 2015 World Cup Cricket tournament. 

#ScorewithData #WontGiveItBack #SocialGlamor Khalid Raza 2IBM India has tied up with Wisden to leverage its advanced Big Data & Analytics & Cognitive Computing capabilities to trigger meaningful conversations around Cricket by throwing up compelling insights from historic, real-time and social sentiment based data. IBM will use Wisden’s proprietary ‘Impact Index’ to process the information and scale it into an automated engine that produces Impact Index-based data points that in turn provide the impact score of each player and team. This will further furnish the Impact that each player/team might have in a match, basis various parameters such as runs, economy rate, pressure play etc.

So imagine how much interesting it would be watch the cricket match coupled with accurate and compelling insights from IBM. The Real Time component will also include producing real time incidents using the Impact Index during matches, and giving key insights to audience on the influence such incidents have had in the past matches, and therefore peaking the audience interest to expect similar outcomes or otherwise.

IBM has been actively involved with ‘The Masters’(golf) to US Open and Wimbledon (Tennis) – to engage the audience producing rich insights during game sessions. Now IBM India will enhance the cricket fan experience in the Cricket World Cup 2015.

So what are you waiting for? Tweet this blog now to start and join the conversation..

Are you as eager as I am? What kind of analytics would you like to see while watching the gripping encounters?


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3 thoughts on “Will you #ScorewithData and #WontGiveItBack?

  1. maureenmonte February 5, 2015 at 6:09 pm Reply

    Khalid, one of the things I enjoy most about your posts is your ability to paint a future I can believe in and want to be engaged with. It’s really a gift! The only other analytics I’d like to see (and you won’t be surprised by this one) is a profile of the team’s Strengthsfinder results. I’m working with a local hockey team, and each player and coach has assessed their natural talents in how they think, execute, build relationships, and execute tasks. Oh my gosh, it’s been enlightening. The team’s profile is vastly different from those I’ve worked with in the tech industry. I expected different, but not this different. I’d love to show it to you at some point. Analytics around the strengths of all the players would be fascinating. 🙂 ONE CAN DREAM! Thank you my friend.

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    • Khalid Raza February 17, 2015 at 10:40 am Reply

      Wow.. That sounds so exciting. Team games, like hockey and cricket, rely on team synergy and the teams with greater understanding mostly wins. I keep quoting the example of how cricketers, in all teams, are so open to feedback and do everything to improve. And the best part is that others in the team help one another. The reason why they do this is because they have clarity of vision and understand that they win together and they lose together. Contrastingly in corporates, professionals do not seek and provide honest feedback. Leaders (CXO) take huge bonuses when orgs go in loss, they travel extensively when employees are not given competitive compensation, they greet clients at the best beach location and employees pay for each cup of tea/coffee.

      Understanding one another and then collaboration result in engagement. Some leaders are not worth following. #Wink

      I would love to know more about your hockey team experiment.

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      • maureenmonte February 17, 2015 at 5:56 pm Reply

        I’ll email you and we’ll set up a time to debrief on it. It is fascinating. They played their first games since we held our strengths workshops, and the coaches said they’d never played better – even though they lost 2-1 to the highest ranked team in Wisconsin. Then, they played a team they lost to earlier in the season and whipped them 6-2. Much to share with you!!! Your points are dead on (all of them) and all relevant to success in individuals and teams. Why is that so darn difficult to understand? Some leaders are NOT worth following! 🙂 big big wink! talk soon, thanks for providing additional clarity around this exciting topic.


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