What business can learn from sport
Get ahead of the game
Whilst the hype around the power of ‘big data’ has only just started to seep into oak-panelled boardrooms and onto the pages of the corporate executive agenda, sporting organisations have been at the forefront of exploiting data to gain a competitive advantage for years.
This point of view aims to highlight the lessons that business can learn from the way that sporting organisations have used data to derive an advantage. The principles show how many sports have managed to put data at the heart of everything they do, and make analysis and evidence the basis for their strategic and tactical decisions.
From Formula 1TM to football, data has been at teh heart of developing strategy. Understanding the factors behind success and failure, assessing competitors' strengths and weaknesses, and measuring the impact of tactical changes.