Having evolved through a long journey, today’s sports observes an exiguous distinction between winning and losing, success and failure. This shrinking margin of error in sports is resulting in athletes and teams to seek out ways to gain an edge—as slim as it may be—over their competitors. Clearly, it is no longer enough to have teams performing at a supreme level, as it is not always the most talented team that wins, but the one that is most healthy. And, this is where sports technology companies step in. Amalgamating the use of sports science and technology to minimize injuries and maximize performance, enterprises, large and small, are thriving to push boundaries and lead this transformation of turning today’s athletes into tomorrow’s champions.
In one hand where Big Data and analytics is now firmly embedded across most major sports at the top level, sensors built into mouth-guards or worn on the body, on the other, are helping researchers understand to what extent high-speed impacts damage the human body. In addition, the recent years have seen the growth of a number of impressive start-ups who are making waves in the world of sports, by bringing in disruptions from artificial intelligence-backed sponsorships to fan-controlled in-stadium selfies.
Therefore, to guide our readers and sports academies towards an insightful comprehension of the contemporary sports technology and sports business industry, the Editorial Panel of APAC CIO Outlook has funneled through ample and compiled a final list of this year’s "Top 25 Sports Technology Solution Providers - 2017." The list promises to bring forth vendors and solution providers who are at the forefront of the industry in terms of innovation and services expertise and are capable of delivering top-notch technology solutions to meet today’s industry requirements.