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Stats Perform Bring Sports Integrity Industry Together At Inaugural Stats Perform Integrity Forum

By: Mike Morrison

Intelligence, education and performance data take centre stage as integrity practitioners explore the challenges facing modern sport.

 CHICAGO/LONDON– JULY 26, 2019 – Stats Perform, the revolutionary leader in sports AI and data, brought integrity practitioners from across the globe together in London this week for the inaugural Stats Perform Integrity Forum as they explored the threats facing modern sports.

Speakers from Stats Perform, Tennis Integrity Unit, IBM, Starlizard Integrity Services and UEFA led the sessions with a keynote from Simone Farina, the whistle-blower at the heart of the 2011 Italian football scandal. Simone shared the story of how he was approached by a former teammate and offered €200,000 to fix a match, his sharing of that information with the police and the consequences he and his family faced.

The role of performance data came into sharp focus during one session as Matthieu Lille Palette, SVP Opta discussed the additional layer of transparency Opta data can provide in identifying irregular behaviour in at match. “Through Opta we have the largest and most granular sports database which offers a new and extra layer of analysis that can bring contextual elements on team and player performance to support integrity studies.”

Intelligence was another key theme for the day with Nick Iliffe, Integrity Intelligence Manager Stats Perform presenting on the technology Stats Perform Integrity use to collate integrity related intelligence stored disparately across the organisation into a single location ready for sophisticated analysis. “The technology and systems we are using enables Stats Perform to be a truly intelligence-led organisation, making it possible for us to identify upcoming integrity threats and put in place prevention, protection and enforcement provisions to mitigate against these risks”

Jake Marsh, Head of Integrity, Stats Perform commented “Driving true integrity requires a range of tools and processes but real collaboration is at the core of all of these. That’s why bringing together practitioners from across our industry, on occasions such as this, is so critical.”

Stats Perform Integrity provide non-commercialised support and protection to sports governing bodies to help safeguard against a range of threats.

About Stats Perform

Stats Perform became the market-leading sports technology company across media and tech, betting, and team performance by revolutionizing the richest sports data with unrivalled artificial intelligence. The company embraces and solves the dynamic nature of sport – be that for digital and broadcast media with differentiated storytelling, tech companies with reliable and fast data to power their own innovations, sportsbooks with in-play betting, or teams with first-of-its-kind AI analysis software.

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