SPORTLOGiQ, the AI-powered sports analytics company, have received recognition from Deloitte as one of their Companies-to-Watch in the 2018 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards. The award spotlights emerging companies that exhibit strong growth and show potential to be a future candidate of the Technology Fast 50 award.
SPORTLOGiQ’s CEO, Craig Buntin, credits the company’s early stage success to its ability to offer its partners unparalleled levels of data to engage with fans, tell powerful stories, and drive team performance. SPORTLOGiQ offers the world’s first and only fully automated real-time player tracking system.
“It’s exciting to see the impact we’re having on teams, our broadcast partners, and sports betting partners,” Buntin said. “It’s an honour to be recognized by Deloitte and it validates our efforts to bring AI to the sports industry.”
This year, SPORTLOGiQ announced the company’s first league-wide deal, becoming the Official Data Partner of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). The company is also the Official Performance Data Supplier of 26 National Hockey League (NHL) teams as well as teams across the National Football League (NFL), European football leagues, and more.
Companies-to-Watch winners are new companies headquartered in Canada, demonstrating superior technology, effective management experience and common traits of Deloitte Technology Fast 50 award winners. To be eligible, candidates must also devote a significant portion of their operating revenues to creating proprietary technology or intellectual property.
“We’re proud to recognize this year’s Companies-to-Watch winners, not only to celebrate their early achievements, but also their potential moving forward,” said Erica Pretorius, Partner and National Leader for the Technology Fast 50™ program at Deloitte Canada. “This year’s winners are integral in setting the example for younger, emerging companies on how to be courageous, seek opportunity and take calculated risks.”
About SPORTLOGiQ – SPORTLOGiQ is an AI-powered sports analytics company backed by Mark Cuban. The company’s advanced analytics software tracks the location and actions of every player on the ice, field, or court using standard game footage. Its proprietary machine intelligence then transforms the data into actionable insights. SPORTLOGiQ helps teams win more games and broadcasters, brands, sponsors and media engage fans by providing in-depth insights and automated stories. SPORTLOGiQ is trusted by 26 NHL teams, over 50 pro sports teams, and 5 major broadcast networks. The Montreal-based company was founded in 2015 by an Olympic athlete and a PhD in computer vision and machine learning. SPORTLOGiQ was named one of the top AI companies in the world by CB Insights and is a recipient of the CNBC Disruptor 50 award.
About Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ – The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program is Canada’s preeminent technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, the program features three distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50 Ranking, Companies- to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50 candidate) and the Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate technological leadership and innovation within the industry.) Program sponsors include Deloitte, 3C Innovation, BCF Business Law, Bank of Montreal, Bennett Jones, CBRE, First West Capital and OMERS Ventures. For further information, visit www.fast50.ca.