OptaPro and TruMedia Networks, through the analytical platform ProVision, won Best Elite Performance Technologyat the 2018 Yahoo! Sports Technology Awards, which took place on 3rd May.
Developed by OptaPro in partnership with TruMedia Networks, ProVision is the cutting-edge tool that helps teams make more informed decisions across global recruitment and performance analysis.
Since launching in 2017, professional clubs and federations from around the world have been using ProVision to support their analysis process.
Head of OptaPro Ben Mackriell said: “Winning this award is fantastic recognition for all of the hard work that has gone on beyond the scenes to develop a tool that genuinely supports football teams.
“TruMedia Networks have a fantastic reputation in product development for their work in both baseball and American football, and to be able to apply this approach to create ProVision has helped progress football analysis and most importantly, has allowed football teams to analyse the game in more detail than ever before.”
“Expanding our football platform with a comprehensive integration of Opta data has provided us with a unique opportunity to instantly expand our international footprint,” said, Rafe Anderson, CEO and President of TruMedia Networks, “The OptaPro team is second to none and we look forward to continued growth.”
Albert Larcada, TruMedia’s Director of Analytics, added: “Lots of hard work and ingenuity from dozens of people at both TruMedia and OptaPro went into making this product, which makes winning this award very gratifying. The collaboration between our two companies resulting in this product that directly improves team decision-making and processes has been amazing to see firsthand.”