30 August, 2017: SAS is the Official Analytics Partner of British Rowing who, in association with Sopra Steria, is running the SAS Forum Datathon – a competition to predict future rowing performance based on historical international race data.
Sopra Steria is Gold-level Strategic Partner of SAS, the market leading global analytics organisation, delivering a range of specialist SAS solutions, and we're delighted to be taking part in this exciting venture and powering performance with British Rowing. Getting teams involved will show just how analytics can add value to real life situations.
For two days, participants will have access to publicly available historical race data spanning from 2001-2017, which has been loaded onto a SAS Viya Platform as provided by Sopra Steria. They will interrogate the data to predict future performance, and provide British Rowing with useful information that could influence their approach to racing.
Proposals will be submitted by 09:00 on Monday, 4 September 2017 and the winners announced at the SAS Forum UK on 26 September.
More information about the competition is available, and you can discover more about Sopra Steria's partnership with SAS, including being awarded Partner of the Year for both the UK & Ireland and South West Europe regions at SAS’s Annual Global Forum earlier this year.