Just in time for 2017 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, Microsoft Asia shared with us how it is taking the driver’s seat for Renault Sport Formula One Team’s digital transformation journey, and how it is creating a holistic cybersecurity
Driving renault Sport Formula one team’s Digital transformation journey
Digital transformation is happening everywhere, even in the field of sports. Formula One, for example, though it is famed because of the driving skills of its racers, is all about technology at its core. Watched by over 1.6 billion cumulative audience each year, every competing team in Formula One requires meticulous planning that can be achieved through extensive data gathering and profound analysis. Comprehending these requisites, renault Sport Formula One Team (formerly known as Lotus F1 Team) has been working together with Microsoft since 2012 as it drives through its digital transformation strategy.
With initial goals of optimizing business processes and enhancing operational efficiency, the partnership kicked off with the team choosing Microsoft Dynamics AX as its enterprise resource planning (erp) solution in 2012. Utilizing Microsoft Cloud, the team eventually achieved greater collaboration and response even while on the go in 2015. Today, renault Sport Formula One Team heavily relies on technologies such as data analytics, artificial intelligence (Ai), machine learning, and cloud computing to ultimately enable its engineers to better plan and report on the performances of the driver and the car in real time, even during actual, fast-paced races.
With Microsoft cloud, insights can be immediately retrieved and further analyzed by renault’s engineers in its two factories based in the united Kingdom and france in reduced time.