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Acronis backs Rome soccer club with AI

Acronis is now the Official Artificial Intelligence partner with soccer club Associazione Sportiva Roma. Under the agreement, Acronis will be providing AI and Machine Learning (ML) solutions to process football data to optimise game and business operations, and cyber protection solutions for mission-critical workloads.

A.S. Roma's Chief Operating Officer, Francesco Calvo, shared his thoughts on the importance of the partnership. “The sport of football is constantly evolving, and we have entered an age where we are more dependent than ever before on data to make game-winning calls. However, the more important data is the more at risk it becomes. This is why we are partnering up with Acronis to not only help us analyse and improve the quality of the data we collect, but also to protect it. We are excited to be #CyberFit with Acronis.”

AI/ML technology is a major factor of the partnership. Not only is it being applied in data analysis, but it is also a core part of many of the solutions that AS Roma will be using to protect their systems, including Acronis Cyber Protect, an AI-powered integration of data protection and cyber security. 

Acronis' Senior Vice President, Jan-Jaap Jager says: "Acronis is also working not only to protect AS Roma's data, but also analyse it. AI and ML technologies will help the club in the back office and on the pitch, especially as the country recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic.”