Filter by:

Limit to news where the title matches:
Limit to items where the date of the news item:
Limit to news items tagged with one or more of:
Limit to news items where the audience is one or more of:

In a unique collaboration, the University of Waterloo and Rogers Communications are joining forces to revolutionize the world of hockey analytics using 5G technology. This partnership could help reshape how hockey fans engage with the game and provide teams with valuable insights for data-driven decision making.

Smart cities are moving towards the automation of many essential services. Quality of life for city residents relies on the safety of its buildings, roads, bridges and other infrastructures. Manual inspection of these infrastructures, besides being costly, is a tedious task that requires special skills and intense labour — especially when access to some sites, like bridges, is not easy. Due to the sheer number of bridges and inspection timelines, there is a critical backlog for inspecting bridges in Canada that requires an immediate solution.

Friday, February 18, 2022

Hacking hockey for the future

Rogers and Sportsnet work with Waterloo students to innovate fan experience

By: Concept

How can we create a fun, immersive viewing experience for NHL fans using 5G technology? That was the question 50 University of Waterloo students were looking to answer during a week-long hackathon hosted by Sportsnet and Rogers.

The 2020 Sportsnet Hockey Hack tasked students to work alongside mentors from Concept — Velocity's experiential innovation hub at Waterloo — to come up with innovative solutions that would change the way millions of NHL fans watch and engage with live games both inside and outside the arena.

The 5G suite of technologies is much more than just faster movie downloads and maybe a reason to buy a new phone.  Fundamentally new things can be done with 5G that simply weren’t possible before.  That means fundamental new innovations are possible.  Some are already coming.  Could your enterprise be left behind? GEDI founding partner Rogers and GEDI Exchange member SSIMWAVE sit down to discuss 5G.

As the cold weather hit the region, University of Waterloo students designed some hot new ways for Canadians to enjoy NHL Hockey. The Sportsnet Hockey Hack Powered by Rogers 5G was a collaborative weeklong event that introduced high profile partners to the ingenuity of UWaterloo students to help shape the future of sports tech innovation.