Ben Ammann,
Senior Contributor

Benoit Ammann recently joined the Saudi Olympic Training Centre (SOTC) as Saudi Arabia ushers in a new era for Saudi Sport.

He is Senior Manager, Sports Technology and Analytics of High-Performance Programs.

His role at SOTC is to implement technology and analytics strategies to support growth and development, pushing the limits to optimize human performance.

He is instrumental and strategic in bringing technologies to support sustainable high-performance programs and services for Team Saudi athletes.

Before his role, he held a similar position at the Singapore Sports Institute (SSI). Working with his team, one of his major projects was the development and deployment of a complete integrated Athlete Data Management System. This new platform contributed to building analytics capacities, impacting objective decision-making, and efficient sports organization management while engaging with the entire competitive sports community in Singapore.

Most recently, Benoit has been developing Computer Vision initiatives, maximizing current Computer vision technology, A.I., and machine learning. He partnered with Major Technology companies, to provide applications to address the challenges in data collection for Performance Analysis & Optimization, Training & Athlete monitoring, Broadcasting, and Fan engagement.

Throughout his career, he has been responsible for championing, setting up, and running high-performance technology programs that increase the medaling chances of Olympic Teams.

He led and implemented Performance Analysis to support Teams (GB, Singapore, Brazil, Saudi) during major Games, including 2 Olympic Games, 1 Asian Games, 3 SEA Games, and many less well-known major competitions. Through these experiences, Benoit has been uniquely placed so that in the last 10 years, he has gathered performance intelligence for thousands of athletes and coaches.