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How technology is ‘renovating’ the Home of Cricket

How technology is ‘renovating’ the Home of Cricket

“Every international team is trying to be the best they possibly can, so it’s inevitable that we’ll look to technology, that we’ll look to analysis to try and make improvements – marginal gains wherever we can, and sometimes, massive gains.”

– Damian Smith, ECB

Loved (at least by some!) and played the world over, cricket has reinvented itself to appeal to new audiences. Off the pitch, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is reinventing the way its cricket clubs operate – transitioning them from legacy, paper-based processes to the digital workplace.

Recorded live at Lord’s, Damian Smith, Head of IT at the ECB, talks to Paul Miller about how technology is not only enabling cricket clubs to run more effectively, but is helping them to fulfil strategic objectives.

From WiFi to biometric analysis, hear how the ECB is driving the sport forward, enriching the experience for match-goers and inspiring the next generation of cricket lovers.

Show notes, links and resources for this episode:
England and Wales Cricket Board
All Stars Cricket


Damian Smith, Head of IT, England and Wales Cricket Board

Damian looks after Information and Technology for the England and Wales Cricket Board, the National Governing Body for cricket. His remit includes high performance sports science and medicine systems in support of England’s international teams; venue and match-day technology for international and domestic competitions; the digital technology that supports the recreational game for all players, coaches and officials; and the platforms that support the governance and management of the game, such as safeguarding and anti-corruption. Damian has been building information systems and transforming organizations for more than 25 years, in a range of sectors including Defence, Telecoms, FMCG, Sports, Media, Financial Services and Financial Regulation. Before Damian realized that his future lay in IT, he ran pubs, climbed mountains and starred as a body double for Tom Cruise in Hollywood movies. Damian is now in the midst of a mid-life crisis that mainly involves running ultra-marathons.

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