World Champion Pierre-Ambroise Bosse at #ICTSpring to discuss sports and technology Written by Alexandre Keilmann on May 9th, 2018

“How can technology improve the sports industry?” will be the name of the joint presentation of French athletes Pierre-Ambroise Bosse and Benjamin Compaoré during ICT Spring. They will take the stage on May 16th, in the afternoon.

With the increasing number of data being collected, the growing number of applications and the use of video, the sports industry is being redefined. New technologies therefore help trainers, coaches and athletes analyze their results and study their disciple, with one single goal: improving their performance. The organizers of ICT Spring are pleased to welcome World Champion Pierre-Ambroise Bosse and his fellow Frenchman Benjamin Compaoré for a keynote speech, linking technology and sports.

Pierre-Ambroise Bosse is the reigning 800m IAAF World Champion, having won the title in London in 2017, in a time of 1:44:67. Born in Nantes in 1992, his outdoor personal best performance is 1:42:53, and his indoor best is 1:46:25. In 2016, he finished at the fourth place at the Olympic Games of Rio. He also won three titles at the French Championships (2012, 2014, 2015).

Benjamin Compaoré was born in Bar-le-Duc (Meuse) in 1987. He participated in the Olympic Games in 2012 and 2016, representing France and specializing in triple jump. In 2014 he won the Gold medal at the European Championship which took place in Zurich. His personal best is 17,48m (outdoor) and 17,14 (indoor).