Analytics 5.0

Introduction

We have come up with an ambitious idea we call Analytics 5.0. We are hopeful this will stimulate conversations about the services we offer in the observation and analysis of performance.

Analytics 5.0

We have been involved in the qualitative analysis of performance for two decades. The next phase of our journey is to share with our partners and prospective partners a qualitative analytics approach we call Analytics 5.0.

5.0 is an ambitious number. We are aware of discussions about Leadership 4.0 and are keen to extend conversations about transformation into our areas of interest. We are mindful of Web 3.0 concepts and recognise the potential of connected, ubiquitous knowledge networks to enable digital convergence.

Our focus in Analytics 5.0 is the integration of human intelligence with advances in artificial intelligence. We see intelligence augmentation as the catalyst for this integration.

Analytics 5.0 builds upon the foundations of intelligence amplification and intelligence augmentation articulated in the 1950s and 1960s and in more recent advances in artificial intelligence. Back in 1962, Douglas Engelbart observed “We refer to a way of life in an integrated domain where hunches, cut-and-try, intangibles, and the human feel for a situation usefully co-exist with powerful concepts, streamlined terminology and notation, sophisticated methods, and high-powered electronic aids”.

Our desire is to connect ‘human feel’ and ‘sophisticated methods’. We explore how emotions, anticipation, creativity, empathy, bias, resilience, random and disruption impact upon decision making, action and reaction. We provide insights from our observations and analysis of performance to support conversations about strategic directions and the optimisation of performance in training and in competition.

For the last decade, Sports Wizard® has worked with an expert panel of sport scientists, social scientists, data scientists and high performance coaches to develop our 5.0 thinking and practice.

We are mindful that leaders have vast information flows available to them. Our 5.0 approach seeks to distinguish signal from noise in this information and to identify the people and behaviours that drive and connect performance. This includes conversations about:

  • Performance readiness
  • Opportunity, vulnerability and risk
  • Decision-making
  • Momentum and flow
  • Intensity
  • Drivers and connectors

These issues are at the heart of our 5.0 attempt to develop a qualitative, scientific approach to human thinking, planning, performance and analysis.

We have produced a media release for 5.0 that is available here.

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