12 July 2023 – Podium Analytics (“Podium”), the charity committed to reducing injury in youth and grassroots sport, has appointed Infoshare, a leading data management and data quality specialist, to ensure the highest levels of accuracy, validity, and completeness in Podium’s data across all of its systems including its injury management platform, SportSmart.
Podium Analytics’ SportSmart app is a vital tool in its mission to better understand and mitigate injuries. The free-to-use platform can be used by sports coaches, PE teachers and parents to log, monitor and manage sports injuries. It provides a “single player view”, which enables schools and clubs to share a player’s participation and injury information. The goal is to enable greater oversight and knowledge sharing between relevant organisations, helping PE teachers, sports coaches and volunteers take appropriate steps to manage players’ workload, injuries and return to play.
Infoshare has a critical role in delivering a customer-focused solution, and ensuring high standards of data accuracy and quality. Using Infoshare’s ‘ClearCore’, Podium cleanses and matches each player’s data from multiple sources.
Infoshare’s ‘ConsentMaster’ technology enables Podium to manage compliance across all its work, ranging from data protection and contact preferences to the ethical consents required to share personal information in academic research.
Damian Smith, Chief Technology Officer at Podium Analytics, commented: “Data sits at the heart of everything we do, and building a solid foundation for our technical developments is crucial. Infoshare are specialists with vast experience of delivering effective data quality and consent management solutions in many different industry sectors. They share in our strategic mindset, whilst able to delve deep into the detail. We are delighted to be working with them to further help deliver change in youth and grassroots sport.”
Pamela Cook, Chief Executive Officer at Infoshare, said: “We love helping companies use data for good and so being selected as a technology partner for Podium has been a dream. It’s wonderful to know we are a small but important part of such a valuable initiative that will make a real difference to health and wellbeing in sport.”
Richard Onslow, Director of Business Development and Insight at Infoshare, said: “It’s our job to provide accurate data in a single player view across SportSmart that is trusted and up to date. Podium Analytics harnesses this multi-sport view to find new ways to reduce the risk of injury through evidence-based insights. From the beginning, Podium have prioritised working with a reliable data foundation and have built all the core capabilities to deliver game-changing impacts across sport.”
About Podium Analytics
Podium Analytics is an NGO, registered as a charity (England, Wales and Scotland) with a vision to create a safer world of sport. Founded by Ron Dennis CBE, its mission is to significantly reduce the incidence and impact of sports injury, with a focus on youth and grassroots sport. Podium’s team is made up of hand-picked specialists with proven expertise in business, academia, science, technology and sport, who share in a sense of responsibility for shaping a safer legacy for sport. SportSmart is the schools and clubs programme from Podium Analytics, designed to help PE teachers and sport coaches deliver safer sport.
Infoshare is a UK master data management company with a mission to give organisations the confidence to use their data for good. They deliver the trusted and accurate data foundation needed to unlock value in data and use it to drive business outcomes. ClearCore, their industry-leading technology was developed alongside police analysts to find more links than ever within critical, complex, and disconnected data. They’ve helped provide real world impact across the public and private sector, including identifying vulnerable people, detecting fraud, and delivering multi-million-pound savings.