Richard Groves and Ian Treacy

ILG Business Ltd

Richard Groves is an entrepreneur. As a boy, he played golf for England. Wishing to start his first new business, Richard sold his golf clubs for £300 in order to do this. He used this money to create Active Digital Ltd, now a hugely successful telecommunications company.

In 2009, he created ILG Business Ltd, the company behind the ILG Elite Sports platform, having been set a challenge by Saracens rugby, who wanted an app that could improve their performance with everything all in one area. Not one to shy away from a challenge the ILG Elite sports platform was born!

Having played golf at a very high level and from a technical background Richard understands the needs of a sportsman and the challenges set by using too many different software applications. He understands how important it is to be able to communicate directly with your coach and team players, to be able to upload videos of your performance and then analyse that footage.

Richard has passionately developed the ILG Elite Sports Platform for nine years now and is proud to list the RFU, Saracens and his beloved Aston Villa amongst his clients.

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The ILG Elite sports platform and its benefit to your team

The ILG Elite Sports platform, created by ILG Business Ltd to improve day to day processes within sports teams which in turn improves the performance of that team. With invaluable features such as Pro Review, group messaging, team feed and a secure cloud based hub area, it eradicates the use of emails and a number of different software applications giving sports professionals more time to concentrate on winning games and improving their performance on the pitch. Richard will discuss the importance of security within software applications and how easy it is for information to be leaked. He will also be joined by Ian Treacy, from IBM Digital Business who will discuss the IBM Watson product which is also linked to the ILG Elite Sports platform and the benefits of AI within sports software.