They say in sports that speed can’t be taught, but there’s nothing stopping us from learning how to harness it to improve the game. From creating immersive fan experiences, accelerated training techniques and real-time game rulings never before possible, the technology teams at Major League Baseball have embraced the power of 5G connectivity available in both ballparks and beyond to bring America’s favorite pastime into the modern age.
In this special 2-part episode of The Restless Ones, we sit down with Vasanth Williams, Chief Product Officer and EVP of Product & Engineering and Truman Boyes, SVP of Infrastructure for Major League Baseball. Their complementary responsibilities span everything from keeping the league and teams interconnected to unlocking enhanced fan experiences both inside the ballpark and at home. We’ll hear how they are utilizing some of the latest innovations made possible in a connected world, such as AR, smart sensors and low-latency/high-throughput data transfers to elevate the player and fan experience both on and off the field.
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The Piketon Massacre
The most notorious mass murder in Ohio’s history happened on the night of April 21, 2016 in rural Pike County. Four crime scenes, thirty-two gunshot wounds, eight members of the Rhoden family left dead in their homes. Two years later a local family of four, the Wagners, are arrested and charged with the crimes. As the Wagners await four back-to-back capital murder trials, the KT Studios team revisits Pike County to examine: crime-scene forensics, upcoming legal proceedings, and the ties that bind the victims and the accused. As events unfold and new crimes are uncovered, what will it mean for all involved? What will it mean for Pike County?