Ryder Cup CTO Michael Cole interview - Driving transformation of global golf

Ryder Cup CTO Michael Cole is confident ahead of this week's 42nd Ryder Cup the organisation is ready to deliver a unique experience for players, officials and fans as the European Tour looks to create the "connected course" and drive the transformation of global golf.

Cole joined the European Tour as Chief Technology Officer in November 2017, and as such has responsibility for delivering the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Versailles. He was speaking to CIO UK at the Aruba Atmosphere event in Croatia earlier in the summer as he described how the organisation was going through its biggest period of technology investment it had ever made, including developing deep partnerships with HPE and networking infrastructure provider Aruba.

Having worked on technology delivery during the London 2012 Olympics, Cole said that with 47 tournaments in 30 countries across five continents and a close season of just three days, the organisation had "no real down time" but that he was confident in their ability to deliver a new technology experience at the biennial golf competition.