Jeremy Doig Appointed to TPD Board, Strengthening Horse Racing Data Prowess
Total Performance Data (TPD), recognized for its expertise in delivering live data for horse racing, has confirmed that industry veteran Jeremy Doig will be taking up a role as a non-executive director on their board.
Jeremy Doig’s vast experience spans over 35 years at the nexus of media and technology. His distinguished career includes stints at major corporations including the BBC, Microsoft, and Disney. A significant chunk of his career, 18 years to be precise, was devoted to Google. Most recently, he served as the chief technology officer for Disney+, overseeing a substantial team that managed technology for several streaming platforms including ESPN+, Hulu, Star+, and Disney+.
This strategic board inclusion follows a year where TPD experienced notable growth in its global operations. Horse racing tracks that have recently adopted TPD’s advanced technology include prominent names like Aqueduct, Belmont, Saratoga, Churchill Downs, Ellis Park, and Louisiana Downs in the US. Internationally, Assiniboia Downs in Canada, Club Hipico Santiago in Chile, Hyderabad in India, and the King Khalid Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia have incorporated TPD’s broadcast graphics and bookmaker integrations.
TPD Chairman, Eamonn Wilmott said: “We are incredibly excited to have Jeremy join the board of TPD at what is a pivotal time for racing globally. Attracting a technology visionary like Jeremy isn’t easy and it’s a testament to the remarkable work done by the TPD team and their racetrack partners that he is joining us.
“Everyone in racing is united about the need for greater engagement with our sport’s customers, and crucially for our future customers. Adding someone with Jeremy’s ideas and experience will help us build the best technologies available to grow the sport.”
Doig added: “The opportunity to work with Eamonn and his team in the rapidly growing area of real time sports telemetry leverages my experience in embedded realtime systems, machine learning and computer vision.
“It really is a perfect intersection and business opportunity, and I look forward to rapidly accelerating our products and expertise in this domain.”
Will Duff Gordon, TPD CEO, noted: “It is clearly a coup getting someone of Jeremy’s background and stature to join the TPD board, we couldn’t be more delighted.
“We have spent more than five years and many millions of pounds developing our In-Play odds algorithm that has recently been deployed across UK and US racing with great success. Building on TPD’s commitment in remote sensing, realtime computer vision and machine learning systems, we are excited to continue to grow our engineering talent to accelerate our roadmap in this fast-moving area.”