Doug Ryder

Doug Ryder, Team Principal, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka

The business of winning

  • For Team Dimension Data, technology plays a critical role in logistics management to make sure the right equipment and supplies arrive at the right locations at the right times for each rider.
  • Team Dimension Data uses historical data and performance analytics to understand the talent we have today and to anticipate the need for new talent, applying a statistical approach to identifying the talent that will help us transform the Team.

“If you aren’t in the first division of world cycling, you lose your sponsors, you lose your investment, and you could lose your team.”

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is a WorldTour cycling team sponsored by Dimension Data. We ride for Qhubeka, a charitable organisation dedicated to providing bicycles to schoolchildren and entrepreneurs in Africa as a basic means of transport, and we’re Africa’s first professional team to race in the WorldTour. There are only 18 teams in the top tier of cycling, and we’re Africa’s only team at that level. We started as a small team that raced in South Africa, and we now compete in events all over the world, including the WorldTour’s premier cycling event, the Tour de France.

This is an excerpt from What Pro Cycling Can Teach IT Leaders About Digital Business. The eBook was generously sponsored by Dimension Data.

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