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Group Leader Quality Programme
Nicolas has been with FIFA since 2010 and has driven forward the technical standards and bringing scientific research into football under the Quality Programme umbrella. The focus is on providing standardization for the Laws of the Game of products, services and technologies that directly affect the game of football such as playing surfaces, the ball, goal-line technology and now video assistant refereeing and electronic performance tracking systems.
Nicolas has two postgraduate degrees with honors in management and international affairs from the Institut d’Etudes Politique de Paris and the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland respectively.
A global standard for electronic performance tracking systems (EPTS)
FIFA, along with many stakeholders in the football family is developing a global standard for player tracking systems. Over the last 24 months, a consultation process has taken place that has led to four specific research areas, each of which will contribute to the minimum and professional standards for the use of tracking systems in football. The major axes are player safety, data security, data format and validity of system outputs (in absolute terms and in real time). The presentation will share the status quo of the outlined research areas and the way forward for FIFA and all stakeholders.