33 episodes

The Global Sports Technology Podcast delivering you in-depth interviews with the greatest minds in sports tech.

Hosted by Thomas Alomes and presented by Sports Tech World Series. New episodes released every Monday. Show notes available at: https://sportstechfeed.com

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The Global Sports Technology Podcast delivering you in-depth interviews with the greatest minds in sports tech.

Hosted by Thomas Alomes and presented by Sports Tech World Series. New episodes released every Monday. Show notes available at: https://sportstechfeed.com

    Recreating the in-stadium experience at home through IoT connected devices with Janet Gibson, Scorz

    Recreating the in-stadium experience at home through IoT connected devices with Janet Gibson, Scorz

    Janet Gibson is the CEO and Founder of SCORZ, global pioneers in large-scale multi-sensory sports fan engagement. Their immersive platform brings a new dimension to in-home audience engagement by amplifying campaigns and initiatives using integrated internet of things products and platform technology. Some of their products include the Budweiser smart scoring glass and the ice hockey smart scoring light which both react to events like team scoring moments or celebrations, to bring the stadium experience into fans living room.

    Janet has 25 years leading manufacturing and export businesses from growth and expansion through to successful M&A. Commencing in 2015, she lead the BuzzConnect Sports Technology business, driving growth of IoT Fan Engagement products in market. Janet purchased the BuzzConnect business in 2019 and established Scorz to expand on their capability as the pioneers and global leader for in-home and in-stadium sports fan engagement solutions.

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    • 29 min
    Driving a data-led digital transformation in one of Spain's oldest football clubs with Franco Segarra, Valencia CF

    Driving a data-led digital transformation in one of Spain's oldest football clubs with Franco Segarra, Valencia CF

    Franco Segarra is the Head of Data/Analytics, Ticketing and Fan Experience at Valencia CF, one of Spain's most successful and oldest football clubs. He is responsible for all data insights of the club while also managing tickets/pricing, fan experience, and customer support departments from a data-driven angle. Franco has contributed significantly to the club’s ambitious digital transformation project and at the same time extended help in steering several strategic business decisions.  A former bank manager and Chief Technology Officer, Franco has over 12 years of professional experience in different sectors, but with a continued focus on applying technology and performing digital transformations in various businesses.

    On this week's episode, we unpack the data-led digital transformation of Valencia CF including: updating data processes vs. data culture within the club; the process of going cashless in their 97-year-old stadium; the role of the club's website as the external face of the digital transformation and why it was honoured by the prestigious Webby Awards; the latest innovations in fan experience, ticketing and business intelligence on the horizon.

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    • 31 min
    What can traditional sports and esports learn from each other with Adrian Montgomery, Enthusiast Gaming

    What can traditional sports and esports learn from each other with Adrian Montgomery, Enthusiast Gaming

    On this week's show, we're joined by Adrian Montgomery CEO of Enthusiast Gaming, one of the world’s largest publicly traded esports companies, and former NHL Team President. Drawing on his unique experience as a leader across traditional sports and esports, we dive into how esports, gaming, sports and entertainment continue their convergence; the future of privatization when it comes to 3rd party data ownership in gaming and entertainment; and what that means for brands and advertisers trying to reach the coveted Gen Z. 

    More about Adrian Montgomery

    Prior to leading Enthusiast Gaming, Adrian served as President and CEO of Canucks Sports and Entertainment, one of Canada’s premier sports and entertainment organizations. He is the former president of Tuckamore Capital Management, a conglomerate with over $700 million of annual revenue, and was also the former CEO of QM Environmental, one of Canada’s largest contracting companies. Adrian has been active in the political process throughout his career and has served as a political advisor to Leaders at all levels of government. Adrian also a member of the New York State Bar Association.

    More about Enthusiast Gaming

    Enthusiast Gaming operating across three main pillars: Media, Events and Esports teams. The digital media platform includes 100+ gaming related websites and 900 YouTube channels. Enthusiast’s esports division, Luminosity Gaming, consists of 7 professional esports teams under ownership and management, including the Vancouver Titans Overwatch team and the Seattle-based Call of Duty team. The entertainment division owns and operates Canada’s largest gaming expo, Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo, EGLX, and the largest mobile gaming event in Europe, Pocket Gamer Connects. Collectively, the integrated ecosystem reaches over 200 million gaming enthusiasts on a monthly basis.

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    • 33 min
    Bridging the physical-digital divide through Virtual Sports & Esports with Dr Julian Tan, Formula 1

    Bridging the physical-digital divide through Virtual Sports & Esports with Dr Julian Tan, Formula 1

    This week we are joined by Dr. Julian Tan Head of Digital Business Initiatives & Esports at Formula 1. Julian’s responsible for leading Formula 1's digital strategy, transformation & growth, including F1's global esports business, with the aim of redefining how fans engage with the sport through digital and esports.

    Prior to this, Julian was a Senior Consultant at global management consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group. Here he helped some of the world's largest and most important organizations spearhead their commercial strategies and digital transformations. Julian holds first-class bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Oxford and a PhD in the micromechanics of carbon fibre laminates from the University of Cambridge.

    This discussion was originally recorded as part of the Sports Tech World Series - European Conference 2020.  This year's Conference has gone virtual with 6 micro-events over 6 weeks starting Friday 5th June. It's free to register and you'll have access to 18 hours of content from some of the brightest minds in European sports innovation.

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    • 34 min
    Revolutionizing personalization in the fan experience with Mike Downey, Microsoft

    Revolutionizing personalization in the fan experience with Mike Downey, Microsoft

    We're joined by Mike Downey, Principal Architect of Sports Technology at Microsoft. He oversees the engineering planning and execution of Microsoft’s brand partnerships in sports, eSports, and entertainment working with large sports leagues and franchises including NBA, NFL, PGA Tour, NASCAR, ESPN and others. Prior to joining Microsoft, he spent nine years at Adobe primarily working on the Flash product family.

    Upon announcing NBA's multi-year technology deal with Microsoft, Commissioner Adam Silver stated: “This partnership with Microsoft will help us redefine the way our fans experience NBA basketball." Mike share's how this partnership came to fruition and the elements of this new agreement he believes will have the biggest impact on the fan experience. Mike also shares his perspectives on the rapid growth in esports and how this can be sustained as traditional sports resume. 

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    • 35 min
    Pushing forwards the fan experience with Tim Tubito, NFL

    Pushing forwards the fan experience with Tim Tubito, NFL

    Tim Tubito is the Director, Event Presentation & Content at the National Football League. On this week's episode, we discuss how the NFL develops and delivers on ever-evolving technology, such as in the Super Bowl mixed reality presentation and the pivot to a Virtual Draft, to deliver an exceptional fan experience for the world's largest sporting league.

    Tim is an Emmy award-winning producer and director with over 15 years of production and game presentation experience with the New York Jets, Madison Square Garden Company and most recently the NFL. In his current role, Tim oversees Event Presentation and Content for all of the NFL’s major tent pole events including the Super Bowl, The NFL Draft, NFL Kickoff as well as Game Presentation Strategy across all 32 clubs. Prior to this Tim was at the Madison Square Garden Company where he was responsible for games and events for the New York Knicks. In his this role, he was in charge of game scripting, as well as managing all event activity, including live music, arena lighting, entertainment coordination, and partner/marketing integration. He spent 12 years with the New York Jets in several different roles including overseeing football video operations then switching to the business side with responsibility for content, event presentation, virtual and augmented reality initiatives and experiential production.

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    • 47 min

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Awesome podcast

Great podcast series, I'm learning something new every day. Highly recommend to anyone interested in sports.

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For those who love Sport

A great insight into a side of sport that most people don’t get to see. This podcast is a great way to keeping up to date with all the ways that technology is driving innovation in sport, both on and off the field.

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First sports tech podcast I've listened to that focuses beyond its country of origin, great international guests.

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