Experience re-watching your favorite panels and hear from 90+ speakers during two days of exclusive content.
DAY 1 - VIP COCKTAIL
Sports Tech Nation 2020: Innovation & The Future of Sports
In this second panel of the STN 2020 VIP Cocktail, Omri Bitan (Deloitte Israel) and Oren Simanian (Colosseum Sport) discuss with Angela Ruggiero (Sports Innovation Lab), Javier Sobrino (FC Barcelona), Wim Stocks (CSL Esports) and Craig Thompson (Mindspring Capital) the hot topic of innovation in sports and how innovation will disrupt the sports industry in the next years. This conversation allows exclusive insights from the professional sports world to get shared with anyone interested and maps out how the future of sports will look like. The panelists cover topics such as esports, broadcasting, digital trends, fan engagement, smart stadiums, athlete performance, nutrition, rest and sleep, data tracking, AI automated technologies, sponsorships, etc.
Sports Tech Nation 2020: Leading in Troubled Times: Finding the Path Forward
In this high-profile session, Ronit Amir Yaniv (Yigal Arnon & Co. Law Firm) and Oren Simanian (Colosseum Sport) engage with Mauricio Sulaimán (World Boxing Council), Hannah Gordon (San Francisco 49ers), Ricardo Trade (Arena Hub), Yael Arad (Silver medal winner Barcelona 92’) on the most pressing issues of this year, which is how to move forward despite the on-going pandemic. The distinguished speakers recount their year and describe what needs to be done to successfully overcome these challenging times.
Sports Tech Nation 2020: Innovating & Leveraging your Brand in the New Normal
In this incredible panel, Lennart Wernecke (DFL) discusses how the Bundesliga was the first soccer league to restart in May 2020 without having any benchmark while Daniel Krischner (Greenfly) maps out how Covid has changed the way in which Greenfly is collaborating with sports organizations, delivering content from athletes at home and dealing with fewer people available to capture content on the sports field. We also hear from Jean-Baptiste Alliot (UEFA) on the challenge of scheduling the Champions League’s Final 8 as well as from Erik Stark (Slate) on how Slate uses digital media to help empower and differentiate sports brands. Finally, the panel discusses how digital content as well as sponsorship on social media becomes increasingly important since most sports matches are played without any spectators.
Sports Tech Nation 2020: Smart Sports AI Technology
In this incredibly insightful discussion, Chen Shachar (Playsight) and Dror Briger (Playsight) explain how their company uses AI to develop smart sports venues but also helps referees, provides clubs with fan engagement tools and allows leagues to increase their visibility and ultimately their revenues. Wim Van de Keere (Beligian Euromillion Basketball League) and Dan Shiray (Israeli Volleyball Association) talk about the perspective of sports leagues on how new technologies like Playsight create amazing business development opportunities.
Sports Tech Nation 2020: Sports Tech Investment Trends & Opportunities
In this greatly anticipated conversation moderated by Josh Frydman (WGN-TV), Lance Armstrong (Next Ventures) and Melanie Strong (Next Ventures) cover several trends that they are closely following in the sports tech investment realm. More specifically, they discuss how health and wellness is more important for Gen Z than for any other generation, as well as how this trend has gained momentum in the past year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They also touch on how innovation in recovery and sleep is now possible. Finally, the conversation concludes with Lance and Melanie talking about how they try to give unprivileged populations access to the newest sports tech innovations as well as how the importance of mental health in high performance sports has increased since the beginning of the pandemic.
Reopening Safely by Embracing the Power of Innovation
In this insightful discussion moderated by Stephane Mottaz (Mottaz Consulting), Greta Bodino (ECA) gives an overview on how football clubs navigated the pandemic and developed best practice scenarios to return to play. Greta also discloses the ECA-NBA collaboration on the return to play as well as how the ECA worked with Cricket Australia and the Australian Football League to hear about their approach on the return of fans. Mathieu Lacome (PSG) then shares how the French club has tackled the issue of the return of fans to the stadium and how it developed an innovation process to create a covide-free passport for players, staff and, ultimately, fans.
Sports Tech Nation 2020: Engagement & Monetization through Fans Tokens
Alex Dreyfus (Socios.com), Dorukhan Acar (Galatasaray) and Dan Ghosh-Roy (Professional Fighters League) discuss the latest trends in Fan Engagement and Monetization through tokens. As the CEO at Socios.com, Alex explains how his company enables fans to participate in club decisions through online tokens. Dorukhan from Galatasaray SK gives the club perspective on the topic and provides examples of fan-based club decisions. Next, Dan from the Professional Fighters League discloses why their partnership with Socios.com is the perfect way to grow their emerging league