World Virtual & Augmented Reality Sports Innovation Summit 2017
San Francisco, 15th-16th November 2017

Fan Engagement, Elite Performance, Broadcast Strategy, Brand Development

Across two days the World Virtual & Augmented Reality Sports Innovation Summit 2017 brings together the leaders from across the entire sports ecosystem.

Working with the leading sports clubs, rights holders, broadcasters and technology powerhouses the summit is designed to break down and identify the greatest challenges and opportunities for immersive technology within elite sport - Fan Engagement, Elite Performance, Global Brand Development, User Experience, E-Gaming - Commercial Partnerships. Critically though, it goes to the heart of monetization strategies to realize the huge market potential for Immersive Technology in Sport.


Why Now?

2017 is shaping up to be the breakthrough year for Immersive Technology and Sport. With a market potential in excess of $100Billion, the opportunities for growth are enormous.

From live VR broadcasts and fan engagement experiences to VR training, billions of fans and athletes across the world will engage with immersive sports content. Despite much impressive early innovation there is still a paucity of content for the regular sports fan to consume. This is in large part due to the technical challenges and costs sports organisations face in generating VR content and experiences and the barriers consumers still face in accessing VR. The key question facing the sports industry is understanding which immersive technologies will come out on top, and then identifying what the most effective strategies to implement and monetize them may be.

The Summit brings together the senior stakeholders from the biggest clubs, associations, athletes, broadcasters and brands alongside the leaders in technology, innovation and big data to identify how to activate, apply and monetise immersive tech in the sports arena.

Advisory Board and Speakers Include

Mandy Rutledge

Director, Sports Partnerships, Microsoft

Mandy Rutledge

Director, Sports Partnerships, Microsoft

Mandy is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Business Communications. She started her career in Business with the ...



David Young

Vice President of Operations for the Seattle Seahawks and General Manager of CenturyLink Field

David Young

Vice President of Operations for the Seattle Seahawks and General Manager of CenturyLink Field

David Young is the Vice President of Operations for the Seattle Seahawks and the General Manager of CenturyLink Field, CenturyLink Field Event Center ...



Michael Davies

SVP Technical & Field Operations, FOX Sports

Michael Davies

SVP Technical & Field Operations, FOX Sports

Michael Davies oversees manages all day-to-day aspects of live broadcast operations and oversees integration of new and emerging technologies for Fox ...



Mounir Zok

Director of Technology & Innovation, US Olympic Committee

Mounir Zok

Director of Technology & Innovation, US Olympic Committee

Mounir Zok brings a unique set of expertise, combining technical knowledge, with business and entrepreneurial acumen. He is one the very few people on ...



Betsy Grider

Nascar, Managing Director of Technology Development

Betsy Grider

Nascar, Managing Director of Technology Development

Betsy Grider is NASCAR's Managing Director of Technology Development, currently leading NASCAR's Technology Development and Software Development teams ...



Rod A. Nenner

Vice President, Washington Redskins

Rod A. Nenner

Vice President, Washington Redskins

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Tom Sahara

VP Operations & Technology, Turner Sports

Tom Sahara

VP Operations & Technology, Turner Sports

Tom Sahara serves as vice president of operations and technology for Turner Sports. A seasoned veteran of the broadcast industry, Sahara has been with ...



Meg Ryan

Vice President Marketing Strategy, Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena

Meg Ryan

Vice President Marketing Strategy, Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena

Meg Ryan is the Senior Director, Marketing Strategy for the Atlanta Hawks. In this role, she is responsible for advertising, promotions, digital, soci ...



Costa Kladianos

Director of Information Technology, Tennis Canada

Costa Kladianos

Director of Information Technology, Tennis Canada

Costa has over 17 years’ experience in technology focusing on the sports and entertainment business. As Director of Technology for Tennis Canada, Cost ...



Jesse Nunez

Corporate Partnerships Director, Los Angeles Dodgers

Jesse Nunez

Corporate Partnerships Director, Los Angeles Dodgers

Jesse Nunez, Director, Spanish Language Media & Latino Initiatives; Corporate Partnerships at Los Angeles Dodgers A native Angeleno, Jesse is an extr ...



Brian Killingsworth

Chief Marketing Officer, Vegas Golden Knights

Brian Killingsworth

Chief Marketing Officer, Vegas Golden Knights

Brian is currently the President of The Killer Brand, a sports marketing company, focusing on explosive brand building, revenue generation and innovat ...



Matthew O'Neil

CEO of Ichi Go

Matthew O'Neil

CEO of Ichi Go

Matt is the founder and CEO of Ichi Go, a content, branding, and marketing agency based in New York, serving brands, teams, and leagues in the sports ...



Chris Baker

Senior Director Partnership Sales, Boston Celtics

Chris Baker

Senior Director Partnership Sales, Boston Celtics

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Kevin Naylor

Director of Technology, Indiana Pacers

Kevin Naylor

Director of Technology, Indiana Pacers

Kevin has been with the Indiana Pacers for 17 and a half years and is an accomplished VP of Technology / Innovation with success guiding IT operations ...



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