2nd Annual Immersive Technology in Sports & Entertainment Summit 2018
San Francisco, 13th-14th November 2018

Emerging Technologies. Fan Engagement. VR / AR / MR. Artificial Intelligence. Blockchain. Investment Strategy. Commercial Application.

Across two days the 2nd Annual Immersive Technology in Sports & Entertainment Summit 2018 brings together Senior Executives from across the sports, entertainment and technology ecosystems.

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?

2018 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 & Speakers Include

Rob Alberino

VP Production, San Francisco 49ers

Rob Alberino

VP Production, San Francisco 49ers

Robert Alberino is in his sixth season as the teamís vice president and executive producer. He oversees all marketing, creative and design as well as ...



Aaron Luber

AR/VR Content Partnerships, Google

Aaron Luber

AR/VR Content Partnerships, Google

Leading content partnerships and business development for Google's AR/VR team - partnerships, content strategy and support of larger ecosystem opportu ...



Jack Patterson

VP - Digital & Social Media

Jack Patterson

VP - Digital & Social Media

Joined Learfield in April 2017 as its first-ever VP of Social Media to play a vital role in transforming Learfield Digital into a full-service 360 dig ...



Sohrob Farudi

CEO, Fan Controlled Football League

Sohrob Farudi

CEO, Fan Controlled Football League

Sohrob Farudi is the Chief Executive Officer at SeeVolution. He is the Co-founder of ActBold. Sohrob Farudi co-founded Flipswap, Inc., and served as t ...



Anthony Morgante

Director Business Development - Sports, Microsoft

Anthony Morgante

Director Business Development - Sports, Microsoft

Lead the Developer Experience Global Accounts team in App development, Marketing and Cloud Services focusing on pro sports leagues and sports entities ...



Eric King

Vice President of Technology Sacramento Kings and Golden 1 Center

Eric King

Vice President of Technology Sacramento Kings and Golden 1 Center

Eric King is the Vice President of Technology for the Sacramento Kings and Golden 1 Center, where he is responsible for overseeing all technology for ...



James Carwana

General Manager, Intel Sports & VP Intel Capital

James Carwana

General Manager, Intel Sports & VP Intel Capital

​James M. Carwana is a vice president at Intel Capital and general manager of the Intel Sports organization at Intel Corporation. He leads Intel ...



Ryan Montoya

Chief Technology Officer, Sacramento Kings

Ryan Montoya

Chief Technology Officer, Sacramento Kings

Ryan Montoya begins his fifth season as chief technology officer. His responsibilities include providing direction and managing the Sacramento Kings n ...



Stephen Wharton

Chief Technology Officer, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (Skycam Division)

Stephen Wharton

Chief Technology Officer, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (Skycam Division)

As Chief Technical Officer for SkyCam LLC, a division of Kroenke Sports and Entertainment, I am responsible for the vision and oversight of SkyCamís t ...



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 ...



Rod A. Nenner

Vice President, Washington Redskins

Rod A. Nenner

Vice President, Washington Redskins

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Alex Hertel

CEO and Cofounder, Xperiel

Alex Hertel

CEO and Cofounder, Xperiel

Xperiel delivers first-of-its-kind mixed reality experiences to sports fans across any mobile or OS device in order to turn stadiums and arenas into d ...



Jon Fish

Director, ESPN

Jon Fish

Director, ESPN

Jon Fish is an Emmy award winning and multiple other award winning producer for ESPN. Fish has worked in all capacities as a storyteller for the netwo ...



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 ...



Aaron Lane

Director Digital & New Media, Atlanta Hawks

Aaron Lane

Director Digital & New Media, Atlanta Hawks

Aaron Lane oversees the interactive marketing division of the Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena as Director of Digital & New Media. His eclectic career ha ...



Ian Wheat

Director of eSports and Innovation

Ian Wheat

Director of eSports and Innovation

Ian Wheat is the Director of eSports and Innovation for the Sacramento Kings, where he develops the mobile app, oversees the esports strategy and 2K t ...



Mike Sepso

SVP Activision Blizzard

Mike Sepso

SVP Activision Blizzard

Mr. Michael Sepso, also known as Mike, has been Senior Vice President of eSport Division at Activision Blizzard, Inc. since October 22, 2015. Mr. Seps ...



Sloane Kelly

Vice President of Content, PGA TOUR

Sloane Kelly

Vice President of Content, PGA TOUR

I lead the PGA TOUR's Content Team, overseeing the brand's strategy and content development across all digital platforms, including PGATOUR.COM, soc ...



Rod Chong

Deputy CEO, Roborace

Rod Chong

Deputy CEO, Roborace

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Jason Cohen

Vice President, Remote Technical Operations, CBS Sports

Jason Cohen

Vice President, Remote Technical Operations, CBS Sports

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Jonathan Lowe

Senior Vice President Business Development & Brand Strategy, LA Kings/AEG Sports

Jonathan Lowe

Senior Vice President Business Development & Brand Strategy, LA Kings/AEG Sports

LA Kings 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup Champions LA Galaxy 4-Time MLS Cup Champions Amgen Tour of California StubHub Center ...



Daniel Brusilovsky

Digital Initiatives Lead, Golden State Warriors

Daniel Brusilovsky

Digital Initiatives Lead, Golden State Warriors

Daniel Brusilovsky is the Digital Initiatives Lead for the Golden State Warriors, focused on digital & technology innovation and emerging technology. ...



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 ...



Damion Chatmon

Director of Emerging and Digital Technology Solutions, Cleveland Cavaliers.

Damion Chatmon

Director of Emerging and Digital Technology Solutions, Cleveland Cavaliers.

As the the Senior Director of Emerging and Digital Technology Solutions, I define our strategic approach and lead the identification, evaluation and d ...



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