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Countdown to World Virtual & Augmented Reality Sports Innovation Summit 2017 begins

2017 is shaping up to be the breakthrough year for Immersive Technology and Sport. With an expected market potential in excess of US$100bn by 2020, the opportunities for growth are enormous.


The World Virtual & Augmented Reality Sports Innovation Summit 2017 will be held in San Francisco, United States, on November 15-16 and will bring together global leaders from across the entire sports and technology ecosystem.


The Summit will see the senior stakeholders from the biggest clubs, associations, athletes, broadcasters and brands coming together with the leaders in technology, innovation and big data to identify how to apply and monetise immersive tech in sports.





Advisory Board members and high calibre speakers at the Summit will include:


David Young, Vice President of Operations, Seattle Seahawks

Johannes Holzmuller, Head of Technology Innovation, FIFA


William Deng, Director Media Strategy & Business Development, NFL


Mandy Rutledge, Sports Partnerships Director, Microsoft


Robert Alberino Jr, Vice President / Executive Producer, San Francisco 49ers


Rod Nenner, Vice President, Washington Redskins


Michael Davies, Senior Vice President Technical & Field Operations, FOX Sports


Betsy Girder, Managing Director Technology Development, NASCAR


Tom Sahara, Vice President Operations & Technology, Turner Sports


Mounir Zok, Director of Technology & Innovation, US Olympic Committee


Costa Kladianos, Director of Information Technology, Tennis Canada


Alex Jacques, Director of Events, The Madison Square Garden Company


Jesse Nunez, Director of Corporate Partnerships, Los Angeles Dodgers

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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. Critically, it delves to the heart of monetisation strategies to realise the huge market potential for Immersive Technology in Sport.


This is the first time the Sporting World, Leading Brands and Technology Powerhouses have come together to understand and determine the future of Immersive Technology in sport.


Luke James, co-founder & Director at the Sports Innovation Network says:


Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality has been on the tip of the tongue for tech evangelists for what seems an age, but it is only in the past 12-18 months that blue touch paper has been dangled in front of the flame, and Sport is leading way. We are fast moving beyond the ‘trial and error’ experimental stage. Those that learn how to monetise and move quickly will activate huge broadcast, brand and consumer revenues. Sport creates a global interactive audience, immersive technology is the key to the $100 billion market. The landscape is about to evolve very quickly and there will be some Big Winners and Losers.



REGISTER TODAY or for more information please contact the Sports Innovation Network at: info@sports-innovation-network.com


Sports Venue Business (SVB) is proud to be an Official Media Partner for the Sports Innovation Network and its World Virtual & Augmented Reality Sports Innovation Summit 2017.


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