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 team’s 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 ...



Damion Chatmon

Director of Emerging & Digital Tech Solutions, Cleveland Cavaliers

Damion Chatmon

Director of Emerging & Digital Tech Solutions, Cleveland Cavaliers

Coming Soon ...



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 ...



Russell Stopford

Chief Digital Officer, Paris Saint-Germain

Russell Stopford

Chief Digital Officer, Paris Saint-Germain

My role at PERFORM was Product Development Director, responsible for the group's digital consumer products including Goal, the world’s largest footbal ...



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 SkyCam’s 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Adam Heintz

Vice President Business Intelligence, Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Adam Heintz

Vice President Business Intelligence, Monumental Sports & Entertainment

- E-commerce executive across multiple verticals including entertainment, travel and restaurant SaaS technology - Profit and loss (P&L) management re ...



Mike Ruddell

Head of Technology, SkySports

Mike Ruddell

Head of Technology, SkySports

Mike is responsible for Technology Strategy at Sky Sports UK and owns the Innovation roadmap for advanced TV production process and Technology. ...



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 ...



William Deng

Director Media Strategy & Business Development, NFL

William Deng

Director Media Strategy & Business Development, NFL

Coming Soon! ...



Katie Hoffman

Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, Women Leaders in College Sports

Katie Hoffman

Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, Women Leaders in College Sports

I am responsible for finding and cultivating relationships with companies who share the passion of providing up and coming female leaders with the pro ...



Rosie Spaulding

GM, Rugby World Cup Sevens

Rosie Spaulding

GM, Rugby World Cup Sevens

Rosie has an established reputation for the strategic planning and delivery of world- class events and projects from start-up phase, scaling up to tea ...



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 ...



Doug Tatum

Executive Director Digital Media, New Orleans Pelicans & New Orleans Saints

Doug Tatum

Executive Director Digital Media, New Orleans Pelicans & New Orleans Saints

Doug Tatum enters his fifth season with the New Orleans Pelicans and New Orleans Saints as the executive director of digital media. Tatum oversees the ...



Scott Gutterman

Vice President Digital Operations, PGA TOUR

Scott Gutterman

Vice President Digital Operations, PGA TOUR

Responsible for generating interest in the PGA TOUR, our players and events by providing fans with exciting digital experiences across a variety of ex ...



Johannes Holzmueller

Head of Football Technology & Innovation, FIFA

Johannes Holzmueller

Head of Football Technology & Innovation, FIFA

Johannes Holzmueller joined FIFA in 2008 and is the Head of Football Technology & Innovation. The department was established after the successful impl ...



Nick Franza

Senior Manager Technology Development, NASCAR

Nick Franza

Senior Manager Technology Development, NASCAR

Nicholas Franza serves as Manager, Technology Development and Integration at NASCAR and is responsible for evaluating and implementing technologies th ...



Rick Qualliotine

Vice President Emerging Production Platforms & Systems, NFL Network

Rick Qualliotine

Vice President Emerging Production Platforms & Systems, NFL Network

Rick Qualliotine is VP, Emerging Production Platforms and Systems for NFL Media. He joined the NFL in 2015. He is the creative executive overseeing NF ...



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. ...



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 ...



James Dean

Managing Director UK, ESL Gaming

James Dean

Managing Director UK, ESL Gaming

Turtle Entertainment UK Ltd was renamed from KUODA Ltd in 2016 after Turtle Entertainment GmbH, the owners of the brand ESL invested in KUODA Ltd maki ...



Allan Cook

Managing Director: Media & Entertainment, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Allan Cook

Managing Director: Media & Entertainment, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Global Sector Lead for Technology/Media/Telecommunications for the Ops Transformation Practice. Responsible for end-to-end performance of the sector ...



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