Sports Tech Feed

Sports Tech Feed

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The Global Sports Technology Podcast delivering you in-depth interviews with the greatest minds in sports tech. Hosted by Thomas Alomes and presented by Sports Tech World Series. New episodes released every Monday. Show notes available at: https://sportstechfeed.com


Too many ads or too little action? Statistical analysis of the live broadcast experience with Katherine Rowe, Sports Strategist
Oct 19 • 32 min
Katherine Rowe is data-driven sports strategist conducting research and strategic consulting for a range of sports properties and brands. The topic of today’s discussion is centred on a research project she conducted with Professor Kirk Goldsberry (an…
The sports tech entrepreneurial journey, from startup to acquisition, with Travis McDonough, Kinduct
Oct 12 • 29 min
Travis McDonough is the founder and CEO of Kinduct, an Athlete Management System (AMS) which collects data from external sources and automates certain reporting and alerts regarding human body performance and well-being. Kinduct is used by over 550 teams,…
Building a better business through internal innovation with Andy Olsson, Cleveland Cavaliers
Oct 5 • 30 min
Andy is Manager, Business Process Analysis at the Cleveland Cavaliers. During his time with the Cavs, Andy has led the execution of software implementations, designed process improvements and rollouts. All while spreading awareness for the Cavaliers…
The data initiative giving UK Olympics a competitive edge with Dr. Sarah Domone, English Institute of Sport & John Blenkharn, UK Sport
Sep 28 • 30 min
Dr Sarah Domone is the Lead Consultant for the English Institute of Sport (EIS) Sport Intelligence Team whose mission is to support Olympic and Paralympic sports in their use of performance data to maintain their world leading edge. A Sports Engineering…
Technology trends in athlete branding, marketing & empowerment with Jarrod Barnes, Los Angeles Rams
Sep 21 • 42 min
Jarrod currently works as the Manager of Former Player Engagement with the Los Angeles Rams. In this role, he works to integrate former players as brand ambassadors into the overall marketing, sponsorship, and fan engagement strategy of the organization.…
The contact warning & tracing tech helping the NFL & NBA’s safe return to play with Jim Garofalo, KINEXON
Sep 14 • 24 min
Jim Garofalo is the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at KINEXON. KINEXON equips more than 75% of NBA teams with next level technology that assists with performance profiling, conditioning, training loads and injury management. The company…
How AI & Computer Vision are overtaking wearable tech in high performance coaching with Marilou McFarlane, SportsTechWorks
Sep 7 • 47 min
Marilou McFarlane has worked passionately building sportstech businesses for much of the last decade and now consults for startups in the space as the Principal of SportsTechWorks. Her latest client is Mustard, a new sports performance startup which…
How UEFA has approached the unprecedented challenges of 2020 with Daniel Marion, UEFA
Aug 31 • 39 min
Daniel is the Chief of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) at UEFA, leading a team of more than 80 people and an extensive third-party network of national and international suppliers and vendors. He joined UEFA 20 years ago and has held different…
The digital evolution of Asia’s largest sports media property with Niharika Singh, ONE Championship
Aug 24 • 34 min
Niharika is Head of Product and Tech for ONE Championship, a Singapore-based mixed martial arts (MMA), Muay Thai, and kickboxing sports media property, which was launched in 2011 by entrepreneur Chatri Sityodtong and former ESPN Star Sports senior…
A creative approach to data insights with Patrick Ward, Seattle Seahawks
Aug 17 • 42 min
Patrick Ward is the Director of Research and Development for the Seattle Seahawks where his role centers around data analysis on a variety of different topics for the team. Before joining the Seahawks, Patrick was a sport scientist within the Nike Sports…
Managing the return to play for student athletes with Nate Brookreson, NC State.
Aug 10 • 38 min
As lockdowns lift and college students from across the US eye a return to class, student-athletes are also gearing up for what they hope is a return to competition. At this point in the year, it’s anyone’s idea if college sports will get a season but the…
Using innovation to future proof Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta Falcons, and Atlanta United FC with Andrew Shannon.
Aug 3 • 42 min
Andrew is currently the Director of Emerging Technology for AMB Sports and Entertainment which encompasses the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United FC, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Andrew is a technologist with a background in IoT and big data product…
Investment trends in sports, fitness and health tech with Melanie Strong, NEXT Ventures
Jul 27 • 34 min
Melanie Strong is the Managing Partner at NEXT VENTŪRES, a new venture capital firm designed to maximize growth opportunities in the exploding sports, fitness, nutrition and wellness markets. Mel has spent most of her life in the sports industry and…
Improving access and enjoyability for fans with disabilities with Bryce Weiler, The Beautiful Lives Project.
Jul 20 • 24 min
Bryce Weiler is a co-founder for the Beautiful Lives Project and disability consultant for the Baltimore Orioles. Bryce was born four months premature and developed an eye condition called Retinopathy of prematurity that caused him to be blind. Bryce…
Staying ahead of the curve in sports broadcast, OTT and digital disruption with Carlo De Marchis, Deltatre.
Jul 13 • 34 min
Carlo is Group Chief Evangelist at Deltatre, a role designed to push boundaries and ensure innovation remains at the heart of everything Deltatre does, including their work across OTT platforms, linear broadcast and next-gen digital experiences for top…
Recreating the in-stadium experience at home through IoT connected devices with Janet Gibson, Scorz
Jul 6 • 29 min
Janet Gibson is the CEO and Founder of SCORZ, global pioneers in large-scale multi-sensory sports fan engagement. Their immersive platform brings a new dimension to in-home audience engagement by amplifying campaigns and initiatives using integrated…
Driving a data-led digital transformation in one of Spain’s oldest football clubs with Franco Segarra, Valencia CF
Jun 29 • 31 min
Franco Segarra is the Head of Data/Analytics, Ticketing and Fan Experience at Valencia CF, one of Spain’s most successful and oldest football clubs. He is responsible for all data insights of the club while also managing tickets/pricing, fan experience,…
What can traditional sports and esports learn from each other with Adrian Montgomery, Enthusiast Gaming
Jun 22 • 33 min
On this week’s show, we’re joined by Adrian Montgomery CEO of Enthusiast Gaming, one of the world’s largest publicly traded esports companies, and former NHL Team President. Drawing on his unique experience as a leader across traditional sports and…
Bridging the physical-digital divide through Virtual Sports & Esports with Dr Julian Tan, Formula 1
Jun 15 • 34 min
This week we are joined by Dr. Julian Tan Head of Digital Business Initiatives & Esports at Formula 1. Julian’s responsible for leading Formula 1’s digital strategy, transformation & growth, including F1’s global esports business, with the aim of…
Revolutionizing personalization in the fan experience with Mike Downey, Microsoft
Jun 8 • 35 min
We’re joined by Mike Downey, Principal Architect of Sports Technology at Microsoft. He oversees the engineering planning and execution of Microsoft’s brand partnerships in sports, eSports, and entertainment working with large sports leagues and franchises…
Pushing forwards the fan experience with Tim Tubito, NFL
Jun 1 • 47 min
Tim Tubito is the Director, Event Presentation & Content at the National Football League. On this week’s episode, we discuss how the NFL develops and delivers on ever-evolving technology, such as in the Super Bowl mixed reality presentation and the pivot…
How technology is making sports betting bigger, smarter and fairer with Dr Laila Mintas
May 25 • 38 min
This week we’re joined by Dr Laila Mintas to understand the role of technology in growing and securing the multi-billion dollar sports betting market. Including how the industry has coped with the COVID19 shutdown and how tech can be used to safeguard…
Workforce management tech for sports and mass participation events with Shannan Gove, Rosterfy
May 18 • 30 min
On today’s show, we dive into the role technology plays in engaging and managing volunteers at large sporting and mass participation events. The crucial role of volunteers in the success of large scale events is often overlooked and certainly…
Tech innovation learnings from a startup sports league with David Michael, XFL
May 11 • 35 min
This week we’re joined by David Michael, the former Chief Technology Officer for the XFL. Unfortunately, the XFL was one of the early victims of the COVID-19 sports shutdown, ceasing all operations and subsequently filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy after only…
The quantified self and macro trends in sports technology with Dr Martin Schlegel, Chemneera.
May 4 • 40 min
On this week’s show, we’re going big picture looking at macro trends in the sports technology industry. Topics covered include: the rise of the quantified self; smart stadiums as precursors to smart cities; the convergence of wearables and video…
Building A High Performance Culture With Science And Technology
Apr 27 • 48 min
Discussion with Danielle Gescheit (Head of Professional Tennis Operations, Tennis Australia); Dr Tannath Scott (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of New England / NSW Rugby League); Kim Crane (National High Performance Director, Surfing Australia);…
The science of performance coaching in esports with Taylor Johnson, Statespace.
Apr 20 • 37 min
Taylor is the Chief Performance Engineer at Statespace, a neuroscience and AI gaming company developing holistic training tools to increase human performance, with a particular focus on cognitive output in esports and gaming. Prior to this, Taylor held…
Global learnings from China’s sport ecosystem with Sam Li, Sina Sports.
Apr 13 • 46 min
Sam is Head of International Business Development at Sina Sports, one of the largest sports digital media platforms in China. Sina Sports are the exclusive Chinese broadcast partners for over 90 sports properties, including the European Champions League,…
Esports Investment, Partnership and Growth Opportunities
Apr 6 • 40 min
Discussion with Matt Archambault (Head of Partnerships & Business Development, North America, Riot Games), Greg Stangel (Chief Revenue Officer, Misfits Gaming), Justin Varghese (North America Marketing Manager, Dreamhack) and Nicola Piggot (Co-Founder,…
Legal implications of the global sport shutdown with Julian Moore, Mills & Reeve.
Mar 30 • 47 min
Julian is Head of Sports (London) for Mills & Reeve, one of the UK’s leading sports law practices, acting for some of the biggest names in the industry including Premier League Clubs, National Sporting Bodies, individual Athletes as well as broadcasters,…
Digital transformation and the future of sports with Richard Ayers, Seven League.
Mar 23 • 34 min
Richard is CEO and Founder of Seven League, a digital consultancy focusing on sports with clients including FIFA, NBA, FC Barcelona and the Premier League. A former journalist instrumental in the 1997 launch of BBC News Online, Richard spotted the…
Turning unknown social media fans into known digital fans with Roi Mozer, Pico Get Personal.
Mar 16 • 31 min
Roi is the COO and the Co-Founder of Pico - Get Personal, a SaaS platform that helps sports teams (including the LA Clippers, St Louis Blues and FC Bayern Munchen) to build 1-on-1 relationships with their fans by making it easy to communicate and connect…
Using customer biometric data for a frictionless game-day experience with Christian Lau, LAFC.
Mar 9 • 35 min
Christian is Chief Technology Officer for Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) and Banc of California Stadium. He’s responsible for defining the technical vision of the organization, developing the strategy around the use of technology throughout operations,…
Sports tech investment and acceleration with Tim Hayden, Stadia Ventures.
Mar 2 • 39 min
Tim is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Stadia Ventures, a global Sports Innovation Hub (including accelerator and venture fund) for early-stage investment in sports and esports. They have 40 portfolio companies since their launch in 2015 which…
Bringing laboratory-grade tech to the sporting field with Sam James, VALD Performance
Feb 24 • 52 min
Sam James is Director of Europe and Co-Founder of VALD Performance, a sports technology company that aims to provide sports scientists, physiotherapists and conditioning coaches unparalleled insights into their players’ performance and injury risk. Over…
Applying Artificial Intelligence to sports data Dr. Helen Sun, Stats Perform
Feb 17 • 42 min
Helen is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Stats Perform, overseeing Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Global Engineering, Design and Data Production teams. Helen joined Stats Perform in 2018 with over 22 years of experience as a technology…
VR and advanced tech driving Olympic performance with Troy Taylor, US Ski & Snowboard
Feb 10 • 45 min
Troy is the Head of High Performance for US Ski & Snowboard where he leads on all aspects of high performance in supporting U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes, including most recently in winning 15 medals (7 Golds) at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games.…
Understanding fan tribalism through the ultimate “crowd selfie” with Tinus Le Roux, Fancam
Feb 3 • 47 min
Tinus is CEO and Co-Founder of Fancam, the ultimate crowd selfie, helping brands and teams connect with their fans through super high-resolution whole stadium photos. Their clients include the Superbowl, Stanley Cup, Indy 500 and Rugby World Cup. We…
Taming the Wild West of professional Esports with Adam Whyte, EDGE
Jan 27 • 54 min
Adam spent seven years as a sports lawyer managing player contracts, transfers, and litigating before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. In 2017 he transferred these professional legal skills to the burgeoning esports ecosystem. Using his own first-hand…
The future of tech in sports betting with Nicole Metzgar-Schall, Nathan Rothschild and Wayne Kimmel
Jan 20 • 42 min
The sports betting industry is estimated to grow to $500+ billion within the US market alone. This week we explore how technology is being applied to accelerate the growth of sports betting with Nathan Rothschild (GTG Network), Niki Metzgar-Schall…
Automating video production and distribution for live sports with Umberto Righetti, Atrium Sports
Jan 13 • 40 min
Umberto is Chief Strategy Officer at Atrium Sports, a company he co-founded with the aim of providing sports with a one-stop shop for technology solutions that create new content, engage fans and open further commercial opportunities to grow the sport.…
Uncovering hidden football talent through social scouting app with Peter Holm, Tonsser
Jan 6 • 45 min
Peter is the Co-Founder of Tonsser, a Danish football performance app for unsigned youth players looking to be discovered by professional teams. In just three years, Tonsser’s app has acquired over 1M+ football playing-users and is the largest youth…
Disrupting sports media to create unprecedented athlete accessibility with Caley Wilson, Blinder
Dec 30, 2019 • 51 min
As the communications manager of New Zealand Rugby League, Caley was frustrated with what he saw as huge limitations around how teams and leagues could make their athletes accessible and get their stories told. So he founded the sports tech startup…
The impact of real-time basketball data for coaches, players and fans with Davyeon Ross, ShotTracker
Dec 23, 2019 • 35 min
How real-time basketball data analytics is a game changer for coaches, players and fans with Davyeon Ross, Co-Founder and President of ShotTracker. Shownotes: https://sportstechfeed.com/
How blood biomarker data is combating athlete fatigue and injury with Dr. Georgie Bruinvels, Orecco
Dec 16, 2019 • 41 min
Georgie is a Research Scientist at Orreco working with a range of Olympic and professional sporting teams including the Dallas Mavericks and the US Women’s National Team, recent FIFA World Cup Champions. She also leads the science behind the Female…
How golf is embracing digital transformation with Michael Cole, PGA European Tour and Ryder Cup
Dec 9, 2019 • 38 min
Michael is the Chief Technology Officer for the PGA European Tour and Ryder Cup. His responsibilities include technology, digital, data and data management across the Tour’s 47 golfing tournaments held annually in 30 countries. Show notes:…
How neuroscience is training brains of elite athletes with Tom Nugent, Platypus Neuro
Dec 4, 2019 • 49 min
Tom leads the Elite Performance Solutions division for Platypus Neuro, which provides state-of-the art neurocognitive assessment and training programs to professional sports teams and military operator communities. Show notes: https://sportstechfeed.com
Welcome to Sports Tech Feed!
Dec 2, 2019 • 1 min
Each week your host, Thomas Alomes, will guide you through the latest trends across the intersection of sports and technology via in-depth interviews with some of the brightest minds in sports tech from around the World. Our aim in starting Sports Tech…