The Next Frontier of Innovation
As part of London Tech week and in association with UFP Aquilor and Tech London Advocates, please join us with some of the best experts and authorities in esports and sports tech for an informative and opportunity-oriented discussion.
Sports is one of the most consumed and growing content categories on small and big screens. From social media to online gaming and esports, video-on-demand to consumer data, the sports world has become more and more omnipresent. Sports fans are a great and wide consumer demographic, but sports companies are still figuring out the best ways to approach and monetise them.
The sports world is still rather archaic in its approach which creates lots of room for entrepreneurs and investors to find opportunities. Additionally, Europe lags the US in technological sport innovation even though home to the biggest sport in the world (football). esports tournaments are already some of the most watched sport events globally and the industry is forecasted to become the single biggest sport in the near future.
Panel 1: Founders and Companies in Sports Tech (3-3.45pm)
Jay Gambrell, CEO & largest shareholder of Supponor (augmented reality digital replacement for broadcasting / streaming of in-venue advertising);
Simon Davies, Founder & CEO of Krowd9 (largest social media network in sports; former Co-Founder of Snaptu, sold to Facebook);
Jon Carr-Harris, Founder & CEO of CRED (athletes’ crowd funding start up; Founder & Chairman of Swish; ex-CEO of Venio);
Moderator: Marko Soldo, CIO & CEO of UFP Aquilor Capital (investment & advisory group for sports & entertainment).
Panel 2: How to monetise within esports (4-4.45pm)
Glen Calvert, COO Fnatic (largest global esports organisation);
David Yarnton, ex MD of Nintendo UK & Ireland, ex-Director of Gfinity (London listed esports company);
Kieran Holmes-Darby, MD of Excel Esports (League of Legends team);
Oliver Weingarten, CEO of LDN UTD (grassroots esports team platform helping gamers turn pro);
Moderator: Adam Whyte, Founder & CEO of Edge (esports services for leagues, teams and brands).
Panel 3 : What are the best investment opportunities in Sports Tech? (5-5.45pm)
Massimo Marinelli, CIO of Aser Group (owners of Leeds United, Eleven Sports Network, Whistle Sports, HELLODI, easyprod);
Fabio La Franca, Investment Director, Station12 Ventures;
Warwick Hill, Non-exec board member GA Partners (formerly senior MD of EMEA at Microsoft, responsible for the internal tech accelerator for start ups);
Andre Tegner, Managing Partner, UFP Aquilor Capital, Founder of Studio 54;
Moderator: Alex Zurita, London Sport, Specialist Advisor - Technology for Participation (Alex also leads the sports tech working group for Tech London Advocates).
Please join us for a networking drinks reception after the panel sessions
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