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Sport Media & Tech Podcast

Sport Media & Tech Podcast

By Keal Blache, Dr. Jeff Porter & Mark Hodgkin
Interviews and industry panels with thought leaders across the full spectrum of topics; sports, technology, human behavior, innovation, data and experiences.
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Mobile Application Development & UX/UI w/the Special Olympics
Join us to talk about building a mobile application with Garret Utz, Special Olympics Soccer Athlete and Lonnie Snyder Chief Information Officer at the Special Olympics 2022 USA Games as well as 2021 CIO Cup winner. We discuss how a team goes about planning, scoping, designing and developing a mobile app with the end users in mind. We talk about Jersey Mike's subs, building awesome UX/UI features for a mobile experience and what the future looks like for continuous improvement of the application. Learn more about the Special Olympics 2022 USA Games in Orlando, Florida presented by Jersey Mike's and hosted by Disney: https://www.2022specialolympicsusagames.org . 
32:09
January 27, 2022
Storytelling & Distribution w/Minute Media & Players' Tribune
Join Andres Cardenas, Chief Marketing Officer of Minute Media and Sean Conboy, Editor of the Players' Tribune to discuss how stories are told in the sport industry. We also talk about what makes content compelling, the technology that distributes communication and how consumer/fan expectations of media formats are changing.
52:59
January 27, 2022
Sports Book Technology w/PointsBet
Join us to discuss sports betting with Mark Hughes Group COO and Eric Foote the Chief Commercial Officer from PointsBet. We talk about the technology, statistics and data powering users' bet experiences. The industry is growing fast and we explore skillsets students can learn to support the next generation of sports betting in the United States.
43:13
January 27, 2022
Venue Fan Experience w/Cue Audio
Join us to talk with Ira Akers, co-founder of Cue Audio and Kyle Campbell Director of Game Experience at New Orleans Saints & Pelicans. Learn about how venue operators and teams use technology to engage their fans during live events. We discuss who the people are behind the show and what it takes to work in event production.
37:06
January 27, 2022
Problems & Solutions w/Engagement
Join us to talk problems and solutions centering around new technology as well as environmental forces driving change with Charles Campisi, VP of Enterprise Solutions for EngageMint. We discuss the unique technology and skillsets driving change at the collegiate and pro level.
35:02
January 20, 2022
Sports Tourism
Join us to talk the Sports Tourism with Jason Siegel, President and CEO of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission, 2026 FIFA World Cup Host City Candidate (GO26) and Joe Bertoletti, Senior Associate Director of Sport Tourism for the City of Surprise, AZ. We discuss the economic impact of sport tourists, regional identity, the bidding process, organizational structures, youth sports, amateur athletics, collegiate competitions and professional events.
46:54
August 16, 2021
Athlete Development Tech
Join us to talk Athlete Development Tech with Co-founder and CEO of Team Genius, Chris Knutson. We discuss amateur athletics, how technology can help the industry, the founding story, entrepreneurship, start up culture, obtaining funding, scaling a business and the future vision for the organization. 
46:58
August 04, 2021
Performance Analysis
Join us to talk Performance Analysis with USA Swimming High Performance Consultant Russell Mark. We discuss the technology, biomechanics, video feeds, techniques and measurements being used to help Olympic swimmers compete at their best. 
30:58
August 03, 2021
Future of VR Training
Join us to talk the Future of VR Training with Gregory Gettinger PHD, Founder & CEO of VR Motion Training and Christian Barsanti, Director of Operations & CoOwner of REZZIL. We discuss motion capture technology, data and practical uses of virtual reality as a training and competition space. 
36:55
June 18, 2021
Emerging Venue Tech with Cisco & WaitTime
Join us to talk emerging venue technology with Bryan Bedford, Global Head of Sport & Entertainment Channel Sales at Cisco and Zack Klima, Founder & CEO of WaitTime. We discuss how they are helping organizations safely bring fans back into the stands as well as innovate data around the in person experience. Both Bryan and Zack share personal career experiences and talk about the importance of building authentic relationships.
46:54
February 09, 2021
Automated Intelligence & Satisfi Labs
Join us to talk automated intelligence with Don White, CEO & Co-founder of Satisfi Labs. We discuss how to find cheese curds in Minnesota, ordering tickets through machine learning chat experiences with "Wicked Results", Jarvis... Iron Man's personal assistant and the more serious topic of diversity & inclusion within programming. Learn how Satisfi Labs is teaching machines for global sport teams and organizations.
40:27
December 17, 2020
The Future of Media Technology & C360
Join us to talk about the future of media tech, the immersive media economy and his journey with Howard Wright, CEO and President of C360. We discuss, personal development, career advice, content strategy, AR, VR, volumetric capture, OTT, 5g, iOT, camera tech and how it will all be used together to create immersive experiences.
40:36
December 02, 2020
Experience Automation & Realife Tech
Join us to talk how venues and events are safely relaunching during COVID-19. Adam Goodyer, CEO & Co-Founder of Realife Tech discusses expeirence automation using predictive analytics to engage fans at the perfect moments. Realife Tech's vision is to create a better experience of the real world for every person.
42:04
December 01, 2020
Data Application & Stats Perform
Join us to talk about data application with Nancy Hensley, Chief Product & Marketing Officer at Stats Perform. We have fun and discuss how a.i. and machine are driving innovation with how data is being used for the sport industry. Nancy also shares inspiring words for women looking to break barriers in sport, tech and leadership.
30:58
November 14, 2020
Sponsorship Innovation
Join us to talk sponsorship innovation with Jason Smith and Creed Mangrum. We discuss the changing landscape, valuations, managing assets and the impact of COVID-19.
52:02
November 13, 2020
Immersive Experiences & Topgolf
Join us to talk about Immersive Experiences with Dolf Berle, CEO of Topgolf. We also get personal to learn more about his beginnings on a farm baling hay, his beautiful family, Captain America, pole vaulting, America Ninja Warrior and his passion for people.
48:10
October 16, 2020
Sport Safety & Science
Join us to talk how access to exponentially more data, modern sensor technology and better educational knowledge has change the world of sport safety and science with Dr. Robb Rehberg, CEO & Founder of Sport Safety International and Dr. Phil Wagner, CEO & Founder of Sparta Science.
42:06
October 13, 2020
Performance Marketing & Dugout Mugs
Join us to spend time discussing learning yourself, what you are best at and what it takes to bet on yourself as an entrepreneur. Learn about time management, delegation, how to create systems that can run without you, the story of Dugout Mugs and performance marketing from an informative conversation with Kris Dehnert, CEO of Dugout Mugs. Husband, Girl Dad, Digital Expert & Entrepreneur launching 8+ brands for $30M+ in sales.
41:51
October 05, 2020
Performance Data & UTR
Join us as we spend time with Anne Worcester, President of Universal Tennis, UTR, Luke B. Jensen, former pro and coach at New York Empire WTT, and Sandy Mittleman, pro coach at Mittleman Tennis. This panel includes the former CEO of the WTA, former pro French Open doubles winner, current coach and match analyst, as well as a current professional player coach so we get to explore the game of tennis from many one of a kind perspectives. We talk about how the game of tennis responded to Covid-19, performance data, the globalization of the sport, social play for amateurs and the 50 year anniversary for Billie Jean King and the original nine women who signed for one dollar. Learn how UTR is using technology to make connections, help athletes improve and inspiring more people to become life long tennis players.
54:26
October 05, 2020
Media Activations & Operations
Join us as we spend time with Tiffany Hollins, Global Partnerships Activations Manager at UFC, Lizzie Seedhouse, SVP of Digital, Emerging Tech & Strategy at the USL and Meghan McLean, SVP of Sports at the 2022 Special Olympic USA Games in Orlando. We discuss the media shift from events to digital, how operations change in a bubble, the teamwork behind the changes, sponsorship, the innovation during COVID-19, global media and the future of media operations.
39:27
October 05, 2020
Knowing Your Fans
Join Asaf Nevo from Pico and our team to spend time discussing how A.I. and Machine Learning can be used to get personal with, categorize and engage your fans at opportune moments on social media.
39:01
September 09, 2020
A.I. & Machine Learning
Join us to spend time discussing A.I. and Machine Learning with Ann Gaffigan from Dimensional Innovations and Phil Van Horn from DataRobot. Learn about this evolving technology. We explore how it will revolutionize the data we use to make decisions and create experiences.
50:55
September 08, 2020
Social Media Activation
Join us to spend time discussing how brands can engage with their fans or customers on social media. Learn about resources that are available online, engagement strategies and campaign examples from an informative conversation with Kori Scott, a Privacy and Data Brand team member at Facebook.
45:55
September 08, 2020
Sport Media & Tech Podcast - Emerging Technology
Join us to spend time discussing how the industry is adopting new available tech with Amanda Stern, an Experiential Leader from the Canadian Olympic Committee, Abhishek Bynakia, Chief Product Officer of Spektacom and Costa Kladianos a Senior Leader in Innovation and Tech for Tennis Canada.
52:13
July 16, 2020
Sport Media & Tech Podcast - Sustainability in Sports
Join us as we spend time with Scott Jenkins, GM of Mercedes Benz Stadium and Chair of the Green Sports Alliance, Chris Castro Director of Sustainability and Resilience for the City of Orlando, and Terry Cecil CEO & Chief Sustainability Officer for the International Sponsor Council and Sponsor Advocate for the Smart City Expo. We discuss how the future of sports and venues are intertwined with smart cities where you can live, work, play and learn. It's about going beyond being green or net carbon neutral. Teams are engaging communities to address; housing, education, health & wellness, energy, nutrition & food systems, transportation, 5g connectivity, data and so much more.
01:03:11
June 12, 2020
Sport Media & Tech Podcast Collab - Future of Sports Venues
Commish Talks, Sports Leadership & Sport Media & Tech Podcasts collaborate with an episode discussion with the three podcast hosts Josh Schaub, Mark Hodgkin and Keal Blache. They discuss how COVID-19 is advancing areas for the future of sports venues, automated intelligence/machine learning, contactless payments and voice e-commerce.
32:27
June 12, 2020
Big Data & Analytics
Hear best practices from three people who are providing the strategies, metrics and resources for decision making to their organizations. How do numbers help us reach and create better experiences for fans? Meet Michelle Stenger, of UCF Athletics, Michael Rust, with the Nashville Predators and Michael Farris, from the Country Music Association (CMA).
57:06
June 12, 2020
Media Innovation
Learn about in stadium services that compete with home entertainment, mobile device or second screen interactive experiences for brands and how organizations are using influencers to build relationships with fans. These three panelists have very different backgrounds, but all are innovative in their organizations. Meet Kristin Geer, of Bleachr & TennisONE, Ryan Berger, with HYPR & Berger Shop and Matthew Vinson, from Daytona International Speedway.
01:00:30
June 12, 2020
The Rise of Esports
Listen to three Esport professionals that work with University and Professional teams. This group operates alongside the athletes, staff and teams' partners. We talk about today's environment in Esport and what the future may look like. Sari Kitelyn, Full Sail University (Fortress/Armada), Gabe Causse, Magic Gaming and Grant Paranjape, Washington Justice.
01:12:20
June 12, 2020
Industry Play x Play
Listen to a panel discussion with three of the industry's most personable and professional sports broadcasters. We talk about what it takes to pursue a career behind the microphone and the stories that add value to the game. Brooke Weisbrod, ESPN, Drew Fellios, ESPN and Michael O'Donnell, ESPN/CBS.
01:02:49
June 12, 2020
Paid Partnerships
Listen to a panel from professionals that lead their organizations with relationships for paid partnership, strategic sponsorship and the activation of digital assets. Cindy Sisson, CEO of Agency Won - Charlotte, NC, Ed Willett, VP of Sponsorship, Top Golf Media, NYC & Carlsbad, CA and Luke Mohamed, Director of Partnership Sales at the Penguins - Pittsburgh.
54:58
June 11, 2020
Engaging Communities
Listen to a panel discussion filled with knowledge from three industry professionals who sell, market and engage in social good with their local and global communities . Amber J. Hutson, Partnership Activation Coordinator at MLB – NYC, NY, Gareth Hill, Head of Sales, Americas at FIBA, NYC, NY and Gene Martin, Sr. Manager of Social Responsibility at the Orlando Magic, Orlando, FL.
59:32
June 11, 2020
Digital Leaders
Listen to a panel discussion filled with knowledge from three industry professionals who direct products, manage media, build content, engage people and measure the results. Kara Baker, Director Digital Partnership & Operations Golf Channel – Orlando, FL, Eric DeSalvo, Assistant AD #Content, UCF – Orlando, FL and Joey Nelson, Digital Marketing Manager, Adidas – Portland, OR.
51:43
June 11, 2020