Welcome to the latest episode of Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, a Front Office Sports interview show featuring leading operators and voices of the sports industry. On Tuesday May 19th, we will be joined by Angela Ruggiero, CEO/Co-Founder of the Sports Innovation Lab and a four-time Olympian who is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. More about Angela Ruggiero…(extended bio courtesy Sports Innovation Lab) Angela Ruggiero is a leading figure in the global sports world, having served as an elite athlete, […]
As vice president and managing director of the Global Sports Venture Studio at R/GA Ventures, Kyle Bunch is tasked with helping partners like Adidas, MLB, MLS, and the Los Angeles Dodgers find new ways to improve the future of the athlete and fan experience through technology and innovation. However, there has been no moment in the history of the modern sports business that has made it harder to predict what that future looks like due to the complete shuttering of […]
Big East commissioner Val Ackerman is a jack of all trades. She’s been a college student athlete and then a professional basketball player. She was an NBA lawyer turned executive. She was the late David Stern’s right hand woman and then the founding President of the WNBA. She has served as the President of USA Basketball and worked with FIBA, the U.S. Soccer Federation and NYU. She’s been on countless boards and committees, from the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics […]
Xavi Cortadellas, Gatorade’s head of innovation and design, jokes his job is often thought of as just changing drink colors. But what it truly entails is the development of products ranging from energy chews and protein powders to digital platforms. It’s all part of Gatorade’s plan to push further into technology and athlete personalization, and taking those innovations from the professional level to weekend warriors as a way to maintain its status as the dominant sports drink. “[It’s] everything we’re […]
As the Mountain West enters its 20th season, the conference is fully embracing its role as a guinea pig for the rest of the NCAA. The conference was the first to launch a 24/7 linear TV network, The Mountain West Sports Network, in 2006, a year before the Big Ten Network. It was also the first conference to sign with Precision Timing Systems in 2003 and work with DVSports basketball instant replay system, and the first conference to broadcast on […]
When Madison Square Garden Co. acquired a controlling stake in Counter Logic Gaming in July 2017, the massive sports and entertainment company aimed to leverage its expertise in traditional stick and ball sports business into the world of esports. In these last two years, that has come to life in a variety of ways for the esports organization, ranging from new and more deeply integrated sponsorships to player health and wellness upgrades that put CLG athletes more in line with […]
The Las Vegas Ballpark is set to open this year with brand new mesh seats that promise to keep fans cool and comfortable in the Las Vegas sun.
Attendees will have the chance to learn about sports technology, digital media, mixed reality and more at the CES Sports Zone in 2019.
What if actually instituting a better work-life balance made you more productive? Two professional teams are committed to giving it a try.
International superstars such as LeBron James, DJ Khaled, Conor McGregor, and others have turned to ISlide for comfort and a customized experience.
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