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C-Suite Leaders From Hi-Tech, Sports and Industry Drive Hi-Tech in Sports at Invitation Only Meet in SF Ahead of Rugby World Cup Sevens

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 30/07/2018

The Sports Innovation Network was delighted to be work with [World Rugby] and [Capgemini] in creating the World Rugby Innovation Summit as part of the Capgemini Tech Exchanges Week in the run in to the [San Francisco Rugby World Cup Sevens.] With leaders involved including [Pablo Sanchez, CEO Wealth Management at HSBC, Arjun ...

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Performance Data & Fan Engagement Summit, London – Sold Out!

By Nick Longworth, Director, Sports Innovation Network 21/05/2018

The 3rd Annual Sports Performance & Fan Engagement Series continues to grow with over [150 speakers, 3 separate streams (Fan Engagement, Sports Performance, Technology Innovation)] and [500 attendees] registered for the London leg this week. Held in the City of London at the [Grange in Tower Bridge] the summit brings together s ...

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Performance Data & Fan Engagement Summit, London – 2 Weeks to go!

By Nick Longworth, Director, Sports Innovation Network 10/05/2018

The 3rd Annual Sports Performance & Fan Engagement Series continues to grow with over [150 speakers, 3 separate streams (Fan Engagement, Sports Performance, Technology Innovation)] and over [500 attendees] already registered for the London in [just two weeks time!] Held in the City of London at the [Grange in Tower Bridge] the ...

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Sports Performance & Fan Engagement Summit, London – Just 4 Weeks to go!

By Nick Longworth, Director, Sports Innovation Network 25/04/2018

The 3rd Annual Sports Performance & Fan Engagement Series continues to grow with over [150 speakers, 3 separate streams (Fan Engagement, Sports Performance, Technology Innovation)] and over [500 attendees] already registered for the London leg next month. Held in the City of London at the [Grange in Tower Bridge] the summit bri ...

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Sports Performance & Fan Engagement Series – Early Bird Ends Tomorrow!

By Nick Longworth, Director, Sports Innovation Network 12/04/2018

The 3rd Annual Sports Performance & Fan Engagement Series continues to grow with over [150 speakers, 3 separate streams] and [500 attendees] already registered for the London leg next month. Held in the City of London at the [Grange in Tower Bridge] our [Early Bird Tickets end this Friday] so don’t miss out on the opportunity ...

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Sports Performance & Fan Engagement Series – Highlights From San Francisco!

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 05/04/2018

The Sports Performance & Fan Engagement Series continues to grow with over [150 speakers, 3 separate streams] and [500 attendees] already registered for the London leg next month. As the [Early Bird ends next Friday] it is a great opportunity to be a part of the fastest growing sports technology summit in Europe! [https://ww ...

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Sports Performance & Fan Engagement Series - Over 250 Registered Since Launch Last Week!

By Nick Longworth, Director, Sports Innovation Network 07/03/2018

It has been an incredible week for the Sports Performance & Fan Engagement Summit with some incredible new speakers added and [over 250 registrations] in the week since launching. With the [Early Bird ending this Friday] it is a great opportunity to be a part of the fastest growing sports summit in Europe! Following the huge ...

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Performance Data & Fan Engagement Summit Returns To London - May 22/23rd - First Wave of Speakers Announced

By Nick Longworth, Director, Sports Innovation Network 08/02/2018

Following the huge success of the San Francisco leg the Performance Data & Fan Engagement Summit returns to London on May 22/23rd. With both fan engagement and performance streams there are huge opportunities to delve deep into the latest trends across [human performance, brand and commercial engagement, digital strategy and ...

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MLS & NBA Set The Pace As ‘Traditional’ Sports Realise eSports Potential

By Luke James, Director, Sports Innovation Network 17/01/2018

For the gaming communities, [eSport]s are not a new phenomenon, not by any stretch. They have immense global audiences, [incredible viewership] and [engagement metrics] with huge prize money to boot. Meanwhile the sports industry is going through a period of unprecedented change. Live viewership has been declining dramatically ...

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7 reasons to attend the San Francisco Sports Fan Engagement Summit

By Nick Longworth, Director, Sports Innovation Network 09/11/2017

The Sports Performance Data and Fan Engagement Summit organized with the support of 150 different sporting disciplines, will bring together 350 delegates, on 30th & 31st January including CEOs, VPs, Senior Directors from the world’s leading broadcasters, rights holders, social platforms and technology providers. Here are 7 t ...

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Elite Sport Nutritionist Ben Coomber Discusses Elite Performance Ahead Of The Rugby Innovation Summit

By Ben Coomber 05/06/2017

The [2nd Annual Rugby Innovation Summit 2017] now less than a month away (May 3/4th) we caught up with performance nutritionist [Ben Coomber] who we are delighted to announce will be presenting at the event. Ben runs [Body Type Nutrition], an online nutrition coaching company that also runs a multi-level, online nutrition coachi ...

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Rugby Concussions Increase by 59% – Bigger Hits or Greater Awareness?

By Luke, Co-Founder, Game Changer Sports 15/09/2015

As rugby takes priority on our TV screens for the next few weeks (thank you RWC2015) I thought it important to reference the fascinating programme earlier this week on BBC Panorama focussing on rugby concussion led by the brilliant John Beattie. The one statistic that has stuck with me since is the RFU figure that concussion ...

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“If we have children, there’s no chance they’re playing rugby…!"

By Luke, Co-Founder, Game Changer Sports 05/06/2017

The debate this week around the much publicised petition to ban tackling in schools rugby has been fascinating. There has been an overwhelming response from the rugby and non-rugby community largely declaring the notion as ridiculous. As a former player with huge passion for the game I am a vociferous member of the ‘Don’t Ban ...

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Leading NBA Performance Coach Reveals How To Maximise Speed & Quickness

By Luke, Co-Founder, Game Changer Sports 21/01/2016

Taking lessons from other sports and understanding how to transfer and apply this learning is essential to the further development of rugby players and teams. In any sport, speed is a commodity and a critical point of difference. It is an area where no matter the player or their position a 2% gain can be the critical differen ...

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A week in the life of a Sale Sharks academy player, Part One

By Luke, Co-Founder, Game Changer Sports 15/03/2016

Charlie Pozniak is a 17 year old currently playing lock for Sale Sharks U18 in the Premiership Academy League. He is in Year 12 and studying four A-Levels at The Manchester Grammar School: Russian, History, Politics, and RS. Sunday Outmuscled, outplayed, outclassed. We’ve just lost to Leicester, and playing against a Tuila ...

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Rugby On The Verge Of Technology Gold Rush

By Luke, Co-Founder, Game Changer Sports 14/09/2015

With close to 20 million people expected to watch the Rugby World Cup final later this year, rugby is beginning to attract a global appeal few may have thought possible back in 1987 at the first world cup in New Zealand. Add into the mix that Rugby 7s is now an Olympic sport with the subsequent mass investment and funding fro ...

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Numbers Never Lie…

By Luke, Co-Founder, Game Changer Sports 15/03/2017

Rugby is constantly evolving and teams are always looking for a way to improve. One of those ways has been with the advent of technology in modern rugby, we have seen an explosion in Statistics, Analytics and Performance Measurement at the domestic level. Teams are embracing the fact that Statistics can help them assess their ow ...

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Genetic Testing Changes The Landscape For Sports Nutrition

By Luke, Co-Founder, Game Changer Sports 15/03/2017

At Game Changer Sports we are constantly on the look out for the most innovative and creative solutions to improve performance and reduce injury. We were absolutely delighted to be introduced to former rugby player James Brown, now the CEO and Founder of DNActiv. DNActiv Nutrition is widely accepted as the fundamental buil ...

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Redesigning Rugby Union Attack – Canterbury Crusaders

By Luke, Co-Founder, Game Changer Sports 15/03/2017

In 1969, Neil Armstrong captivated the world with his first steps onto the moon. For years we were enthralled by Apollo missions, successful or not. We developed a method of guaranteeing success and the innovations and explorative ideas became less and less. The Space programme was simply about perfecting what worked before not ...

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A week in the life of a Sale Sharks academy player, Part Two

By Luke, Co-Founder, Game Changer Sports 15/03/2017

In this follow-on from Charlie Pozniak’s diary of a typical week as a Manchester Grammar School pupil and a Sale Sharks U18 player, Mark Bennett – head of performance at Bristol – offers some advice on what the young back-five forward can improve upon. Sunday – match If Charlie is truly 10kg lighter than others playing in ...

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Sports Performance & Fan Engagement Series – Over 200 Registered Since Launch!

By Nick Longworth, Director, Sports Innovation Network 01/03/2018

It has been an incredible week for the Sports Performance & Fan Engagement Summit with some incredible new speakers added and [over 200 registrations] in the week since launching. With the [Early Bird ending this Friday] it is a great opportunity to be a part of the fastest growing sports summit in Europe! Following the huge ...

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Making Sense & Applying Data In Rugby

By Luke, Co-Founder, Game Changer Sports 15/03/2017

Data has become increasingly prevalent in rugby, with new technology exploding into the game over the past few seasons. Tech innovation has provided the ability to record more data presenting incredible opportunities for statistical analysis, game strategy and player monitoring, in particular with regard to training loads and ...

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Maximising Athletic Ability Through Analysis

By Luke, Co-Founder, Game Changer Sports 05/06/2017

Previously I spoke about how numbers can lie. This article received a great response and a lot of questions about how to go about choosing the metrics and then recording them. When starting to think about your teams performance analysis, there are a number of factors to consider. What type of metrics are most beneficial to yo ...

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