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Why Elite Performance is Driving the Biggest Show on Earth

By Luke James, Director, Sports Innovation Network 25/08/2017

Criticised in some parts for being too much of a lean towards the Circus nature of Show Business does a major disservice to the incredible preparation, technology and facilities being used by Conor McGregor at the [UFC’s new Elite Performance Centre] – just a few miles away from the famous Las Vegas strip. [UFC] is one of the ...

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Augmented Reality to Unleash Huge Commercial Returns in Global Sports Advertising & Sponsorship Market

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 23/08/2017

The [global sports market] is huge. It is [set to break $100 billion in 2017] and is showing no sign of abating. It doesn’t require Aristotelian levels of wisdom or insight to understand why [advertisers, sponsors, broadcasters] and [marketers] continue to invest such incredible levels of capital and time into the sports sec ...

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“We’re living in The Jetsons’ age and about to push past it”

By Matthew O’Neil, CEO of Ichi Go 10/08/2017

[World Virtual/Augmented Sports Innovation Summit] we caught up with [Advisory Board member] and Sports Brand & Marketing Guru [Matthew O’Neil.] ...

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Fan Experience: Immersive & Measurable

By Morgan Drake, CEO, Fanboard 08/08/2017

As part of the continual dialogue both in the lead up to the [World Virtual/Augmented Sports Innovation Summit] and thereafter we are speaking with some of the most influential and disruptive players in the sports and technology space. ...

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Sports Leads The Way For Immersive Technology

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 31/07/2017

[Virtual / Augmented / Mixed Reality] has been on the tip of the tongue for tech evangelists for what seems an age, but it is only in the past 12-18 months that the blue touch paper has been dangled in front of the flame, and [Sport is leading the way.] Elite sport is the greatest and most natural [creator of content], the [p ...

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Press Release: World Virtual & Augmented Reality Sports Innovation Summit 2017

By Richard Cohen, Production Director, Sports Innovation Network 30/06/2017

2017 is shaping up to be the breakthrough year for [Immersive Technology] and [Spor]t. With an expected [market potential in excess of $100 Billion by 2020], the opportunities for growth are enormous. The [World Virtual & Augmented Reality Sports Innovation Summit 2017] takes place in [San Francisco] on [November 15-16] and bri ...

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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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The Connected Athlete: The Role Data Science Plays In Athlete Management

By Richard Cohen, Production Director, Sports Innovation Network 05/06/2017

The role of technology in elite sports performance continues to grow exponentially. Wearable tech, immersive reality, and video replay are just a few examples where technology is taking an increasingly dominant role in what is an incredibly exciting time for the entire elite sporting ecosystem. Intel have recently invested ...

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Jan Van Loon, Arsenal’s Head of Individual Player Development Interview

By Richard Cohen, Production Director, Sports Innovation Network 05/06/2017

[1) How is performance profiling being used to determine a player's 'coach-ability'?] “Hi Bobby, what would you like to become in the future?” “A Professional football player Sir,” says Bobby. “Do you want to become Sanchez or Ozil?” “Just Bobby Sir,” says Bobby!! People change constantly whether or not they ...

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Do English Clubs ‘Fail to Prepare Their Young Players’?

By Richard Cohen, Production Director, Sports Innovation Network 24/01/2017

Do English Clubs ‘Fail to Prepare Their Young Players’? [Pep Guardiola’s] comment last Friday that the Premier League Clubs should introduce [‘B’ teams], irrelevant of City’s recent poor run of form, was in fact incredibly thought-provoking. ...

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