2021 Sports Tech Conference 

Speakers and Participating Companies

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Rich Kleiman.jfif

Keynote Fireside Chat

Co-Founder, Thirty Five Ventures

Business Partner, Kevin Durant

Entrepreneur & Investor

Rich Kleiman

Marcus Collins

Award-winning Advertiser & Lecturer

Professor of Marketing, Ross School of Business

Panel Discussions

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Participating Companies

Crowd Favorite: Fan Engagement & Experience

A dive into the "Fan Cycle": insights, engagement, and revenue generation

  • Justin Friedman - Director of Fan Data & Analytics, National Football League

  • Kate Johnson - Director of Global Marketing Partnerships, Google

  • Kelly Linstroth - Senior Director of Marketing, Chicago Cubs

  • Stephen Master - Managing Director, Master Media Advisors LLC

  • Bill Bailey (Moderator) - CRO, Satisfi Labs

#FitnessChallenge: Athlete Performance and Wearables 

The convergence of technology and sports, health, and wellness​​

  • Chris Hintermeister - Director of Ecosystem Strategy & Partnerships, Gatorade

  • Kristen Holmes - Vice President of Performance Sciences, WHOOP

  • Harpreet Singh Rai - CEO, Oura

  • Lisa Rabaut (Moderator) - Managing Director, Michigan Exercise and Sport Science Initiative

Front Row Seats: Tech-Driven Solutions for Venue Innovation

How technology is being leveraged to make the fan experience safer and more interactive

  • Caryn Seidman Becker - CEO, CLEAR

  • Craig Duncan - CRO, Venuetize

  • Dan Griffis - President of Global Partnerships, OakView Group

  • Michael Mackey - Chief Business Officer, 15 Seconds of Fame

  • Graham Rossini - Senior Associate Athletic Director, Arizona State University

  • Adam Dunn (Moderator) - Associate Athletic Director for Marketing and Fan Engagement, University of Michigan


Give Me the Stats: Player Analytics

Leveraging player data to improve player and team performance and discover new talent​

  • Columbus Morfaw - Founder and Managing Director, Soccerlytics

  • John Spytek - Director of Player Personnel, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Alex Wong - Associate Athletic Trainer, Men's Basketball, University of Michigan Athletics

  • Andre Snellings (Moderator) - Fantasy Basketball Writer, ESPN​​​

Play the Odds: Sports Betting in North America

An inside look at the sports betting landscape as states and leagues continue to embrace the industry 

  • Andy Giancamilli - COO, FanDuel

  • Chris Grove - Principal, Head of Sports & Emerging Verticals, Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC

  • Patrick Keane - CEO, Action Network

  • Jason Park - CFO, DraftKings

  • Jim Kahler (Moderator) - Executive in Residence, Director of Sports Gambling Education, Ohio University 

Ready Player One: New Generation of Esports

The evolution of the esports landscape and the future of their fans

  • Dan Bravato - President, SeventySix Capital Sports Advisory

  • Jacob Cohen - Board Member, 100 Thieves

  • Kim Phan - Senior Account Director, 160over90

  • Kevin Hoang (Moderator) - Scholastic Programs Lead, Twitch

What's the Login?: Sports Streaming Trends

The effects of the resurgence of cable, league broadcasting rights, and mergers on the industry

  • Bo Han - Founder and CEO, Buzzer

  • Burke Magnus - Executive Vice President of Programming and Scheduling, ESPN

  • Michael Schneider - Vice President of Brand, Live, and Licensed Marketing, Hulu

  • Shelby Clayton (Moderator) - Partner Manger, Sports, Twitter

Who's Ballin'?: Rise of Sports-Focused VCs

How sports-focused VC's are differentiating themselves in an already crowded space

  • Wayne Kimmel - Managing Partner, SeventySix Capital 

  • Alysse Soll - President, NewModel Advisory

  • Melanie Strong - Managing Partner, NEXT VENTURES

  • Jose Vieitez - Co-Founder and Director, Boomtown Accelerators and Comcast SportsTech 

  • Thomas Alomes (Moderator) - Head of North America, Sports Tech World Series