13th GROWTH TECH – Sports Technology
Join the Entrepreneurs’ Panel for their 13th Growth Tech – Sports Technology
“Sports have always been the ultimate unifier — transcending geographic borders, rising above partisan politics and enabling multiple audiences (and generations) to find alignment — the little-known secret behind this global unifier? Technology.” (TechCrunch)….
The global Sports Tech market is projected to grow from $17.9 billion in 2021 to $40.2 billion by 2026 and the ecosystem is awash with early-stage companies and entrepreneurs offering a panoply of innovative solutions…but what will be adopted and which will be the winners?
Growth Tech events provide a platform to discuss and debate the opportunities and/or concerns confronting IT companies in the near-term. GT13 gives a taste of the variety of ways in which technology is dramatically impacting the Sports sector.
Discussion will be driven from an IT perspective, led by four business leaders with diverse industry experience.
COVID gave us empty stadia, closed facilities and a postponed Olympics but, with necessity being the mother of invention, incumbent and entrepreneurial businesses alike have risen to the challenge and accelerated the already exponential advance of Sports Tech.
“…sometimes we all need a jolt that makes us push the technological boundaries”. (Alastair Waddington ITN Director of Sport Sept 2020 – GT13 Keynote speaker).
Investor interest, already significant, is growing and spans a wide array of areas including media and content-related platforms, esports, measurement platforms for data, analytics and biometrics, athlete tech and performance optimisation, in-venue technology and home fitness.
“The sports market has the opportunity to be a multitrillion- dollar ecosystem with technological advances which will fuel new market and social behaviour. As the infusion of deep tech continues in smart venue, gambling, performance biometrics and many more sub verticals where data is the engine, we’ll naturally see more and more deep tech investors entering the sports investment landscape.” (Gayatri Sarkar, MD Hype Capital).
“Sports tech is going to continue to grow and become more relevant because technology is the future of sports and is constantly evolving and fuelling more solutions that change how we practice and compete; solutions that change how we understand and consume sports. However, it’s important to emphasise that technology is not only shaping the future of sports but also creating new types of sports.” (Christoph Sonnen, CEO leAD Sports & HealthTech Partners)
Our fabulous speakers will share their passion, views and insights followed by audience Q&A.