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Tuesday, September 22
 

8:00am

Registration & Breakfast
Tuesday September 22, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am
Bohemian National Hall

9:00am

Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Jack Groetzinger

Jack Groetzinger

Jack Groetzinger is a co-founder of SeatGeek, the web’s most comprehensive live event ticket search engine. Jack leads SeatGeek’s product development and analytics functions. | | Prior to founding SeatGeek in September 2009, Jack worked as a management consultant with Bain and Company in Boston. He is also the founder of two successful startups -- Evolving Vox, a student-run furniture rental business at Dartmouth College, as well... Read More →


Tuesday September 22, 2015 9:00am - 9:10am
Main Room Bohemian National Hall

9:10am

Opening Keynote: Wes Edens, Milwaukee Bucks Owner

The 2015 On Deck Conference will open with a special keynote interview of Milwaukee Bucks Co-Owner Wes Edens on the lessons he has learned in the 19 months since he purchased the franchise. 

Since Edens purchased the team in April 2014, both the Bucks and NBA have seen major changes, particularly when it comes to technology. The Bucks recently went through a rebranding and have a new arena on the horizon, while the NBA has made advanced statistics more open to the public, allowing anyone to go to the league’s website and track a player’s exact movements on a given play. 

In addition to his involvement with the Bucks, Edens is a Principal, Founder and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fortress Investment Group, an asset management company. In his role at Fortress, Edens focuses on the private equity arm of the business. 

Edens will sit down with Wall Street Journal sports reporter Ben Cohen for a 1-on-1 interview. Discussion topics will include player tracking, virtual reality, in-venue technology, running a professional sports franchise, and how tech can impact player injuries and recovery.


Speakers
avatar for Ben Cohen

Ben Cohen

Ben Cohen is a sports reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York. He covers the NBA, college basketball and college football and has written for the Journal since 2010.
avatar for Wes Edens

Wes Edens

Wesley Edens is the founder of Fortress Investment Group and owner of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks. | | Wesley R. Edens is a Principal, Founder and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fortress Investment Group LLC. Fortress was founded in 1998 and is a $62 billion alternative asset management company with headquarters in New York and offices around the world. Mr. Edens is responsible for Fortress’s private equity business, which primarily... Read More →


Tuesday September 22, 2015 9:10am - 9:40am
Main Room Bohemian National Hall

9:45am

Statcast: MLB Advanced Media

Baseball has always been the sport for those that love statistics, but Major League Baseball Advanced Media’s Statcast has upped the game, giving fans the ability to see everything from the route efficiency of outfielders to the launch angle of a hit. This presentation will guide attendees through Statcast, explaining how it works and what’s coming next as we head into the 2015 Postseason.


Speakers
avatar for Joe Inzerillo

Joe Inzerillo

Joe Inzerillo is EVP and CTO at MLB Advanced Media. | | Joseph Inzerillo oversees all aspects of technology for Major League Baseball, including the MLB.com portal, 30 team sites, MLB Network, the Office of the Commissioner, as well as dozens of sports and entertainment partners across the internet, mobile and interactive spaces. With a deep background in next-generation video platforms, Joe has served on numerous advisory... Read More →


Tuesday September 22, 2015 9:45am - 10:10am
Main Room Bohemian National Hall

10:15am

The Next Frontier: Drones in Sports

From the high school football field to the U.S. Open, drones are giving coaches, players and fans a new perspective. But while the possibilities seem endless, the regulatory atmosphere surrounding the use of drones in sports is far from settled. Join an outstanding group of industry experts as they discuss the potential and pitfalls of drones in sports.


Speakers
avatar for Matt Higgins

Matt Higgins

Matt Higgins serves as both the Vice Chairman of the Miami Dolphins and the CEO of RSE Ventures. | | In 2012, with co-founder Stephen Ross, he launched RSE Ventures, an international sports, entertainment and technology venture firm. As CEO, he has founded several successful companies including Derris & Company and Catalyst Media Group. He is also one of the founders of the International Champions Cup, a global pre-season soccer tournament... Read More →
avatar for Eben Novy-Williams

Eben Novy-Williams

Eben Novy-Williams is a sports business reporter for Bloomberg News in New York. He focuses mainly on college sports, technology and finance.
avatar for Jon Ollwerther

Jon Ollwerther

Jon Ollwerther is VP of Marketing & Operations at AEROBO. | | Jon has a background in the startup world, marine consulting, and performance yacht-racing industry. He graduated with a BS in marketing from Fairfield University. Most recently he helped build the sales & account management teams and processes at MojoMotors.com. Jon brings a mix of experience in growing & scaling startups, marketing, sales, project management and composite... Read More →
avatar for Chris Proudlove

Chris Proudlove

Chris began his career in aviation insurance in 1990 and has been with Global Aerospace since 2005. Chris’ current role is Senior Vice President, Team Leader Complex Risks, based in Parsippany, NJ. In his current role, Chris has led the development team for Global’s Unmanned Aircraft System underwriting strategy and product development. | | Global Aerospace is a leading provider of aerospace insurance with a worldwide portfolio of... Read More →


Tuesday September 22, 2015 10:15am - 10:55am
Main Room Bohemian National Hall

10:20am

Neuroscouting: deCervo

deCervo is a startup that focuses on brain imaging of high-speed decision-making. Its user base in sports has spread through NCAA Division I and Major League Baseball, as well as the National Hockey League and NCAA Division I Football. Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of deCervo, Jason Sherwin, Ph.D. will be presenting.


Speakers
avatar for Jason Sherwin, Ph.D.

Jason Sherwin, Ph.D.

Jason Sherwin, Ph.D. is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of deCervo, a startup based in New York City that focuses on brain imaging of high-speed decision-making. Since its founding in March 2014, deCervo’s work has been featured in both the popular and scientific press (e.g., Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Scientific American, SB Nation, Tech Graphs), while its user base in sports has spread through NCAA Division I and Major... Read More →


Tuesday September 22, 2015 10:20am - 10:35am
3rd Floor Bohemian National Hall

10:40am

The New Language of Hockey: Sportlogiq

Sportlogiq offers the most comprehensive hockey data in the world. With over 2,500 events tracked and time-stamped per game, it provides teams and analysts with the tools they need to monitor and analyze player and team performance. Co-founder and CEO, Craig Buntin, will be presenting.


Speakers
avatar for Craig Buntin

Craig Buntin

Craig Buntin is co-founder and CEO of Sportlogiq. | | Sportlogiq is a computer vision technology company that provides advanced sports analytics to broadcast media and professional teams. Their player tracking and activity recognition algorithms generate detailed game statistics using standard, single-camera game footage. The company is currently working with a number of NHL teams to provide data-backed insights into player and team... Read More →


Tuesday September 22, 2015 10:40am - 10:55am
3rd Floor Bohemian National Hall

10:55am

Break
Tuesday September 22, 2015 10:55am - 11:15am
Bohemian National Hall

11:15am

SMS Ticketing: ReplyBuy

ReplyBuy enables teams, clubs and venues to connect with their fans in real-time via mobile and also allows fans to purchase tickets to games or events instantly with a simple “reply” text message. Partners can deploy targeted campaigns on-demand, generate instant sales, capture fan data and track their results in real-time. CEO Josh Manley will be presenting.


Speakers
avatar for Josh Manley

Josh Manley

Josh Manley is the CEO of ReplyBuy. | | Josh Manley is a 35-year entrepreneur from Scottsdale, Arizona. The Arizona Republic named Josh as one of the top 35 entrepreneurs under 35 in the state. He was also recently named one of the 40 under 40 class of 2014 by the Phoenix Business Journal. His leadership spans years of successful technology startups, business development, marketing, growth and operational experience. Most recently Josh founded... Read More →


Tuesday September 22, 2015 11:15am - 11:30am
3rd Floor Bohemian National Hall

11:15am

How They Did It: Scaling a Sports Tech Startup

The sports technology field is becoming increasingly crowded, as tons of startups enter the space in hopes of capturing the interest of a massive fanbase. What’s most important for these young companies is that they scale sustainably, taking advantage of the right opportunities when they present themselves. In this discussion, a group of founders from three of the most successful sports tech startups of recent years will look back on the infancy of their companies and voice some of the most important lessons they have learned -- and look forward to where opportunities still remain for new startups in the industry.


Speakers
avatar for Russ D'Souza

Russ D'Souza

Russ D’Souza is a co-founder of SeatGeek, the web’s most comprehensive live event ticket search engine. Russ leads SeatGeek’s business functions, including business development and user acquisition. | | Prior to founding SeatGeek in September 2009, Russ worked as a management consultant with Monitor Group in Boston. He is also the founder of two successful startups -- Evolving Vox, a student-run furniture rental business at Dartmouth... Read More →
avatar for Rob Jones

Rob Jones

Rob Jones is the Creative Director and co-founder of FanDuel, the global leader in daily fantasy sports. In this role, he oversees the creative team from the company’s office in Edinburgh, Scotland. As a co-founder, Rob has been critical in FanDuel’s growth, pivoting the company from a small startup in 2009 to a sports entertainment platform that generated $57 million in revenue in 2014. | | As FanDuel’s Creative Director, Rob... Read More →
avatar for Vasu Kulkarni

Vasu Kulkarni

Vasu Kulkarni is the founder of Krossover. | | Vasu Kulkarni grew up in Bangalore, India as the self-proclaimed biggest basketball fan in the world. Upon arriving in Philadelphia for college, Vasu joined the JV Basketball team at the University of Pennsylvania where he (barely) graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering and Entrepreneurship. | | Vasu is a basketball junkie, continuing to believe that he can be the first Indian to be... Read More →
avatar for Brian Solomon

Brian Solomon

Brian Solomon covers entrepreneurship as a staff writer at Forbes.


Tuesday September 22, 2015 11:15am - 12:00pm
Main Room Bohemian National Hall

11:35am

The Upgrade: Pogoseat

Pogoseat provides seat upgrades for live events and builds upgrade technology for sports teams, musicians, venues, fine arts, ticketing companies, and loyalty companies. Wes Newhouse, the Director of Business Development at Pogoseat, will be presenting.


Speakers
avatar for Wes Newhouse

Wes Newhouse

Wes Newhouse is the Director of Business Development at Pogoseat, building and managing partnerships to maximize revenue potential. He works closely with teams, venues, and ticketing systems to best optimize integrations that enable fan upgrades.


Tuesday September 22, 2015 11:35am - 11:50am
3rd Floor Bohemian National Hall

11:55am

Offline to Digital: The Topps Company

If you said Topps a few years ago, chances are the initial thought was about a stack of cards in a shoe box from childhood. Say the same thing today and there is a growing audience who has never touched the cardboard photo, but has experienced Topps BUNT or another Topps mobile app. Jeremy Strauser, the VP & GM of digital for The Topps Company will be presenting.


Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Strauser

Jeremy Strauser

Jeremy Strauser is the VP & GM of digital for The Topps Company. | | Jeremy Strauser is a 20-year veteran of the video game industry, and is the VP & GM of digital for The Topps Company, responsible for digital apps from the iconic company previously best known for baseball cards. Prior to joining Topps, Mr. Strauser enjoyed a successful career at EA SPORTS, leading franchises such as Madden NFL Football and NCAA Football. After EA, Mr. Strauser... Read More →


Tuesday September 22, 2015 11:55am - 12:10pm
3rd Floor Bohemian National Hall

12:05pm

NFL Next Gen Stats: Sportradar

Fresh off an agreement with the National Football League in April, Sportsradar CRO Tom Masterman will explain why NFL Next Gen Stats are the future of football. By digesting the data from RFID chips on each player’s shoulder pads, Sportsradar has helped put the NFL on the forefront of player tracking, giving the NFL community the opportunity to study the mechanics of a play like never before.


Speakers
avatar for Brent Lawton

Brent Lawton

Brent Lawton is Director of Media Strategy & Business Development at the National Football League.
avatar for Tom Masterman

Tom Masterman

Tom Masterman is the Chief Revenue Officer at Sportradar US. | | Tom has spent over 15 years developing business strategies and new products for media and technology companies. At Sportradar US, Tom oversees sales operations, marketing and business development. His work includes managing a revenue pipeline, determining strategic partnerships, and marketing the Sportradar US product suite. In his four years with the company, Tom has built... Read More →


Tuesday September 22, 2015 12:05pm - 12:30pm
Main Room Bohemian National Hall

12:15pm

BracketPro by Omnigon

Omnigon is a digital consulting firm that delivers strategic, technical and creative guidance and solutions to leaders in the sports, media and entertainment industries. Nick Arcuri, who is the Director of Sports Products at Omnigon, will be presenting on Omnigon’s BracketPro.


Speakers
avatar for Nick Arcuri

Nick Arcuri

Nick Arcuri is the Director of Sports Products at Omnigon, a digital consulting firm that delivers strategic, technical and creative guidance and solutions to leaders in the sports, media and entertainment industries. | | As Director of Sports Products, he helped launch BracketPro, which hit the market earlier in 2015. BracketPro is a fully customizable bracket building software platform which helps brands drive incremental reach and traffic... Read More →


Tuesday September 22, 2015 12:15pm - 12:30pm
3rd Floor Bohemian National Hall

12:30pm

Lunch
Tuesday September 22, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Bohemian National Hall

1:30pm

A Smarter Venue: VenueNext

VenueNext’s technology platform gives fans connection to everything a venue has to offer and gives venue owners access to insight and analytics on fan behavior. Jay Smith, who is the VP, Product at VenueNext will be presenting.


Speakers
avatar for Jay Smith

Jay Smith

Jay Smith is VP Product at VenueNext. | | As VP Product, Jay is responsible for managing the creation and design of product features and new capabilities for VenueNext. Jay brings 25 years of product management, consulting, and engineering experience across verticals such as life sciences, enterprise software, government, manufacturing and healthcare. | | Prior to VenueNext, Jay directed teams on moving several enterprise product platforms... Read More →


Tuesday September 22, 2015 1:30pm - 1:50pm
3rd Floor Bohemian National Hall

1:30pm

Virtual Reality: EON Sports VR

From a quarterback using 21 virtual teammates to practice the playbook, to a fan getting the opportunity to see the game from a linebacker’s point of view, the many applications of virtual reality would seem to cement its place as a core piece of what the player and fan experience will be years from now. In this presentation, EON Sports VR Co-Founder and CEO Brendan Reilly will demonstrate the technology his clients like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are using to train more efficiently.


Speakers
avatar for Brendan Reilly

Brendan Reilly

Brendan Reilly is the CEO and Co-Founder of EON Sports VR.  A former student assistant for Bill Self at the University of Kansas, he went on to work as a administrative assistant for Tim Jankovich at Illinois State’s Men’s Basketball team. While on staff at ISU, the idea of Virtual Reality sports training entered into his mind. While working out of the proverbial garage for about a year, he refined what the ideal Virtual... Read More →


Tuesday September 22, 2015 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Main Room Bohemian National Hall

1:55pm

Vulcun 101: Introduction to eSports

Vulcun is a daily fantasy platform that allows you to win money playing fantasy eSports on titles like League of Legends, Counterstrike: Global Offensive, Defense of the Ancients 2, Call of Duty, and Hearthstone. Ed Chang, who is the VP of Business Development at Vulcun, will be presenting.


Speakers
avatar for Ed Chang

Ed Chang

Ed Chang is the VP of Business Development at Vulcun, the daily fantasy platform that allows you to win money playing fantasy eSports on titles like League of Legends, Counter-Strike, DOTA2, Hearthstone and Call of Duty. To date this year Vulcun has distributed over $7 million in prizing this year to over 150,000 winners. Vulcun is backed by an all-star group of investors including Sequoia Capital, Matrix Partners, Crosscut Ventures, CAA... Read More →


Tuesday September 22, 2015 1:55pm - 2:15pm
3rd Floor Bohemian National Hall

2:00pm

Interview: George Pyne, Bruin Sports Capital

A new entry to the sports investment world, Bruins Sports Capital has made waves with some aggressive purchases, including NFL On Location. George Pyne will break down his new company, and what its plan is for Super Bowl 50. Pyne will also address the biggest issues facing the sports media industry, including shrinking cable subscription numbers and how new players like Yahoo! are breaking into broadcast.


Speakers
avatar for Eric Fisher

Eric Fisher

Eric Fisher is a New York-based staff writer for SportsBusiness Journal, covering digital media, technology and baseball. | | Fisher writes extensively on all facets of fantasy sports, and has covered 11 World Series, 12 MLB All-Star Games, three World Baseball Classics, five NBA All-Star Games, seven International Consumer Electronics Shows and a variety of other major events. He is also a regular moderator in SBJ’s annual series of... Read More →
avatar for George Pyne

George Pyne

George Pyne, an American business executive, is the founder of Bruin Sports Capital, a new investment firm that will utilize funds to acquire and build businesses in the sports, entertainment, media and lifestyle segments globally.


Tuesday September 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Main Room Bohemian National Hall

2:20pm

Your Fantasy Football Coach: IBM Watson and Edge Up Sports

Edge Up Sports is a fantasy football platform that provides an easy to use, visually appealing, and highly robust set of information so players can make better decisions on how to optimize their fantasy football roster. Edge Up Sports recently partnered with IBM Watson in order to create an app that helps makes the fantasy football experience easier. Nick Cutsumpas (IBM), Kyle Kramer (Edge Up Sports) and Ilya Tabakh (Edge Up Sports) will be presenting.


Speakers
avatar for Nick Cutsumpas

Nick Cutsumpas

Nick is a Business Development Manager in the Watson Ecosystem focusing on sports and wellness partnerships. Since joining IBM in 2014, Nick has led many of Watson's sports initiatives, empowering startups and teams with Watson's cognitive technology. Nick also played college baseball at Tufts University, where he graduated with a degree in Psychology and Entrepreneurship.
avatar for Kyle Kramer

Kyle Kramer

Kyle Kramer is the Director of Business Development for Edge Up Sports. In this role, Kyle is responsible for maintaining strong relationships and constantly developing new and productive partnerships. A proven leader with an impressive legacy of fostering synergy and exceeding goals, he yields extensive experience in ensuring key client retention, developing cross-industry strategic alliances, and galvanizing highly effective sales and marketing... Read More →
avatar for Ilya Tabakh

Ilya Tabakh

Ilya Tabakh is the CEO of Edge Up Sports. In this role, he is responsible for overall strategic direction of the organization. As an assistant producer in a 2010 feature-length independent comedy, he became fascinated with the idea of human reaction and emotion. Since then, he’s developed a deep understanding of human behavior, integrating perspectives from psychology, sociology, and neuro­cognitive science into multiple domains. This... Read More →


Tuesday September 22, 2015 2:20pm - 2:40pm
3rd Floor Bohemian National Hall

2:20pm

Spotlight: Dodgers Accelerator with R/GA

Having the backing of a professional sports franchise is a good first step for a sports-tech startup, and the Los Angeles Dodgers provide that with the Dodgers Accelerator, a program partnered with R/GA. In this session, Dodgers CFO Tucker Kain and R/GA Ventures Managing Director Stephen Plumlee will discuss how the idea came about and what they see in their recently announced inaugural class of sports tech startups.


Speakers
avatar for Tucker Kain

Tucker Kain

Tucker Kain is CFO of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Managing Director at Guggenheim Baseball Management. | | Tucker Kain was named CFO of the LA Dodgers and Managing Director of Guggenheim Baseball Management in 2012.  Mr. Kain led the diligence effort in acquiring the Los Angeles Dodgers, the largest team sports transaction in history.  Since the purchase, Mr. Kain has been a key member of the team to drive the revitalization of the Los... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Plumlee

Stephen Plumlee

Stephen Plumlee has been the Global Chief Operating Officer of R/GA Media Group, Inc. since 2006. During that time, he has overseen the company’s dramatic growth and expansion to sixteen cities around the world. As Global COO, Stephen is responsible for managing R/GA’s global operations including P&L management, strategic growth plans for R/GA’s international operations, financial tracking, and business continuity... Read More →


Tuesday September 22, 2015 2:20pm - 2:45pm
Main Room Bohemian National Hall

2:45pm

Break
Tuesday September 22, 2015 2:45pm - 3:05pm
Bohemian National Hall

3:05pm

A New Wave of Venture Capital Investment in Sports Tech

Picking out the right investment from a sea of sports tech startups is a challenge. This panel of experienced investors will detail how the sports tech venture capital world has changed, and how competitive the field has become, both for companies and investors. The panel will analyze the recent trends in the marketplace and discuss their perspective on what they look for in an investment and where the biggest opportunities lie in the near future.


Speakers
avatar for Miles Clements

Miles Clements

Miles Clements is a principal at Accel Partners. | | Miles joined Accel Partners in 2009 and focuses on investments in software, digital marketplace and consumer internet companies. Miles helped lead Accel's investments and ongoing work with Atlassian, the leader in software tools for streamlining product development; lynda.com, a provider of online videos and instructional training; WyzAnt, the largest online tutoring marketplace in the US; and... Read More →
avatar for Tucker Kain

Tucker Kain

Tucker Kain is CFO of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Managing Director at Guggenheim Baseball Management. | | Tucker Kain was named CFO of the LA Dodgers and Managing Director of Guggenheim Baseball Management in 2012.  Mr. Kain led the diligence effort in acquiring the Los Angeles Dodgers, the largest team sports transaction in history.  Since the purchase, Mr. Kain has been a key member of the team to drive the revitalization of the Los... Read More →
avatar for Alex Konrad

Alex Konrad

Alex Konrad covers ad tech, enterprise, venture capital and NY startups at Forbes.
avatar for Erica Duignan Minnihan

Erica Duignan Minnihan

Erica Duignan Minnihan is Head of Deal Flow at Onevest. | | Erica Duignan Minnihan has been an active investor and advisor to early stage technology companies for over 9 years. Prior to starting a career in Venture, Erica held various roles in investment banking for firms such as Citigroup, Credit Suisse and Cantor Fitzgerald. She began her career in Venture Capital as the original Executive Director of Golden Seeds, and helped grow that... Read More →
avatar for Chris Russo

Chris Russo

Chris Russo is a Managing Director at Houlihan Lokey. | | Chris Russo is a recognized industry leader and innovator in digital sports media. He has a proven track record of success in both corporate and start-up environments. As Senior VP and general manager of the NFL's new media division, Russo completed arrangements valued in excess of $1 billion. As Founder and CEO of Big Lead Sports (aka Fantasy Sports Ventures), he created the largest... Read More →


Tuesday September 22, 2015 3:05pm - 3:50pm
Main Room Bohemian National Hall

3:05pm

Building the Next Great Sports League

With technology breaking down many of the barriers that previously stopped the expansion of niche sports leagues, the future is bright for the members of this panel, who each are trying to fill a void in the sports calendar. The panelists will weigh in on how they are growing their organizations and why they see room for their leagues in the future of the American sports landscape.


Speakers
avatar for Brian Atlas

Brian Atlas

Brian Atlas is the President, Chief Operating Officer, and Co-Founder of Street League Skateboarding (SLS) – the preeminent global platform and league for professional competitive skateboarding. Mr. Atlas has held a major role in SLS since its inception, hired by long-time industry veteran and TV personality, Rob Dyrdek to craft the initial SLS business plan in 2009. Since then, Atlas has led the day-to-day operations of the league, cementing... Read More →
avatar for Ben Fischer

Ben Fischer

Ben Fischer is the Olympics reporter at SportsBusiness Journal.
avatar for Jon Mugar

Jon Mugar

Jon Mugar is the founder and CEO of The Basketball Tournament (TBT), an annual, open-application, winner take all, 5-on-5 tournament on ESPN. The event launched in 2014 as a 32-team, single-elimination event for $500,000, which was won by the Notre Dame Fighting Alumni. In 2015, it grew to a 97-team, national event for a winner-take-all prize of $1 million, which was won by Overseas Elite. | | Prior to creating TBT, Mr. Mugar served as a... Read More →
avatar for Jon Prusmack

Jon Prusmack

Jon Prusmack is the founder of the Super 7s Rugby League. | | Prusmack is the founder and CEO of United World Sports (UWS), a sports marketing and event company. UWS owns and operates the annual USA Sevens, an international rugby sevens tournament held every February at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. The USA Sevens is the largest annual rugby sevens tournament in North America. UWS also owns and operates the annual Collegiate Rugby Championship... Read More →
avatar for Brian Woods

Brian Woods

Brian Woods is CEO & Commissioner of the FXFL. | | Mr. Woods founded the FXFL in May 2014 and holds expertise in the fields of sports business and professional football administration. Prior to founding the FXFL, Mr. Woods was the Executive Director of the Medal of Honor Bowl where he served as the Senior Executive of an all-star game, which featured the nation’s top draft eligible college football players. He was also charged with... Read More →


Tuesday September 22, 2015 3:05pm - 3:50pm
3rd Floor Bohemian National Hall

4:00pm

Fantasy: Yahoo Sports

Yahoo has long been a leader in fantasy sports and earlier this year became the first traditional fantasy provider to launch its own large-scale DFS product. VP of Engineering Kelly Hirano takes us inside the technical side of the operation and the vision for Yahoo’s suite of fantasy offerings.


Speakers
avatar for Kelly Hirano

Kelly Hirano

Kelly Hirano is VP of Engineering at Yahoo Sports.


Tuesday September 22, 2015 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Main Room Bohemian National Hall

4:30pm

Startup Pitch Contest

Hear a group of six early stage sports tech startups pitch their products in front of an all-star panel of expert judges from the sports and technology worlds.


Speakers
avatar for Alex Aleksandrovski

Alex Aleksandrovski

Alex Aleksandrovski is CEO of Wooter. | | Alex has always been an entrepreneur at heart. That might have something to do with being raised by parents who gave up everything when they moved to the United States 22 years ago. | | At the age of 13, he made $6,000 by selling gold in an online video game (Runescape) for cash. From 2008 until 2014, Alex has worked with his father side-by-side building United Brakes & Clutches into the top auto... Read More →
avatar for Brendan Candon

Brendan Candon

Brendan Candon is a co-founder of SidelineSwap. | | In the $10bn market for second-hand sporting goods, SidelineSwap is the first peer-to-peer marketplace built for everyday athletes and fans. Each month thousands of new items ranging from equipment to apparel to footwear are uploaded by our community, making SidelineSwap the best place for buyers to find highly discounted or hard-to-find sporting goods and for sellers to turn their old sporting... Read More →
avatar for Michael Cassidy

Michael Cassidy

Mike Cassidy is the President and co-founder of NextPlay, a tool that lets coaches at all levels plan, run and analyze tryouts and evaluations using their mobile device. | | A creative polymath and relentless entrepreneur, Mike is constantly looking for new solutions to life's neglected problems. As a dad, avid sports fan & coach for young players, Mike understands the challenges of building a strong team and preparing them to win on and... Read More →
avatar for Scott Faust

Scott Faust

Scott Faust is co-founder and CEO at Togga. | | Grew last company to $12MM in annual sales through expertise in online customer acquisition & sophisticated marketing campaigns, optimizing spend across search, social, email and display. Oversaw operations of the business. Georgetown alum. Arsenal supporter.
avatar for Stephen A. Murphy

Stephen A. Murphy

Stephen A. Murphy is the CEO of Boom Shakalaka, a new in-game fantasy sports company that pushes real-time questions to users (e.g. ‘Will Adam Vinatieri make this 50-yard field goal?) and allows them to compete with other fans for cash prizes. | | Steve has a deep background in gaming and sports. He previously served as an online gaming consultant for MGM Resorts (specializing in daily fantasy sports), vice president of business... Read More →
avatar for Derrick Oien

Derrick Oien

Derrick Oien is the CEO and co-founder of ScoreStream. Derrick is an experienced executive with experience in multiple startups as a founder or member of senior management. Derrick has raised over $25 million in venture capital from top tier firms and has been involved in multiple successful exits. | | Past experience at startups include CEO of chumby industries, President & co-founder at Intercasting Corporation (acquired by Good... Read More →


Tuesday September 22, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Room Bohemian National Hall

5:30pm

On Deck Conference Cocktail Hour
Tuesday September 22, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Bohemian National Hall