DisrupTV – Sports Edition

Today, Friday, April 14, I am appearing on a sports-themed edition of DisrupTV, a weekly web series hosted by R “Ray” Wang and Vala Afshar discussing innovation, technology and much more. Also joining today’s episode are Jason Lumsden, Director of IT for the Boston Red Sox, and Fred Kirsch, Publisher and VP of Content for the New England Patriots.

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Imagining the IoT Stadium of the Future

IoT isn’t a huge topic in traditional sports business, but it is quite relevant in the health and fitness industry (wearables, smart watches, sensors, equipment) and continues to expand in so many ways, from home appliances to vehicles and more. So what I want to do is have a bit of fun and brainstorm all the ways that IoT could live within the context of a “smart stadium.”

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Hospitality-Driven Design and the Future of the Fan Experience

As we make decisions about the guest experience for teams, universities, cities and communities, designers of successful sports venues must think about this definition of hospitality. The hospitality experience starts long before fans arrive at the stadium, arena or ballpark on game day.

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Want to Work in Sports? Get Comfortable With Analytics

Those who know me professionally probably also know that I’ve been proclaiming the importance of sports business analytics for years. With every day that passes, it’s becoming more and more obvious that our industry will continue to see tremendous growth in this area, especially in the immediate future.

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Infographic Friday: Life of a Fan in a Digital World

It’s time for another edition of Infographic Friday. Today’s content comes to us from Nikolai Vetter and the SAP Community Network who takes us through a hypothetical match day experience of a modern fan, showing the logical connections between traditional actions (ordering tickets, meeting up with friends, buying merchandise) with digital enhancements (sharing via social, mobile replays and geolocation).

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