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Pearse Connolly

Biography

I come from a telco background and curiosity led me into football over 10 years ago. Fascination has kept me there since.

It’s a privilege to work with the dreams, disappointments and trust of so many people for a sport they love. NFF has been around since 1902 so I am just passing through. It’s my duty to help us adapt to the changes happening and ensure we hand over to all those who will hopefully keep playing and loving football. Digital transformation is one of the most exciting developments happening and one we in NFF have decided to embrace.

REGISTRATION

08:15 AM

HEIDI BROWNING: ‘HOW THE NHL IS PREPARING FOR THE NEXT GENERATIONAL DISRUPTION’

09:00 AM

NETWORKING BREAK – ATRIUM

9:45 AM

THE STORIES OF THE FOUNDERS BEHIND THE WORLD’S LEADING SPORTSTECH

10:25 AM

WHERE IS THE VC MONEY FLOWING INTO AND WHERE WILL THE NEXT SPORTS ‘UNICORN’ COME FROM?

11:10 AM

LUNCH – ATRIUM

12:00 PM

JULIAN DUNCAN: ‘CHAMPIONING INCLUSIVITY TO DRIVE INNOVATION’

01:00 PM

MIKE DOWNEY: ‘MICROSOFT & CLOUD9 – A PARTNERSHIP DISRUPTING THE ESPORTS INDUSTRY’

01:50 PM

THE STARTUP COMPETITION FINAL

03:20 PM

SWAN SIT: ‘DRIVING REVENUE THROUGH DIGITAL’

04:00 PM

WRAP UP & CLOSING PARTY – ATRIUM – BAR OPEN

05:00 PM

ALEXANDRA WILLIS: THE KEY ROLE DATA PLAYS IN CREATING ENGAGING CONTENT & GROWING REVENUES

10:25 AM

RISE OF OTT: WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE FAN IN BROADCASTING

11:10 AM

LUNCH – ATRIUM

12:00 PM

THE FUTURE ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN SPORTS STREAMING

01:50 PM

HOW BLEACHER REPORT ARE ENGAGING A NEW GENERATION OF FANS THROUGH THOUGHTFUL ANALYSIS & PARODY VIDEO

02:35 PM

KIM SKILDUM-REID: DISRUPTIVE SPONSORSHIP – LIKE DISRUPTIVE MARKETING, ONLY BETTER

10:25 AM

THE POWER OF ATHLETE-RELATED INFLUENCE WITHIN SPONSORSHIP AND THE KEY CONSIDERATIONS AT PLAY

11:10 AM

LUNCH – ATRIUM

12:00 PM

HOW CAN BRANDS ACHIEVE THE MOST IMPACTFUL, CROSS-FUNCTIONAL SPONSORSHIPS?

01:50 PM

ESPORTS: THE MARKET OF THE FUTURE FOR BRANDS

02:35 PM

NEW AGE SOCIAL: HOW TO CAPTIVATE & CONVERT THE ‘AT-HOME FAN’

10:25 AM

HOW ESPORTS IS ‘CHANGING THE GAME’ AROUND FAN ENGAGEMENT

11:10 AM

LUNCH – ATRIUM

12:00 PM

FORMULA 1: THE RACE FOR BRAND REINVENTION THROUGH DIGITAL MEDIA

01:50 PM

KEYNOTE FIRESIDE TBA

02:35 PM