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Sean O’Connor

Biography:

Led by Irish entrepreneur, Sean O’Connor, STATSports have evolved from humble origins to become
the global leaders in Sports Performance and Analysis. Beginning with local GAA clubs and a team of
just three, STATSports have exponentially grown into an industry powerhouse, partnering with some
of the biggest sports franchises in the world.

Through Sean, COO and co-founder of the company, STATSports have landed centralised
partnerships with the IRFU, U.S Soccer Federation, the Brazilian FA, as well as working with the likes
of club giants, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, and Paris Saint-Germain. Sean has
also played a major role in the expansion of the company in Australia, with recent NRL deals
involving the Brisbane Broncos and the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

STATSports have revolutionised the way sport is coached and analysed, by combining cutting edge
technology, sport science, and fantastic customer relations.

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