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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.

JULIAN DUNCAN: CHAMPIONING INCLUSIVITY TO DRIVE INNOVATION

09:05 AM

THE STORIES OF THE FOUNDERS BEHIND WORLD’S LEADING SPORTSTECH

10:05 AM

SMART STADIA: THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND CROKE PARK

10:50 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

11:30 AM

SWAN SIT: DRIVING REVENUE THROUGH DIGITAL

11:55 AM

LUNCH – ATRIUM

12:25 PM

NEIL CHRISTIE: NINE WAYS TO BUILD STRONG AND PROVOCATIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH SPORTS FANS

01:25 PM

WHERE IS THE VC MONEY FLOWING, AND WHERE WILL THE NEXT SPORTSTECH UNICORN COME FROM?

02:05 PM

MIKE DOWNEY: THE TECHNOLOGY THAT WILL SHAPE THE FUTURE OF ESPORTS

02:50 PM

‘THE FRONT RUNNER’ – SPORTSTECH COMPETITION FINAL

03:35 PM

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

04:25 PM

WRAP-UP & CLOSING PARTY (BAR OPEN IN ATRIUM)

05.05 PM

FORMULA 1: DRIVING FAN ENGAGEMENT THROUGH DIGITAL MEDIA & FANTASY GAMING

10:05 AM

ALEXANDRA WILLIS: THE KEY ROLE DATA & TECHNOLOGY PLAY IN CREATING ENGAGING CONTENT AND DRIVING REVENUES

10:50 AM

LUNCH – ATRIUM

12:25 PM

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

02:05 PM

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

02:50 PM

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

10:05 AM

MICROSOFT & CLOUD 9: BUILDING A LASTING BRAND LEGACY IN ESPORTS

10:50 AM

LUNCH – ATRIUM

12:25 PM

THE POWER OF ATHLETE RELATED INFLUENCE, AND THE KEY CONSIDERATIONS AT PLAY

02:05 PM

HOW BRANDS CAN BUILD THE MOST IMPACTFUL, CROSS FUNCTIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

02:50 PM

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

10:05 AM

THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE WORLD OF ESPORTS

10:50 AM

LUNCH – ATRIUM

12:25 PM

THE STRAVA STORY: HOW THEY BUILT A GLOBAL FITNESS COMMUNITY FUELLED BY EMOTIONAL CONNECTION

02:05 PM

MASTERCARD: USING INSIGHTS & TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE FAN ENGAGEMENT

02:50 PM