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Stephen Smith

Biography

Stephen founded Kitman Labs in 2012 with the vision of revolutionising health and performance in elite sport. Stephen’s passion for blending sports medicine, science, leading user experience techniques and machine learning has resulted in industry-first innovations that bring meaning to the masses of data collected on athletes, quantify injury risk, and simplify daily life for coaches and staff. These innovations are used by more than 200 teams across the globe in more than 40 different leagues including some of the best-known sporting brands.

His eight-year background as Senior Injury Rehabilitation and Conditioning Coach with Leinster Rugby in Ireland and his Master’s thesis on combined risk factors as predictors of athletic injury served as the foundation of Kitman Labs. Stephen is a self-proclaimed sports science and athletic performance nerd and has been described as one of the leading minds on injury reduction, health data analytics and performance enhancement in elite sport. He speaks all over the world discussing research, advanced analytical techniques, and practical application of sports science and technology.

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