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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.

REGISTRATION

08:15 AM

MAINSTAGE KEYNOTE SPEAKER (& MODERATOR)

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

SPORTSTECH KEYNOTE SPEAKER (& MODERATOR)

01:50 PM

THE STARTUP COMPETITION FINAL

03:20 PM

MAINSTAGE KEYNOTE SPEAKER (& MODERATOR)

04:00 PM

WRAP UP & CLOSING PARTY – ATRIUM – BAR OPEN

05:00 PM

IS PAYMENT FOR PREMIUM CONTENT THE FUTURE FOR SUSTAINABLE MEDIA COMPANIES?

10:25 AM

DRIVING CONNECTED FAN EXPERIENCES THROUGH IMMERSIVE MEDIA

11:10 AM

LUNCH – ATRIUM

12:00 PM

SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS AND SEARCH ENGINES: ARE THEY DISTRIBUTORS, MARKETING TOOLS OR BOTH?

01:50 PM

KEYNOTE TBA

02:35 PM

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

10:25 AM

MEASURING SPONSORSHIP ROI IN A DIGITAL AGE – THE PROVEN PATHS TO SUCCESS

11:10 AM

LUNCH – ATRIUM

12:00 PM

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

01:50 PM

BUILDING AN ECO-SYSTEM OF PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE FAN. HOW WILL THIS EVOLVE?

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

VICTOR CUI: ‘DRIVING A CHALLENGER BRAND THROUGH FAN ENGAGEMENT’

02:35 PM