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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

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