2023 Sports Technology Awards Winners Revealed

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New York: 18 May saw some of the biggest brands in global sport convene to see who secured the coveted trophies in the ‘Oscars of Sports Technology’.

Taking place in north American for the first time, The Sports Technology Awards, presented in association with NBC Sports Next, celebrated their 10th Anniversary in Manhattan at 583 Park Avenue, one of the city’s iconic addresses.

The evening was attended in person by athletes, sports entrepreneurs and senior executives from brands such as (insert)  

The winners 

  • App of the Year: NBA
  • Best Broadcast Technology: LiveU
  • Best Digital Technology: World Athletics
  • Best Fan Engagement Technology: Stats Perform 
  • Best Fitness and Participation Technology: Apple  
  • Best Match Day Experience Technology: Sport BUFF 
  • Best Sport Betting Technology: Sportradar
  • Best Technology for Athlete Coaching and Performance: Zone7 
  • Best Technology for College Sports: Genius Sports
  • Best Technology for Data and Analytics: NTT Data
  • Best Technology for Injury Prevention and Recovery: BetterGuards Technology 
  • Best Use of Fan Engagement Technology by a Brand: Warner Bros. Discovery 
  • Best Use of Technology by a Broadcaster: LA Clippers 
  • Blockchain, NFT and Web3 Tech of the Year: Run it Wild
  • Competition, Event or Tournament of the Year: Formula E
  • Governing Body of the Year: ICC 
  • Innovation of the Year: Hawk-Eye Innovations
  • Smart Apparel, Equipment or Wearable of the Year: FORM
  • Sports Partnership of the Year: New York Liberty and Xbox
  • Start-up of the Year: Match Kit

Rebecca Hopkins, CEO of The STA Group, said ‘To celebrate The Awards in the US was an exciting way to mark our 10th anniversary. North American sports often lead the way in the way they embrace and invest in technologies, so it was poignant to be here. A huge number of brands from around the world made the effort to be here. This reflects the commitment to excellence our network demonstrates endlessly and we are so proud of the platform we give them to do this.’

Hopkins continued: ‘We also need to acknowledge the support of our sponsors, all of whom were secured by our US partners, Aggregate Sports. NBC Sports Next, Rock-it Global and Sports Tech HQ all share our commitment to elevating the work done by the true visionaries of sports and are part of The Awards for the foreseeable future, thanks to the team at Aggregate,’ 

Will McIntosh, President NBC Sports Next and Fandango, sponsors of The Awards, added: ‘NBC Sports Next is committed to delivering cutting edge technology and business solutions that connect people to the sports they love to play and watch, which is why we’re excited about helping bring the Sports Technology Awards to the U.S. for the first time ever. We applaud the amazing finalists, as well as everyone who entered the Awards, for their creativity and vision, as we all look to develop new technology experiences that enhance the world of sports.’

The Sports Technology Awards is presented by NBC Sports Next and sponsored by Capgemini, Rock-it Global and Sports Tech HQ.

Sports Technology Hall of Fame Welcomes Inaugural Inductees

Sports technology hall of fame celebrates tech-led visionary brands in sports

New York: 18 May saw eight of the biggest and most innovative brands in sport honoured for their contribution to sports technology.

The Sports Technology Hall of Fame, conceived by The STA Group, was established to celebrate tech-led vision in sports. The honourees were inducted at The Sports Technology Awards; these were 

  • AELTC
  • DAZN
  • DFL
  • European Tour Group
  • Hawk-Eye Innovations
  • NBA
  • Ticketmaster 
  • NFL

Rebecca Hopkins, CEO of The STA Group and co-host of the sports tech podcast, Tech Chairs, said: ‘Launching a Hall of Fame this year was a carefully timed initiative as we wanted to create a credible roster of brands which have genuinely influenced technology’s use in sports. We have been championing sports technology for the past decade and have been carefully watching the work all brands do. These honourees have been leaders in this field consistently every year for 10 years and we wanted to celebrate that.’ 

The brands inducted were selected based on their submissions into the past 10 Sports Technology Awards, where they ranked on The Sports Technology Power List – which is partly determined by the voting of industry peers, and how a select panel of judges reviewed their candidacy.

The next round of inductions will be in 2024 and will be selected on the same criteria.

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Sports Tech HQ Joins Awards’ Official Partner Family

LONDON, NEW YORK, 11th May: The STA Group today announced that Sports Tech HQ has become a sponsor of The Sports Technology Awards, the leading global celebration of tech-led innovation in sports.

The multi-year partnership will commence with The 2023 Sports Technology Awards, which are presented in association with NBC Sports Next and will take place on May 18th in New York City.

Rebecca Hopkins, CEO The STA Group, said: ‘Partnering with a company like Sports Tech HQ, which invests in sports tech, reflects our commitment to celebrating innovation at inception. We find that it isn’t the size of the company that moves the needle, it is the size of the idea!’

She continued: ‘We’ve been dubbed ‘The Oscars of Sports Technology’ because our reach and influence is truly global. We’ve been informing, inspiring and celebrating sports tech for a decade and, with so many influential sports and visionaries based in North America, it made sense to come here and celebrate our 10th anniversary.’

“Sports Tech HQ is proud to partner with The STA Group,” said Jeffrey Hintz, Executive Director of Sports Tech HQ. “We look forward to collaborating with this incredible group on driving awareness and impact within the sports tech industry.”

The Awards are owned and operated by The STA Group  which has worked with Aggregate Sports, to deliver this year’s Awards ceremony. Aggregate Sports were responsible for brokering both the Sports Tech HQ and NBC Sports Next deals. 

More information about The Awards and the Sports Tech HQ partnership can be found here.


Media Contacts

for more information please contact Dan Tunna dan@sportstechgroup.org

About The STA Group

The STA Group’s mission is to identify, inform and celebrate the world’s leading sports technologies and the brands which embrace them.  It does this through The Sports Technology Awards, The STA Startups, The Sports Technology Annual Review, The Sports Technology Power List, its newsletter, Access Innovation and Tech Chairs: The Sports Technology Podcast. The Group’s Partners include Capgemini, The English Institute of Sport, Sportradar and HOK.

About Sports Tech HQ

Sports Tech HQ is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a strong sports tech ecosystem in Indiana. Sports Tech HQ strives to create opportunities for sports tech entrepreneurs by investing in innovation and cultivating a community of creators. The organization fosters cross-industry collaboration and supports companies through every stage of their development. Sports Tech HQ is committed to shaping the next generation of industry innovation, while strengthening Indiana’s reputation as a global destination. For more information, visit STHQ.org.

THE SPORTS TECHNOLOGY AWARDS ANNOUNCE MULTIYEAR AGREEMENT WITH ROCK-IT GLOBAL

Rock-It Global sponsors The Sports Technology Awards multi-year deal

The Time-Critical Logistics Company has been named as Official Freight Partner

LONDON, New York, United States (27 April, 2023) –The STA Group today announced that Rock-it Global has become a sponsor of The Sports Technology Awards, the leading global celebration of tech-led innovation in sports.

Rock-it Global’s three-year partnership will commence with The 2023 Sports Technology Awards, The Awards’ inaugural event in the US, which takes place on May 18th in New York City.

Rebecca Hopkins, CEO The STA Group, explained: ‘Bringing The Sports Technology Awards to the U.S. for the first time is a very intensive operation, involving a large amount of logistics so we are delighted to have an experienced and respected partner, such as Rock-it Global, working with us on this’. 

‘Taking the opportunity to applaud innovation and excellence was an easy decision for the Rock-it Global team.’ said Adam Tubaro, Director, Key Accounts, Rock-it Global.

He continued: ‘We pride ourselves on being the best sports time-critical logistics provider so naturally we are eager to help recognize and celebrate those striving to be the best in technology innovation in sport.’

Rock-it Global, along with the other logistics specialists of GCL, provides logistics and freight forwarding services for the live entertainment and music touring, theatrical, fine arts, sports, motor sports, corporate events, film, television, and broadcasting sectors.

The Sport Technology Awards, dubbed ‘The Oscars of Sports Technology’ are owned and operated by The STA Group. The Group operates at the heart of sport globally whose mission is to identify, inform and celebrate the world’s leading sports technologies and the brands which embrace them.

Aggregate Sports, The STA Group’s North American partner, helped facilitate the agreement. 

The Sports Technology Awards 2023 is presented in association with NBC Sports Next. 

More information about The Awards and the Rock-it partnership can be found here.


About The STA Group

The STA Group’s mission is to identify, inform and celebrate the world’s leading sports technologies and the brands which embrace them.  It does this through The Sports Technology Awards, The STA Startups, The Sports Technology Annual Review, The Sports Technology Power List, its newsletter, Access Innovation and Tech Chairs: The Sports Technology Podcast. The Group’s Partners include Capgemini, The English Institute of Sport, Sportradar and HOK.

About Rock-it Global

Rock-it Global is a leading provider of time-critical air, ocean, and surface freight forwarding and logistics for the live entertainment and music touring, sports, motor sports, broadcast, performing arts, tradeshow, and corporate event sectors.

Rock-it Global is a Global Critical Logistics Company (GCL), the holding company for a family of leading brands including Dietl, Cosdel, CargoLive, Dynamic International, and CARS who work with customers in fine arts, classic and high-end automobiles, film, television, and industrial projects.

Headquartered in Los Angeles CA, GCL has offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Australia, and Central and South America, augmented by a network of long-term partner agents specializing in critical logistics.

GCL is backed by ATL Partners, a premier sector-focused private equity firm based in New York.

The companies of GCL have served thousands of customers annually for over 40 years with bespoke, specialized logistics solutions for the most demanding transportation requirements across every continent.

For more information, please visit https://rockit.global/

The STA Group launches ‘TECH CHAIRS’ a new sports podcast all about sports tech

Tech Chairs is a new sports podcast, brought to you by broadcaster, John Inverdale and STA Group CEO, Rebecca Hopkins.

Each week, John and Rebecca are given insider insights by tech experts, sports entrepreneurs, elite coaches, industry leaders and champion athletes, including Ben Ainslie, Paul Hawkins and Chris Boardman.

If you’ve ever wanted to know why the handlebars of bikes got so small, how Hawk-Eye was invented, which football team had the first club TV channel or why Ali, Jordan, Messi or Ronaldo might not be sports biggest GOATs …tune into Tech Chairs.

  • Episode One: How Tech Snuck Up on Sport (Part One) with Andy Harland (Loughborough university), Naomi Stenhouse (The English Institute of Sport) and Andy Miah (Salford University)  AVAILABLE NOW
  • Episode Two: How Tech Snuck Up on Sport (Part Two) with Andy Harland (Loughborough university), Naomi Stenhouse (The English Institute of Sport), Andy Miah (Salford University) and Ben Langdown (The Open University) AVAILABLE NOW
  • Episode Three: How Hawk-Eye Happened with Paul Hawkins (Inventor of Hawk-Eye) AVAILABLE NOW
  • Episode Four: Athlete Genetic Mapping, with Andrew Steele (Olympic Sprinter and DNAfit Founder) Drops 4th April
  • Episode Five: From the Track to the High Street: How Sports Apparel Is Big Business with Phelan Hill (Olympic Rower and Nielsen Sports) and Sandra Halliday (Fashionnetwork.com) Drops 11th April
  • Episode Six: Sports Broadcast – When Did One Screen Stop Being Enough?  With Paul Davies (AELTC) and Dave Roberts (Founder Boro’ TV) Drops 18th April
  • Episode Seven: F1 –Driving to Survive The Technology? With Simon Taylor (Motorsport Broadcaster) Drops 25th April
  • Episode Eight: When Did Sailing Become F1 On Sea? With Sir Ben Ainslie Drops 2nd May
  • Episode Nine: So Why Are Your Bikes’ Handlebars 42”? With Chris Boardman Drops 9th May
  • Episode Ten: The Top 20 Sports Tech GOATs – as nominated by you! Drops 16th May
  • Episode Eleven: The Sports Technology Awards Special – Winners Interviews from The Big Apple Drops 23rd May

From the evolution of trainers to how DNA impacts your injuries, Tech Chairs is a must listen for sports fans, sports executives and the ‘sports tech curious’.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

HELP US FIND THE GOAT OF SPORTS TECH

Sports tech GOAT which technology made the biggest impact in sports

Technology has been a factor in sport for centuries, but where has it made the biggest impact?

We’ve asked all the experts we’ve welcomed onto Tech Chairs – with some very surprising answers – prompting us to ask the question ‘But is it a GOAT?’

GET INVOLVED – WHAT’S YOUR GOAT?

We don’t just want to hear from our guests – we want to hear from you, too.

In the 10th episode of Tech Chairs (link) we’ll be counting down the top 20 sport tech GOATs of all time and you can nominate your GOAT (LINK).

Here are some ideas to get you started (link to the winner’s pages of The STAs)

If we like what we hear, you’ll be name checked on the show!

NBC SPORTS NEXT PARTNERS WITH SPORTS TECHNOLOGY AWARDS TO BRING THE GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED AWARDS EVENT TO NEW YORK CITY FOR THE FIRST TIME

LONDON, England (Jan. X, 2023) – The Sports Technology Awards, dubbed the “Oscars of sports technology” today announced that NBC Sports Next, the technology and innovation division of NBC Sports, will be the presenting sponsor of the Awards’ first ever U.S. event in New York City on May 18.

The Sports Technology Awards are recognized as the leading international mark of excellence and celebrate the best tech-led innovations in sports around the world. The gala ceremony, which is moving from London, England to New York City for the first time, is being renamed ‘The Sports Technology Awards 2023, presented in association with NBC Sports Next.”

NBC Sports Next is home to NBCUniversal’s digital applications and technology platforms in sports, which equip more than 30 million players, coaches, athletes, sports administrators and fans in 40 countries with more than 25 sports solution products serving the golf, youth sports and recreational sports industries. Leading brands within NBC Sports Next include global online tee-time platform and golf course technology provider, GolfNow; digital golf membership and video streamer, GolfPass; and youth sports team management platform, SportsEngine.

“As a rapidly growing division within NBC Sports, we’re committed to facilitating technology growth and innovation so the sports we love to play, watch and experience continue to thrive and enrich our lives,” said Will McIntosh, President, NBC Sports Next. “Recognition by The Sports Technology Awards signifies a mark of excellence, which is why we’re excited to partner with The Awards, as well as present them in the U.S. for the first time.”

Rebecca Hopkins, CEO The STA Group added, “2023 is the 10th anniversary of The Sports Technology Awards and our first ceremony outside London. We couldn’t be prouder to bring the celebrations to New York with such an exciting partner. We are delighted to be working with a brand that has made such a demonstrable commitment to innovative technologies in sport. NBC Sports is internationally known and respected, and the work it does via NBC Sports Next creates tangible value for the wider sports sector.” 

“Our strapline #onlyfortheinnovative summarizes our belief that The Sports Technology Awards was created for people and brands behind world-class technologies. Whether they facilitate innovation with their teams, help their brands respond to the exciting potential of technology or create the myriad of tech-led changes happening in sports each day. Consequently. NBC Sports Next is the ideal company to partner us in recognizing and celebrating such visionaries.”

More information about The Awards and the NBC Sports Next partnership can be found at www.sportstechnologyawards.com

Media Contact

Dan Tunna | daniel@sportstechgroup.org | +44 (0) 7973 824 415

Dan Higgins | NBC Sports Next | dan.higgins@nbcuni.com

About The STA Group

The STA Group’s mission is to identify, inform and celebrate the world’s leading sports technologies and the brands which embrace them.  It does this through The Sports Technology Awards, The STA Startups, The Sports Technology Annual Review, The Sports Technology Power List, The Sports Technology Global Directory and the newsletter, Access Innovation. The Group’s Sponsorship Partners include Capgemini, The English Institute of Sport, Sportradar and HOK.

About NBC Sports Next 

NBC Sports Next is a subdivision of NBC Sports and home to all NBCUniversal digital applications in sports and technology within Golf and Youth & Recreational Sports. Known for its sports technology product innovation, NBC Sports Next equips more than 30 million players, coaches, athletes, sports administrators and fans in 40 countries with more than 25 sports solution products, including GolfNow, the leading online tee time marketplace and provider of golf course operations technology and services; GolfPass the ultimate golf membership that connects golfers to exclusive content, tee time credits, coaching, tips and other benefits; SportsEngine, a youth sports club, league and team management platform; TeamUnify, swim team management services; GoMotion, sports and fitness business software solutions; TourneyMachine, tournament management solutions for youth sports. NBC Sports Next is fueled by its mission to innovate, create larger-than-life events and connect with sports fans through technology to provide the ultimate in immersive experiences.  

Post-Podium Stories – Warner Bros. Discovery Sports Europe

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Warner Bros. Discovery Sports Europe is the latest organization to feature in our Post-Podium Stories – a series revisiting our 2022 Sport Technology Award winners.

Last year the media giant scooped the Best Use of Technology by a Broadcaster award for its state-of-the-art mixed-reality studio that transported millions of viewers to Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. In a broadcasting first, it not only beamed the world’s greatest athletes into its virtual studio but was credited with ‘redefining the viewing experience’ in an Olympic Games like no other.

Here, Alex Dinnin, Head of Graphics and Innovation at Warner Bros. Discovery Sports Europe, provides an update on the technology shaping on-screen visuals and graphics and his top tips for business and individuals in the sports tech sector.

What has changed for your business in the last six months?
From a visual and graphics perspective, the release of Unreal Engine 5 is going to be a complete game changer for all virtual studios. Being able to think on a larger scale is a blessing for studio designs. 
 
Traditionally used as a gaming engine, the possibilities of applying it in broadcast production to create truly immersive content and experiences for viewers are endless.
 
To my knowledge, we were the first multi-market broadcaster to use UE5 for a live sports production. We used Unreal 4 for our coverage of a multitude of very different events including Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, tennis Grand Slams, the Tour de France and the Tour de France Femmes.
 
For the Winter Olympics, using Unreal Engine to develop graphics and virtual settings within our award-winning mixed-reality Cube studio took our coverage to a whole new level. We were able to create 26 different virtual environments offering immersive presentation and analysis positions for our on-air teams, including a vast cinematic winter resort set within the face of a snow-capped mountain. 
 
This meant that everything looked completely realistic to the untrained eye and ultimately provided our viewers at home with a much more exciting and engaging experience.
 
To be able to completely reskin our Cube studio at the touch of a button is revolutionary and enables us to switch between covering different sports immediately from the very same location. I’m excited about the opportunities ahead using Unreal Engine 5 – there is no limit to what we could build over the coming months.

What are the biggest changes happening in your part of the sports sector?
Due to the advances in virtual studios, it’s really exciting to be thinking about a traditional broadcast studio in a completely different way. Gone are the days of two people sitting in a small cupboard. We can now transport our presenters and guests to anywhere in the world, just like we did from our Cube studio for Beijing 2022. 
 
While this also ended up supporting the efforts to reduce our on-site footprint while producing our coverage of the Games given the pandemic, it also allowed us to create even more engaging experiences for our viewers.
 
Working with virtual studios is like learning a whole new discipline. Keeping pace with the latest innovations and advancements is a full-time job in itself!

What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given about working in sports / sports technology (personal or professional)?
Earlier in my career I had one piece of advice drummed into me on a daily basis… no matter how clever it is or how good it looks; it has to be editorially relevant.
 
This is something we live for Warner Bros. Discovery Sports Europe. We don’t simply use new technology for the sake of innovation. We do it to enhance our storytelling around some of the world’s biggest sporting events, helping to better connect our audiences with the action and athletes competing to unlock the power of different sports. Allowing us and our experts to tell even greater stories in the most compelling way.

What is the best piece of advice you’d pass on to a client or start-up in your world?
Think big – it’s only your imagination holding you back! 

The 2023 edition of The Sports Technology Awards will mark the 10th anniversary of the leading international celebration of tech-led innovation in sport and – for the very first time – be celebrated in New York. To find out more about the ‘Oscars of sports technology’ please visit sportstechnologyawards.com.

Post-Podium Stories – BatFast

BATFAST automated ball throwing machine augmented reality AR cricket

The latest to feature in our Post-Podium Stories – a series revisiting our 2022 Sport Technology Award winners six months on – is BatFast, who scooped the Best Technology for Fitness and Participation for its sports simulators.

Using an automated ball throwing machine, combined with artificial intelligence and machine learning, the BatFast simulators deliver balls for cricket, baseball or tennis players while creating an augmented reality experience.

Here, Navdeep Sethi, BatFast’s Chief Operating Officer, provides an update on how collecting the ‘Oscars of Sports Technology’ has impacted the business, plus his thoughts on the latest challenges on the market and his top tips for business and individuals in the sports tech sector.

What has changed for your business in the last six months?

The last six months has seen a huge amount of positive change for BatFast. One of the highlights was winning The Sports Technology Award. This was our first Sports Tech award entry, and it definitely represented a significant milestone in our growth and has seen us catalyse our growth from there. To receive such recognition for our efforts from people within the sports industry was a huge boost for the entire team. 

Since June, we have stayed true to our mission of using technology to increase global participation in sport and have had more than 135,000 people play on our simulators across nine different countries. We have also expanded into the US and will be opening new offices in the New Year. To support this growth, we’ve grown our BatFast family by more than 50%, which in turn has seen us move into new offices in the UK.

What are the biggest changes happening in your part of the sports sector?

This is such an exciting and competitive sector to be in, with so much innovation both in terms of technology and how customer interaction and experience is moving forward. We are seeing so much advancement in AI and the use of data by teams and players alike, so naturally we’re keen to be at the forefront of that change. From a BatFast perspective, it’s also great to see the development of sports with entertainment and how this has really catalysed the development of new and engaging fan experiences. 

What the best piece of advice you’ve been given about working in sports / sports technology (personal or professional)?

Remember how lucky you are to combine your personal passion with your profession. Very few get the opportunity to do this and it’s easy to forget how lucky we are to be working in sports tech!

What the best piece of advice you’d pass on to a client or start-up in your world?

Don’t be afraid to partner and be part of an ecosystem, as opposed to trying to do everything yourself. It’s natural and easy for new start-ups to want to do everything themselves and control the entire lifecycle. However, sometimes the fastest way to market and to achieve your ultimate mission, is to partner with other firms that have shared values and complementary skills/purpose.

To join BatFast as a Sports Technology Awards winner, be sure to enter the 2023 edition of the leading international celebration of tech-led innovation in sport. Entries close on December 15, find out more here: https://bit.ly/2jhH142

Post-Podium Stories – Talent Pathway iD

TALENT PATHWAY ID athlete monitoring tools performance data analytics

Back in May, Talent Pathway iD scooped the Best Athlete Coaching and Performance Technology trophy at The Sports Technology Awards and they are the latest organization to feature in our Post Podium Stories series.

Finding, recruiting, and retaining sporting talent is a global challenge; Talent Pathway iD’s platform allows clubs to do all three efficiently by collecting data across multiple disciplines, ranking those by importance to create a blueprint for talent development.

During the judging process for The 2022 Sport Technology Awards, the platform was considered to have distinguished itself from general athlete monitoring tools by underpinning the AI with deep experience in athlete pathway science.

Six months on from that success, Robin McCammon, Chairman, TPiD, spoke to The STA Group to give his view on the latest market dynamics and provide some advice for both companies and individuals in the sector.

What has changed for your business in the last six months?

6 months is a long time in the start-up world and what a whirlwind it still is! The success at the STA Awards is testament to the amazing work the team has done to develop and roll out a technology system that can be applied across a multitude of high-performance environments. We’ve engaged with a number of incredible organisations working on bespoke research to support wide ranging areas of interest including pathway, injury risk assessment, S&C and health & wellbeing; an incredibly exciting time for us. We have spent time further evolving our technology for application with existing partners and are advancing new projects in different spaces beyond traditional sports. In short, we are well into Phase 2 for TPiD regarding evolution and growth trajectory.

What are the biggest changes happening in your part of the sports sector?

I personally feel over the past few years the key change to the high-performance space is a wider acceptance of machine learning and Artificial Intelligence as acceptable to generating a clearer, more exact understanding of data. Whilst data has been collected and recorded for many years there is an understanding more must be done to assess and analyse the key elements of success or high performance to shape strategy and thinking across the spectrum. I see this as a generational shift whereby new technologies and methods to understand success must be (and are being) embraced to stay ahead of the game…it really isn’t about the quantity of data, rather the quality and understanding of the data that shall determine future success.

What the best piece of advice you’ve been given about working in sports / sports technology (personal or professional)?

On a personal level I live by the mantra of listening more than I speak…you never learn anything new by doing the talking…on a professional level it has always been important to me to remember that failure is the only true way to learn…everyone makes mistakes so don’t be afraid to fail fast and move on, as long as you are prepared to learn from the failure.

What the best piece of advice you’d pass on to a client or start-up in your world?

I would urge anyone, whether client or partner, start-up or multinational to ensure you’re able to trust one another, take a risk and learn together. The world is moving at such pace, particularly in the high-performance space, that the reliance on tried and tested methods of success represents only a small fraction of how you can affect positive success in the future. Whilst gut feel, experience and understanding of your respective space are important to formulate a strategy, embracing out of the box, technological advances, as well as innovative ideas and methods are key to shaping the future.

Don’t miss the chance to enter The 2023 Sports Technology Awards – the leading international celebration of tech-led innovation in sport – and be join Talent Pathway iD as a winner. With over 50 industry experts, 22 categories and an independent judging system, an entry can see your brand one step closer to recognition as one of the best in world sport. Entries close on December 15, find out more here: https://bit.ly/2jhH142