Finbarr Kirwan is the Senior Vice President, Chief of Olympic Sport at United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, and former director of performance. Finbarr and his team have a great responsibility to provide athletes best conditions to perform and keep leading the Olympic medal table. We talked about planning Olympic cycles, where and how to invest in talents, the different areas of innovation to drive competitive advantage, and much more. A deep dive into the world of high performance and innovation.
Mark Parkman has just left the IOC, where he has produced 12 Olympic Games and launched and managed the Olympic Channel and Olympics.com, the world’s most-visited sports site in July and August 2021. He shared unique experiences in sports content, from broadcasting the games, to creating content and producing “The Redeem Team”, the 3rd most popular movie in the USA one week after its premiere. Mark explains his new project, BlueStar Studios, a TV & Film studio in Atlanta, Georgia.