#28. Michael Proman – SCRUM VENTURES – INVESTING IN SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY
Michael Proman is the Managing Director and Partner at Scrum Ventures, with a dedicated focus on the sports and entertainment industries. Prior to Scrum, Michael worked with Coca-Cola and the NBA before starting and then exiting OptionIt, a startup providing consumers enhanced convenience and flexibility when making purchasing decisions.
#27. Dorian Roldán – LUCHA LIBRE AAA, General Director – LUCHATITLÁN, THE NEW HOUSE OF LUCHA LIBRE
Dorian Roldán is the General Director of Lucha Libre AAA and founder of Luchatitlán. He has just opened on the 1st of April in Cancun Luchatitlán, a new entertainment complex with Lucha Libre at the core, a full immersion in Lucha Libre and the Mexican world.
#26. Robert Chapman – USA TRACK & FIELD FEDERATION – HIGH PERFORMANCE
Robert Chapman, who currently serves as the Director of Sports Science and Medicine at USA Track & Field Federation, possesses a diverse background as a scientist and accomplished coach. In his role, he oversees initiatives that facilitate the success of elite American athletes in global competitions, resulting in the impressive statistic that the USA Track & Field would place 12th in the Olympic medal table if competing as an independent nation.
#25. Francisco Suinaga – CD TOLUCA – DETRÁS DEL ESCUDO: EL PAPEL DEL PRESIDENTE EN UN CLUB DE FÚTBOL
En este episodio con Francisco Suinaga, Presidente del Club Deportivo Toluca, exploramos el papel fundamental del Presidente de un club de fútbol. Con más de 20 años de experiencia en la industria, Francisco nos comparte su trayectoria, sus retos, su visión para el Club Deportivo Toluca y los temas más relevantes del fútbol mexicano en la actualidad.
#24. Nicolas Manissier – L’EQUIPE – FROM MEDIA RIGHTS ACQUISITIONS TO BALLON D’OR KEYS TO SUCCESS
Nicolas Manissier is the Director of Acquisitions of L’Equipe Group and Global Head of the very famous glamorous Ballon d’Or, which has reached 2.9 billion people in 2022.
#23. Neill Duffy – 17 SPORT – PURPOSE SUPER POWER FOR BRANDS, PROPERTIES & ATHLETES
Neill Duffy is the Chief Executive & Founder at 17 Sport, a company created to help brands, properties and athletes bring their purpose to life through purpose-led sports programs designed to solve social and environmental problems while also delivering positive business outcomes.
#22. Andrew Messick – CREATING GREAT EXPERIENCES FOR ATHLETES – IRONMAN GROUP
Andrew Messick is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The IRONMAN Group. During his tenure, The IRONMAN Group has grown from a triathlon-focused company to the world’s largest organizer of mass participation events with hundreds of stand-alone events a year across more than 50 countries in triathlon, running, trail-running, road cycling, and mountain biking. Andrew shares his broad experience and deep dives into Ironman’s group strategy, its properties and the institution’s future.
#21. Matt Cutler – DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN SPORTS CONSUMPTION – Sports media & communication
Matt Cutler is a sports content, media and communication expert. Matt has specialised in sports industry storytelling for 15 years, first as editor of SportBusiness and latterly at Two Circles, as Head of Communications. He shared his digital transformation experience, what technologies and commercial strategies have worked, which haven’t, and where investments have been successful. Let’s look at the changes in sports consumption and its digital transformation.
#20. Finbarr Kirwan – A DEEP DIVE INTO HIGH PERFORMANCE & INNOVATION – USOPC
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.
Raúl Zurutuza – LOS SECRETOS DEL ABIERTO MEXICANO DE TENIS – Director del AMT (ESP)
Raul Zurutuza es el Director del Abierto Mexicano de Tenis, el evento ATP más importante y con el “prize money” más alto de Latinoamérica que este año inauguró nuevas instalaciones. Raul nos habla de la evolución del AMT que en 2023 cumplirá 30 años, de sus inicios en la Ciudad de México al cambio a Acapulco, cuáles fueron las razones para este y otros cambios hasta convertirse en uno de los eventos favoritos de los jugadores.