SportsPro Live 2020 - the industry flagship event
Returning for the seventh year SportsPro Live is the global meeting place attracting over 800 experts across the industry to experience two days of content and unrivalled networking events. Featuring new and exclusive content, this year’s event is built on five key pillars focusing on Data, Future Tech, Sustainability, Broadcast, and Digital Transformation drilling down into the most disruptive topics transforming the industry.
New Speakers Announced!
Chief Technology Officer
Director, Corporate Ventures
Susie established Earth to Ocean in 2009 as a specialist sustainability consultancy specialising in the sports sector as well as other organisations who look to deliver more than business as usual. Her early career was in marine and coastal policy and management from a practical perspective as well as a consultant. Susie continues to lead the sustainability programmes for high profile projects currently working with SailGP, international sailing league, Goodwood Estate and Events, Ben Ainslie’s Land Rover BAR team, the Ryder Cup 2014, the European Tour Green Drive Programme as well as London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics
Advisory Board shaping the agenda
SportsPro has developed a comprehensive Advisory Board balancing international rights holders, broadcasters and technology leaders to shape the format and strategic direction of the event. The support and participation of these industry innovators ensures that we create the content, environment and ultimate value for each and every attendee.
Chief Finance and Commercial Officer
Alexander (Sasha) Ryazantsev joined the Board of Directors of Everton Football Club in March 2016 following a successful career in finance and investment banking spanning more than 20 years.
He became the Club’s first Chief Finance and Commercial Officer in June 2018.
Sasha graduated from the Russian Plekhanov University of Economics in 1995 with a BSc in Economics and Commercial Management, later working as an investment analyst at Global Natural Energy PLC, where Everton major shareholder Farhad Moshiri was CEO.
After completing his Masters in Finance from the London Business School in 2002, Sasha joined ABN AMRO Bank, where he led a team advising European consumer brands on their capital structures and corporate financing. Sasha was then invited to join the corporate financing and risk solutions team at RBS in 2007, where he was responsible for bond issues and mergers and acquisitions across Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2016, Sasha advised Mr Moshiri on the acquisition of a significant stake in Everton and the strategy of the football club going forward.
Born into a footballing family, Sasha’s father was a goalkeeper at a number of clubs across the former USSR in the 1960s and 1970s and he himself played at right-back for Dynamo Moscow boys until the age of 16 but then turned his focus towards his studies.
In 2018, Sasha completed the Business of Entertainment, Media and Sport programme at Harvard Business School to further enhance his commitment to the business of sport and finance.
Chief Marketing Officer
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Chief Technology Officer
Michael was appointed as the CTO for the PGA European Tour in November 2017, with the responsibilities extending across Digital Systems, Scoring Systems, Technology Infrastructure and Data Management including Official World Golf Rankings.
Formerly, Michael was CEO And Co-founder for TrueGold Communications, a sports marketing agency specialising in technology-based global sport sponsorship, supporting the number of Olympic Games and sponsors for Rio2016, Pyeongchang 2018 and Tokyo2020, as well as the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru.
Head of Communications, Digital and Content
Alexandra has achieved industry-wide recognition in her use of technology to transform the perceptions of a traditional brand in her role at Wimbledon, building an award-winning digital and communications strategy that is at the heart of the long-term future of the brand.
Through the combination of a content-first, platform second approach, a data-led audience strategy, and placing value on consistent innovation as well as continuous evolution, Alexandra has led Wimbledon to become one of the most well-respected digital brands in sport.
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This event is designed for C-levels, senior vice presidents, directors and heads of departments from international rights holders, broadcasters and digital innovators. Download the sample delegate list to see who will be attending this year.
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