Meet the Advisory Board and industry leaders and pioneers presenting at The Immersive Technology in Sports & Entertainment Innovation Summit 2018

Ben Payne

Director of ESports, McLaren Technology Group

Ben Payne

Director of ESports, McLaren Technology Group

Oversee the growth and development of McLaren’s esports strategy, including all aspects of the World’s Fastest Gamer programme. Additionally, he will ...



Charlie Neiman

Global Sports Partnerships, Amazon Video

Charlie Neiman

Global Sports Partnerships, Amazon Video

Comming Soon ...



Greg Ivanov

Business Development Daydream & Android, Google

Greg Ivanov

Business Development Daydream & Android, Google

Greg Ivanov leads Google's AR and VR efforts across EMEA. Prior to this, Greg was a Strategic Partner Lead for Mobile Partnerships EMEA at Google. ...



Christian Sponziello

Director International Brand Partnerships, Electronic Arts

Christian Sponziello

Director International Brand Partnerships, Electronic Arts

Christian has vast experience in partnerships, partner management and business development on a global and local basis. Knowledge of building content ...



Jon Ford

Head of Content, Tottenham Hotspur

Jon Ford

Head of Content, Tottenham Hotspur

Award-winning agency accelerating digital performance for some of the biggest names in sport. Creative | Content | Social Media | Strategy Curren ...



Tom Graham

Head of Commercial - Sport & Drama, ITV

Tom Graham

Head of Commercial - Sport & Drama, ITV

I have overall commercial and legal responsibility for executing ITV’s sport and drama content acquisition / commissioning strategy across ITV’s broad ...



Stephen Wharton

Chief Technology Officer, CTO SkyCam Division of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment

Stephen Wharton

Chief Technology Officer, CTO SkyCam Division of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment

As Chief Technical Officer for SkyCam LLC, a division of Kroenke Sports and Entertainment, I am responsible for the vision and oversight of SkyCam’s t ...



Chris Lencheski

Global Commercial Partnerships Director, MP & Silva

Chris Lencheski

Global Commercial Partnerships Director, MP & Silva

Award-winning CEO with a history of galvanizing leading sports and entertainment companies. Over the course of my career, I have developed a strong re ...



Jaap Kalma

Former Chief Commercial Officer, AC Milan

Jaap Kalma

Former Chief Commercial Officer, AC Milan

Jaap Kalma brings a wealth of experience from across different sports. Up until recently, Jaap served as Chief Commercial Officer of AC Milan, respons ...



Costa Kladianos

Director of Information Technology, Tennis Canada

Costa Kladianos

Director of Information Technology, Tennis Canada

Costa has over 17 years’ experience in technology focusing on the sports and entertainment business. As Director of Technology for Tennis Canada, Cost ...



Gordon Kaye

Head of Business Development, Celtic FC

Gordon Kaye

Head of Business Development, Celtic FC

In December 2012, Gordon relocated his family from Dublin to join Celtic Football Club as Head of Business Development, where his responsibilities inc ...



Unmish Parthasarathi

Global Head of Digital Sales, International Cricket Council (ICC)

Unmish Parthasarathi

Global Head of Digital Sales, International Cricket Council (ICC)

Launched a global first: in-match, near-live short form video OTT rights | New role, end-to-end ownership [concept to contract] report to Head of Comm ...



Michael Davies

SVP Technical & Field Operations, FOX Sports

Michael Davies

SVP Technical & Field Operations, FOX Sports

Michael Davies oversees manages all day-to-day aspects of live broadcast operations and oversees integration of new and emerging technologies for Fox ...



Christina Bechhold Russ

Principal, Samsung NEXT Ventures

Christina Bechhold Russ

Principal, Samsung NEXT Ventures

Christina Bechhold Russ is a Principal at Samsung NEXT Ventures. Based in New York, Christina focuses on early stage investments in software and servi ...



Anthony Morgante

Director Business Development, Sports, Microsoft

Anthony Morgante

Director Business Development, Sports, Microsoft

Lead the Developer Experience Global Accounts team in App development, Marketing and Cloud Services focusing on pro sports leagues and sports entities ...



Marco Nazzari

Managing Director, Europe, Nielsen Sports

Marco Nazzari

Managing Director, Europe, Nielsen Sports

Marco Nazzari is responsible for revenue across Nielsen Sports’ European markets and leads the company’s Italian business. Previously, he was Manag ...



Tanya Laird

CEO, Digital Jam Ltd

Tanya Laird

CEO, Digital Jam Ltd

Creative technologist/Franchise strategist/Transmedia storyteller/VR Producer/founder @DigitalJamLtd creator of the #VRWritersRoom ...



Richard Nockles

Head of Sky VR / CEO Surround Vision

Richard Nockles

Head of Sky VR / CEO Surround Vision

Founded the UK’s first specialist 360º film production company in 2011 and have been at the cutting edge of 360º & VR (Virtual Reality) innovation for ...



Tom Deacon

Enterprise Business Manager – Gaming/Esports Lead

Tom Deacon

Enterprise Business Manager – Gaming/Esports Lead

Tom is Pulsar’s lead on Gaming and Esports strategy. Having championed the importance of eSports since his arrival, he has worked extensively on the s ...



Dr Elias Mouchlianitis

Research Associate, Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience

Dr Elias Mouchlianitis

Research Associate, Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience

Dr Elias Mouchlianitis is a Research Associate at the Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. He focuses on brain- ...



Tom Bowers

Co-Founder, Observatory

Tom Bowers

Co-Founder, Observatory

18+ years in creative innovation in the broadcast industry pushing for change in the TV space in respect to viewer and fan engagement, with groundbrea ...



Thomas Bogner

Co-founder and Managing Director of Rocketbike ARVR GmbH

Thomas Bogner

Co-founder and Managing Director of Rocketbike ARVR GmbH

Having been an entrepreneur in film production (commercials, documentaries, and animation) for many years, Thomas turned towards Mixed Reality by co-f ...



John Parker

Board Director & Head of Sport, MC Saatchi Sports & Entertainment

John Parker

Board Director & Head of Sport, MC Saatchi Sports & Entertainment

John joined M&C Saatchi in April 2005 bringing with him sports experience both in London and in Scotland. John started at The Sports Business in G ...



Dhimiter Bozo

SVP Engineering Native Apps, Games & Web Technologies, Viacom

Dhimiter Bozo

SVP Engineering Native Apps, Games & Web Technologies, Viacom

Responsible for building a strong and talented engineering group which is responsible for all Nickelodeon digital experiences ...



Solomon Rogers

CEO, Rewind / Chairman BAFTA Immersive Entertainment Group

Solomon Rogers

CEO, Rewind / Chairman BAFTA Immersive Entertainment Group

Founder of REWIND, the globally recognised industry-leading [tribe of vibrant creative technologists and digital artists]. Focusing it on [harnessing ...



Mike Wragg

EVP & Global Head of Market Research, Nielsen Sports

Mike Wragg

EVP & Global Head of Market Research, Nielsen Sports

coming soon ...



Peta Milan

CEO, Transcendent Media Capital

Peta Milan

CEO, Transcendent Media Capital

Peta Milan is CEO of Transcendent Media Capital which uses immersive technology in entertainment to assist in bringing about social and environmental ...



Matt Stagg

Head of Media & Entertainment Technology, EE

Matt Stagg

Head of Media & Entertainment Technology, EE

I have over 25 years’ experience in telecoms, media and entertainment and was recently voted in the top 50 most influential people in online TV for th ...



Bruna Zanin

Partner Manager Sports, Twitter

Bruna Zanin

Partner Manager Sports, Twitter

Advertising and media professional with over 6 years of experience in the industry, both in Brazil and in the UK. Knowledge of both digital and offli ...



James Dean

Managing Director UK, ESL Gaming

James Dean

Managing Director UK, ESL Gaming

James Dean is the founder and Managing Director of the ESL UK subsidiary, building the ESL brand and community on a regional level. James began his c ...



Will Ponissi

Communications, Sahara Force India

Will Ponissi

Communications, Sahara Force India

I am a sport journalist and PR expert with extensive world class experience. I have fulfilled media duties during several sport events such as Olympic ...



Patrick Dees

Co-Founder, Fan Controlled Football League

Patrick Dees

Co-Founder, Fan Controlled Football League

coming soon ...