Sports-Tech Podcasts: September 2013 Meetup

Here are podcasts of each of the three speakers we had at the September 2013 Sports-Tech Meetup in Sydney.

 

Sumeet Sharma – Platforms and Emerging Solutions,YouTube – talks about how he has helped organisations like the 2012 Olympics, IPL and America’s Cup leverage the power of YouTube

 

Sean Smith – Head of WineMarket and author of The Fat Paddler – gives a fascinating talk on how he built from scratch an engaged online and social community around the Fat Paddler brand

 

Patrick Barrett – Founder and CEO, ECAL – talks about the learning and challenges involved in starting up the global leader in calendar marketing.

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September Meetup Announced – bookings open

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The next Sports Tech Meetup Australia will take place on 3rd September from 8 to 9.30am.

The Location is still to be confirmed, but will be somewhere in central Sydney.

Speakers are now confirmed as:

Sports Tech Meetup AU is an event where people from any part of digital working with anything related to sport come together to hear people share great ideas, experiences and challenges, as well as getting the chance to meet others in the field.

Fields those people come from may include:

  • Tech startups
  • Digital publishing and media – mainstream and independent
  • Social media – agencies, gurus, individuals
  • Brands and organisations with interests in sport
  • Anyone else involved with connecting people digitally around sport

We’ll have a few short presentations and discussion topics, then people can mix.

Speakers now confirmed for the September Meetup are:

Sumeet Sharma – Platforms and Emerging Solutions,YouTube.
Sumeet has helped organisations like the 2012 Olympics, IPL and America’s Cup leverage the power of YouTube

Sean Smith – Head of WineMarket and author of The Fat Paddler.
Sean is a seasoned digital marketer who applied his considerable experience to build from scratch an engaged online and social community around the Fat Paddler brand

Patrick Barrett – Founder and CEO, ECAL
ECAL is the global leader in calendar marketing. They provide ediaries for most major sports in Australia and New Zealand, as well as having a significant presence in the US and European Markets including Major League Soccer (MLS), NFL, NHL, and NBA teams

Each will speak for 10 minutes with 10-15 minutes for questions and discussion. Hear what they’ve learned and what they see as their biggest challenges.

Each will speak for 10 minutes with 10-15 minutes for questions and discussion. Hear what they’ve learned and what they see as their biggest challenges.

Remember to get there on time to be able to meet everyone!

REGISTER HERE NOW!

Podcast: Sports-Tech Australia Meetup June 2013

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From top left: Zac, Stuart and Steve

From the feedback we’ve received, our inaugural Sports Tech Australia Meetup this week in Sydney was a big success.  Thanks to everyone who came, and for getting there on time (8am)!

We had three great speakers from diverse parts of the Sports Tech spectrum – you can listen to them all in the Soundcloud recording at the bottom.

Zac Zavos (Founder, MD Conversant Media) took us through the wild ride that has been founding and growing a digital media company in Australia. He talked about the unique position that The Roar has carved out for itself as well as the challenges that such a proposition creates.

Steve Bealing (Founder CEO, YouCommentate) painted a vision for the revolution in user generated audio content that his tech startup is aiming to provide. He also gave us great insights into the startup phase – some of them quite counter-intuitive.

Stuart MacGill (former Aussie Cricketer, broadcaster) passionately recounted the wild ride he’s been having as the host and producer of a wildly popular YouTube and G+ channel, The Cricket Club. Why he chose these media and the challenges he faces using them makes a riveting story.