Sebastián Lancestremère
General Manager Sport Business at Microsoft Corporation

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He has lead many different jobs at Microsoft, which has shaped him as a rounded General Manager and COO who has consistently gained market share in emerging and developed markets in Latin America, Europe and recently WW.
With 25yrs of experience in the IT Industry, Sebastián is currently a reference in digital transformation both in the sports industry as well as inside Microsoft.

Peter Hutton
CEO Eurosport

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Eurosport is the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination reaching 231 million cumulative subscribers across 69 countries in Europe and Asia Pacific.

Peter also oversees Eurosport.com, Europe’s no.1 online sports destination available on 16 websites worldwide in 10 languages. With up to 33 million unique users per month worldwide (23 million in Europe).

Peter worked in the sports industry for over 30 years in a variety of roles all over the world. Most recently, he was CEO at MP and Silva Sports rights agency, and previously he was part of Fox International channels, driving the launch of their sports business outside Amercica, including the acquisition of Setanta Sports in Africa and ESPN/ Star sport in Asia. He became CEO of ESPN/Star Sports based out of Singapore and oversaw its change into Fox Sports in Asia and Star Sports in India.

Steve Gera
Chief Creative officer at Gains Group

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Ex US Marine corps, he was head of innovation for NFL before becoming consultant of multiple global teams including Real Madrid FC.

He works in sports technology and strategy. His focus is in creating systems that maximize talent identification, development and management. He defines himself as a “chaos proof Marine who has worked in the NFL and across global sport to create opportunities of innovation”.

Adrian Herzkovich
Co-Founder & CEO at TTsprts

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18 years leading FOX International Channels in different regions of Latin America & Europe, he is expertise in international multi-media, sports, entertainment, digital and mobile business. Responsible for building and expanding sports, entertainment, factual & lifestyle channels and their related online, production, new media and digital units.

Adrian is also Angel Investor participating in different startups, investing, building & scaling companies.

Steve Olechowski
Founder of Blinkfire Analytics, Former Co-Founder of FeedBurner and Google Product Manager

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He is a serial entrepreneur and innovator, and is currently the founder of Blinkfire Analtyics in Chicago and Valencia, Spain. Blinkfire Analytics provides an innovative software platform that marries computer vision and machine learning to provide large brands (such as Toyota and Microsoft) and rights holders (such as La Liga and FC Barcelona) with better business intelligence on their sponsorship activity.

Prior to that he was co-founder and COO of Feedburner which was acquired by Google. While at Google he led efforts around Content Syndication and Mobile Monetization in the Google AdSense and Display Advertising groups.

Steve's areas of expertise include mobile strategy and monetization, content syndication, and international business development.

David K. Anderson
CEO at Gains Group and Ex NFL Player

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David focuses on helping sports properties integrate and produce actionable value from new technologies. He defined the way player tracking technology, implemented in both the NBA & NFL.

With Gains Group he combines data and machine learning to produce the first player statistic based solely off the NFL’s real-time player tracking data.

Andrew Croker
Chairman at the Play Sports Network, the world’s leading on line cycling content channels: GCN and GMBN/ part owned by Discovery.

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The Play Sports Network channels include the Global Cycling Network (GCN) and the Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN); its content works seamlessly across all media devices, from smart TVs to smartphone.

Consultant at Hawk-Eye innovations (owned by Sony), leaders in ball tracking technology (cricket, tennis, football).

He was also an advisor at Perform Group (World Leader in broadcasting & commercializing sport content across digital platforms).

He launched DAZN, an OTT sports service, with joint ventures with the WTA, FIBA & the J-league.

Ex board member of Sportime.

Ex Managing Director of IMG, worldwide football division with clients such as FA, Wembley, the Chinese FA, FUR (Russia), AIFF (India)…

Alfonso González Gozalo
Partner in Bercovitz Carvajal law firm.

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Expertise in intellectual property in the audiovisual and recording fields, personal data protection and electronic contracts. He has also advised credit institutions on the introduction of digital signature systems. 

Ben Van Rompuy
Leiden University Law School

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Assistant Professor of Competition Law at the Leiden University Law School. He is also an advisor and expert witness for media companies, sports associations, athletes and public authorities.

Ben headed the Asser International Sports Law Centre before joining the Leiden University Law School.

Now he is also a visitant professor of competition policy and media regulation at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and associate senior researcher at I Minds- SMIT (Studios on media, information and telecommunication) and the Institute for European Studies of the VUB.

Félix Plaza
Head of the Sports and Entertainment Law Department at the firm Garrigues Sports & Entertainment.

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He specializes in Tax Law, particularly in the audiovisual, media and distribution sectors, where he advises federations, investment funds, film production companies, artists, sportspersons and major national and international companies.

Carolina Pina Sánchez
Head of Intellectual property Department and the Sports & Entertainment and Media & Telecom practice areas at Garrigues Abogados.

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Carolina is a renowned expert in image and media rights. She is also a member of the editorial board of the Aranzadi Sports and Entertainment Law Review.

She is a regular speaker at the NY Bar Annual conference on image rights and the international trade mark association (INTA).

Also, she teaches on the Alfredo Di Stefano MBA in sports management and the Real Madrid master’s degree among others.

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Miguel A. Hernández
CMO at Prime Time Sport and Ex Real Madrid media Director

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Prime Time Sport is the editor of Football Transfer Review. It is a sports marketing and talent management company with offices in London and Barcelona. Its areas of activity include players representation, sponsors and advertiser’s identification for right holders (such as football clubs and players), strategic and sponsorship consultancy and PR, social media and communication activities for football players.

It is the first agency that includes representation of Youtube content creators.

Scott Minto
Director of the Sports Business MBA program at San Diego State University, one of the premiere programs in the United States. He Collaborates with Major League Baseball.

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Prior to his current position  he worked with the Washington DC Sports & Entertainment Commission.

In addition to the MBA in Sports Business Management from San diego State University, Minto has a bachelor’s degree from the School of Foreign Service from Georgetown University in Washington DC. 

Françoise Semin
Exec Sales & Marketing Leader- Business Development Wildmoka

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Wildmoka is company developing patented technologies that reinvent the TV watching experience.

FranÇoise is an International Business leader / Digital media & Broadcast industry, as well as sports media. He is expertise in business transformation, business development, start-up debut, new technology introduction, innovation…

Some of his customers are Bein Sports, Fox, Canal +, Orange…

Lewis Wiltshire
Seven League Consulting Partner, Ex Head of Sports Twitter UK/ Europe, Ex BBC Social Media and Digital Olimpics Editor

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Consulting Partner at Seven League, Europe's leading digital media consultancy with a specialism in sport.

Lewis became editor of the BBC Sport website, then BBC Sport's first social media editor (for 11 years), and when he was in the final stages of planning London 2012 on BBC Sport's digital channels he got an opportunity to oversee the same event for another company: Twitter.

He became Twitter UK's first head of sport, and Twitter's first sports hire outside the US, as Director of Media Partnerships and Senior Director.

Early in 2017 he joined award-winning Seven League, where is “thrilled to be a 7Leaguer, and excited to be part of the global sports industry's digital revolution”.

Isabel Cortés Martinez
Head of the International Trade Mark division, PONS IP

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Protection and management of large IP portfolios in all industry sectors, including patents and copyrights.

With over 23 years of experience in the Intellectual Property field, Isabel worked as an intern for the European Commission. She also has a long history with academia; being Director and faculty member for the Intellectual Property and New Technologies Master’s given at Rey Juan Carlos University and the PONS Foundation, the Intellectual Property course given at the Bar Association of Madrid, the Intellectual Property Master’s at Comillas Pontifical University, among others.
She is included in The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 1000 2017.

José Carlos Erdozain
Head of Litigation Department, PONS IP

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Author of several monographs and doctrinal articles specialized in Intellectual Property. Invited as a speaker to various conferences.

Broad experience in litigation, arbitration and business consulting, both on a national and international level. He has worked for companies in different sectors: textile, audiovisual, creative industries, energy, construction, and publishing, among others. He has extensive knowledge on international contracting and arbitrations, representing corporations in the IT, telecommunications and audiovisual sectors.

He is currently a member of ALADDA, AIPPI and Les International.

Fernando Goñi
Head of Commercial and International Affairs, PONS IP

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Law degree from the University of Navarra, International MBA from the University of Bordeaux and Master’s in Intellectual Property and New Technologies from Rey Juan Carlos University.

He has over 11 years of experience in advising international businesses on their overseas expansions and has designed plans for international businesses. Fernando also negotiates with clients and partners in all five continents and has vast experience in negotiating with multilateral institutions. Project Management.  

Joan M. Carreras
ACB’s Director of Business Development

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Liga Endesa,is the main ACB’s property, it is considered the most developed professional league in European Basketball. In season 2016-17, the competition was broadcasted in 145 countries over the World.

As Director of Business Development, he implemented a new business line in order to produce and monetize new technologies content, led the expansion of the ACB in the international TV markets. From 2012 to 2014 he was also in charge of the ACB's Comercial Division to lead the process of restructuring the ACB’s sponsorship model.

Tristan Chen
Editor-In-Chief at HUPU Sports

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HUPU Sports is a fully integrated O2O services with over 400 employees. The chinese company offers a variety of prestigious services and business solutions including integrated sports marketing, new digital services, event management, media distribution, online games and e-commerce.
HUPU.com, with over 50,000,000 registered users, is the largest sports website and online community in China. Since 2013, they have built and operate website and app for NFLCHINA, AFC Ajax, Liverpool FC and Bayern Munich.

Ryan McCumber
Director Global Sports Analytics - KPMG

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Global Lead responsible for establishing KPMG as a leader in Sports Analytics with responsibilities in business development to deliver big data analytic solutions to sporting leagues and teams globally, specifically KPMG's Game Scheduling Software which has been implemented at the NBA; and to launch Sports Technology & Analytics Conferences globally to give a platform to the emerging sports tech start up space, existing large scale vendors targeting sports as well as showcasing KPMG's assets such as Football Benchmarks, Stadium Analytics and Game Scheduling Software.

Chris Overholt
Chief Executive Officer Canadian Olympic Committee

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Chris Overholt was named Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Olympic Committee in August 2011. In his role as CEO, Chris Overholt, reporting to the president and the board of directors, is responsible for leading the organization. He joined the Canadian Olympic Committee in April 2010 in two roles: Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).
Overholt brings a long career of sports marketing success to the COC, previously with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. As the Dolphins’ Vice President – Corporate Partnerships and Broadcasting, he was responsible for leading the organization’s efforts in selling corporate sponsorships as well as overseeing all of the team’s radio and television broadcast relationships.

Rainer Geier
Managing Director LAOLA1 Multimedia – Part of SportRadar

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Rainer is Managing Director at LAOLA1 Multimedia, Unas Media Productions and The Sportsman Media Holding - part of SportRadar AG. He’s graduated in the field of tourism management at the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna and additionally graduated at the academy for sports management of the Austrian national soccer League.
After working as Key Account Manager (Loyalty Partner) and Head of Sponsoring at the leading sports betting company Bwin, in 2001 Mr. Geier became one of the founding members of LAOLA1. Furthermore, Mr. Geier has positioned LAOLA1 as a holistic provider for numerous sports associations, leagues, clubs, and businesses.
In July 2016, LAOLA1 Multimedia GmbH became part of Sportradar AG.

Peter Draper
Owner Loose Lips

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Loose Lips is a company with offices in Manchester, London and Singapure, dedicated to high level communications strategy, brand marketing and sponsorship consulting.

Peter Draper is 35+ year professional in sports and brand marketing, using that knowledge and experience to benefit rights owners, rights buyers and branded businesses. His specialties are sports and entertainment rights development and marketing of such rights to international brands; business development in the sports arena including sporting goods, sports properties, licensing and digital media

Thomas Margoni
Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Internet Law. University of Glasgow. Première League collaborator.

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Dr Margoni research interests concentrate on the relationship between law and new technologies with particular attention to the role of the internet as a new medium to access, create and disseminate knowledge in the current information-based society. Recent research projects include the role of property rights in sports.

Andy Anson
Global President - TENEO Sports

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Mr. Anson brings a wealth of experience in consumer facing industries and is a leading figure in the world of sports. Prior to joining Teneo, Mr. Anson was the President of Fanatics International (formerly Kitbag), the global leader in licensed sports merchandise. Previously, Mr. Anson was the Commercial Director for Manchester United, on the main board of the company, Chief Executive of the ATP World Tour in Europe, and Chairman of the ATP World Tour Finals.

Andy Anson also served as the Chief Executive for the England 2018 FIFA World Cup Bid and is a non-executive Director of the British Olympic Association. Prior to this, he was a non-executive member of UTV Media Plc.

Javier Zafra de Jáudenes
H2K Director of Operations and Team Management

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With an educational background based on communication management, his experience covers several innovation and technological projects with big brands like LFP (Football Profesional League), OMT (Worldwide Tourism Organization), Vodafone, Banco Santander or Real Madrid CF.

Prior to join H2K, Javier was CEO for Origen League of Legends Team. Earlier in his career, he spent five years working for UCAM Catholic University of Murcia in Spain as Director of Employment and Project Manager in its Technological Institute where he has participated and advised in several entrepreneurs projects.

Raj Sundaram
CEO of HexaCorp LLC and Cricket Social LLC

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Raj is a cricket enthusiast, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of HexaCorp LLC, a technology services company based out of New Jersey and Cricket Social LLC, a sporting start-up focused in creating pioneer social media platform with anchoring tools supporting Global Cricket’s Ecosystem.
Raj Sundaram along with the co-founders, bring over 3 decades of experience building technology solutions, creating various service portfolios in the collaboration space.

ALVARO DIEZ DIAZ
Business Development Manager, Technology Transfer, PONS IP

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Agricultural Engineer, Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Studied topics related to Agronomy and Oenology at the University of Gent (RUG Belgium); University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Belgium); University of Bonn (Universität Bonn, Germany) and University of Angers (ESA France). International studies in Business Management and Foreign Trade from Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and Central European University (CEU Budapest, Hungary).
Alvaro has 7 years of international experience in global corporates advising on international expansion, negotiating with partners and clients. Managed teams remotely and face to face. Project Manager, led, designed, implemented, developed and completed projects in more than 160 countries in all 5 continents.

MIGUEL BARREIRO
CTO of CINFO

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Miguel Barreiro is the CTO of CINFO. He has been involved in digital television and multimedia streaming for over 18 years and participated in numerous multimedia related research projects.

Miguel currently leads the intelligent video research group at CINFO.