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Pro Teams & Leagues
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Day of Sports tech Insights
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World’s Class Speakers

Agenda

7:30

Registration

8:30

Opening remark

Julien Blin, CEO, Upside Global

8:40

Keynote

Tal Brown, CEO, Zone7

9:20

Panel Discussion

How important is biofeedback to manage stress and mental health
Participants:

-Lindsay Shaw, Director of Sport Psychology, Cleveland Guardians (MLB)
– Dr Peter Economou, Director, Organizational Psychology Programs, Rutgers University Athletics (NCAA)
– Amanda Fazio, MS, CMPC, Certified Mental Performance Consultant, SportStrata
–Christian Hasler, Managing Director/ Co- Founder, SKILLCOURT GmbH
– Moderator: Len Zaichkowsky, PhD, World-Class’ Sports, Biofeedback Expert

10:00

Panel Discussion

Best strategies to make better decisions when choosing innovations and tech in teams
Participants:
– Alan McCall, Head of R&D at Arsenal fc (EPL)
– Dr Marco Nunez, Former Head Athletic Trainer, LA Lakers/NBA)
– Carlos del Barrio, Senior Sport Scientist, Atletico de Madrid (La Liga) & University Lecturer (CEU San Pablo)
– Masa Kabayama, CEO, Uplift Labs
– Pierre Barrieu, High performance director (MLS, EPL)
– Moderator: Julien Blin, CEO, Upside Global

10:40

Panel Discussion

Future of digital in sports (OTT, AR/VR, Web 3.0/NFT..)
Participants:
–Orlando Lewis, Head of Partnerships, Sorare
–Jed Corenthal, Chief Marketing Officer, Phenix
– James Giglio, CEO, MVP Interactive
– Bobby Basham, Director Baseball Innovation, Chicago Cubs (MLB)
– Matt Miesnieks, CEO, Living Cities
– Kristin Boggiano, Co-founder & President, TurnKeyTix
– Stevland Wilson,VP, Postproduction, Design & Animation, Monumental Sports
– Moderator: Chris Pfaff, CEO, Chris Pfaff Tech/Media LLC

11:20

Panel Discussion

How important is nutrition to maximize performance

Participants:
– Brittney Bearden, Sr Sports Dietitian, Senior Account Executive, Notemeal (Now part of Teamworks)
– Brian Bender, Chief Science Officer, Intake Health
– Carlos Olguin, CEO, LogicInk
–Jeffrey A.Thinnes, CEO, SummaForte
– Phil Southerland, CEO, Supersapiens
– Kevin Pillifant, Advisor, SummaForte
– Moderator: Dr Robby Sikka, CEO/Founder of SMART, Team physician at NY Yankees (MLB)

12:00

LUNCH & NETWORKIN

13:00

Panel Discussion

Rehab and return to play: How data can help accelerate athletes  return to play”.

Participants:
– Alex Shafiro,  PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS – Kinvent
– Garrett Salpeter, Founder & CEO, NeuFit
– Dr Ola Eriksrud, PhD, co-founder, 1080 Motion
– Joelle Muro, Physical Therapist, New York Liberty (WNBA)
– Gordon Waddington, Co-founder, Prism Neuro
– Dr Andy Barr, Founder, Quantum Performance
– Moderator: Dr Robby Sikka, CEO/Founder of SMART, Team physician at NY Yankees (MLB)

13:40

Panel Discussion

Best practices to optimize load management

Participants:
– Scott Greenberg, CEO, Coolmitt
– Andrea Hudy, Director of UConn WBB Sports Performance, University of Connecticut (NCAA)
– Scott Riewald, PhD, CSCS, Manager, MiLB Performance Development, Boston Red Sox (MLB),
– Tal Brown, CEO, Zone7
– Moderator: Dr. Robert Butler, Head of Performance, St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)

14:20

Panel discussion

How technologies can help teams reduce injuries

Participants:
–Kevin Martin, CEO, The Quick Board
– Dr Brian Moore, co-founder and CEO, Orreco
–Tony Verutti, CEO, Betterguards Technology, Inc
– Ismael Fernandez, CEO, ThermoHuman
– Mélanie Pauli, BOP (Best Player on the Pitch) & Athletic trainer, Swiss Football Association
– Dr. Marco Nunez, Former Head Athletic Trainer, LA Lakers (NBA)
–Dan Burns, VP Partnerships & Former USA Lacrosse national team athlete,  Aescape
–Dr. Theo Versteegh, PhD, CEO/CTO, TOPSPIN TECHNOLOGIES LTD
– Moderator: Julien Blin, CEO, Upside Global

15:00

Break & startup demos

15:20

Panel Discussion

College sports: How NIL is changing the game for student athletes

Participants:
– Dr. Ron Dick, Associate Professor of Sports Marketing, – Duquesne University in the school of business, Duquesne University (NCAA)
– Dr Richard M. Southall, Professor, Director – College Sport Research Institute, Department of Sport and Entertainment Management, University of       South Carolina (NCAA)
–Niesha Butler CEO & & Former WNBA Player (NY Liberty) STEAMS CHAMP
– Tiffany Kelly, Founder & CEO, Curastory
– Moderator: Ayden Syal, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, MOGL

16:00

Panel Discussion

Best practices to invest in performance tech products and startups
Participants:
– Jasmine Robinson, Managing Partner, Monarch Collective LLC
– Thad Young, NBA Player & Investor, Reform Ventures & Toronto Raptors (NBA)
– Konrad von Moltke, Principal, Investment arm of the Wilf family (owners of Minnesota Vikings of NFL and Orlando City MLS / NWSL)
– Tom Ryan, VP of Strategy and Head of NBA Launchpad
– James Danforth, Director of Alternative Investments, Cresset
– Andrew Hippert, Investment Principal, NY Techstars sports Accelerator
– Meredith McPherron, CEO, Drive by DraftKings
– Moderator: Steve Amdur , Corporate & Securities Partner and Co-leader of Pillsbury’s Mergers & Acquisition and Private Equity practices

16: 40

PANEL DISCUSSION

How technologies can positively impact women teams and athletes

Participants:

– Mélanie Pauli, BOP (Best Player on the Pitch) & Athletic trainer, Swiss Football Association
– Andrea Hudy, Director of UConn WBB Sports Performance, University of Connecticut (NCAA)
– Jasmine Robinson, Managing Partner, Monarch Collective LLC
– Laura Matthes, Head of Sports and Research, VivoSensMedical
– Joelle Muro, Physical Therapist, New York Liberty (WNBA)
– Dr. Christy Fernandez-Cull , PhD / CEO, DaVinci Wearables
– Moderator: Brittney Bearden, Sr Sports Dietitian, Senior Account Executive, Notemeal (Now part of Teamworks)

17:20

CLOSING KEYNOTE

– Kyle Harris, CEO, Brainlit AB
– Alex Rodrigo, SVP & GM, Sacramento Kings (NBA)
– Ryan Harber, LAT, ATC, CSCS- Director of Human Performance
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
-Nathan Quebedeaux, Assistant Athletic Trainer, The Ohio State University Department of Athletics

17:50

CLOSING REMARK

Julien Blin, CEO, Upside Global

18:00

END

Speakers

  • Alexi Pianosi

    Strength & Conditioning Coach

  • Alex Shafiro

    PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS – Kinvent

  • Nathan Quebedeaux

    Assistant Athletic Trainer

    The Ohio State University Department of Athletics

  • Andrea Hudy

    Director of UConn WBB Sports Performance
    University of Connecticut (NCAA)

  • Dr. Theo Versteegh

    PhD, CEO/CTO, TOPSPIN TECHNOLOGIES LTD

  • Len Zaichkowsky

    PhD, World-Class’ Sports
    Biofeedback Expert

  • Tom Ryan

    VP of Strategy and Head of NBA Launchpad, NBA

  • Amanda Fazio

    MS, CMPC
    Certified Mental Performance Consultant
    SportStrata

  • Kyle Harris

    CEO
    Brainlit AB

  • Laura Matthes

    Head of Sports and Research
    VivoSensMedical

  • Chris Pfaff

    CEO, Chris Pfaff Tech/Media LLC

  • Dr Peter Economou

    Director, Organizational Psychology Programs,Rutgers University Athletics (NCAA)

  • Andrew Hippert

    NY Techstars sports Accelerator
    Investment Principal

  • Steve Amdur

    Corporate & Securities Partner and Co-leader
    of Pillsbury’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practices

  • Dr. Ron Dick

    Associate Professor of Sports Marketing
    Duquesne University in the school of business

  • James Danforth

    Director of Alternative Investments
    Cresset

  • Alex Rodrigo

    Senior Vice President & General Manager
    Sacramento Kings (NBA)

  • Jeffrey A.Thinnes

    CEO, SummaForte

  • Dr Andy Barr

    Consultant,
    Founder, Quantum Performance

  • Tal Brown

    CEO
    Zone7

  • Dr Robby Sikka

    CEO/Founder of SMART, Team physician at NY Yankees (MLB)

  • Lindsay Shaw

    Director of Sport Psychology Cleveland Guardians (MLB)

  • Pierre Barrieu

    Experienced High Performance Director
    FIFA expert

  • Dr Ola Eriksrud

    PhD, Co-founder
    1080 Motion

    Associate professor at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

  • Meredith McPherron

    CEO and Managing Partner,
    Draft By DraftKings

  • Kristin Boggiano

    Co-founder & President TurnKeyTix

  • Jasmine Robinson

    Managing Partner
    Monarch Collective LLC

  • Kevin Pillifant

    Advisor, SummaForte

  • Dr. Marco Nunez

    Former Head Athletic Trainer,LA Lakers (NBA)

  • Phil Southerland

    CEO & Founder, Supersapiens

  • Matt Miesnieks

    CEO
    Living Cities

  • Konrad von Moltke

    Principal
    Investment arm of the Wilf family (owners of Minnesota Vikings of NFL and Orlando City MLS / NWSL)

  • Joelle Muro

    Physical Therapist
    New York Liberty (WNBA)

  • Carlos Olguin

    CEO
    LogicInk

  • Orlando Lewis

    Head of Partnerships
    Sorare

  • Dr Robert Butler

    Director of Performance
    St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)

  • Alan McCall

    Head of R&D
    Arsenal FC (Premier League)

  • Bobby Basham

    Director Baseball Innovation
    Chicago Cubs (MLB)

  • Garrett Salpeter

    Founder
    and CEO NeuFit

  • Ayden Syal

    Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
    MOGL

  • Christy Fernandez

    CEO, DaVinci Wearables, Inc

  • Carlos del Barrio

    Senior Sport Scientist
    Atletico de Madrid (La Liga).
    University Lecturer (CEU San Pablo)

  • Scott Riewald

    PhD, CSCS
    Manager, MiLB Performance Development
    Boston Red Sox

  • Kevin Martin

    CEO
    The Quick Board

  • Jed Corenthal

    Chief Marketing Officer
    Phenix

  • Dan Burns

    VP Partnership,

    Aescape

  • Thad Young

    NBA Player (Toronto Raptors)
    Investor (Reform Ventures)

  • Ryan Harber

    LAT, ATC, CSCS- Director of Human Performance
    Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

  • Scott Greenberg

    CEO

    CoolMitt

  • Gordon Waddington

    Co Founder, Prism Neuro
    Australian Institute of Sport/University of Canberra Professor of Sports Medicine Research

  • Tony Verutti

    Chief Executive Officer
    Betterguards Technology, Inc

  • Richard M. Southall

    Professor, Director – College Sport Research Institute
    Department of Sport and Entertainment Management
    University of South Carolina (NCAA)

  • Ismael Fernandez

    CEO, ThermoHuman

  • Masa Kabayama

    CEO, Uplift Labs

  • Christian Hasler

    Managing Director/ Co- Founder
    SKILLCOURT GmbH

  • Niesha Butler

    CEO & & Former WNBA Player (NY Liberty)
    STEAMS CHAMP

  • Tiffany Kelly

    Founder & CEO
    Curastory

  • Brian Bender

    Chief Science Officer
    Intake Health

  • Brad Butler

    CEO
    Brad Butler II & Associates LLC

  • Mélanie Pauli

    BOP (Best Player on the Pitch) & Athletic trainer
    Swiss Football Association.

  • Dr Brian Moore

    co-founder and CEO
    Orreco

  • Stevland Wilson

    VP, Postproduction, Design & Animation Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE).

  • Brittney Bearden

    Sports Dietitian, Senior Account Executive,
    Notemeal (Now part of Teamworks)

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Upside global is a leading a sports tech organization that brings innovation (AMS, sleep tech, injury prevention tools, hydration /electrolyte assessment device ) and insights (vendor survey reports, vendor analysis..) to pro teams (PSG, Arsenal FC, Chelsea FC, Brooklyn Nets/NBA, Penguins/NHL, NY Mets/MLB, Boston RedSox/MLB, 49ers/NFL..).

The Upside recently launched the Upside Tech Scouting platform, the world’s first platform providing granular anonymized team data on specific teams (NBA, NFL, MLB, NCAA, Premier League, Laliga, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, national teams, Olympic teams, pro rugby, pro tennis..). For each team profile, users can see critical information provided by teams such as their annual sports performance budget, the vendor(s) that they are currently using, their rating per vendor and the price range that they are paying for each vendor.