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Stuart Cain - Managing Director, The Ticket Factory
Hi Stuart. Thank you for joining us. Can you please tell us a little about The Ticket Factory? With nearly 40 years’ experience in the live events industry and as one of the UK’s leading national ticket agents, The Ticket Factory sells over 2.5 million tickets per year for a variety of events ranging from comedy, concerts and sporting events, to exhibitions, theatre performances and visitor attractions. As the official box office for ...
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Featured Profile Interview - Josh Decker, CEO Tagboard
Josh Decker is the founder and CEO at Tagboard, a social media company that uses technology to bring relevance and purpose to hashtags across multiple social networks and content sources by building robust worldwide conversations and communities around those tags. Tagboard curates these hashtags and uses them creatively to take fan engagement a step further. They have worked with sport brands such as The New Orleans Pelicans, Everton FC and the ...
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Bill Pulver, CEO, Australian Rugby Union
It’s an interesting time to be a rugby fan with the sport – in Sevens form – involved in the Rio Olympic Games. Regarded as a success in most quarters, rugby will be back in Tokyo but the future remains unclear. iSportconnect sat down with Bill Pulver, CEO of Australia Rugby Union to discuss his career, Rio and more. iSc: First of all tell us how you got involved in sports business and became CEO of Australia Rugby Union BP: "I simply ...
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“We Build Relationships” - Interview with iSportconnect Founder & CEO Sree Varma
With the sixth anniversary of iSportconnect coming up we caught up with the man behind iSportconnect, Sree Varma, who started the business from his lounge with one intern and a laptop and helped the business to become the world's largest private network with members from 50+ countries, a HQ based in London and a large team helping to drive the business. Let’s start with the most obvious question. What is iSportconnect? We’re a networking ...
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Adrian Bevington - Former Managing Director, Club England
Adrian Bevington was the former head of communications at the Football Association, before going on to become managing director of Club England from 2010 to 2014. Since then he's worked the Welsh FA, Nottingham Forrest and Aston Villa. iSportconnect caught up with Adrian at the World Football Forum in Paris iSC - Thanks for joining us Adrian. What have you been up to lately? AB - "I've been working with the Welsh FA, amongst others, for the past ...
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Featured Profile: International Table Tennis Federation President Thomas Weikert
Three weeks away from the Olympic Games in Rio, iSportconnect caught up with the President of the International Table Tennis Federation, Thomas Weikert to discuss how prep for Rio was going... iSC - Thomas, thank you for joining us. How is prep for Rio going? TW - It's going well. We had a test event in November. We only need a venue, tables, flooring and nets! So we're a bit easier compared to other sports that need water and outside things. iSC ...
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FEATURED PROFILE: Orlando Magic SVP Pat Williams
It's been 30 years since Pat Williams left his role at the General Manager of the Philadelphia 76ers to move to Orlando and begin laying the foundations for what would become the Orlando Magic.  The NBA's expansion in 1989 saw the team accepted into the league and the rest, as they say, is history. iSportconnect sat down with Pat to learn about the history of the Magic and the future of the NBA. iSc - With the Magic playing in the most recent ...
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Featured Profile - Alex Trickett - Head of Sport - Twitter UK
It’s become the hot topic in the broadcast sector; social media as a potential platform to air live content. This is fast becoming a reality with Twitter agreeing to show live Thursday night NFL games, Facebook agreeing to show a Spanish Women’s soccer fixture, and BT Sport partnering with YouTube to broadcast the Europa and Champions League finals. Alex Trickett is Head of Sport at Twitter UK he explains how Twitter has ...
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Jeffrey Haas - Chief International Officer at DraftKings
Jeffrey Haas is the Chief International Officer of DraftKings, a leading Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) destination that is the fastest-growing company in the industry since its launch in 2012. He oversees DraftKings’ business expansion into new markets outside the United States and manages the International operations team in the United Kingdom. Haas is a business development veteran with more than twelve years’ experience opening markets for ...
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Eddie Hearn - Sports Promoter and Managing Director, Matchroom Sport
Eddie Hearn is one of the biggest boxing promoters in the world. He is also currently a director of the Professional Darts Corporation and Group Managing Director of Matchroom Sport, one of the world’s largest suppliers of sports programming, founded by his father Barry Hearn. Under Matchroom Sport, Eddie Hearn promotes a number of British World Champions such as Kell Brook, Scott Quigg, Anthony Crolla, Jamie McDonnell and James DeGale MBE, ...
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Gene Hoffman - CEO, Vindicia
Recognized by the San Francisco Business Times with the “40 under 40 Emerging Leaders Award” in 2012, Gene has deep experience with building companies that disrupt markets. Prior to Vindicia, Gene co-founded eMusic in January 1998 and served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director. As head of eMusic, Gene was featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine as a member of the July 1999 E-Gang, and named one of the 100 most influential ...
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Igor Ulis - Co-Founder and CEO, Omnigon
Can you tell us about Omnigon and how you formed the company? Omnigon started over seven years ago with a couple of people that I’ve known from my previous companies. We came together to start a professional services company; we later expanded it to focus solely on sports, media and entertainment. It was based on a number of relationships that we’ve had in the industry and from there, through the work that we were doing with Madison Square ...
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Paul Blanchard - CEO, Commonwealth Games England
By Christian Radnedge Paul has 25 years’ experience in the sports industry. He has worked in Cricket at The Oval, in Premier League and Scottish Football and also the NFL in Europe. Recently he was CEO at Harlequins Rugby League and prior to joining Commonwealth Games England was CEO at The Surrey Sports Park, an elite athlete training and event venue based at The University of Surrey. He has also served on the Advisory Board of British ...
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Fredrik Johnsson - CEO, Race Of Champions
Fredrik has been involved in the world of sports since 1983, a sports journalist who changed career direction and was responsible, along with partner Michele Mouton, for creating The Race Of Champions and The ROC Nations Cup. The event has been running for over 25 consecutive years and is now broadcast in over 180 countries worldwide. Fredrik is President of The Race Of Champions organising committee. Fredrik has managed a variety of sporting ...
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Shiny Fang - Secretary General, UIPM
Shiny Fang is a former athlete of Synchronizing swimming and Gymnastics Aerobics, head coach, international judge, professor of Sun Yat-Sen University (1999-2006), and chief instructor for a series of educational programs. She has been involved in the sports industry and international relations since 2004, and part time responsible for UIPM International Affairs since 2008.  What does the television picture look like for Modern Pentathlon at ...
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