Alibaba, FIA & ABB Confirmed As Speakers At 2018 Lausanne Summit Powered by PwC

By Community | August 23, 2018

iSportconnect is delighted to announce that Alibaba, FIA, ABB, ASOIF, Canal+, UEFA and Logitech have all joined the speaker lineup for the 2018 Lausanne Summit, powered by PwC and in association with ThinkSport, taking place on September 25, 2018. 

Contributing top-level insights at the summit’s interactive sessions will be:

  • Joey Tan, Head of Global Strategic Initiatives, Alibaba
  • Stephane Fillastre, Head of Brand, Licensing & Retail, FIA
  • Sébastien de Chaunac, Head of Communication and Brand Activation, Formula E program, ABB
  • Andrew Ryan, Executive Director, ASOIF
  • Sébastien Audoux, Head of OTT Sports, Canal+
  • Daniel Marion, Chief of Information and Communication Technology, UEFA
  • Brent Barry, Head of eSports, Logitech
  • David Dellea, Head of Sports Business Advisory, PwC

As Head of Global Strategic Initiatives in Alibaba, Joey Tan is responsible for various portfolios and leading special projects such as the Alibaba Cloud Olympics team, working closely with the Olympics movement on innovations and digital transformation. Prior to heading up the Alibaba Cloud Olympics team, Joey led the expansion of the Alibaba global cloud datacenter coverage. He currently sits on the board of directors for Alibaba joint venture companies.

Stephane Fillastre is in charge of the overall FIA brand strategy, licensing sales development programmes and retail implementation. FIA‘s brand portfolio covers all FIA championships such as safety products via unique homologation procedures. Prior to this, Stephane was Commercial Director Football, Senior Director of Retail and Business Development EMEA at Warner Bros Consumer Products, a Warner Bros Division, for 12 years.

Sébastien de Chaunac joined ABB in April 2018, a few months after the pioneering technology leader became the title sponsor of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Prior to this, he was the Head of Global Motorsport Partnerships and Events at Rolex for 5 years. A former professional tennis player on the ATP Tour, Sébastien holds an MBA from HEC in Paris.

Andrew Ryan was appointed to his current position as Executive Director of ASOIF in 2006. He is a member of the IOC Programme Commission and the Coordination Commission for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG). He was also a member of the IOC’s 2024 & 2028 Games Evaluation Commissions and a member of the Coordination Commission for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Sébastien Audoux oversees all digital content output on social media at Canal+ as well as on the company’s proprietary platform, MyCanal. Last year, Sébastien launched the first dedicated social talk show, #LePetitDebrief, reviewing the football week live and exclusively on Facebook, Twitter and Dailymotion.

Daniel Marion joined UEFA 20 years ago and has held various roles within ICT as well as in Digital Media. He is currently UEFA’s Chief of ICT, responsible for a team of 80 people. In the last couple of years, he has worked on digital transformation leveraging new technologies.

After 15 years with AMD and Sega respectively, Brent Barry joined Logitech in 2014 as Head of Marketing for its gaming brand, Logitech G. Since 2016, he has focused solely on eSports, and is currently responsible for growing the company’s global strategic engagement.

David Dellea leads PwC‘s Sports Business Advisory practice. With over 15 years of experience in sports marketing, David and his team help sports organisations identify new growth opportunities, design effective strategies and optimise their operations. David’s team works with international governing bodies, sponsors, media companies, leagues, clubs and event organisers across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Since 2016, the team has put together the annual PwC Sports Survey, taking the pulse of the sports industry on growth expectations and a wide range of relevant trends.


iSportconnect’s 2018 Lausanne Summit will bring together some of the key leaders from the world of sport business, to debate the topics that are currently transforming the industry. 

The 2018 Lausanne Summit will be an opportunity for top-tier executives to experience and enjoy the unique learning and networking benefits available at this exclusive invitation-only event. All discussions will remain confidential under the Chatham House Rule.

Please contact Chloe McCombie ( to register your interest in attending the 2018 Lausanne Summit.

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Invitation Policy: The 2018 Lausanne Summit is an invitation-only event. Complimentary invitations will be overseen by PwC at its own discretion. If available, iSportconnect may issue a limited amount of tickets for purchase on a first come first serve basis. Invitations are personal and cannot be transferred.

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