FIFA’s Matt Stone & O2’s Gareth Griffiths Confirmed for Digital Media and Technology Masterclass

September 4, 2014

iSportconnect, the world’s largest private network for sport business professionals, is delighted to announce Matt Stone, FIFA Head of Digital, and Gareth Griffiths, Head of Sports Sponsorship at O2, as panelists for the second iSportconnect Digital Media and Technology Masterclass in association with SportAccord.

Mr. Stone and Mr. Griffiths are the first panelists to be announced for the Lausanne event which will be hosted at the Maison du Sport International, home of many national federations on September 30.

The iSportconnect Digital Media and Technology Masterclass premiered in London earlier this year for delegates to “Get Ahead of the Game.”

The exclusive, invitation only Masterclass series, is a unique gathering giving sports digital media and technology executives the chance to learn from each other. Delegates will also hear industry insight; join in discussions and network in a relaxed environment.

The day will be divided into two sessions; digital media in the morning and technology in the afternoon. The digital session will be moderated by Richard Ayers, CEO of Seven League.

Matt Stone joined FIFA in 2004 and has been the Head of Digital at world football’s governing body for a decade. He has been a part of three FIFA World Cups in that period.

Gareth Griffiths joined O2 in 2012 and has been in the role for almost two years. He previously spent 10 years at Lexus Agency as a Senior Associate Director.

Gareth said: “I’m looking forward to the iSportconnect Masterclass, particularly the discussion around digital and how it’s influencing everything we do in sport partnerships. I have a view from both rights holder and sponsor, and I’ve seen a huge step-change in the use of digital over the last ten years.”

Michael Cunnah, Chairman of iSportconnect, said: “I am delighted to welcome Matt and Gareth to our panel for the Digital Media and Technology Masterclass in Lausanne.

“They bring many years of experience and knowledge to the panel. They have both spent a decade or more in the industry and will provide an interesting insight into the changes of digital media and technology and what it has done for their organisations.”

Date: September 30th, 2014

Location: Maison du Sport International SA, Lausanne, Switzerland

Invitation policy: The Digital Media and Technology Masterclass is an exclusive invite only event to Heads of Digital Media, Technology and other similar positions.

To register your interest please contact Sylvia-Line Lamaro at