Facial recognition not allowed at 2024 Paris Games

Daily / Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Biometric facial scans -- which were widely deployed as a security measure at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics -- will be prohibited at the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Paris due to French privacy law. Parisian politicians had lobbied for Olympic facial recognition software after riot police in...

NBA Equity’s portfolio grows as upstarts take their shot

Weekly / Monday, November 28, 2022
While the NBA has invested in select companies since at least 2014, startups the past few years have seen an increasing value in the muscle of the league’s brand, with all the assets it has to bear. At the same time, the league has recognized that serving...

Shoot And Deliver

Weekly / Monday, November 28, 2022
The 2017 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference served as a turning point for Noah Basketball, the shooting analytics company that was working with five NBA teams at the time of the Boston conference. Noah Basketball won the conference’s startup competition that year and the $5,000 prize, but...

NFL's latest Roblox release should appeal to Gen Z gamers

SBJ Newsletters / Monday, November 28, 2022
Roblox is one of gaming’s biggest platforms, with 58.8 million average daily active users who spend 13.4 billion hours engaged with its games and budding metaverse-like experiences. And a huge number of these users are kids and teens, the target audience for NFL Quarterback Simulator ,...

Power Players: Underdog Venture Team

Weekly / Monday, November 21, 2022
Alysse Soll Chief Executive Officer Advisory,  Underdog Venture Team Long before Soll became the board chair for Women in Sports Tech, she was crashing into boards as a low-tech hockey player at Cornell. She learned the value...

Power Players: Vinik Sports Group

Weekly / Monday, November 21, 2022
Andrew McIntyre Senior Vice President, Technology and Innovation,  Vinik Sports Group During last season's Stanley Cup Final, in which the Tampa Bay Lightning came just short of winning its third straight title, McIntyre helped pioneer a new way for fans to watch...

Power Players: Hawk-Eye Innovations

Weekly / Monday, November 21, 2022
Dan Cash Managing Director, North America,  Hawk-Eye Innovations A replay of Cash’s professional career begins and ends with … replay. Cash oversees some of the most innovative technology known to sports leagues. Hawk-Eye is best known for...

Power Players: Apple

Weekly / Monday, November 21, 2022
Eddy Cue Senior Vice President of Services,  Apple As Apple expanded its sports offerings this year in a landmark global media rights deal with Major League Soccer, Cue was influential in carving out the tech giant’s strategy...

Power Players: Driveline Baseball

Weekly / Monday, November 21, 2022
Kyle Boddy President and Founder, Driveline Baseball Boddy has greatly advanced the use of data-driven innovation in baseball player development. He has invested heavily in research and technology, especially in Driveline’s biomechanics lab. Boddy, who led the Cincinnati...