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Revolutionizing the Fan Experience

Revolutionizing the Fan Experience
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Over the last few years, immersive technology has unlocked a blending of the virtual and physical worlds, allowing for AR stat overlays, multi-view angles, insider cameras, and so much more. Join us as we hear from industry experts about which technology is revolutionizing the fan experience, and how 5G and MEC are revitalizing viewer engagement, bringing fans closer to the action in real-time.

Meet The Panelists:
Miheer Walavalkar
Miheer Walavalkar
CEO and Co-founder
LiveLike

Miheer Walavalkar is the CEO and Co-founder of LiveLike. Over the past five years, he has helped LiveLike establish itself not just as a prominent player in Sports VR (clients include the FIFA, the Fox Sports, French Open, Hotstar, Sky Sports) but also as a multi-dimensional technology company aimed at delivering social and participatory experiences to audiences. He manages a cross-functional team of 35 employees across LiveLike’s three global locations. Miheer was in SBJ's 40 under 40 class of 2018 and the Leaders under 40 class of 2019. Prior to LiveLike, Miheer served as CEO of YouFoot (began as Chief Business Officer), a UK-based tech startup that provided data-capture tools to soccer federations and teams globally. He began his career with Royal Bank of Canada in New York with stints in M&A and Proprietary Trading. Miheer grew up in Mumbai and moved to the US for higher education, graduating with a Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Ishwara Glassman Chrein
Ishwara Glassman Chrein
Head of Sports Partnerships & Business Development
Yahoo Sports/Verizon Media

Ishwara Glassman Chrein is the Head of Sports Partnerships and Business Development at Yahoo Sports / Verizon Media, where she leads the gaming strategy as well as relationships and negotiations with the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and NBC, as well as other sports leagues, broadcasters, statistical companies, and technology companies. She is a recipient of the Sports Business Journal’s 40 under 40 award.

Davyeon Ross
Davyeon Ross
Co-Founder/President & COO
DDSports/ShotTracker

In his current role as Co-founder/President & COO of DDSports, Inc., Davyeon led the development of ShotTracker, a game-changing, sensor-based technology that provides basketball players, coaches and fans with real-time stats and analytics in practice and live games. He raised more than $33 million through MFOs, VCs, and angels, including Magic Johnson and late NBA Commissioner, David Stern. In addition, he successfully negotiated contracts with the top seven basketball manufacturers in the world and deployed ShotTracker at over 100 locations worldwide. During his tenure, the company secured business and technology partnerships with IBM, Google, Catapult, NBA, NCAA, Apple, ESPN, CBS, Turner, NCAA, Genius Sports, and other broadcast organizations.

Cynthia Slowik
Cynthia Slowik
Innovation Manager
Verizon 5G Labs

Cynthia Slowik is an Innovation Manager for the 5G Lab in NYC. She’s responsible for live virtual event programming, innovation workshops, and supporting co-creation initiatives across the NYC and Verizon innovation ecosystem. Most recently she executed an event series partnership with WXR to highlight relevant XR topics in a variety of virtual platforms. Notable work achievements from producing NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official Design ‘Week’ and an active mentor for several highly-regarded tech accelerators such as Barclay's Accelerator, powered by Techstars and hardware tech Futureworks incubator programs.


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