Sports, tech and business leaders to showcase tech trends transforming athletes, the fan experience, and Esports
TORONTO, April 2, 2019 /CNW/ - KPMG in Canada is pleased to host the first Future Innovation SportsTech (FIST) World Series conference in Toronto on April 5th, 2019. Part of a five-city global tour, the FIST conference brings together experts from across the sports industry to discuss how technology is changing the business of sport in Canada and internationally.
"The world of sports is changing rapidly and technology is shaping its future," says Benjie Thomas, KPMG's Canadian Managing Partner of Advisory. "Technological advances in Blockchain, AI, 5G, Immersive Mixed Reality and the Internet of Things are changing the business of sports, from how athletes train, to how fans interact with their favourite teams, to the growth of Esports. The conference will examine the evolution of the sports experience from the perspective of the athlete, the fan and the gamer."
WHAT: Sports Innovation Conference and Exhibition
A full-day conference and exhibition featuring headline speakers at the leading-edge of sport. Sports technology start-up showcase and competition.
WHO: Leading voices from the Canadian and global sports world will talk about the innovations and trends reshaping the business of sport. Speakers include:
- Antonio Davis, Former NBA Player (ex-Raptor) and Director of the National Basketball Association Foundation
- Mike Shapiro, Director of Innovation at Major League Baseball
- Sumit Arora, Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation at MLSE
- Courtney Jeffries, SVP, Sports, Entertainment & Tourism at Satisfi Labs
- Benjie Thomas, Canadian Managing Partner for KPMG's Advisory Practice
WHERE: KPMG office at Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street, Suite 4600, Toronto, ON M5H 2S5
WHEN: Friday, April 5, 2019, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
To register for the conference or arrange interviews with Benjie Thomas or other conference attendees, please contact Nancy White at [email protected] or 416-876-1400.
About KPMG in Canada
KPMG LLP, an Audit, Tax and Advisory firm (kmpg.ca) and a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG member firms around the world have 207,000 professionals, in 153 countries and territories. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity, and describes itself as such.
SOURCE KPMG LLP
For further information: Nancy White, National Communications, KPMG in Canada, 416.777.3306 (T), 416.876.1400 (C), [email protected]