Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC)

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Calendar of Activities

Next Events

Current Events

october, 2021

13oct4:00 pm5:00 pmMembers Solutions Showcase - Engagement & Monetization through Fans Tokens

18octallday21Andorra Sports Summit

19octallday21SIITE - Sport Investment Innovation Technology Entertainment

26oct10:00 am11:00 amMembers Solutions Showcase - Video tracking and analysis

27octallday28Global Esports Summit 2021

27oct10:00 am11:00 amWebinar - Leveraging your brand on Asian market

Past Events

september 2021

14sep10:00 am11:00 amPresentation of White Paper - Esports and Gaming

09sep4:00 pm5:00 pmMembers Solutions Showcase - New Media Platforms and Tools

02sep12:00 pm2:00 pmNetworking for GSIC Members

Our activity is based on 6 pillars

340+ Members Supported

37+ Countries

3.500+ Direct contacts to the industry stakeholders

160+ Training activities

200+ Knowledge transfer activities

100+ Professionals involved in working groups

60+ Innovative solutions exhibited

35.000+ Visitors experimented the technology applied to sports

100+ Startups in acceleration

100+ leads generated per year

4 SportThinkers Startups Acceleration Program

Fan Engagement

Smart Venue

Business Insights

Athlete Performance

eSports

Digital Transformation Advisory Services for:

Sports Leagues

Sports Clubs

Sports Federations

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The GSIC facilitates synergies and provides its members with value-added services that enable sports entities and companies to grow and develop with the help of experienced professionals in sports tech ecosystem. Our main service providers are our own members that make their best services and products available to the market.

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What we do?

Digital Transformation

We bring the digital transformation to the sports entities all over the world and help the tech companies grow by adding them value of our 4 pillars

Meeting Point

We are a world reference meeting point for the sports industry on international level that provides its ecosystem exclusive contacts and offers unique opportunities

Innovation

We believe in innovation and talent, transparency of activity, total dedication to our associates and the projects we carry out with them

GSIC Sports Scenarios

Developing the future of sport together

Our Team

General Manager of the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft

Iris Córdoba

She has developed her professional career linked to enterprise development and the support of SMEs from the public and private side, with special focus on culture sector, Spanish language-related economy, entertainment and sports industry. Specializing in project management, networking creation and business development. Since the beginning of 2015, she has launched the GSIC promoted by Microsoft, a collaborative initiative between the public, private and academic sectors, which aims to promote innovation in the sports industry, creating an ecosystem composed by nearly 200 companies and institutions that generate synergies and value projects in the sector.

Strategic Alliances & Business Development Director

Iñigo Bonilla

He has developed his professional career fully linked to the sports industry, with over 5 years of experience working at different sports companies, such as LaLiga where he has been managing and developing the CRM Strategy for 2 years. Holds a dual degree in Business & Marketing and a Master degree in Sports Management and Sports Marketing.

Head of Communications & Public Affairs

Sofiya Goncharova

Born in Ukraine, Sofiya holds a Degree in Film, Television and Social Media studies by Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain) as well as a Master Degree in Official Protocol, Production, Organization and Design of events. She had complimented her training with Digital Marketing studies and International Media and Communication courses at Aarhus University (Denmark). She has developed her professional career linked to communication, digital marketing, and event management working at different media such as Factoria Plural and Boomerang TV, communication and event agencies such as CTC, Somosaguas, and Event Management. Since 2018 Sofiya is leading communication and public relations at Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft, working closely with technology-based companies who develop solutions for the Sports industry. One of the main activities she develops at her position is a regular creation of contents to create connections mong sports-tech ecosystem worldwide, spread knowledge about disruptive innovation, bring digital transformation to the sports industry and boost tech-based companies’ businesses.

Partners Solutions Program Manager

Jorge Gómez

With experience in management and administration of sports entities, he has a degree in Translation from the University of Valencia and a Master’s Degree in Management of Sports Companies. He has always been linked to the world of sport as a sportsman, trainer, and manager. For the last 6 months he has been in charge of the Microsoft Solutions Pillar at Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft, an innovation hub that gathers startups, tech companies, sports entities, leagues, federations, universities and public institutions in order to help them with their digital transformation process and creation of technological strategic plans. His job at GSIC is to promote and prescribe the Microsoft Solutions through a Microsoft Partners Portfolio and to increase the Microsoft Partner Network with GSIC members and other organizations of the sports ecosystem, so they can make use of Microsoft technology, especially the Azure cloud. Thanks to Azure, sport-tech companies are able to develop and sell their own technology through the Microsoft Sports Solutions Portfolio.

APAC Content Program Manager

Andrea Suinaga

She has developed her professional career linked to marketing and public relations with a focus on mass consumption and sports media. She has worked in different companies such as Grupo Bimbo managing brand strategy and Claro Sports as responsible for logistics and public relations of both transmissions and football news.  She has a degree in Marketing and a Master in Sports Marketing.

DT Consultancy Services Director

Guillermo Marin

Guillermo is a person with multiple facets: Multilingual former Hockey Athlete, Sports industry industry professional with experience in innovation and digital transformation management.

With a business background and a creative, innovative and entrepreneurial attitude. He is always wanting to connect with disruptive people with one purpose: To encourage positive change and disruption so people and organisations can be empowered to contribute to a better, innovative and sustainable world.

Executive Assistant to President and Administration Manager

Anna Kusnierz

Experienced Executive Assistant with a demonstrated history of working both as a CEO assistant and as team assistant exposed to international cultures during work and studies. I am passionate about what I do and enjoy witnessing how Sports customers become digital businesses powered by Microsoft Cloud.

Facility Manager - Madrid

Antonio Pardo

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