GSIC Summit Madrid will return on May 25 & 26 with
"Esports, gaming & traditional sport in the era of Web 3.0" edition
The new edition of the GSIC Summit in Madrid will become a great meeting point for GSIC members to do networking, share their projects and solutions, exchange knowledge, discover more about technology trends in the sports industry, and create synergies.
We are waiting for you on May 25 & 26 in a new venue, TRUSS Madrid auditorium (located in Wizink Center)
On the first day, the agenda will cover topics such as sustainability in the sports industry, sports metaverse, blockchain and NFTs, fan engagement, fitness & wellness, AR and VR experiences, Esports, sponsorship, and more.
On the second day, we will invite you to the special workshop and networking activities.
You can already register to secure your seat for one of our biggest events of the year!
GSIC Summit also has different sponsorship models that you can get informed about by contacting [email protected]
GSIC and Kaizen Gaming are calling all startups for the new GameTech Challenge with support of Microsoft for Startups Program
Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC) and Kaizen Gaiming (Kaizen), one of the fastest growing GameTech companies internationally, are partnering forces to identify the most disruptive solutions and the latest technologies worldwide through Kaizen Gaming’s GameTech Innovation Challenge in the following aspects of fan engagement and interaction, UI/UX, web3.0, VR/AR and gamification of experiences:
Social Interaction: Create social funnels where Kaizen's users will be able to interact with each other while they are watching live matches or playing casino games.
Live Sport Visualizations: Use computer vision technology or any other technology in order to create 3D visualizations for live sport matches.
Gamification In iGaming: Open Challenge around Gamification in online Sports Betting and Casino. Think how p2p competitions can offer entertainment to Kaizen's users.
This call targets any company, regardless of its size and where it is based, that can solve any of these challenges, using technological innovations.
Presentation of White Paper “"Online Threats & Security Risks Facing Sport in a Post-Pandemic World"
On February 7, we presented this document with a round table with the experts on the matter and in this new White Paper “Online threats & security risks facing the sport in a post-pandemic world” you will find the best practices of relevant international organizations.
The GSIC powered by Microsoft and our members are working in different areas offering solutions for any type of challenge in the sports industry. Within these areas, we consider Sponsorship to be one of great potential (before the pandemic, it represented more than USD 69 billion). In 2022, sponsorship clearly started picking up, and enabling Sponsorship investment is the key area that differentiates brands and enables them to achieve their goals.
New white paper available
Download now – Online threats & security risks facing the sport in a post-pandemic world
At GSIC we are being conscious of the importance of cybersecurity in sports organizations because they hold sensitive and valuable information such as the personal data of players, employees, and fans, as well as financial and strategic information.
This paper includes best practices of governmental and private organizations such as Cricket Australia, FIFA, LaLiga, Cyfirma, and Microsoft, and it seeks to be a meeting point to highlight the value and importance of cybersecurity in the future of the sports industry.
…Tanja Bivic Plankar? – Helping blockchain technology to reach mass adoption
This month we had a conversation with Tanja Bivic Plankar, the President of Blockchain Association Europe to discuss some of the challenges that companies face when implementing blockchain technology and provide an example of blockchain implementation in the sports industry. Tanja also shared her predictions for the use of blockchain technology in the next five years and talk about an upcoming conference called Mastercard 255 to the Moon, which will focus on blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and NFTs in the context of ski jumping.
One-Zero is the premiere sports tech conference, focusing on venture capital and high-growth startups, disrupting trends in areas like ticketing, sports betting, at-home fitness, fan engagement, and more. Each session of our Sports Summit features top sports VCs and founders who are both investing and building in various categories within sports tech.
We also offer insights of influential figures within the sports community. We have worked with the NHL, NBA, FAI, IRFU, and numerous other bodies to provide premium content since 2016.
GSIC members can benefit from 15% discount for tickets using the code GSIC15
Nanfor Case Study: Next Generation Funds for Microsoft Partners: Case Study
After the launch for IT training projects in several autonomous communities and for different initiatives to help Microsoft partners receive Next Generation funds to train and certify their technicians, Nanfor has obtained the necessary resources for 10 Microsoft partners to train a total of 846 technicians during 2023
Seyu featured in the Champions Hockey League Final
Lulea Hockey and Tappara Tampere were gearing up for the all-or-nothing Final of the 2022/23 Champions Hockey League earlier this month.
Thanks to Seyu's solution, fans at the venues and those who could not travel had the opportunity to show their devotion and support the players in their pursuit of success from the jumbotrons – see photo attached.
International Sports Groundbreakers Challenge moves to the screening process
This challenge that we organized in partnership with Sport Singapore aims to motivate businesses to think outside the box and come up with novel ideas in the same spirit as driving transformation and facilitating capability development.
Leading international sport entities have shared with us their problem statements that we worked on to present to the sport tech community within the International Sports Groundbreakers Challenge.
Over 70 startups and companies have already applied to offer their solution to the problem statements posted by sports entities.
The application process will close on February 3, so don't miss your last chance to participate in this project!
GSIC APAC & global members are invited to participate in investors sessions we are organizing with different funds.
you will get 10 mins to pitch, including Q&A, and the agenda is below. I have left some buffer time, but please do practice and tailor your pitches for the 10 mins slot, and we will have the opportunity for followup 1:1 conversations immediately after the day, or as a subsequent followup.
You can select one of the offered dates for participation and submit your info.
Presentation WP "Online Threats & Security Risks Facing Sport in a Post-Pandemic World" – February 7, 2023
Investors Day – February 16, 2023
Visit Taiwan Institute for Information Technology – February 21, 2023
Sportel Bali- February 23-24, 2023
Next Industry Events
Live! Matters, Hong Kong – March 2
Outside of HK the global live event industry has bounced back, and it has bounced back big. With China and HK reopening their borders it can only be good news for an industry affected worse than most as “first in last out” of the pandemic.
What have we learned since the last Live Matters in 2019 (hint – it’s a LOT!)? What does the future look like in HK and beyond? What is hybrid and how will Web3 & the metaverse affect the industry in going forward?
Thailand Health, Wellness and Fitness Expo – June 8-11
The Expo covers the main aspects of healthy living, including: Fitness focusing on your physical health and wellness encapsulating nutrition, strength, conditioning, flexibility, and body composition looking at the ways in which they influence each other and the way in which choices create entire lifestyles. GSIC Members can get 15% discount on exhibition booth. Contact us to get yours.