Newsletter – July 2019

Newsletter – July 2019

GSIC Newsletter – July 2019
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GSIC Summit is coming soon!
GSIC Summit is right around the corner and we are really looking forward to seeing our members at our facilities in Madrid on September 11th and 12th.

The agenda for both days of the event is almost closed and GSIC members had received the latest version in the past few days. They can also read it on our private Members Area.

The program of activities for both days includes keynotes and interactive panels on the most trending topics of the sports industry such as “The importance of AI to increase the optimization of Smart Stadiums”, “How to meet your fans’ expectations”, “Technology as a Gateway to enhance athletes and teams performance”,” How to use business analytics to know your audience better” and more.

Also, we will organize working sessions with European Leagues, European Platform for Sports Innovation (EPSI) and Microsoft for startups.

GSIC members still can register for the Summit until September. 

 
Register
GSIC Latest
GSIC closes for summer vacation
GSIC facilities will remain closed from July 31 till August 25 as well as our team will be on vacation these days, but we will remain at your disposal for any urgent matter. 
We are hiring!
We have a vacancy for a Technical Program Manager. You can know more about the position and apply for this job from our website. 
Read More
GSIC Let’s Talk! – August 2019
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Women in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Sports – July 2
  • Only 56% of startups have at least one woman in an executive position, and only 40% have at least on the board of directors. (According to the Silicon Valley Bank report “Women in technology leadership 2019”)
  • Women lead 30% of startups in Europe (according to the European Commission) and in Spain the number positions at 17%. (According to Startup South Summit 2018)
  • In the list of Fortune 500 in 2019, only 6,4% (33 out of 500) of the companies are led by women.
These and other key facts were discussed during our debate table on July 2 by our participants  Iris Cordoba Mondejar, Beatriz Crespo Ruiz, Carmen Crespo Ruiz, Sonia Soria, Mercedes Wullich, Manuel Jordan, Reyes Bellver, Minerva Santana, Marina Boter, M. Carmen Fernández, Rubén Vinagre Sáenz, and Patricia Rodriguez Barrios.

Thanks to them we also could discuss such important topics as the positioning of the woman in two sectors that commonly are considered male, sport and technology. As it came up during the debates, education, visibility in the media, conciliation policies and collaborative work are keys to the growth and strong positioning of the woman in any professional area.


GSIC members can participate in the study that we are driving from the GSIC on such important aspects as female CEOs segment, female entrepreneurship, leadership, decision-making positions and participation in the sports industry involving also tech sector.
Read More
PONS IP Seminar on the ‘Impact and value of the brand in the sports field’
On July 10 we held at the GSIC a seminar on ‘Impact and value of the brand in the sports field’ offered by one of our members PONS IP, experts in defining strategies, creating, managing and defending intellectual property rights. PONS IP experts shared how to create, protect and enhance a brand within the sports industry.
 
During the seminar we developed the following topics:
The development of the brand linked to the world of sport
  • Disciplines, sportsmen and sports events
  • Articles, materials, and sportswear
– New opportunities for sports brands
  • Non-conventional brands
  • Reputation
Our members can watch the recording of PONS IP presentation on our private Members Area.
Read More
EPSI Annual Assembly for members and Co-Innovative in Sports Conference 

On July 4 and 5, our General Manager Iris Cordoba participated at EPSI Co-Innovative in Sport Conference where she was talking about the importance of technological innovation and how it impacts the sports industry. She also attended the Annual Assembly for EPSI members, European innovation network of which GSIC is also a part.

The EPSI Co-Innovate In Sport 2019 conference launched new challenges and opportunities for next years. This was the scope of the event,
organized in Brussels by the European Platform for Sport Innovation (EPSI) and Enterprise Europe Network.

Read More
Business Meeting with CD Universidad Católica Cruzados  – July 17
At the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC) we are constantly working on bringing innovation to sports entities and helping them with their digital transformation processes prescribing our members’ solutions.
 
This time we collaborated with sports club Universidad Católica Cruzados of Chile to organize on a Business Meeting where the club’s representatives met some of GSIC members during an online session and got to know their innovative technologies in Fan Engagement and Business Intelligence.
 
Club Deportivo Universidad Católica Cruzados is a professional football club based in Santiago, Chile, which plays in the Primera División, the top league of Chilean football.  Universidad Católica is one of the most successful and popular Chilean football clubs and considered one of Chile’s “Big Three”.
12th Networking session for GSIC members – July 22

On July 22 our members had a new opportunity to meet each other at the 12th GSIC Networking Meeting, an exclusive event for members that we celebrated at the Center’s headquarters (c / Goya, 90 – 28009 Madrid).

The session was open by Andrew Gilligan, Manchester City FC Head of Research and Insights, who shared the clubs’ vision on digital transformation processes focused on fan engagement.
Like in the previous occasions, we worked with an agile dynamic of short bilateral interviews so that all the attendees introduce themselves and get to know the rest of the participants. Later, we will share the data of all the attendees.

GSIC Members can watch the recording of the session on our private Members Area.

Watch Video
European Sports Tech Conversation: innovation & business development in sports 

The Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC), European Platform for Sport Innovation (EPSI) and Trentino Sviluppo joined forces with an aim to provide the sports innovation community across the industry with an added value.

Together we have launched a series of European
Sport Tech Conversations, exclusive online events that will help to disseminate knowledge on the most important and trending topics of the sports industry, provided by the most relevant stakeholders and experts in big data, IoT, blockchain, eSports, Cybersecurity, fan engagements and much more.

On July 25 we discussed how European accelerators are helping sports tech-based startups grow their businesses on sports industry market as well as what initiatives and project they are creating in order to promote and to bring the innovation closer to the sports entities. Our speakers Anna Hellman, Director – ThinkSport (Switzerland), Alex Zurita, Specialist Advisor – Technology for Participation – London Sport (United Kingdom), John van de Laar, Managing Director – SportBizz (Netherlands) shared
their experience working with different startups and entities in the European sports tech environment.

GSIC Members can watch the recording of this session on our private Members Area.

Watch the video
GSIC Institute classes to begin in October
GSIC Institute is moving forward and together with our members who signed up to be professors of the Master Degree in Digital Transformation of Sports Entities, we prepared the program and the content of this educational program that will begin on October 2019.

This summer in collaboration with ESBS we are preparing the teaching material for online classes shooting the videos of some of our professors. 


You are still on time if you are interested in signing up for this Master, we remind you that you can watch the recording of the Open Day session to get informed about the program here and if you are interested in entering this Master, contact [email protected] or [email protected] 
GSIC Institute
Members Area is available for all GSIC members
All GSIC Members can already access the private Members Area using their unique credentials. Members Area is an intranet, where all the Center’s members can find now more information about each other, share their content and get exclusive news from GSIC and its members.

If you are a GSIC member you can benefit on using this private area where you will find Virtual Meetings, Members catalog, Content shared by members, Working groups, Photos of activities, Microsoft Training, Important documents, Events.

 
Members Area
New members
Get to know new members who joined the GSIC in July 2019
 
Discover new members
Members News
ONTIER’S IT-Sport Entertainment practice

ONTIER puts its 25-member international team and startups sub-division to all GSIC partners’ disposition to provide them with innovative and business-oriented solutions that adjust to the strict requirements of any jurisdictions of interest.

All GSIC members are granted with five (5) free hours per year to make up to five consultations on any legal matter that deem significant for their project. The scope of consultations also includes Legal consultation sand/or revision of contracts.

Matters regarding the drafting of agreements, company registration and/or M&A transactions are excluded from the hour bag. Nevertheless, all GSIC partners are granted with a 20% discount on any matter that falls outside the scope of the hour bag as to optimize potential and ensure rapid and prosperous development of all partners

Read More
NFC Sound project awarded with the Prize Technology applied to Sport

The company Sngular received on Friday, July 5 at its headquarters in Madrid to close the Sngular Experience 2019 week with the presentation of the projects of the students participating in this technology campus and to decide, before an expert jury, the Prize Technology applied to Sport to be awarded next September 26 at the gala of the V International Awards Sponsors a Sportsman.

The five finalists for this award were the projects Clupik,
Kyperion, Sportmadness, NFC Sound and Scoutim.

Read More
Become a member!
Interested in becoming GSIC Member?
Over 200 entities from 32 countries have already become GSIC members!

Join them and benefit on all our activities: Networking, Virtual Meetings, Working Groups, Business Trips, Innovation Days, Inspiration Days, Co-creation Workshops, participation at startups 
competitionss, attendance to the international events and more.

Fill the Form on a link below to apply for GSIC Membership

 
Become a Member
International Events
The WOW Challenge regatta is presented in search of empowering female leaders in the business world
The 1st Official Edition of Wow Challenge 2019 the Solidary Regatta of FemaleLeaders (Entrepreneurs and Directors) in Spain. The initiative was presented on June 13 with a great reception.

Ana Soler, CEO and Founder of SPORT Leaders & Co and promoter of the initiative, explained that Wow Challenge 2019 was born with the objective of empowering women inside and outside of business organizations. It aims to publicize their abilities, abilities and resources, both personal and professional, but also to serve as inspiration and drive for all others. In addition, in a unique natural scenario, the sea, and with a highly differential tool, sail boats.
Read More

The BRASIL FUTEBOL EXPO was born as the MOST IMPORTANT SOCCER EXHIBITION of the Americas with a market worth 70 billion reais on average every year just in Brazil.

This will be the first initiative in the world of soccer whose mainly focus on EMPOWER and INTEGRATE the industry, generating awareness to students interested in the soccer market and for those professionals who are already working in this field.

Our mission is to ease the inclusion of a public of students ready to assist and develop the Brazilian soccer, since it proved to constantly improve and charm the world.

Find out more

A unique instance that will bring together women who break boundaries, break stereotypes, break their own records and are the protagonists of the evolution of sport. Participate in the great encounter of sport that empowers, inspires and generates a positive social impact.

Find out more

Building on the huge success of Mass Participation Asia which was founded by Chris in 2015 that has already attracted industry leading speakers and delegates from 21 countries to events in Singapore and Bangkok, plans are underway to expand into a network of global and regional conferences across the world. Mass Participation World’s conferences are designed and curated to foster collaboration and best practice in the mass participation industry.

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GSIC Newsletter – July 2019
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GSIC Summit is coming soon!
GSIC Summit is right around the corner and we are really looking forward to seeing our members at our facilities in Madrid on September 11th and 12th.

The agenda for both days of the event is almost closed and GSIC members had received the latest version in the past few days. They can also read it on our private Members Area.

The program of activities for both days includes keynotes and interactive panels on the most trending topics of the sports industry such as “The importance of AI to increase the optimization of Smart Stadiums”, “How to meet your fans’ expectations”, “Technology as a Gateway to enhance athletes and teams performance”,” How to use business analytics to know your audience better” and more.

Also, we will organize working sessions with European Leagues, European Platform for Sports Innovation (EPSI) and Microsoft for startups.

GSIC members still can register for the Summit until September. 

 
Register
GSIC Latest
GSIC closes for summer vacation
GSIC facilities will remain closed from July 31 till August 25 as well as our team will be on vacation these days, but we will remain at your disposal for any urgent matter. 
We are hiring!
We have a vacancy for a Technical Program Manager. You can know more about the position and apply for this job from our website. 
Read More
GSIC Let’s Talk! – August 2019
Register
Women in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Sports – July 2
  • Only 56% of startups have at least one woman in an executive position, and only 40% have at least on the board of directors. (According to the Silicon Valley Bank report “Women in technology leadership 2019”)
  • Women lead 30% of startups in Europe (according to the European Commission) and in Spain the number positions at 17%. (According to Startup South Summit 2018)
  • In the list of Fortune 500 in 2019, only 6,4% (33 out of 500) of the companies are led by women.
These and other key facts were discussed during our debate table on July 2 by our participants  Iris Cordoba Mondejar, Beatriz Crespo Ruiz, Carmen Crespo Ruiz, Sonia Soria, Mercedes Wullich, Manuel Jordan, Reyes Bellver, Minerva Santana, Marina Boter, M. Carmen Fernández, Rubén Vinagre Sáenz, and Patricia Rodriguez Barrios.

Thanks to them we also could discuss such important topics as the positioning of the woman in two sectors that commonly are considered male, sport and technology. As it came up during the debates, education, visibility in the media, conciliation policies and collaborative work are keys to the growth and strong positioning of the woman in any professional area.


GSIC members can participate in the study that we are driving from the GSIC on such important aspects as female CEOs segment, female entrepreneurship, leadership, decision-making positions and participation in the sports industry involving also tech sector.
Read More
PONS IP Seminar on the ‘Impact and value of the brand in the sports field’
On July 10 we held at the GSIC a seminar on ‘Impact and value of the brand in the sports field’ offered by one of our members PONS IP, experts in defining strategies, creating, managing and defending intellectual property rights. PONS IP experts shared how to create, protect and enhance a brand within the sports industry.
 
During the seminar we developed the following topics:
The development of the brand linked to the world of sport
  • Disciplines, sportsmen and sports events
  • Articles, materials, and sportswear
– New opportunities for sports brands
  • Non-conventional brands
  • Reputation
Our members can watch the recording of PONS IP presentation on our private Members Area.
Read More
EPSI Annual Assembly for members and Co-Innovative in Sports Conference 

On July 4 and 5, our General Manager Iris Cordoba participated at EPSI Co-Innovative in Sport Conference where she was talking about the importance of technological innovation and how it impacts the sports industry. She also attended the Annual Assembly for EPSI members, European innovation network of which GSIC is also a part.

The EPSI Co-Innovate In Sport 2019 conference launched new challenges and opportunities for next years. This was the scope of the event,
organized in Brussels by the European Platform for Sport Innovation (EPSI) and Enterprise Europe Network.

Read More
Business Meeting with CD Universidad Católica Cruzados  – July 17
At the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC) we are constantly working on bringing innovation to sports entities and helping them with their digital transformation processes prescribing our members’ solutions.
 
This time we collaborated with sports club Universidad Católica Cruzados of Chile to organize on a Business Meeting where the club’s representatives met some of GSIC members during an online session and got to know their innovative technologies in Fan Engagement and Business Intelligence.
 
Club Deportivo Universidad Católica Cruzados is a professional football club based in Santiago, Chile, which plays in the Primera División, the top league of Chilean football.  Universidad Católica is one of the most successful and popular Chilean football clubs and considered one of Chile’s “Big Three”.
12th Networking session for GSIC members – July 22

On July 22 our members had a new opportunity to meet each other at the 12th GSIC Networking Meeting, an exclusive event for members that we celebrated at the Center’s headquarters (c / Goya, 90 – 28009 Madrid).

The session was open by Andrew Gilligan, Manchester City FC Head of Research and Insights, who shared the clubs’ vision on digital transformation processes focused on fan engagement.
Like in the previous occasions, we worked with an agile dynamic of short bilateral interviews so that all the attendees introduce themselves and get to know the rest of the participants. Later, we will share the data of all the attendees.

GSIC Members can watch the recording of the session on our private Members Area.

Watch Video
European Sports Tech Conversation: innovation & business development in sports 

The Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC), European Platform for Sport Innovation (EPSI) and Trentino Sviluppo joined forces with an aim to provide the sports innovation community across the industry with an added value.

Together we have launched a series of European
Sport Tech Conversations, exclusive online events that will help to disseminate knowledge on the most important and trending topics of the sports industry, provided by the most relevant stakeholders and experts in big data, IoT, blockchain, eSports, Cybersecurity, fan engagements and much more.

On July 25 we discussed how European accelerators are helping sports tech-based startups grow their businesses on sports industry market as well as what initiatives and project they are creating in order to promote and to bring the innovation closer to the sports entities. Our speakers Anna Hellman, Director – ThinkSport (Switzerland), Alex Zurita, Specialist Advisor – Technology for Participation – London Sport (United Kingdom), John van de Laar, Managing Director – SportBizz (Netherlands) shared
their experience working with different startups and entities in the European sports tech environment.

GSIC Members can watch the recording of this session on our private Members Area.

Watch the video
GSIC Institute classes to begin in October
GSIC Institute is moving forward and together with our members who signed up to be professors of the Master Degree in Digital Transformation of Sports Entities, we prepared the program and the content of this educational program that will begin on October 2019.

This summer in collaboration with ESBS we are preparing the teaching material for online classes shooting the videos of some of our professors. 


You are still on time if you are interested in signing up for this Master, we remind you that you can watch the recording of the Open Day session to get informed about the program here and if you are interested in entering this Master, contact [email protected] or [email protected] 
GSIC Institute
Members Area is available for all GSIC members
All GSIC Members can already access the private Members Area using their unique credentials. Members Area is an intranet, where all the Center’s members can find now more information about each other, share their content and get exclusive news from GSIC and its members.

If you are a GSIC member you can benefit on using this private area where you will find Virtual Meetings, Members catalog, Content shared by members, Working groups, Photos of activities, Microsoft Training, Important documents, Events.

 
Members Area
New members
Get to know new members who joined the GSIC in July 2019
 
Discover new members
Members News
ONTIER’S IT-Sport Entertainment practice

ONTIER puts its 25-member international team and startups sub-division to all GSIC partners’ disposition to provide them with innovative and business-oriented solutions that adjust to the strict requirements of any jurisdictions of interest.

All GSIC members are granted with five (5) free hours per year to make up to five consultations on any legal matter that deem significant for their project. The scope of consultations also includes Legal consultation sand/or revision of contracts.

Matters regarding the drafting of agreements, company registration and/or M&A transactions are excluded from the hour bag. Nevertheless, all GSIC partners are granted with a 20% discount on any matter that falls outside the scope of the hour bag as to optimize potential and ensure rapid and prosperous development of all partners

Read More
NFC Sound project awarded with the Prize Technology applied to Sport

The company Sngular received on Friday, July 5 at its headquarters in Madrid to close the Sngular Experience 2019 week with the presentation of the projects of the students participating in this technology campus and to decide, before an expert jury, the Prize Technology applied to Sport to be awarded next September 26 at the gala of the V International Awards Sponsors a Sportsman.

The five finalists for this award were the projects Clupik,
Kyperion, Sportmadness, NFC Sound and Scoutim.

Read More
Become a member!
Interested in becoming GSIC Member?
Over 200 entities from 32 countries have already become GSIC members!

Join them and benefit on all our activities: Networking, Virtual Meetings, Working Groups, Business Trips, Innovation Days, Inspiration Days, Co-creation Workshops, participation at startups 
competitionss, attendance to the international events and more.

Fill the Form on a link below to apply for GSIC Membership

 
Become a Member
International Events
The WOW Challenge regatta is presented in search of empowering female leaders in the business world
The 1st Official Edition of Wow Challenge 2019 the Solidary Regatta of FemaleLeaders (Entrepreneurs and Directors) in Spain. The initiative was presented on June 13 with a great reception.

Ana Soler, CEO and Founder of SPORT Leaders & Co and promoter of the initiative, explained that Wow Challenge 2019 was born with the objective of empowering women inside and outside of business organizations. It aims to publicize their abilities, abilities and resources, both personal and professional, but also to serve as inspiration and drive for all others. In addition, in a unique natural scenario, the sea, and with a highly differential tool, sail boats.
Read More

The BRASIL FUTEBOL EXPO was born as the MOST IMPORTANT SOCCER EXHIBITION of the Americas with a market worth 70 billion reais on average every year just in Brazil.

This will be the first initiative in the world of soccer whose mainly focus on EMPOWER and INTEGRATE the industry, generating awareness to students interested in the soccer market and for those professionals who are already working in this field.

Our mission is to ease the inclusion of a public of students ready to assist and develop the Brazilian soccer, since it proved to constantly improve and charm the world.

Find out more

A unique instance that will bring together women who break boundaries, break stereotypes, break their own records and are the protagonists of the evolution of sport. Participate in the great encounter of sport that empowers, inspires and generates a positive social impact.

Find out more

Building on the huge success of Mass Participation Asia which was founded by Chris in 2015 that has already attracted industry leading speakers and delegates from 21 countries to events in Singapore and Bangkok, plans are underway to expand into a network of global and regional conferences across the world. Mass Participation World’s conferences are designed and curated to foster collaboration and best practice in the mass participation industry.

Find out more
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Sun, 07 Jun 2020 18:28:17 +0000 <![CDATA[GSIC Newsletter - December 2019]]> https://mailchi.mp/d38afcfe7549/gsic-newsletter-march-2486773 https://mailchi.mp/d38afcfe7549/gsic-newsletter-march-2486773 GSIC Newsletter – December 2019
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What we achieved in 2019 and what is coming in 2020

2019 was a remarkable year of growth and changes for us, and we at the GSIC powered by Microsoft appreciate having you as a part of our network. We want to thank all of our members who are renewing the membership from year to year, and we also appreciate the trust of those members who have just joined our family at the beginning of the year.

Our network keeps on growing. We are delighted to have members from over 36 countries and are even more excited to have welcomed Brazil, Cayman Island, Colombia, Ecuador, Monaco, and Uruguay as new countries to our map. 

We have increased the volume of our activity due to many new members this past year. This gave us an opportunity to have more people working in GSIC team.

In 2020 our members will have an opportunity to benefit on a bunch of new activities and initiatives such as:

  • New Strategic Plan 2020 – 2023 with new services and activities
  • Microsoft Sports Partners’ Solution Portfolio, which MS Sports team will promote directly to the sports entities they are working with
  • New investment activities
  • New Business Trip 
  • Collaboration projects with sports clubs 
  • Opportunity to celebrate an opening of a GSIC satellite in another continent
  • New editions of Sport Thinkers in different kind of sports
  • Collaborations with Spanish and international media, and much more!
Without any doubt, our 2019 was full of exciting challenges, opportunities and opened us new horizons, and we also thank our partners and collaborators outside GSIC member’s network who’s always showing their support and are willing to work together in order to foster the industry by joining forces!
 
Upcoming events
Virtual Meeting – Smart Stadium applied solutions, January 14, 10:00
January 14 at 10:00 – Meet Solos, and Snaptivity during our Virtual Meeting dedicated to solutions that improve Smart Stadium experience. 
Register
Esports Legal, Financial and Insurance Callenges – February 4, 10:00 
On February 4 at 10:00, we will hold the third meeting of our Think Tank organized in collaboration with Global Esports Summit. This time we will host speakers from such companies as Liberbank, Ontier and Mapfre, to discuss with them the main legal, financial and insurance aspects in Esports currently.   

Don’t miss this session!
Register
Participate in the Business Meeting with Atlético Nacional de Medellín!
At the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC) we are constantly working on bringing innovation to sports entities and helping them with their digital transformation processes prescribing our members’ solutions.
 
This time we are collaborating with sports club Atletico Nacional of Medellin to organize on January 15 at 15:30 a Business Day where the club’s representatives will be looking for innovative technologies in Fan Engagement and Business Insights areas, focused on membership, loyalty and customer services.
 
Club Atlético Nacional S. A., also known as Atlético Nacional, is a Colombian professional football team based in Medellín. The club is one of only three teams to have played in every first division tournament in the country’s history, the other two teams being Millonarios and Santa Fe. Considered to be one of the strongest clubs from Colombia, it is one of the most consistent clubs in the country. Atlético Nacional has won 16 league titles, four Copa Colombia and two Superliga Colombiana, a total of 22 domestic titles, making it the most successful team in Colombia. In 2016 Atletico Nacional won Copa Libertadores.
 
Any of GSIC members with solutions in these 2 areas can apply for the participation in Business Day with Atletico Nacional. Don’t miss the opportunity!
Register
Save the date for Business trip to Italy!
GSIC is preparing for its members a Business Trip to Italy so they can have an opportunity to meet the most relevant sports entities of this country. This activity will take place on March 3-4 of 2020 and we will visit Rome and Milan.
 
Pre-register now and we will share with you more details in the upcoming days.
 
Don’t miss the opportunity!
Pre-register
Esports Brands Challenges – December 17

On December 17 GSIC organized in partnership with GES a seminar on Esports Brands challenges to which we invited Mahou San Miguel, Movistar Esports, Razer and Fiesta Colombina to share their experiences sponsoring esports.

This new GESx raised a colloquium between great professionals in which we discussed the role of the collaborating and sponsoring brands
since they represent a large part of the economic impulse of the main agents of the territory: players, leagues, and events.

Our members can watch the recording of this session in our private members’ area.

 
Watch video
Virtual Meeting – Innovative technology enhancing players performance
On December 10 at 5 pm we held a Virtual Meeting “Innovative technology enhancing players performance”.

This VM was the first one from the series of sessions with the winners of Startup Competition 2019 that we organized together with LaLiga.

Our speakers from Thermohuman, IBV and Jump shared their solutions applied to team & player performance as well as to injury prevention. They also talked about their experience participating in the Startup Competition 2019 and working on the pilots with LaLiga.

Our members can watch the recording of this session in our private members’ area.

Watch video
Virtual Meeting – How to enhance your sports fans

Following the first Virtual meeting with Startups Competition 2019 winners, we organized on December 12 at 5 pm (Madrid time) we invite you to attend a Virtual Meeting “How to engage your sports fans”.

Our speakers from Fanwide and Watafan shared with our members their solutions applied to fan engagement and explain the platforms they developed for that. They also shared their experience working on the pilots with LaLiga.

Our members can watch the recording of this session in our private members’ area.

 
Watch video
Virtual Meeting – 

December 17 at 5 pm we held the third session with te winners of Startup Competition 2019 from the area of media and this time we talked about  “Trending solutions for media in sports industry”.

Our speakers from Cinfo, Sceenic and Spalk shared with the ecosystem their solutions applied to broadcast and streaming of sporting events.

Our members can watch the recording of this session on or private members’ area.

Watch video
Other activities
Students from La Salle University Barcelona               GSIC is offering a keynote at Mass     are on Inspiration Day at GSIC, December 3                     Participation World 2019 in                                                                                                        Singapore, December 1-3
GSIC is traveling to Mauritius to deliver               Students from Sergio Arboleda University
   a workshop on innovation in sports,                           
of Colombia, are learning about
                    December 11                                   technology applied to sports, December 12
Join our new LinkedIn private group for GSIC Members!

At the GSIC we are continually working on the creation of different opportunities for our members in order to help them grow. This time, after a joint design thinking session held during GSIC Summit on September, we have launched a new private group for GSIC members on LinkedIn to provide a new space where they can share their news, interesting feed for the sports tech ecosystem and reach out to other members for networking. 

If you are a GSIC member, you can join the group on the following link.

Join LinkedIn Group
Members Area is available for all GSIC members
All GSIC Members can already access the private Members Area using their unique credentials. Members Area is an intranet, where all the Center’s members can find now more information about each other, share their content and get exclusive news from GSIC and its members.

If you are a GSIC member you can benefit from using this private area where you will find Virtual Meetings, Members catalog, Content shared by members, Working groups, Photos of activities, Microsoft Training, Important documents, Events.

 
Members Area
New members
         Get to know new members who joined the GSIC in December 2019
Discover new members
Members News
Get paid to watch your favorite sports team! FanWide launches FanChain on its platform to reward sports fans

FanWide, America’s largest fan club network, has integrated FanChain into their platform, allowing fans to earn FANZ tokens whenever they watch their favorite team.  FanChain by SportsCastr rewards fans through engagement, such as going to events, sharing on social or entering a raffle.  The FANZ Tokens can be trading in for cash, prizes and other sports-related merchandise, or they can be exchanged for other goods and services within the FanChain network.

VU Security opens a new office in UK to continue its international expansion

The multinational cybersecurity company, which operates in more than 22 countries, lands in London with the aim of expanding to the European market.

VU Security, a multinational cybersecurity company focused on fraud prevention and identity protection, which has already more than 100 corporate clients in Latin America, announces its landing on the European continent with the opening of a new office in London, under the name VU Security Limited.

During 2019, prestigious entities from different parts of the world recognized VU’s effort to improve citizens’ lives: Microsoft Country Partner of the Year, Softshell Vendor Award in Germany, winners of the Accelerate Spain program, and as finalists of the competition organized by the New York City Hall and Jerusalem Venture Partners, Israel’s leading venture capital firm.

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Tech Innovation of the Year award

Our congratulations to Sponix Tech for winning the Tech Innovation of the Year award in BroadcastPro ME Awards 2019. The award is the result of the genuine talent and works of the innovative tech team at Sponix. The long path to progress is still ahead, but Sponix team is in the right direction to become a main player in the sports technology market.

Nine years ago, the BroadcastPro Summit & Awards first created a unique and dynamic forum for knowledge sharing and collaboration between broadcast professionals in the Middle East and North Africa. Now meticulously evolved by CPI Trade Media, the 2019 edition held on November 3 at Habtoor Grand, Dubai Marina, featured a remarkably rich debate on the key issues impacting the sector, bringing together more than 200 of the industry’s top professionals – and concluding with a glittering awards gala celebrating the market-makers and creative talents who push the bar ever-higher.

Ronaldo L. Nazário, president of the Real Valladolid, and Luigi de Siervo, CEO of Italy’s Serie A, will offer stellar keynotes during Sports Summit México 2020

The Sports Summit MX, the largest business and innovation event in the sports industry in Latin America, has announced a lineup of outstanding figures that will be present on February 26 and 27 at the Citibanamex Convention Center in Mexico City.

The organization confirmed that the 2020 edition will end on a high note thanks to the participation of international football legend Ronaldo Nazário in his capacity as President of Real Valladolid. World champion for Brazil in 1994 and 2002, named the best player in the world three times and three-time winner of the Golden Ball, Ronaldo arrives as an entrepreneur to relate his challenges and achievements after one year as the president of the Spanish club. 

Another outstanding figure that will attend as a speaker is Luigi de Siervo, CEO of the Italian Serie A, a top-level executive of one of the most valuable championships on the planet. He will share his entire strategy as well as the main keys in order to combat piracy. 

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Fly-Fut begins recording with drones in Barcelona

The Spanish Startup demonstrates the first step of scalability and already serves in Madrid and Barcelona

Fly-Fut is changing the world of football. The start-up, which began its activity in 2017, is a pioneer in the recording of amateur football matches with drones. Fly-Fut has a clear objective: that amateur soccer players feel like their idols, like professional soccer players. Since he began his activity, he has managed to film more than 2000 official meetings. The start-up has achieved that approximately 5000 players do not miss a minute of their matches. The entire community it serves can enjoy their football through the Fly-Fut app in two formats: the full game and with a highlight of the best moments of the meeting with commentator and professional effects.

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International Events

Next January 29 GSIC will be attending a Brokerage Event in Brussels organized by the European Platform and Sport Innovation who’s carrying out this activity in order to support partners and organizations in developing their sport ideas, turning them into real European projects: Sports Project Lab 2020.

In EPSI House Of Sport (Rue Joseph II, 40), attendees will participate in active round-table sessions with different consultants, experts in four different EU co-financing programs: Erasmus+, COSME, Horizon 2020 and LIFE.

 
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The inaugural event in 2018 featured 700+ executives and 350 sporting organizations, establishing itself as the world’s most disruptive sports technology conference. For 2020 it has been rebranded and refocused as the Digital Transformation in Sports Summit, providing the platform for world-leading insight on how global and domestic sports, media and technology brands can optimize digital technology to improve fan engagement and experience, whilst expanding revenue streams through digital innovation.

How do organizations remain at the forefront of the way people play and watch sports, both live at the event and at home? How successfully are traditional right holders embracing eSports and will it ultimately increase or decrease traditional sports engagement? How can rights holders maximize their opportunities with OTT/ streaming services? 

Microsoft Sports team will be offering a keynote at this event.
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Sports Summit México will be back on February 26 and 27 in Mexico city!

One of the biggest sports industry events in LATAM will bring together the industry’s stakeholders again to discuss its main topics: fan engagement, anti-piracy, innovative technologies, digital transformation, and much more.

Our General Manager 
Iris Cordoba will be attending this event with a keynote.

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Sportbiz europe is the meeting point for the sports business sector, with a distinctive stamp of qualified networking, in a casual and inspiring atmosphere. a two-day event in the exciting Barcelona, focused on the hottest topics in the industry, in transformation, innovation and in foreseeing the market’s future.

Get now the Early bird tickets with
50% of discount!

Our Director of Business Development and Innovation, Iñigo Bonilla, will attend this event with a keynote.
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GSIC Newsletter – December 2019
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What we achieved in 2019 and what is coming in 2020

2019 was a remarkable year of growth and changes for us, and we at the GSIC powered by Microsoft appreciate having you as a part of our network. We want to thank all of our members who are renewing the membership from year to year, and we also appreciate the trust of those members who have just joined our family at the beginning of the year.

Our network keeps on growing. We are delighted to have members from over 36 countries and are even more excited to have welcomed Brazil, Cayman Island, Colombia, Ecuador, Monaco, and Uruguay as new countries to our map. 

We have increased the volume of our activity due to many new members this past year. This gave us an opportunity to have more people working in GSIC team.

In 2020 our members will have an opportunity to benefit on a bunch of new activities and initiatives such as:

  • New Strategic Plan 2020 – 2023 with new services and activities
  • Microsoft Sports Partners’ Solution Portfolio, which MS Sports team will promote directly to the sports entities they are working with
  • New investment activities
  • New Business Trip 
  • Collaboration projects with sports clubs 
  • Opportunity to celebrate an opening of a GSIC satellite in another continent
  • New editions of Sport Thinkers in different kind of sports
  • Collaborations with Spanish and international media, and much more!
Without any doubt, our 2019 was full of exciting challenges, opportunities and opened us new horizons, and we also thank our partners and collaborators outside GSIC member’s network who’s always showing their support and are willing to work together in order to foster the industry by joining forces!
 
Upcoming events
Virtual Meeting – Smart Stadium applied solutions, January 14, 10:00
January 14 at 10:00 – Meet Solos, and Snaptivity during our Virtual Meeting dedicated to solutions that improve Smart Stadium experience. 
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Esports Legal, Financial and Insurance Callenges – February 4, 10:00