Tom Friend

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Facial recognition not allowed at 2024 Paris Games

Daily / Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Biometric facial scans -- which were widely deployed as a security measure at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics -- will be prohibited at the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Paris due to French privacy law. Parisian politicians had lobbied for Olympic facial recognition software after riot police in...

Power Players: Underdog Venture Team

Weekly / Monday, November 21, 2022
Alysse Soll Chief Executive Officer Advisory,  Underdog Venture Team Long before Soll became the board chair for Women in Sports Tech, she was crashing into boards as a low-tech hockey player at Cornell. She learned the value...

Power Players: Hawk-Eye Innovations

Weekly / Monday, November 21, 2022
Dan Cash Managing Director, North America,  Hawk-Eye Innovations A replay of Cash’s professional career begins and ends with … replay. Cash oversees some of the most innovative technology known to sports leagues. Hawk-Eye is best known for...

Power Players: San Francisco 49ers

Weekly / Monday, November 21, 2022
Moon Javaid Chief Strategy Officer ,  San Francisco 49ers The San Francisco 49ers front office huddles up, too. They call it the Executive Huddle, a first-of-its-kind game-day control room that is the brainchild of Javaid, who simply...

Power Players: Peak Performance Project

Weekly / Monday, November 21, 2022
Marcus Elliott Founder and Director,  Peak Performance Project Elliott and Tom Brady won Super Bowls together — in intrinsically opposite ways. While Brady quarterbacked the Patriots in the early 2000s, the Harvard-educated Elliott was the franchise’s physiologist...

Power Players: Serena Ventures

Weekly / Monday, November 21, 2022
Serena Williams Founder,  Serena Ventures Williams may be moving away from tennis, but not from having a purpose. With a keen eye, she has turned Serena Ventures into her athletic afterlife, a venture capital firm devoted to...

Power Players: Sports Technology

Weekly / Monday, November 21, 2022
Technology has pervaded sports, but real impact is driven not solely by the tools themselves but by the engineers and the coaches, the analysts and the visionaries, the investors and the entrepreneurs. Rapid gains have been realized across athlete performance, business strategy, fan engagement, media and operations....

Power Players: SeventySix Capital

Weekly / Monday, November 21, 2022
Wayne Kimmel Managing Partner,  SeventySix Capital Kimmel and his venture capital firm SeventySix Capital invest in sports tech and athletes, not necessarily in that order. Kimmel is the rare entrepreneur whose portfolio includes cutting-edge companies such as...

Power Players: Techstars Sports Accelerator

Weekly / Monday, November 21, 2022
Jordan Fliegel Managing Director,  Techstars Sports Accelerator Fliegel is synonymous with Techstars and the two accelerators he manages in Indianapolis and New York City. What separates Fliegel is his innate sense of people, sports and teamwork —...