One-Zero Sports and Technology Conference returns to Dublin in March 2023

Attendees of the One-Zero conference at the Aviva Stadium on the 29th and 30th March will be treated to some fascinating insights from sports, business and technology thought leaders. The event has just confirmed several new speakers to the line-up, including Thomas Ryan, VP of Basketball Strategy and Analytics at the NBA, Will Symon, Head of Partnership Development at Tottenham Hotspur, and Keily Blair, Chief Strategy and Operations Officer at Only Fans.

Ryan’s role at the NBA is to manage the Technology and Innovation function, which focuses on advancing and growing the game through cutting-edge initiatives, products, and partnerships. Symon has over a decade of experience in Premier League and global motorsport, having previously held senior commercial roles at Formula 1 and Formula E before taking responsibility at Spurs for delivering commercial growth across a variety of partnership verticals.

Blair’s role at internet content subscription service Only Fans is to formulate, drive and communicate the company’s strategic initiatives and future goals to users, commercial partners, and other key stakeholders. She will be speaking at One-Zero about how Only Fans provides a safe and innovative platform for athletes and sports training.

Also confirmed in the speaker line-up is former professional footballer Marvin Sordell, who retired from the game aged 28 to prioritise his mental health, before co-founding film production company Oneighty Productions and influencer marketing agency SWOOP. With other guests announced including Tobi Wakefield, the Managing Director of Jlingz Sports, one of Europe’s foremost E-Sports organisations, and Sam Jefferies, Commercial Director of Norwich City Football Club, the three-day conference is set to attract some of the biggest names from international rights-holders, sponsors, brands and agencies for learning, networking, and collaboration opportunities.

Speaking at the reveal of further exciting guests, One-Zero Chairman and Co-Founder Ross O’Dwyer said, “It’s incredible to be able to announce such a strong calibre of guests as One-Zero makes its long anticipated return to Dublin. Each speaker offers their own unique perspective based on their own experiences in the sports, business or technology sectors, and we are confident that every attendee will leave the Aviva feeling they have learned something. Our aim is to deliver cutting edge guests and we aren’t done yet. We will be announcing further exciting speakers very soon.”

Will Symon, Head of Partnership Development at Tottenham Hotspur said, “I’m excited to attend this year’s One-Zero to talk about the increasing convergence of sports and technology. At THFC, the topic has never been more important as we roll out new technologies at our state-of-the-art stadium, increase digital touchpoints with our fans and enhance the performance of our athletes.”

Tickets for the event are available via www.one-zero.com, with an early bird offer of €249 (ex VAT) running until the 28th of February.

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