Sport Performance Innovation Forum


Time Session
0745 Registration & Arrival Tea and Coffee
Networking opportunity
0830 Introduction and Welcome from Sponsors
Scene setting – Sport Performance Innovation in Auckland. Where are we now? Where do we want to head?
0840 Keynote Speaker 1 – Brian Russell
Hear Brian Russell, founder of Zephyr Technology ( tell his story of taking an Auckland technology start up through a growth phase that led to acquisition by Medtronic - a global leader in real-time physiological and biomechanical monitoring solutions for sports markets.
0910 Showcase Session
Sports Performance Innovation business pitches

Listen to presentations from Auckland and New Zealand's most innovative sports businesses on how their products and services are being used here and internationally to give athletes, from elite to mainstream, an edge.

Businesses confirmed to pitch are Alphagen, Blinder, Circuband, Fortitude, Glory League, I.AM, Macroactive and NZ Fulvic.

Click here for further details on each of the companies. 
1030 Morning Tea
Networking opportunity 
1100 Themed Workshops
Running concurrently on Digital, Materials and Nutrition. Audience to select one stream to attend.

Each workshop includes an academic, business and sport sector perspective on the latest advances and future opportunities in their area of sports performance innovations.  

A panel discussion will bring it all together at the conclusion of the session and answer the question "what are the next steps in this area to enable further collaboration and commercialisation?" 

Digital workshop 
Speakers are Kerri McMaster, Performance Lab; Kylie Robertson, Igtimi; Mike Loftus, CricHQ; Jamie Tout, VX Sport; Ed Lodge, CSx; Kelly Sheerin, AUT Millennium and Ian Taylor, ARL.
Click here for more details on each of the speakers.

Nutrition workshop 
Speakers are Jeni Pearce, HPSNZ; Andrea Braakhuis, University of Auckland; Katherine Black, University of Otago; Wendy McGregor and Nick Moore, PlateMe; John Nolan-Neylan, Revvies Energy; Alexander Wastney, DesignWell Ltd. 
Click here for more details on each of the speakers.

Materials workshop 
Speakers are Tim Smyth, Core Composites Builders; Steve Leftly, Myovolt; Frances Joseph, AUT Textile Design Lab; Todd Gisby, StretchSense; Mark Finch, IMeasureU; Mark Battley, University of Auckland. 
Click here for more details on each of the speakers.
1300 Lunch
Networking opportunity
1345 Keynote Speaker 2 - Anton Davie
Anton joins us from Microsoft Corporation in Sydney and will share his insights gained from leading a global team of technical evangelists. The team have partnerships with global sporting organisations and teams such as NFL, PGA Tour and WTA to innovate in the areas of fan engagement, team & player performance and business operations.
1415 Keynote Speaker 3 - Paul Francis
Paul, joins us from Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon where he is currently Senior Director of Advanced Product Innovation. Paul has worked across different countries and in various capacities, all in the pursuit of improving athlete performance. His multi-disciplined background has allowed him to develop unique approaches to innovating for the modern athlete. Having worked with some of the great athletes, elite teams and world class organizations, his experience across the athlete ecosystem gives him a rare vantage point when looking towards the future of sport. 
1445 Update
On the development of a Human Performance Innovation Centre for New Zealand.
1455 Callaghan Innovation
C-Prize Wearable Technology Competition
1500 Panel Discussion
What does the future hold for Auckland and NZ in the sports performance area? How can we collectively make a mark on the world stage in sports performance innovation?
The panel includes keynotes speakers Paul Francis, Brian Russell and Anton Davie together with Mike Stanley, CEO of AUT Millennium and President of the New Zealand Olympic Committee. 
1520 Wrap up
Closing remarks and Thanks from Sponsors
1525 Drinks & Canapes
Networking opportunity
1600 Event Closes
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