US mogul Ted Leonsis opens ‘Sportradar Connect’ series

Sportradar has launched its new ‘in-house curated’ media series ‘Sportradar Connect‘, providing viewers exclusive insights, analysis and deep takes on the business of sport, technology and innovation facing future disruptions.

The series will begin on 23 February with sports and entertainment mogul Ted Leonsis, who is the founder of Monumental Sports – the franchise owner of the Washington Capitals (NHL) and Washington Wizards (NBA), sharing his thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic’s long-term effects on the sports ecosystem.

Leonsis’ open discussion will be hosted by moderated by Sportico business reporter Eben Novy-Williams. Topics discussed by Leonsis and Novy-Williams will include the ‘road to recovery’, ‘engaging Generation Z’, and the future of fan experience and esports.

Throughout 2021, Sportradar Connect aims to feature the most prominent leaders and executives shaping the path of world sports. Furthermore, Sportradar will utilise its new media platform for bespoke sessions designed for specific customer and partner groups to secure new business insights.

Sportradar Global CEO Carsten Koerl said: “At Sportradar, we set the industry agenda by continuously pushing the boundaries of the work we do. Sportradar Connect is an opportunity to highlight the key technology and innovation trends to partners and the wider industry at large, while stimulating conversation and debate.

“We’re excited to welcome Ted as our first guest speaker. He is one of the pre-eminent business brains at the intersection of sports and innovation and it is an honour for Sportradar to have him launching our new event series.”

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