Keynotes | Hashtag Sports 2018


Thought leaders in sports and technology will convene at HS18 to share influential ideas and expert opinions in the sports capital of the world, setting the tone for the industry’s most diverse gathering of media, marketing, and sponsorship professionals.

Cultural Catalyst: A Conversation with Steve Stoute

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Monday, 6/25.9:00AM.Times Center.Main Stage

As a music industry veteran who has worked with artists including Jay-Z and Will Smith, Steve Stoute is now the founder and CEO of Translation, an ad agency dedicated to helping brands thrive in contemporary culture and a producer helping athletes like LeBron James fuel new age content. Join us as the media mogul spreads his spirit of disruption into the new sports economy.

Steve Stoute

Jason Feifer

A Fireside Chat with TV Media Luminary Tom Rogers

Session Info

Monday, 6/25.9:30AM.Times Center.Main Stage

The founder of CNBC and former President of TiVo, Tom Rogers is now pioneering the next big thing in live sports media as Executive Chairman of WinView, a live in-game sports prediction platform. Join us as Mr. Rogers provides veteran insights on sports media’s rabid evolution that is trying to make sense of injecting sports betting into the fray while addressing how WinView's interactive second-screen experience is singularly positioned to shake up the viewership of live sports and beyond.

Tom Rogers
Executive Chairman

Jason Feifer

A Conversation with World Cup Champion Hope Solo

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Tuesday, 6/26.9:00AM.Times Center.Main Stage

A leading voice for gender equality in sports and beyond, World Cup champion Hope Solo is on a mission to reshape the future of soccer. Join us as she discusses her views on the importance of diversity in leadership, opportunities for athletes in multimedia production and development, and her role as a social influencer inspiring a generation of Connected Fans.

Hope Solo
World Cup

Bonnie Bernstein
Walk Swiftly Productions

Athlete to Entrepreneur: How Sports Figures Play a Role in Startups that Change the World

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Wednesday, 6/27.9:00AM.Times Center.Main Stage

The modern athlete has more than just their financial capital - they have social capital as well. Through technological innovation and the digital evolution, a new generation of athletes are finding new opportunities as venture capitalists. Former National League MVP Ryan Howard joined SeventySix Capital as a Partner in 2017 with the mission of using his social capital to help innovative startup founders accelerate their ability to make an impact. Join Howard in conversation with SeventySix Capital's Wayne Kimmel as the pair explore his motivation for joining a venture capital firm, his experience investing in the esports and sports industries and the many ways that athletes can work with innovative companies and entrepreneurs looking to change the world.

Ryan Howard
SeventySix Capital

Wayne Kimmel
Managing Partner
SeventySix Capital

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