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Eurosport
chief executive officer

Jean-Thierry Augustin, has been promoted to the position of chief executive officer, Eurosport Group, with effect from June 1, 2013.

Jean-Thierry is a graduate of HEC Paris business school. He started his business career in 1991 with Airsys ATM, a Thomson-CSF (now Thales) - Siemens joint venture, and became Director of Export Asia-Pacific before leaving in 2000 to co-found Prizzo.com.

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Eurosport
Director of Acquisitions

For a fan and player of sport Laurent Prud'Homme's career has enabled him to work within a sports business environment for over 14 years. Today his role a Eurosport focuses on the most essential of tasks, acquiring sports rights which give the Pan-European broadcaster the entertaining and commercially relevant content required to compete in a fiercely competitive media and entertainment industry.

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NBA
Vice President - Media Distribution & Emerging Markets

Dan Markham was appointed Vice President, Media Distribution for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in April 2011. In Feb 2012, Dan’s role was expanded adding overall responsibility for the NBA in the Middle East, Turkey and Russia. Based in the NBA’s European headquarters in London, Markham works closely with the league’s New York office in leading its distribution of NBA content – including NBA Games and NBA-themed programs – on television and digital platforms throughout the region.

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International Paralympic Committee
Communications and Media Director

Craig joined the IPC in September 2010 and has overseen the Paralympic Movement’s biggest growth spurt in terms of media coverage and awareness which has coincided with the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

As IPC Director of Media and Communications he is responsible for all media relations, press office, online and social media functions for the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. He also acts as the IPC’s official spokesperson.

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Perform Group
Commercial Director

Rhys Beer is a specialist in digital sports media with extensive experience of both Paid and Free business models. In his current role as Commercial Director for PERFORM’s multi-media sports news service OMNISPORT, Rhys is responsible for the negotiation of multi-platform, global rights agreements, product development, product strategy and the global distribution of the OMNISPORT service.

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M&P Silva
Head of Digital

Sameer Pabari is responsible for all things digital at MP& Silva, the international media rights agency which represents premium sports rights including Serie A, Premier League, Bundesliga and ATP. His primary role is to design and execute a digital strategy to reinvent MP & Silva from its traditional function as a TV sales agency into a multi-platform distribution partner for sports rights holders.

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Infostrada
Chief Creative Officer

Originally a journalist, Roeland is former Director of Future Media at NOS (Dutch Public Broadcasting) and developed many digital applications and channels for which NOS received international recognition. Launched the first Dutch ‘Second Screen’ during the Tour de France of 2007.

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Sports New Media
CEO

Nick has been involved with a range of start-ups, the most prominent being IPT, one of Europe's leading online data owners. Co-founded in 1999 he grew it to an AIM listed public company with a marketing cap of £200m+. Nick’s currently CEO of Sports New Media where he’s leveraging social media and the draw of the sports star to build the largest sports fanbase in the world.

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USA Swimming
Chief Marketing Officer

Matt Farrell is the Chief Marketing Officer at USA Swimming overseeing sponsorships, marketing, public relations, social media and publications. USA Swimming is experiencing all-time high in revenue, with partners such as Marriott, BMW, Phillips 66, AT&T.

Farrell worked for the U.S. Olympic Committee on new media marketing and was the Director of Internet Marketing for Warner Bros., handling consumer DVD marketing for properties such as The Matrix, Humphrey Bogart, The Wizard of Oz and Scooby-Doo.

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Sportfive International
Digital & Innovation Manager

Maxime Lebessou is responsible for developing SPORTFIVE INTERNATIONAL digital strategy, create new business opportunities and act as consultant for SPORTFIVE International clients. Maxime has spent more than 9 years in the sport business. He has developed long term relationships with the main digital operators and continues to develop innovative sports services with them on behalf of Sportfive and its partners.

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deltatre
Chief Product Officer

Carlo began working for deltatre in 1988 and has participated in every step of its impressive growth. As early adopter of the web, since 1994, Carlo is now driving the company's efforts around social media and multi-platform digital solutions introducing the Holistic User Experience concept and is responsible for Strategic Product and Technical guidance and is also active in Business Development and Strategic Clients sponsor.

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Professional Sports Group
CEO

Jamie, 43, has worked in sports marketing since 1991 when he graduated from Edinburgh University with an MA in modern languages. Following five years working directly with Mark McCormack at IMG, Jamie set up Professional Sports Group (PSG) www.profsports.com. Today PSG has 40 full-time employees in offices in Abu Dhabi and London.

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Sky Sport
Director Digital Media

David Gibbs has been at Sky for over a decade in a variety of roles within the sports digital domain where he has been involved in the development of Sky’s digital, product and commercial offerings. Over the years, Sky has become a multi-platform media company for television, internet and telephony and David has been responsible for the expansion and execution of multiple online, mobile, tablet and interactive TV platforms provided by the business.

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Opta
CEO

Aidan Cooney is the founder of Opta and has been its CEO since 2002.  He has overseen its establishment as a leading sports data business in Europe with operations in the top five sports markets in the continent.  The business has grown to collect data in 17 different sports servicing more than 200 customers worldwide. 
 

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Generate
Managing Director

Rupert has 15 years experience working for some of the world’s leading sponsors and rights holders. Over the last 9 years Generate has grown into one of the UK’s leading and fastest growing sponsorship agencies. He oversees the day to day running of the business and its service divisions (Consultancy, Activation / PR, Events and Sales) as well as the agencies expansion and development. He also manages relationships with joint venture partner offices in Atlanta, Paris, Doha, Beijing and Shanghai.

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England and Wales Cricket Board
Managing Director Global Events and Marketing

Steve retired from International cricket in 2003 after 14 years of professional cricket and moved into sports administration as Commercial Manager with Cricket South Africa.

In 2006, he was appointed to the role of Tournament Director for the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 held in South Africa and he also directed the second edition of the event in England in 2009.

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Volvo Ocean Race
Editor in charge

Kevin Fylan runs all multimedia content for the Volvo Ocean Race, ensuring the story of sailing's pre-eminent round-the-world adventure gets out to fans via broadcast and print media worldwide and through the event's own digital channels. Before joining the Volvo Ocean Race in 2011, Kevin was a soccer writer and general sports correspondent for Reuters in Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Frankfurt, Berlin and London, while leading the company’s expansion into digital delivery of sports stories

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EurodataTV Worldwide
Vice President

Born in 1948, Jacques BRAUN is a graduate in economic sciences and a doctor in applied economics. In 1970 he joined the SOFRES as a research analyst.

In 1974 he worked as head of marketing research at UNISABI (MARS group). He became, in 1975, radio and television quality research manager at the Centre d'Etude d'Opinion. From 1978 onwards he held the post of managing director in charge of marketing and research for France and Italy at Radio Monte Carlo (RMC).

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Euroleague Basketball
Senior Manager, Marketing Partnerships

Born and raised in Dominican Republic, and relocated to Barcelona almost a decade ago. Although has been trained as an Economist, with specific post-graduate education in Banking & Finance both in the Dominican Republic and Europe, has always lived sports passionately and through a very personal bond –specially basketball!-.That inherent love for sports has pushed him towards achieving more academic and professional acumen in Sports Management & Marketing, road that ultimately led him to land at Euroleague Basketball in 2010.

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Turkish Airlines
Interactive Marketing Communications Manager

Having studied Economics, he chose to stay in advertising. He worked in advertising for almost 15 years as a Copywriter and as Creative Director and in Agency management positions. Then he moved on to Turkish Airlines as the Digital Advertising Manager. He combined his offline experience with the online worlds capabilities and this resulted in projects such as; Wings of Barcelona, Fans United, QR Flags, Kobe-Messi vs. Ice Cream and Eye Of The Fan. When he retires, he plans on continuing to give academic lectures full time. He is currently giving lectures part-time.

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Johan Cruyff Institute
Former field hockey player for Spain and Online Marketing Manager

Albert, Born July 15, 1981 in Terrassa, Catalunya, is a former field hockey player from Spain. He has 192 caps with the Spanish National Team and was part of the team at the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008 (Silver Medal) and Athens 2004 (4th)

Albert did an Undergraduate degree in journalism at the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona and an International Master of Sport Management at the Johan Cruyff Institute. He is now working as Online Marketing Manager at Johan Cruyff Institure.

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SportBusiness Group
Editorial Director

Kevin Roberts is the Editorial Director of SportBusiness International which he helped launch in 1996. Since then he has overseen the development of the monthly magazine as well as Sportbusiness.com, the world’s leading on-line source of information about the business of sport, and a specialist customer publishing service.
 

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