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The Future of Sports: From AR/VR for Fans to Machine Learning for Coaches

About this event

Sports are a microcosm of our ever-changing world, a reflection of our broader society, and a lens through which to examine future scenarios.  Athletic performances and the business of sports are under the microscope of global investors, talent scouts, and even fantasy football gamers.  

Athletics will dominate the world stage in 2018 with the winter Olympics on the Korean peninsula and the World Cup held in Russia.  Which story will emerge -- the political backdrop, systematic doping, or a stunning performance by an underdog?

In this session, you will:

  • Understand the intersection of sports and emerging medical technologies;

  • Discover how the pros train both physically and mentally in order gain a competitive advantage;

  • Hear how machine learning is shaping how the game is coached;

  • Gain insight into why e-sports could be the future; and

  • Peer into new fan experiences powered by augmented and virtual reality technologies.

Join Chris Cowart to catch a glimpse of sports and competition of the future -- whether you are in the sports and entertainment industry, a committed athlete, an enthusiastic fan, or a student of exponential technology.

About Chris Cowart

Chris Cowart is a futurist, innovation leader, and venture investor.  

Over a 14 year career at IDEO, he pioneered the human factors and user research disciplines in the design industry; launched many ‘first of their categories’ like Tivo and Handspring; innovated for big brands like BMW, Medtronic, Pfizer, and Walmart; established new IDEO locations in Boulder + Munich; founded the Health + Wellness practice; created fundamental content around behavior change; and incubated a number of successfully venture-backed companies.

In 2014, Chris joined the Montage Ventures team as a Venture Partner.  He engages in deal diligence and across the seed stage portfolio to advise on product, design, brand, and business topics.

He serves as design & corporate innovation faculty at Singularity University in Silicon Valley.  Chris also collaborates with the FWD team in San Francisco as Executive Editor for futurist content on sports and healthcare.  

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