Noah Syken of IBM on leveraging AI & computing technology and Overwatch League & US Open partnerships

IBM has delivered digital experiences for some of the world’s most iconic event like Wimbledon, US Open, GRAMMYs among others. IBM recently partnered Overwatch League, global esports league with 20 city-based teams recently to bring IBM’s cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) technology to esports. The Playknox spoke with Noah Syken, Vice President, Sports and […]

Nasser Al Khori, Qatar 2022’s Generation Amazing Programmes Director on how the initiative aims to empower a million beneficiaries by 2022

Generation Amazing, a football for development initiative established in 2010 as part of Qatar’s successful bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup aims to reach a million beneficiaries by 2022. The pandemic may have slowed the process but the team is quite positive to achieve the target and is efficiently working with stakeholders globally. […]

Wolves marketing head Russell Jones: “In the last 12 months the Wolves brand has seen a 200% growth in follower acquisition”

Esports was already heralding the digital revolution and the pandemic has further accelerated its growth. Sports organisations/clubs have launched their own teams to compete to gain the edge. Total esports viewership is expected to grow at a 9% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2019 and 2023, up from 454 million in 2019 to 646 […]

Vita Dani, co-owner of Chennaiyin FC & Ultimate Table Tennis on preparation for ISL, mental health awareness & creating a centre of excellence for TT

Vita Dani is the co-owner of the two-time champion Hero Indian Super League club Chennaiyin FC and is the Chairperson & Co-owner of Ultimate Table Tennis – 11Sports. Vita’s vision is not only to create an elite football club in India with a growing legacy, but also develop a flourishing grassroots programme for young footballers […]

Inspire Institute of Sport CEO on using technology to monitor wellness of athletes, mental health and holistic development of athletes

Rushdee Warley, CEO of Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS) boasts of more than twenty years of experience in the Sports industry which includes coaching, leading the high performance programme for Swimming South Africa, working as a performance consultant for High Performance Sport New Zealand and leading the 2012 Olympic Games campaign for the swimming team […]

Olympian Abhinav Bindra on mental health awareness, why brands should support more shooters and Make a Mark project

Abhinav Bindra is India’s only individual Olympic Gold medalist. His gold in the 10-meter air rifle event at the 2008 Summer Olympics was also India’s first Olympic gold medal since 1980. He now serves as the CEO of Abhinav Futuristics Private Limited, an organization that works to bring science and technology into the sport and […]

FC Zenit’s editor on the club’s global digital strategy, innovative use of social media and growing female fan base

Russian football giants FC Zenit St. Petersburg recently clinched the Russian Premier League title with four games to spare in a season extended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The club has successfully managed to engage a global audience and popularize Russian football. The Playknox spoke with Mark Bowen, International editor of the club to know […]

Squawka co-founder & HalfSpace CEO Sanjit Atwal: “Growth across gambling-restricted markets will be one of the trends over the coming years”

Sanjit Atwal started his career in advertising at IPC Meda followed by senior positions in digital, technology and social media companies (covering start-ups, SMB’s & corporate) and eventually went on to become the co-founder and CEO of Squawka. His latest venture is Halfspace – a new category of sports & entertainment marketing agency. The Playknox […]

Cadbury’s Colin O’Toole on recent Premier League clubs partnerships, brand purpose and inclusiveness

Mondelēz International-owned chocolate brand Cadbury has recently partnered with six of the top Premier League clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC. The Playknox spoke with Colin O’Toole, the associate director of marketing of Cadbury about the strategy behind the partnerships, how Cadbury is ensuring diversity within the work place, Covid-19 challenges among […]

Dark Horses’ Dan Cunningham on tackling Covid-19 challenges, Football Beyond Walls campaign and launching Home Run

Sports Creative Agency Dark Horses with clients like Peloton, Nissan, Panini, LTA among others, recently worked with the charity Football Beyond Borders to drive conversation around mental health. The Playknox spoke with Dan Cunningham, Head of New Business for Dark Horses to know more about the campaign, tackling Covid-19 challenges, launching their own product among […]

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