Day 1 - Tue, 16 Jan




09:30 – Doors open and accreditations



10:00 – Networking Coffee



10:30– Welcome by Iris Córdoba, General Manager, GSIC



10:40 – International Sports Groundbreakers Challenge, 2nd Edition



12:40 – Lunch Break & Networking



MS Singapore Office

13:45 – Visit to Microsoft Experience Center (on invitation only)


 MS Singapore Office

16:15 – Working Group – International Delegation Roundtable and Knowledge Sharing on “Mass Participation Events” (on invitation only)


 GSIC Office

14:00 – Working Group – Esports “Esports Evolution: Olympic Aspirations and Technological Innovations””Esports Evolution: Olympic Aspirations and Technological Innovations” with the Global Esports Federation and Professional Videogames League


 GSIC Office

14:00 – Workshop – Create an AI Powered Innovative tool with Generative AI today with Marcus Tee, Data & AI Tech Specialist, Microsoft Singapore 


 GSIC Office

15:30 – Investors Day


Day 2 - Wed, 17 Jan




08:00 – Doors Opening & Acreditations (OCBC Lounge)



08:30 – Women’s Networking Coffee



09:00 – Opening & Welcome by host



09:05 – Keynote: Sports Reimagined, powered by AI – Microsoft & GSIC


  • Sebastian Lancestremère, Sports Managing Director, Microsoft Corp

09:35 – Keynote: Key Trends and Opportunities in the Sport and Fitness Industry 

  • Roy Teo, Chief (Industry Development, Technology & Innovation), SportSG


Block one – New Fan Experiences



09:50 – Empowering Fans with Generative AI in Content Creation


  • Sheila Rasu, Head of Marketing & Communications, NBA Asia
  • Matthew Buckingham, Vice President, Alice & Smith
  • Rafael Achaerandio, APJ Region Sales Executive Director, Global Azure Data & AI, Microsoft
  • Moderator: Unmish Parthasarathi, GSIC Ambassador


10:20The importance of fan centricity to the commercial side of sports


    • Paulo Pinto, CEO, Advanced Sponsorship Insights


10:27 – Keynote “Technology trends for S&E in 2024″


    • Alejandro Scannapieco, CEO, Sportian


10:50 – Break



Block two – Metaverse, Gaming & Esports



11:20 Best Practice: Sport Metaverse Fan Experiences


    • Christoph Ortlepp, Co-founder & COO, Virtex


11:30 – Keynote “Impact of Digital Transformation on Sporting Organisations”


    •  David Portas, Chairman and Founding Partner, Portas Consulting


11:50 – Panel Discussion: Gaming & Esports: Interactive Entertainment


    • Mark Chay, Executive Director, Global Esports Federation
    • Warren Cho, World Wide Azure Gaming Leader, Microsoft
    • Cesar Ortega, Sales Leader, Xsolla
    • Jordi Soler, CEO, LVP – MediaPro
    • Moderator: Jie Ming Tay, GSIC Ambassador


12:25 – Best practice: Approaching Real Money Fantasy and Sports Gaming in SEA


    • Irina Ais, Founder and CEO of Playpal Global – FantasyXchange


12:32 – Panel Discussion: Evolving Playingfields: AI and Elite Partnerships Reshaping Asian Sports


    • Lukas Weigel, Associate Director – Partnerships & Business Development, Infront Sports
    • Ameya Sawant , Director – Product, Growth & Special Projects, ONE 
    • Erica Kerner, MD, Global Head of Sponsorship & Events, Standard Charted Bank
    • Moderator: Iñigo Bonilla, Strategic Alliances & Business Development Director, GSIC powered by Microsoft


13:00 Orion Innovation Keynote


    • Satish Kumar, Global Head of Sport and Entertainment, Orion Innovation


13:20 – Demo Activations



13:40 – Break – Lunch & Networking



Block three – Open Innovation, Sustainability & Social Impact



14:45 Best Practice: Smart Living and Sustainability Into a Modern Urbanized World


    • Daniel Hill, Co-founder, Aquivio


14:55 – Panel Discussion: Intelligent Arenas: How AI is Shaping the Next Generation of Smart Stadiums


    • Andrew Low, Group Head, Technology & Data, KASM (SportsHub)
    • Ignacio Alonso, Group CMSO & Strategy, TRISON
    • Lukas Daxer, Area Manager People Access Sales APAC, Skidata
    • Rukmini Bahl, SVP, Corporate Development, Fortress
    • Moderator: Stuart Snowden, CEO, IPSEM Squared


15:35 Panel Discussion: Women Leading the Change in World Sports


    • Vivian Wang, Asia Manager, FIBA 3X3
    • Melissa Soobratty, Broadcast Director, WTT
    • Moderator: Peggy Tng, Managing Partner, Tao Li Swimming Club / GSIC Ambassador


16:05 – Panel Discussion: Problem Statements and Open Innovation Programs in the Sports Industry


    • Mark Abberley, Director of Strategy and Operations, NEOM Sport
    • Iris Córdoba, General Manager, GSIC
    • Moderator: Guillermo Marin, Services Director, GSIC powered by Microsoft


16:25 Fireside Chat: Presentation – AI in the Arena: Educational Insight into Tomorrow’s Sports Technology


    • Pau Garcia-Milà, Co-founder, Founderz
    • Neha Monga, Strategy & Operations Leader – Data Security, GRC & Identity Solutions for Asia, Microsoft


16:40 Fireside Chat – Saudi Arabia Sports Industry Strategic Development


    • Mohammed S. Awlia, General Manager of Strategy Planning, Saudi Arabia Ministry of Sport
    • Sebastian Lancestremere, Sports Industry Managing Director, Microsoft


17:00 – Conference Closure




17:00 – Networking at GSIC Office