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November 06, 2013

Fitness and Sports Technology Expo Shapes Agenda to Highlight Industry Performance Trends and Tips

Norwalk, CT – November 6, 2013 – TMC today announced the agenda for its Fitness and Sports Technology (FAST) Expo, held December 9, 2013, at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, California. The FAST Expo will share expertise and insight about the burgeoning market for fitness and sports technologies, with a sharp focus on the use of wearable, mobile and data tech.

The event will kick off with a keynote address by STATS Director of Elite Development, Paul Robbins at 11:30 am, titled “No Stone Left Unturned – STATS and the Discovery and Analysis of Real-Time Player Game Data.” During the keynote, Robbins will explore how the Women's National Soccer Team and other U.S. pro sports such as the NBA quantify and analyze every movement of live game action throughout an entire season with the installation of STATS SportVUPlayer Tracking technology.

At 12:30 pm, adidas’ VP of Innovation, Wearable Sports Electronics, Qaizar Hassonjee will deliver a presentation titled “Tracking Player Biometric and Performance Data in Real-Time through Wearable Technology.” Hassonjee will dive into the adidas miCoach Elite wearable technology platform’s ability to aggregate both individual and team biometric data and directly correlate this information with real-time, on-field activities. Attendees will learn how to proactively evaluate myriad player activities, as well as numerous health markers in order to achieve better coaching and training insights.

Additionally, FAST Expo will feature educational programming, demos and more, and sessions during the one-day, action-packed event include:

  • Turning Real-Time Biometric and On-court Data into Actionable Performance Gains: The Major Big Data Challenge- This session explores the challenges of delivering effective sports intelligence that can be turned into actionable and truly coachable intelligence, and what data analysis options exist to solve the problem.
  • Turning Data into True Sports Advantages- This session presents several case studies where real-time player on-field, on-court and/or biometric data was used to build a true competitive edge or coaching/training advantage. The case studies will present specific problems and offer high-level perspectives on creating and executing actionable and coachable events.
  • Sensor Technology, M2M and Sports Fitness and Safety- This session explores the options available—through devices such as Jawbone’s advanced BodyMedia devices and mobile apps such as MapMyRun—for schools, sports and health clubs and related businesses to utilize wearable technology and mobile health software to build consumer, customer and member loyalty and deeper fitness awareness.
  • Health and Fitness in Consumers Market- This session explores the options available – through devices such as Jawbone’s advanced BodyMedia devices and mobile apps such as MapMyRun for sports and health clubs and related businesses to utilize wearable technology and mobile health software to build consumer, customer and member loyalty and deeper fitness awareness.

“The FAST Expo is a unique event that has a sharp focus on the impact of wearable, mobile and data technology in sports and fitness. Recent market advancements have created an incredible opportunity not only for consumers and athletes, but for businesses as well,” said Rich Tehrani, TMC CEO and conference chairman. “Our agenda is filled with the information key industry players need to know in order to make a successful entry into this market and deliver innovations to improve fitness and performance.”

The FAST Expo is presented by Gold Sponsor Pivothead, and is held in conjunction with Wearable Tech Expo, held December 10-11, 2013, at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, California.

Registration for FAST Expo is now open, contact Frank Coppola at 203-852-6800 x131 for more information. For media inquiries, contact Ashley Baster. Companies interested in exhibiting, sponsorship or advertising packages for FAST and/or Wearable Tech Expo should contact TMC's Dave Rodriguez at 203-852-6800 x146.

For the latest Wearable Tech Expo news, updates and information, follow the event on Twitter at @fitnessportech.

About TMC: 
TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. Wearable Tech World is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; LatinComm Conference and Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobile Payment Conference; Software Telco Congress, StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi Summit - The Global Spectrum Sharing and TV White Space Event; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo III; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.

Media and Analyst Contact:        
Ashley Baster
Connect2 Communications.com

Edited by Ryan Sartor

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