Innovation in Sports – Technology and the Modern Athlete

Innovation in Sports – Technology and the Modern Athlete

Harvard Innovation Lab

February 27, 2014

The modern professional athlete is both an athlete and a business. With the increase in available wearable technologies, mobile platforms, sensors, real-time biometrics and athletic performance data, the professional athletes of today are gaining unlimited access to vital information that can have a profound impact on both individual athlete and team fitness, training and performance.

A panel of elite current and veteran professional athletes discuss how access to real-time biometric feedback may have changed their strategies for managing their own athletic careers. They also impart their advice for the next generation of youth athletes, and talk about how advances in technology are changing the playing field when it comes to winning games and building careers.

Moderator: Anita Elberse, Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, and an expert on the business of entertainment, media and sports.

Panelists:

Matt Hasselbeck: Quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, led Seattle Seahawks to six playoff appearances and a Super Bowl, Boston College graduate.

Kristine Lilly Heavey: Retired American Soccer Player for the Boston Breaker and United States Women¹s National Soccer Teams, two-time World Cup winner, UNC graduate.

Isaiah Kacyvenski: Former Linebacker for the Seahawks, Rams and Raider, 8 Year NFL Veteran, Chairman of MC10 Sports Advisory Board, Harvard ’00, HBS ’11.

Andrew Luck: Quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, #1 2012 NFL Draft Pick, Stanford graduate.

Paul Rabil: Professional lacrosse player with the Boston Canons and Philadelphia Wings. 2-time MVP, Johns Hopkins graduate.

Angela Ruggiero: Ice hockey defenseman with Team USA, four time Olympic medalist and World Champion, Harvard graduate, current Harvard Business School student.

Taylor Twellman: ESPN Lead Analyst for Major League Soccer, former US Men’s National Team Player with the New England Revolution.

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