Sports and Tech Banner June 2016

Sports & Tech 16 will take place on October 26th and 27th at the RDS and promises to enhance Ireland’s genuine claim as a European hub for innovation and development within the ways that sport and technology are drawing closer.

The move has been warmly welcomed by some of the biggest players in areas of fan engagement, analytics, smart stadium technology, gaming, performance and health and wellbeing.

The identity of the brands who will be coming to Dublin as partners of the event, and a world class line up of speakers, will be revealed over the coming weeks and months.

“Up until ten years ago, sport and technology were uncomfortable partners but now everything has changed with innovation at the heart of every area of physical activity,” said Rob Hartnett of Sport for Business, and one of the co-founders of Sports and Tech.

“Whether it is in improving the speed of reaction at the highest level of elite sport, monitoring our personal activity through wearable technology or getting closer to the action than ever dreamed possible through media, sport is on the cutting edge of how technology is developing.”

“The first Sports and Tech Event took place at short notice in Dublin last October,” added Ross O’Dwyer of Pundit Arena, another one of the four co-founders of the event.

“It attracted 350 enthusiasts and opinion formers who consistently told us that this form of dedicated gathering of those at the crossover between sport and tech was an essential part of how the two sides could work together.”

“Ireland has developed a great reputation as a place to go, meet and do business and we want to make that happen in this rapidly developing world of change between sport and technology.”

Tickets are on sale now at Your ticket will cover both days of Sports and Tech 16 as well as access to social events being created around the three days when people will be in town.

“This is a big statement for Ireland as a centre of sporting and technological innovation,” added Hartnett.  “We are bringing together leaders and organisations that will shape the future of how Sport and Technology develop in the future.”

Sports and Tech 16 has been co-created by Richard Barrett and Ross O’Dwyer of Pundit Arena, Clyde Hutchinson of NASC and Rob Hartnett of Sport for Business.  For information on how you might get involved contact us through