July 7, 2014 · 6:30 PM
Sport Techies - our next meetup covers one of the hottest new technologies that is destined to revolutionize location-based marketing and services. Bluetooth Low Energy (BTE) including iBeacons are already being fitted in stadiums, and soon they'll be everywhere - sports bars, training fields and pretty much everywhere else...
This meetup is a collaborative event with the DC Sports Tech Meetup!
NOTICE: If you are actively using iBeacons/BTE and would like to demo your product, make sure to contact us ([masked])
Thanks to our primary sponsor SportsData for their support with this meetup and throughout 2014! Thanks also to our hosts Levick and Chief.
6:30 - Meet & Greet <=> Food & Beer
7:00 - The Sport Techie Roundup
7:10 - Marc Wallace (Co-Founder & CEO, Radius Networks) & Derek Shewmon (OneUp Sports)
"Hey you in Section 405, want a better seat?" Using Proximity Beacons to Take Fan Engagement to the Next Level at Sporting Events
Proximity beacon technology (such as Apple's iBeacon) is about to revolutionize the in-game fan experience. Outside of simple notifications, beacons can be leveraged with existing in-game technologies to offer fans and season ticket holders relevant offers, promotions and access at the right place and the right time. Radius Networks and OneUp Sports, fresh off of a successful partnership with Georgetown University, are continuing to implement cutting-edge beacon use cases for sports teams and its fans. This presentation will discuss how proximity beacons are being used to unlock a tremendous experience for the fans at a game.
7.45 - Demos...
8:00 - Announcements