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Sports Business Summit features top Silicon Valley Tech Executives

Passionate about sports and business? Join the Silicon Valley Business Journal at the region’s first Sports Summit on June 20 to explore how Silicon Valley’s burgeoning professional sports ecosystem can bolster economies and businesses.

With a keynote from Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, you’ll learn how stadium development is driving business in Silicon Valley and how technology is revolutionizing your fan experience. Other featured speakers include Dwight Clark, 49ers legend, discussing his business life after the whistle.

Join us to network and develop new business opportunities. You can register now, as ticket availability is limited.

Silicon Valley Business Journal Sports Summit Details
When: Thursday, June 20, 2013 (7:30 a.m. breakfast kickoff; after game party until 1 p.m.)
Where: Santa Clara Convention Center, overlooking the 49ers Stadium; 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Supporters: Title sponsor - San Jose Earthquakes; Partner – Devcon Construction; Public transportation partner – Valley Transit Authority

Contact Events Manager Allyson Fore at afore(at)bizjournals(dot)com or 408.299.1880 to register now or to arrange media coverage. Interested in sponsoring the Sports Summit? Contact Walter Kupiec at wkupiec(at)bizjournals(dot)com or 408.299.1814.

Panel discussions on stadium construction and how technology is disrupting the business of sports include the following executives from major Silicon Valley companies:

  •     Dave Kaval, President, San Jose Earthquakes
  •     Dwight Clark, 49ers legend, sports analyst
  •     John Tortora, COO, San Jose Sharks
  •     Robert Rayborn, Project executive, Turner Construction Co. (49ers Stadium)
  •     Patricia Ernstrom, Executive director, San Jose Sports Authority
  •     Kelly Herrell, VP & GM, Brocade
  •     Ted Griggs, General manager, Comcast Sports Net Bay Area
  •     David Holland, SVP, GM Cisco Sports & Entertainment
  •     Clifton Ma, Head of fantasy sports at Yahoo!
  •     Rishi Diwan, VP product management and sports, SAP

Silicon Valley Business Journal Publisher James MacGregor will close the program with a one-on-one discussion with Mr. Clark and Dave Maley, former NHL player and President of Silver Creek Sportsplex, on how success on the field can lead to success in business.

Our event ends with a post-game party hosted by Joseph George Wines. This tailgate grill-fest will feature mouth watering mains and all the traditional game-day trimmings: Grilled Black Angus burgers, Polish sausages and all-beef hotdogs, and meatball sandwiches on onion rolls.

Silicon Valley Business Journal Events Manager Allyson Fore
Email: afore(at)bizjournals(dot)com
Phone: (408) 299-1880 to register now or to arrange media coverage.

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