Sport Technology in Australia and New Zealand to be rewarded
The inaugural Australia & New Zealand Sports Technology Awards (ANZSTA) will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre on August 9 this year.
The awards celebrate excellence and innovation from Australia and New Zealand-based organisations in the application of data and technology across the full spectrum of sports and eSports: analytics, coaching, management, player performance and health, fan engagement, broadcasting, media and stadiums.
The awards are supported by IoT Hub publisher, nextmedia, the Telstra-Cisco alliance, Vumero Sports, the Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) and LaunchVic, Victoria’s startup ecosystem agency.
With 11 award categories on the line, Nextmedia Custom general manager Darren McNally said the sport technology industry is growing rapidly.
“It’s an exciting time in the world of sports tech. Staging these awards in partnership with Cisco/Telstra, Vumero Sport, ASTN and LaunchVic enables us to give Australian and New Zealand sports tech achievements the recognition they deserve,” he said.
The managing director of the Vumero Sport, John Persico, said the awards should help companies increase their exposure in the global sport tech industry.
“There are a lot of very successful sports tech SMEs in Australia, but we need to turn some of those into great world-renowned companies. These awards aim to be a mechanism to do that.”
“Australia is a strong market for sports technology, so if you win one of these awards it means you are up there with some of the best in the world,” Persico said.
“We might be a small country by population and economy but there is a great opportunity to export sports technology.”
The awards are free to enter, with nominations now open and due to close Friday June 29 at 5 pm.
The winners will be announced at a gala dinner at Etihad Stadium on Thursday 9 August 2018 ahead of the annual Australia Sports Analytics Conference the following day.