Sport Summit is back at Web Summit in 2015 – and look who is coming

Sport Summit is back at Web Summit in 2015. Want to be there?


It’s back! After a hugely successful first year in 2014, Sport Summit is coming back to Web Summit 2015. It will run for 2 of the 3 days of Web Summit, exact dates being November 3 & 4, and will take place in the main Web Summit campus in the RDS.

This will be the premier sporting meeting place in Europe in 2015 – with names like Chris Froome, Edwin van der Sar, being joined by brands like HBO Sports & the Miami Dolphins to discuss the most interesting, important and insightful topics in sport today.

This morning we’re delighted to announce the first of our 75 speakers – including a Tour de France winner, Olympic medalists, CEO’s, founders & more. Let’s take a look:

Chris Froome – Tour de France 2013 Winner

We’re delighted to have one of the world’s most successful cyclists joining us at Sport Summit in November. Chris Froome races for Team GB and Team Sky & in 2013 reached the pinnacle of cycling by winning the Tour de France, amassing five stage-race victories along the way. In 2012 he was runner-up in the Tour de France, and also won the bronze medal in the Time Trial at the Olympic Games.

Chris won the prestigious Velo d’Or Award for best rider of 2013 and was shortlisted for the 2013 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award.
Going in to the 2015 season Chris is amongst the favourites to win the Tour de France.

Froooooome 2

Edwin van der Sar – Marketing Manager at Ajax

Edwin van der Sar is a Professional Goalkeeper who recently retired from the sport after 21 years at some of the top clubs in the world.

Van Der Sar represented Ajax, Juventus, Fulham & Manchester United – winning 8 league titles, 2 Champions Leagues, a Uefa Cup & numerous domestic competitions along the way.

Not only a club legend, Van der Sar also played 130 times for his native Holland – including 2 World Cup competitions, and 4 European Championships.

He is now the Marketing Manager of Ajax.



Matt Higgins – CEO of RSE Ventures & Vice Chairman of Miami Dolphins

Matt is the President & CEO of RSE Ventures, as well as Vice Chairman of the Miami Dolphins American Football Franchise. Matt co-founded RSE in 2012 – the company focuses on sports, entertainment and technology, and has invested in various technologies including FanVision, Thuzio & Poptip.

 Cindy Cone – CEO of ImVere & ex-US Soccer International

Cindy is the CEO of ImVere & played on the USA Women’s National Soccer Team, amassing 75 goals, 35 assists, two Olympic gold and one silver medal, and one World Cup Championship in just 158 caps. Cindy’s international playing career was cut short at the age of 25, when she was 5th all-time leading scorer, due to post-concussion syndrome.

Due to her lingering issues with concussion and the fact that girls soccer is the second leading sport in concussion incidence (second only to football), Cindy has become a passionate advocate for solving sports’ concussion crisis.

Cindy Cone Final


Nigel Eccles – CEO Fanduel

Nigel is an online gaming and media veteran, who has worked at McKinsey as well as two successful start-ups. Founded in 2009, FanDuel pioneered the daily format which has now developed into the most exciting and fastest growing area of fantasy sports. The company has 125 employees, 30,000 daily leagues, $88m in funding and $560m paid out to date – and they’re growing fast!

Also confirmed to speak at Sport Summit:

Elizabeth Parkinson – SVP of Marketing at The Detroit Lions

Peter Nelson – VP of Programming at HBO Sports

Robert Smith – CEO of Fan Health Network, ESPN Analyst & Former NFL Running Back

Dessie Farrell – CEO of Gaelic Players Association


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