The “Sports Innovation and Active Lifestyle Industry” symposium aims to introduce students to this trending and growing sector. Opportunity to hear from the industry leaders on market trends and needs, innovative technologies, entrepreneurship, sustainability of businesses, workforce needs and more. If you are a technology or business savvy student who wants to explore a career in this exciting industry come and join us to get connected with industry leaders and alumni. All majors are welcome!
iTrends (Innovation Trends) will expose students to innovative industries and its leaders so that students are informed with career opportunities.
Discussions will be around technology innovation, conversion of the industry, employment needs, sustainability of business, and more.
Whether you're an engineer, savvy with statistics & business, or a self motivated entrepreneur, this symposium will revolutionize your perspective.
Del Foit will be the Symposium moderator. He has 32+ years experience in the Medical Diagnostics and Biotechnology Industry, including Senior and Executive Management responsibilities for Operations, Quality Assurance, Materials Management, Product Development, Information Technology, Distribution and Customer Support, and 8+ years academic experience as Lecturer at the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego.Read Full Bio »
Baron Herdelin-Doherty, President & CEO, has more than 28 years of YMCA executive experience spanning seven different YMCA associations across the United States. YMCA is the largest employer in the country. He will be talking about technology integration focused on facilities, operations, and programs.Read Full Bio »
As CEO & Founder of SKLZ, John is responsible for strategic direction, financial performance, brand growth, company culture and the adherence to the mission and values. John will be talking about technology integration focused on performance and rehabiliation, entrepreneurship and starting a company, and workforce needs.Read Full Bio »
CFO at TaylorMade Golf. Melissa will be one of the panelist, talking about cutting-edge technology and workforce needs in the Sports Innovation sector.Read Full Bio »
As Senior Vice President Global Technology Operations of Active Network, Greg Ingino is responsible for all operating aspects of the company’s infrastructure, back office, and marketing operations.Read Full Bio »
Michael Marckx is the president/CEO of SPY Inc, a happy, prosperous and publicly traded eyewear brand based in San Diego. He also serves on the Board of Directors for The Surfrider Foundation; recently in the capacity of Chairman of the Board. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Leucadia 101 and Modular Design Theory (MDT).Read Full Bio »
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More than 1,200 businesses and approximately 23,000 employees
$1.35 billion direct economic impact. $2.24 billion total economic impact with indirect and induced effects
32,407 jobs dependent upon sports, active lifestyle, and recreation related activities. 700 new jobs added between 2012-2013.