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Where in the World are Angela and Isaiah?

Its a busy week for the Managing Directors at the Sports Innovation Lab. At 10am PST, Isaiah Kacyvenski will be at Amazon Headquarters in Seattle, WA moderating a panel at the Smart Play Partners event. The panel will discuss how to bridge the gap between sports entrepreneurship and the startup ecosystem. Kacyvenski will be joined by Scott Jacobson, Managing Director and Madrona Ventures, Todd Lutwak, Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, Mark Valdez, Principal at Playground Global, and Rouz Jazayeri, Partner at Kleiner Perkins. The panel will talk through how sports are opening up larger markets for technology companies. Follow Isaiah on Twitter to see what he’s up to in Seattle.

Managing Directors Isaiah Kacyvenski and Angela Ruggiero will be jumping to the other coast this week to lead a panel at CES: Innovate! + Celebrate. The two will take the stage to drive a discussion about how technology is changing sports from the way athletes train, to the in stadium experience, to the way we watch and more. Joining Angela and Isaiah on the panel will be Portia Blunt, Sr. Digital Sport & Wearables Innovation Manager at New Balance, Brano Perkovich, Chief Investment Officer with the San Francisco 49ers and Mounir Zok, Director of Technology & Innovation at the US Olympic Committee.

Other speakers on the roster for Innovate! + Celebrate include a experts from the robotics industry, authors, executives from Intel, GoPro, and more. The event is presented in partnership with Consumer Technology Association, owner of CES, and TechCo Media. It’s sure to be a must-see, engaging conversation in an already loaded conference schedule. If you’re in the Bay Area, and you can make it out, we strongly encourage it! Come say hello.

On Thursday, Kacyvenski will be back in Boston speaking at the Innovation Leader’s Teach In, on the MIT Campus. The Teach In will feature leaders from PepsiCo, Walmart, American Express, ESPN, Pfizer, Fidelity, Hyatt and more.

For updates throughout the week, follow us on Twitter @sportsilab.

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