IN A PERFORMANCE-DRIVEN WORLD
On July 30, the first day of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, the longest-running women-only professional tennis tournament in the world, Fast Company convened leaders from across the worlds of sports, technology, and business for a half-day forum in San Jose, California. Speakers and attendees explored the explosive growth and business opportunities at the intersection of technology and sports, learned how to get the best from the best in both business and athletics, and uncovered the secrets of success from notable trailblazers.
Jill Smoller of William Morris Endeavor, author Fred Kofman, and Forerunner Ventures’ Kirsten Green shared insights on getting the best from top performers.
Tennis champion, author, and wellness expert Monica Seles opened up about her personal and professional journey.
Representing Game On’s presenting partners, Ibrahim Ajami of Mubadala Ventures and Deep Nishar of Softbank Vision Fund joined Fast Company editor-in-chief Stephanie Mehta.
During their panel with Stephanie Mehta, Steve Simon of the Women’s Tennis Association, Mika Yamamoto of SAP, and Courtney Blacker of Google Cloud explored tech’s ongoing transformation of sports.
Nearly 200 guests networked during breaks and joined in the conversation over cocktails at Forager Tasting Room & Eatery, the host venue.
Stubhub’s Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, former WNBA commissioner Donna Orender, and Jennifer Fonstad of Aspect Ventures discussed female trailblazers in sports and business.
Attendees engaged in the issues, innovations, and inspirations tackled by Game On’s expert speakers.