Professional linebacker, angel investor, and philanthropist Derrick Morgan to speak on technology’s role in professional sports at leading technology and entrepreneurship conference in the Southeast
Launch Tennessee is proud to announce that professional football player and startup investor Derrick Morgan will be featured in a panel discussion on trends in sports technology at the 36|86 Technology and Entrepreneurship conference in Nashville. Professional sports around the world are becoming increasingly technology-oriented at a rapid pace, from Moneyball analytics to wearables tracking every movement and detailed data transferring to the burgeoning e-sports sector.
Morgan is a defensive lineman for the Tennessee Titans, where he is contracted to play through the 2018 season. He is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received a bachelor of science in business management. He also holds an MBA from the University of Miami. Morgan’s combination of athletic and business acumen is evident in his angel and impact investing activities and his advocacy for access to capital for minority founders.
Entitled “Surprising Trends in Sports Tech,” the panel will feature perspective from prominent leaders in the sports technology world that will explore various operational, financial, and legal aspects. Panelists joining Morgan include:
- Christina Chase – Managing Director, MIT Sports Technology Research Group
- Tim Hayden – Co-Founder & Managing Director of Stadia Ventures
- Sandy Khaund – Founder & CEO of UPGRADED Inc.
- Kevin Glidewell – Assistant General Counsel, Sports & Digital Entertainment at Turner
“We are so excited about Derrick Morgan and the amazing group of panelists that are going to shed light on some of the most interesting opportunities for technology companies and investors,” said LaunchTN CEO Charlie Brock. “New technologies are changing the performance management of professional athletes and creating new monetization strategies.
The trends in sports tech panel is part of the most diverse agenda ever produced for the 36|86 conference. Attendees will also hear from visionaries like AOL Co-Founder Steve Case, Walmart CTO Jeremy King, Senator Bill Frist, FedEx CEO Fred Smith, and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.
A limited number of tickets are still available for 36|86. It takes place June 4-7 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville.