Event Recap: Q&A with Richard Ayers

Thank you to everyone who came along last night to the Sports Cafe in Haymarket, London.  We had around 100 people attend (not bad for the end of January) for a night of networking and a Q&A session with digital expert Richard Ayers.  They included people from the likes of Chelsea, BT Sport, Opta, RFU, Spurs, PGA Tour, BBC Sport, Haymarket, Aqueduct, Sport Business and many more.

It was great fun from a personal perspective to catch up with so many friends as well as meet new people.  The Q&A session with Richard was a relaxed session which I really enjoyed being part of.  There were also some great questions from the audience who made full use of the expertise Richard has whilst he was on stage.

There are plans being developed already for the next event as we look to run one of these every couple of months.  So keep your eyes out in March for the second in the series of Q&A/networking sessions.

If you have any thoughts on who you would like to see interviewed next then do add it into the comments below.  One suggestion that has already been made is to get hold of the Head of Sport at YouTube, something I think could be really interesting.  Do you agree?

Below are some of the tweets and images that came from the night as we used the #uksnmeetup tag to bring some of the conversations together.  Twitter was pretty active and I’d like to thank Luca for not only live-tweeting through the session but also checking people in on the door.  Thanks for your help mate.

I’d also like to thank Sanjit and the guys at Squawka for helping make the night possible by sponsoring the event.  If you haven’t checked out their app then make sure you do so…. it’s pretty awesome.



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Dan is the Founder & CEO of Digital Sport. Can be found at sports industry events and heard every week on the Digital Sport Insider podcast. @DanielMcLaren

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