2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Problem Solvers: IoT vs VR to Grow Grassroots Sports

Sunday, March 13
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Four Seasons
San Jacinto
98 San Jacinto Blvd

What? We’re going to open up an active discussion on how the Internet of Things versus virtual reality can transform how we rapidly grow grassroots sports participation in public spaces. Why? On one side of the technology playing field VR is dominating how we can transform our engagement with sports media. Yet on the other side of the pitch we have a massive side of wearables and IoT about to explode into a $20 trillion market. What if VR and IoT could be used in complementary ways to rapidly accelerate grassroots sports engagement to tackle social inclusion, fitness, health and community cohesion? Sounds big? Sounds a bit impossible? That's why we want to bring passionate brilliant people into the room!


Hashtags: #sxsw #SXsports


Desigan Chinniah at SXSW

Desigan Chinniah

Firestarter at Mozilla Firefox


You should follow '@cyberdees' on Twitter or visit http://desiganchinniah.com.

Desigan Chinniah is an enthusiastic, sociable, self-motivated and highly experienced web professional with his fing...

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Erika Shorter at SXSW

Erika Shorter

Research & Insight Mgr


Erika is Research & Insight Manager at Creative Consultancy Uniform. With a focus on Sport, Retail & Consumer Goods and Property & Place, Erika provides fresh insight to clients and develops original research to forecast industry futures.

Jon Rogers at SXSW

Jon Rogers

Professor of Creative Technology/Non Exec Dir of Uniform

University of Dundee

Professor Jon Rogers holds a personal chair in creative technology at the University of Dundee. His work explores the human intersection between digital technologies and the design of physical of ...

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