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Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Fenway Sports Management Holding Summit On Sports Tech, Fans

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 16

Fenway Sports Management today at Levi’s Stadium will hold a summit on sports technology and fan experience in advance of tomorrow's Int'l Champions Cup match at the facility between Liverpool and AC Milan. The event will include Intel CEO Brian Krzanich , EA Sports Chief Competition Off...

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