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Angela Ruggiero

CEO & Co-Founder
Sports Innovation Lab

Angela Ruggiero is a leading figure in the global sports world, having served as an elite athlete, educator, administrator, innovator, advisor, board member, and investor in the world of sport. 

She is the CEO and Co-Founder of the Sports Innovation Lab (https://www.sportsilab.com), a technology powered market research firm focused on the intersection of sports and innovation- with a focus on identifying trends and evaluating technology products and services that will drive the future of sport. The Sports Innovation Lab is the only firm in the world delivering objective global sports technology research. 

Ruggiero is a Member of the 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame (as just the 4th woman), a 4-time Olympian in ice hockey, winning a Gold Medal in 1998, Silver Medal in 2002 and 2010, and a Bronze Medal in 2006. In her career, she was also named as the best Player in the NCAA, and the World by the Hockey News. 

Ruggiero has served the Olympic Movement on the administrative and board levels for almost a decade. She was a Member of the International Olympic Committee (2010-2018), Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (2016-2018), the organization overseeing the Olympic Movement, and the Chairperson for the IOC Athletes' Commission (2016-2018), the body representing all Olympic Athletes Worldwide. She currently serves on the IOC's Digital and Technology Commission, the Olympic Channel Commission, the Ethics Commission, and the Beijing 2022 Coordination Commission on the IOC. She was previously on the Board of the United States Olympic Committee (2010-2018), Foundation Board Member of the World Anti-Doping Agency, Member of the International Ice Hockey Federation Athletes’ Commission, and was the former President and board member of the Women's Sports Foundation. Ruggiero, was also the Chief Strategy Officer for the Los Angeles 2028 Candidature Committee.

Ruggiero is a graduate of the Harvard Business School (MBA), Harvard College (BA), and the University of Minnesota (M.Ed.).

Tuesday, October 30

The New Endemics and the New Sports Experience: How Innovative Technologies Are Shaping the Way Sports are Played and Consumed

In recent years, innovation has opened the doors to a new wave of tech-based companies. We’ll examine how the “new endemics” are using their investment in sports and support for teams and leagues to create content, tell their brand stories, and shape the fan experience.

Will Ahmed, Founder & CEO, WHOOP
Renie Anderson, Senior VP, NFL Partnerships-Sponsorship & Consumer Products, NFL
Amy Brooks, President, Team Marketing & Business Operations and Chief Innovation Officer, NBA
Kevin Dunbar, Global Lead, Brand Strategy and Content, Cisco
Angela Ruggiero, CEO & Co-Founder, Sports Innovation Lab
Moderator: Terry Lefton, Editor-at-Large, Sports Business Journal / Daily