iXpole crowned #FES17 innovation winners in Cardiff

Last time we were in Cardiff, it was “Close but no cigar“. This time however, we nailed it!
the iXpole team was invited to participate in the Sport Innovation contest at the Fanalyse European Summit (#FES17)

#FES17 took place in the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. The day was action packed with high quality speakers in key notes, case studies and panel sessions.

Fanalyse European Summits afford all present an opportunity to enjoy cutting edge thought leadership from a ‘fan business’ perspective. Fan business is a term we use more and more frequently, as in our view perfectly describes the area we work within, namely every single touch point a fan experiences.

Naturally innovation is a key driver towards pursuing greatness within fan business disciplines, and as such the Innovation section of #FES17 was of high interest to all.

Each contestant was given a 5min slot to pitch its innovative technology. The attendees were able to cast their votes through a doopoll voting process. As always, competition was tight, but this time it was iXpole that as able to convince the audience about the need for a centralised software to manage all operational aspects of the sponsorship and hospitality business. It seems that nearly any sports club be it in football, rugby, ice hockey, cricket- struggle with the complexity of sponsorship and hospitality.

Barrie McAuliffe, Fanalyse CMO stated “Having worked within a stadium environment and seeing desperate departmental entities and struggle for information, the service iXpole provide is of real use. Real time and accurate, information helps staff provide a hospitality and sponsorship experience that fans deserve. Thanks also to doopoll for assisting in the voting process.”

Luc Vanhecke, Business developer at iXpole added “There is something about Fanalyse that makes it a perfect event. I suspect it is the combination of an action packed agenda, good speakers in a good line-up, the limited number of attendees and mostly the personal touch and dedication of the Fanalyse team. All this contributed to us experiencing a great event, with a climax on the Award Evening, when we found out iXpole was voted the winner of the Innovation Award. Thanks to the Fanalyse team for this perfect event.”