2018 Agenda




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Exhibitor Set-Up


Official Kickoff for the 2018 Sports Biometrics Conference –
Welcome Reception at the Westin




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Coffee with Exhibitors and Sponsors


Welcome and Introductory Remarks



Dr. Peter Vint

Dr. Peter Vint is an internationally recognized expert in high performance sport. He has served as a trusted advisor, consultant, educator, and speaker with leading sporting organizations including the US Olympic Committee, UK Sport, NOC*NSF, Titleist, Nike, Leaders, and professional sports teams in the NBA, NFL, MLS, MLB, and The Premier League.

Dr. Vint currently lives in the UK after being hired by Everton FC in 2016. As the first American Academy Director in the history of the Premier League, he was responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of the Academy Performance Plan and the leadership of staff who support the physical, tactical, technical, psychosocial, and educational development of 160 Academy players ranging in age from U9-U19.  He successfully led the Academy through the Premier League’s 2016 Elite Player Performance Plan Audit to retain Category 1 status and introduced a number of programmatic enhancements ranging from an improved football development framework, holistic parent and player support initiatives, and more complete and effective implementation of sport science, medicine, and analytics…(read more)


Building a High Performance Team – from Data to Wins

The key goal for most sports organizations is win, both in championships and financial gain. So how do organizations obtain win-win relative to games and also not breaking the bank financially, one of the methods is through development of high performance data teams focused on evaluating inefficiencies and developing strategies for success. Creating an integrated and unified platform for a high performance program requires an understanding of varied domains important to human performance. The focus of this session is to understand the constructs in formatting a high performance program that is impactful for organizations, teams, and athletes.

James Oñate, PhD, ATC, FNATA
Associate Professor of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Ohio State University

James joined The Ohio State University faculty in January 2010. He is an academic research faculty member and Certified Athletic Trainer clinically interested in all aspects of human movement relative to optimal performance sustainment. He currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Division of Athletic Training, Director of the PhD Program, and Chair of the Graduate Studies Program in The Ohio State University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. He is also a member of the OSU Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute and the OSU Ross Center for Brain Health and Performance. He recently served as a research member of the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), is a current member of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and is a Fellow of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association…(read more)


Refreshment Break/Networking with Exhibitors and Sponsors


New Paradigms: Resistance Training and Proteins

Dogmatic thought dominates much of how resistance training (RT) is prescribed. There are age-old axioms in RT, amongst them: lots of protein needs to be consumed for maximal benefit and the more the better. That heavy loads are required for stimulation muscle growth. Finally, that increases in muscle size are driven by acute rises in anabolic hormones such as growth hormone, testosterone, and insulin-like growth factor. Perhaps surprisingly to some most of these paradigms have grains of truth to them but they are not requirements for hypertrophy nor are they requirements for strength. In this presentation new evidence-based paradigms will be presented addressing protein intakes that optimize adaptations to RT, loads that stimulate hypertrophy and strength gains, and finally the role of ostensibly anabolic hormones in the adaptation process to RT.

Stuart M. Phillips, Ph.D., FCAHS, FACN, FACSM
Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Adjunct Professor, Medicine (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Associate Member, Graduate Faculty in Medical Science (Cell Biology & Metabolism)
McMaster University

Stuart is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Medicine at McMaster University. Stuart is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American College of Nutrition (ACN). His research is focused on the impact of nutrition and resistance exercise on human skeletal muscle protein turnover…(read more)




The Science of Sleep

Air travel for games and competition is a norm for elite athletes and often involves crossing multiple time zones. For athletes, coaches and teams looking to maximize performance, understanding jet lag and using strategies to combat the deleterious effects of jet lag is critical for top performance.

Meeta Singh
Service Chief and Section head
Columbus Center Sleep Disorders Center

Dr Meeta Singh is a sleep doctor whose work and research focuses on “Coaching the sleep muscle” to help maximize performance in both individual athletes and sports teams. She also works with C suite executives to help with jetlag management and enhancing sleep.
She has served as a consultant for multiple NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA teams. She has also worked with college sports teams. As part of this service, Dr. Singh performs athletic sleep assessments with personalized prescriptions for better sleep. She also helps sports teams and athletes with their travel management with a focus on addressing sleep deprivation and jet lag and maximizing athletic performance. Her passion is lecturing and educating teams and athletes about the benefits of sleep on performance…(read more)


Lunch/Networking with Exhibitors and Sponsors


The Performance Cortex: How Athletes Make Decisions

A cognitive revolution is approaching sports. Industry leaders are waking up to the realization that perceptual and decision-making abilities, strategizing, and athletic intelligence are the variables that are more responsible for on-field performance than speed and strength. The race to be able to accurately measure — and perhaps even bolster — those variables in order to make better scouting and screening decisions is on. In this presentation, journalist Zach Schonbrun, author of The Performance Cortex: How Neuroscience is Redefining Athletic Genius, will examine the current research on the neural correlates of elite performance, and how technology is bringing some of that research to the sports fields. At the same time, this presentation will help provide an understanding for how to assess these new technologies before investing in them.

Zach Schonbrun
Contributing Writer, New York Times
Author, The Performance Cortex

Zach Schonbrun is a journalist who writes regularly for The New York Times, covering sports and business. His work has also appeared in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, ESPN the Magazine, SB Nation Longform, VICE, Newsday, The Athletic, and Yahoo! Sports, among other publications.

Zach is the author of The Performance Cortex, which explores the neuroscience of motor skills, and was published by Dutton/Penguin Books in April 2018.

Zach has covered five Final Fours, the Super Bowl, the World Series, the NBA postseason, US Open tennis and championship golf — among numerous other events — for the Times, as well as regularly contributing coverage of New York’s professional and college teams. Zach has authored six articles that have appeared on the front page of The New York Times…(read more)


New Techniques in Injury Prevention and Recovery

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Refreshment Break/Networking with Exhibitors and Sponsors


Case Study: Baseball

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Utilizing Neuroscience and Biometrics to Create Customized Performance Programs That Work In Any Sport

Learn how mastery of one simple movement screen can form the foundation of athletic optimization.

You will be shown the latest technology in Neuroscience and how it is being used along with other movement biomarkers to create individual customized performance programs that work. You will leave with a better understanding of the golf athlete and why other sports performance coaches are applying TPI’s process to reduce injury and improve performance.

Dave Phillips
Titlest Performance Institute

Dave Phillips is located in Oceanside, California and is a co-founder of the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) – a state of the art facility that utilizes 3D Biomechanics, Physical Assessment Screens, Neuroscience, DNA testing and nutritional profiling to more optimally develop and train the performance of an athlete. TPI has now trained 22,000 certified experts across 62 countries and helped hundreds of thousands of recreational golfers, improve and enjoy the game.

Dave has been a member of the PGA of America since 1993, Golf Magazine Top 100 teacher since 2000 and recognized by Golf Digest as a Top 50 teacher in America. Dave frequently appears on the Golf Channel and as a co-host of the Golf Fitness Academy and Titleist Performance Institute Television shows, broadcast in 77 countries over an eight-year time frame…(read more)


Networking Reception Sponsored by Halo Neuroscience




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8:00AM – 9:00AM

Coffee with Exhibitors and Sponsors



Mark Kovacs
CEO and Institute Director
Kovacs Institute

A sports industry executive with a unique background in sports administration, human performance and sport science. A performance physiologist, high performance director, sport scientist, researcher, professor, author, speaker and coach with an extensive background in leadership roles with some of the largest sports governing bodies and global companies. With a diverse background as an All-American and NCAA champion athlete, a distinguished coach, sports administrator and scientist, Dr. Kovacs brings a unique perspective to major projects in the area of optimizing human potential, sports administration, facility development and product innovation. Please visit www.mark-kovacs.com for more detailed information:

Dr. Kovacs has been a consultant for the United States Tennis Association, Seattle Mariners, US Soccer, NCAA, ATP, WTA, ITF, IMG Academy, Harvard University, Princeton University, LSU, UNC, ASU, Ga Tech, LSU, USC and has advised and consulted with over 20 NCAA Division I Athletic Departments on many aspects of sport science, facility design, developing high performance teams and reducing injuries…(read more)


How to Successfully Evaluate and Implement New Sports Technology

The impact that technology has today and will have in the future in sport is unquestionable. We are constantly exposed to a multitude of new devices and products claimed to be “critical for performance success or injury prevention.” This has led to a situation where sports organizations that are using or are considering the use of these tools can be, and are, actually harassed by numerous promoters of the next “Holy Grail”. This session aims to provide guidelines to help sports organizations with the technology vetting process and on the implementation of technology.

Lorena Torres Ronda
Sports Scientist
San Antonio Spurs

Based in the US, ​originally ​from Spain​, Lorena has extensive experience in professional and Olympic sports. Her career has spanned the NBA, G-League, FC Barcelona Basketball and Handball, and the Spanish national swimming team. She holds a PhD in sports science, is a strength & conditioning coach, and is passionate about merging science with practical applications…(read more)




Refreshment Break/Networking with Exhibitors and Sponsors


Artificial Intelligence in Sport: The Latest Breakthroughs

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Lunch/Networking with Exhibitors and Sponsors


The State of Soccer Technology and Innovation

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Using Real Time Data to Win Games

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The New Analytics Arms Race In The NFL: Player Tracking Data

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Conference Wrap Up

Note: Agenda topics, schedule, and speakers are subject to change.