IIFX Adds Industry Leaders to FANCENTRIC Conference Agenda  

From Tuesday, May 24 to Thursday, May 26, the Innovation Institute for Fan Experience (IIFX) will host its first in-person FANCENTRIC™ International Conference & Expo at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Conference & Expo will bring together industry leaders, subject matter experts and vendors from all aspects of the sports and entertainment industry. Leading up to the Conference & Expo, IIFX will be highlighting speakers and their experience in the industry.

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Laura Edell currently serves as the Chief Data Scientist in AI Markets and Innovation for Microsoft. Laura leads a team of scientists focused on building new marketing opportunities in the AI and sustainability space. In 2020, Medium named Laura one of the top influencers in Data Science today, where she continues to drive innovation and curiosity in her thought leadership. Before joining Microsoft, Laura worked for Apple on Siri Gen 1 and with Expedia, where her work building the flight pricing algorithms resulted in tremendous success. 

Eric Golebiewski is the Vice President of Corporate Security at Caesars Entertainment. Over the past two decades Eric’s experience has guided him through increased levels of career responsibilities within the hospitality security industry. Eric develops security strategies and initiatives to provide the safe environments for over fifty Caesars Entertainment locations throughout the United States. Eric’s responsibilities include protecting the Caesars Entertainment team members who work at the resorts and the millions of guests who are visiting the resorts looking for memorable experiences. Eric is an expert in the field bringing 26 plus years of insight to the table.

Daniel Heal is a Partner at Control Risks and Global Head of Sport, Entertainment and Major Events. Daniel leads an integrated practice that focuses on security and integrity risk, bringing international experience in diverse markets. Since joining the company in 2004, Daniel has worked with organizing committees, sponsors, broadcasters, insurers, leagues, associations and many other stakeholders to deliver world-class integrity, resilience, and security solutions in the sector. Before joining Control Risks, he served as a commissioned officer in the British Army serving in Northern Ireland, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Dr. Todd Harple is an innovation catalyst, strategist and leader who currently serves as Olympic Global Innovation Consultant for Intel Corporation, also serving as a member of the International Olympic Committee. Todd has partnered with senior leaders to catalyze, establish and institutionalize innovation practices. From high tech to sports, fashion, and community development, Todd is a proven resourceful thinker and empathic, flexible problem solver with an eye toward business outcomes. Todd has worked at the cutting edge interface between people and technology, leading the development of services and experiences that shape how we use technology today.

Lisa Furfine is the CEO of both the Furfine Network, LLC and Bogotash, LLC, as well as the Co-Founder of Linkroom™. For the past thirty years, Lisa has built a vast network of colleagues and clients in the sports and entertainment industries. With extensive experience in corporate marketing, promotion and hospitality, live and broadcast events, destination marketing and fund-raising, Lisa thrives on navigating the complex, delivering the extraordinary and driving results for her clients. Lisa always works against established strategic objectives to strengthen and grow key B-to-B and/or B-to-C channels. 

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These industry leaders will join the diverse group of individuals who will be speaking at the FANCENTRIC Conference. The speakers highlighted today will be joining confirmed speakers Larry Olmsted, Russ SimonsLee ZeidmanKim StoneMario CoutinhoJim Mercurio, Paul Turner , Scott McCartneyJohn PetroneShawn Trell, Nick SpampanatoPat ChristensonJulie GieseJeff KeasBrian Herbertand many others. 

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to book a room at Caesars Palace with our discounted room rate, discounted rooms only offered until May 2nd!

Visit the official FANCENTRIC website to learn more about conference details, hotel accommodations, and sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. To register, you can purchase a ticket HERE.

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