The Innovation Institute for Fan Experience (IIFX) and the IIFX Xperience Consortium announce the release of their Sports and Entertainment Technology eBook: “Enhancing the Fan Experience: Optimizing Operations with Technology Solutions for Sports and Entertainment Venues.” The IIFX Xperience Consortium’s eBook is a resource directory that helps connect people who own and manage sports, entertainment, and other mass gathering events with game-changing technologies and services that can make a difference in their business and the fan experience. It showcases technologies through case studies and use cases affecting hundreds of touch points throughout the fan journey.

The IIFX Xperience Consortium is a worldwide industry tech ecosystem and think tank focused on innovation.  Its founding members are Intel CorporationAxis CommunicationsJohnson ControlsMicrosoft, and NTT.   Other members include Babel StreetDatabuoyDell TechnologiesGenetecGuardian ZoneHanwha TechwinMeridian Rapid Defense GroupOnePlanPatriot One Technologies,  and Security Brief.  It is supported by the National Minority Emerging & Innovative Technology Consortium (NMEITC) and The NFT Brewery.  

Through Intelligent Venue Technologies offered by its Xperience Consortium members and partners in its best-in-class sports and entertainment ecosystem, IIFX works with partners to create the ideal FANCENTRICTM experience. Members and partners create and test concepts and technologies in a “living lab” environment at sports and entertainment venues. The goal is to help sports and entertainment industry partners enhance the fan experience and enjoy measurable revenue growth, new and repeat attendance, workforce professional growth and development, and maximized health, safety, and security through best practices, innovative technology solutions, and high-quality services.

The eBook is ideal for end users, integrators, and consultants in the sports and entertainment industry, including professional sports and entertainment stadiums and arenas, collegiate and eSport venues, amateur sport venues, high school athletic facilities, and festivals and endurance events. 

Dr. Lou Marciani, the Director and Co-founder of IIFX said, “The Xperience Consortium leads and drives development and adoption of digital technology in all aspects of the sports and entertainment industry to keep it on the cutting edge and drive ROI for venues and organizations.”

The sports and entertainment industry always needs technology solution providers to balance the people and process elements and help create a frictionless fan journey and memory-making fan experiences.  The Xperience Consortium and industry-focused solution providers offer technologies that help sports and entertainment venues with:

AnalyticsMarketing and Advertising
Command and ControlParking
CommunicationsPremium Suites
ConcessionsPayment Systems
Crime and TerrorismRetail
Crowd Monitoring/ManagementSafety and Security
EntertainmentSignage and Wayfinding
Fan Zones/TailgatingSocial Media
Food and BeverageSpecial Events
Guest ServicesSustainability
Healthy EnvironmentTechnology and Facility Infrastructure
HousekeepingTicket Purchase
Incident ManagementTouchless Systems
IT/CyberWi-Fi and Cellular Service
TransportationAnd much more…

Visit the IIFX and IIFX Xperience Consortium websites and its member websites to get your free copy of the IIFX Xperience Consortium’s Sports and Entertainment Technology eBook: “Enhancing the Fan Experience: Optimizing Operations with Technology Solutions for Sports and Entertainment Venues.” Read the digital flip book online. 

Join the IIFX Xperience Consortium members at the FANCENTRICTM Tech Sports & Entertainment Technology Expo from December 6-8, 2022, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV. We’re bringing together key technologists, executives and innovators for a sports and entertainment expo of conversation and insights at the intersection of emerging technology and the sports and entertainment industry. IIFX is seeking input from end users, integrators, and consultants to better understand the challenges and issues facing the sports and entertainment industry. (this is referencing the conference I believe but we haven’t mentioned the conference yet.) Between networking sessions, sports and entertainment executives who’ve identified their challenges in the industry can connect with solution providers via speed TECH sessions and on-site scheduled meetings.

Buyers, executives, and decision-makers will attend the Sports & Entertainment Technology Expo, the largest technology expo event in the industry. The FANCENTRIC TECH Expo is a one-stop shop organized around the fan journey, enabling industry leaders and decision-makers to find solutions.

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