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What Are Industry Benchmarking Roundtables?

Our Industry Roundtables are designed to immerse IT executives in the key issues, trends, and technologies in their industries so they can drive stakeholder value.

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Best Practices

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  • Reference Architectures & Value Streams
  • Industry Trends
  • Peer & Industry Benchmarking
  • Top Technologies

Peer
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  • Monthly Executive Collaboration
  • Peer-to-Peer Knowledge Sharing
  • High-Impact Discussion Topics

Boardroom-Level
Deliverables

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  • Custom Deliverables
  • Peer-Validated Initiatives
  • Board-Ready Presentations
  • Custom Next Steps

Executive Roundtable Events

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Deep Insights Tailored to Your Industry

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Business-Aligned IT Strategy

Understand the capabilities and focus areas required to meet your industry’s needs and enable value creation.

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Top Industry
Trends

Identify resource, process, and environmental trends impacting your industry. Implement strategies to mitigate specific risks and take advantage of all relevant opportunities.

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Industry
Benchmarking

Reveal the true state of your IT services, processes, spend, and staffing levels to align your priorities and resources.

Benefit from peer data to get a reference point for how well you stack up.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection

Arm yourself with everything you need to provide the right solutions to meet the needs of your business stakeholders.

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Business-Aligned IT Strategy


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Professional Sports Business-Aligned IT Strategy

  • Learn about the ecosystem factors that are impacting the Professional Sports industry and how your IT team is set from a PESTLE and SWOT perspective, with expert insights and takeaways to update your IT strategy.
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Professional Sports Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template

  • Once you’ve completed the IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook, it’s time to pull it all together and share with your organization’s leadership team.
  • Use the Professional Sports Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template to highlight the key findings from the business-aligned analysis you’ve done.
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Professional Sports IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook

  • With input from our research and analysts and your peers, identify new or updated initiatives for your IT strategy.
  • Working with our team, update your IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook.

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Top Industry Trends


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Professional Sports Data-Driven Player Insight Report

  • A performance management platform that provides consolidated player data enables teams to identify injuries earlier, assess recovery, identify performance gaps, and make better game-time decisions.
  • Learn about how data-driven player insight affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Professional Sports Enhanced Spectator Experience Report

  • Sports are now viewed as an entertainment option competing in the broader entertainment and hospitality market, where the fan experience is rich, integrated content delivered at any time.
  • Learn about how an enhanced spectator experience affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Professional Sports New Complexities in Social Channels Report

  • Social management continues to increase in complexity and risk. Like omnichannel sales, social media should be actively managed using a consolidated approach.
  • Learn about how new complexities in social channels affect both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.

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Industry Benchmarking


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Professional Sports IT Stakeholder Satisfaction Benchmarking Report

  • IT leadership needs to understand where their clients are unsatisfied with the quality of service they are receiving from IT.
  • Understand important focus areas to address and insights into how your team compares with other Professional Sports IT organizations.
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Professional Sports IT Staffing Benchmarking Report

  • Many IT departments are already running lean, struggling to keep pace with never-ending demands from the business to be a reliable operator and effective partner, all while finding time and resources to be innovative.
  • By taking the IT Staffing Diagnostic and participating in our unique IT Spend Benchmarking, you will gain critical insights to position your IT team to be more strategic.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection


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Professional Sports Player Performance Management Report

  • Consolidated player health and performance data allows teams to identify injuries earlier, assess recovery, identify performance gaps, and make better game-time decisions.
  • Learn about what player performance management is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Professional Sports Fan Entertainment Experience Report

  • Professional Sports is an entertainment option competing in the broader entertainment and hospitality market, where fans expect enhanced and augmented experiences beyond just watching the competition.
  • Learn about what fan entertainment experience technology is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Professional Sports Social Media Management Report

  • Social media is now part of business operations, marketing/sales success, and public relations, which organizations should use to improve the fan experience and manage risk.
  • Learn about what social media management is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.

Latest Pro Sports Teams Notes

Short, tailored research notes aimed at providing you with timely insights, relevant to your industry. Hot off the press, these notes will be published regularly and pair great with your morning coffee.

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The Drone Invasion

Date published

May 17, 2019

Author:
  • John Burwash

The growing proliferation of drones in commercial applications continues to amaze, but nowhere more so than in the entertainment industry. As advancements in both flight and filming technologies move the boundary of what is possible, we can sit back and enjoy the show.

Should You Insource Your Service Desk? A Case Study From Entertainment

Date published

February 12, 2019

Author:
  • Michel Hebert

Outsourcing is presented as the panacea for service support ailments, but it is not that simple. Outsourced service desk often struggle with low end-user satisfaction despite high performance metrics. Here is how we helped an entertainment client develop an outsourcer get well plan.

How to Make Vendor Security Music to Your Ears

Date published

January 9, 2019

Author:
  • Kevin Peuhkurinen

Signing Taylor Swift was no mistake for Universal Music Group, but choosing the wrong IT contractor almost was. This case study illustrates what can go wrong with vendor risk management and how you can do it right.

Minimize Athlete Injuries and Optimize Performance With Machine Learning

Date published

October 1, 2018

Author:
  • George Goodall

Athlete data is an increasingly important resource for sports teams. IT will play an increasingly important role in ensuring the security and quality of this data. Explore this trend from the viewpoint of an expert in the field.

Improving the Off-Field Product

Date published

August 22, 2018

Author:
  • Marcus Gverzdys

Sports organizations drive the majority of revenue from ticket sales. However, competition for those fan dollars is increasing. Teams need to innovate to increase and protect revenue, and compete for an increasingly demanding fan base.

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