Friday, February 23 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Bill James Room
Ted Leonsis and Michael Rubin are entrepreneurs renowned for founding billion-dollar companies and shaping entire industries. Leonsis is a successful VC investor and founder of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns professional sports franchises across several leagues and a first-of-its-kind sports network that is redefining the way content is delivered to fans. Rubin, founder and Executive Chairman of Kynetic, is one of the foremost entrepreneurs in the e-commerce space, and oversees Rue La La, ShopRunner, and Fanatics. Fanatics alone has revolutionized the licensed sports merchandise industry. In this panel, these wildly successful entrepreneurs will provide their unique insights on the fundamental shifts in the sports business landscape, technology-driven innovation, increasing role of analytics, and the experiences that have been key to their success.