Co-Founder & CEO, Sports Innovation Lab
Angela Ruggiero is the co-founder and CEO of Sports Innovation Lab, a fan intelligence and market research company. She is widely known as one of the best women's ice hockey players in history. Ruggiero is a 4-time Olympian (winning one bronze, two silver, and one gold medal) and 4-time World Champion with Team USA. She was also the first woman to actively play in a regular season professional hockey game in North America at a position other than goalie. After an outstanding career on the ice, Ruggiero pursued excellence in a different realm, attending both the University of Minnesota and Harvard Business School to further her business knowledge. Since graduating, Ruggiero has taken on many unique roles in the industry. Among them include Chief Strategy Officer for the successful Los Angeles 2028 Candidature Committee’s bid to host the 2028 Olympics, President of the Women’s Sports Foundation, a Senior Management Associate at one of the largest hedge funds in the world (Bridgewater Associates), a New Business Consultant for NBC Sports, and a Director at the New York Islanders Hockey Club.
With increasing options for when, where, and how fans are able to watch their favorite teams play, legacy venues are trying to accommodate newer technologies and comforts to encourage fans to come to live games and engage with their team.
For the past 4 years, Sports Innovation Lab has been collecting and analyzing data from across the sports, technology, and media industries. Their findings produced the industry’s first data-backed ranking of the world’s most innovative teams. Hear how these teams are have created enterprise value and learn about their path to strategic growth.
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