Avaya s FIFA World Cup MD to provide Closing Address at Sport and Technology

Doug Gardner, Managing Director of Avaya s FIFA World Cup Programmes 2001-06, will
provide the Closing Address at Sport and Technology: The Conference 2007 at
Inmarsat s headquarters in

London on Friday 29 June.

Gardner was responsible for the
design, delivery and services of the communications technologies and solutions
committed to support FIFA World Cup events including the 2002 FIFA World Cup
Korea/Japan and 2006 FIFA World Cup

Germany as well as the FIFA Women s World Cup
2003

USA.

The Avaya technology solution for the 2006 FIFA World Cup

Germany was the largest
converged communications network ever provided to a sporting event and Avaya
delivered 99.999% network availability.

To register visit www.sportandtechnologyconference.com

Gardner
will reveal to delegates at Sport and Technology: The Conference 2007 how IP
has matured is ready to enhance live sports. Drawing on his extensive FIFA World Cup
experience,

Gardner will share his inside views on what it takes to support and grow
the business of sporting events as a technology provider, as well as discuss what it

takes to be a technology sponsor at a major sports event.

Gardner
follows in the footsteps of previous Closing Address providers at Sport and
Technology: The Conference – Malcolm Speed, Chief Executive, ICC (2005) and Marius
Schneider, Head of Information Services, FIFA (2006).

As well as including panel discussions on the important and in some cases

controversial areas of Convergence , Protecting Digital Assets , Venues as

Television Studios and Technology versus Referees ,

Sport and Technology: The Conference 2007 will feature an afternoon Opening Address
by Mickey Charles, President and CEO of realtime sports wire service The Sports
Network. Delegates will also enjoy an evening cocktail party and a charity raffle,
both of which have been popular at the event since its inaugural edition in 2005.

To register visit www.sportandtechnologyconference.com

Other speakers at Sport and Technology: The Conference 2007 include representatives
from companies and rights owners including: Arsenal Football Club, Arqiva, Croke
Park
Stadium,
England and

Wales Cricket Board, Entriq, Horrow Sports Ventures, Input
Media,
Loughborough
University, NetResult, ProZone Sports, PVI, Racing

UK, Philips
Lighting,
Rugby Football League, Setanta Sports, Spectrum Strategy Consultants,
Sportingo, SportingPulse, Teletrax,
Westminster (

UK government) and Virgin Media.

Register now at www.sportandtechnologyconference.com or call +44 (0) 207 954 3514
and join your industry peers at the must-attend event of 2007 while seats last!

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