Connected Health & Fitness Summit 2023

Connected Health & Fitness Summit

Shaping the Future of the Connected Fitness Market by Showcasing Innovation and Facilitating Partnerships

Pre-Launch Sneak Peek
Los Angeles, USA
8-9 February, 2023

Interested in sponsoring Connected & Health Fitness summit? Find out more by calling us at +44 (0)20 3696 2920 or email us at [email protected]

Based in Europe? Join us at our first European Summit this 16 - 17 November 2022 in London.

JOIN US IN 2023

After 3 very successful years in LA exploring how the fitness industry has changed, the Connected Health & Fitness Summit will return on 8-9 February, 2023 to explore:

  • how to future-proof your business
  • how to successfully position yourself for growth
  • new business models to meet your customer needs
  • how to attract, engage and retain your customer base

In order to better align with your consumers' wants and needs - and thrive in this ‘new normal' -  you must reassess your value propositions and clearly identify your role in consumers' fitness routines.

Register your interest for 2023 and be the first to receive next year's agenda!

Advisory Board

The extensive knowledge from all our advisory board members is guiding the production and development of the 2023 summit. 

Author:

Jon Canarick

Managing Partner
North Castle Partners

Jonathan (“Jon”) Canarick is a Managing Partner with 19 years of consumer private equity investment experience. Since joining North Castle in 2001, Jon has actively managed North Castle’s investments across a variety of Healthy, Active, and Sustainable Living sectors and across all job functions at North Castle. Having started his career at NCP as an Associate out of investment banking, Jon has played a crucial role in the development of North Castle and many of its portfolio companies. Jon currently sits on the Board of Directors of Five Iron Golf, Echelon Fit, CR Fitness, Encore Vet Group, The Escape Game, Barry’s, Brooklyn Boulders, and SLT. Previously, Jon served on the Board of Directors of Kettlebell Kitchen, Curves, Jenny Craig, Palladio, Mineral Fusion, gloProfessional, Flatout, International Fitness, Enzymatic Therapy, Performance Bicycle, Avalon and DDF and was actively involved in the Firm’s investment in Grand Expeditions. Prior to joining North Castle, Jon worked in the Financial Sponsors Coverage and Leveraged Finance groups of Bear, Stearns & Co., where he executed leveraged buyout transactions and provided advisory services for financial sponsors. Jon earned a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Jon Canarick

Managing Partner
North Castle Partners

Jonathan (“Jon”) Canarick is a Managing Partner with 19 years of consumer private equity investment experience. Since joining North Castle in 2001, Jon has actively managed North Castle’s investments across a variety of Healthy, Active, and Sustainable Living sectors and across all job functions at North Castle. Having started his career at NCP as an Associate out of investment banking, Jon has played a crucial role in the development of North Castle and many of its portfolio companies. Jon currently sits on the Board of Directors of Five Iron Golf, Echelon Fit, CR Fitness, Encore Vet Group, The Escape Game, Barry’s, Brooklyn Boulders, and SLT. Previously, Jon served on the Board of Directors of Kettlebell Kitchen, Curves, Jenny Craig, Palladio, Mineral Fusion, gloProfessional, Flatout, International Fitness, Enzymatic Therapy, Performance Bicycle, Avalon and DDF and was actively involved in the Firm’s investment in Grand Expeditions. Prior to joining North Castle, Jon worked in the Financial Sponsors Coverage and Leveraged Finance groups of Bear, Stearns & Co., where he executed leveraged buyout transactions and provided advisory services for financial sponsors. Jon earned a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Author:

Francesca Schuler

Board Member & President
California Fitness Alliance

Francesca Schuler

Board Member & President
California Fitness Alliance

Author:

Jonathan Gantt

President
Barry's Bootcamp

Jonathan Gantt

President
Barry's Bootcamp

Author:

Debra Strougo Frohlich

Co-Founder
Row House

Debra is the Co-Founder of Row House and was the founding CEO from 2013 until her partnership with Xponential Fitness in late 2017 which grew the brand to 100 currently open studios and 200 more in the works. Debra currently owns and operates the Manhattan Row House locations and works with the corporate team on all strategic brand initiatives, business development best practices and on programming initiatives. She also sits on the Franchise Advisory Council and the Marketing Fund Committee to support and represent the franchisees who are in varying stages of growth. Row House has recently been ranked 1066 in the Inc.com 5000 list of quickly growing private companies.

In addition to her expertise developing Row House from scratch, Debra has played key roles in developing businesses from scratch. Prior to Row House, she created a million dollar plus annual business for NYC, focused on creating digital partnerships with the city's tourism facing assets.  This work helped NYC achieve its annual tourism numbers; tourism is traditionally the city's second biggest economic stimulus.  During this time she worked with city agencies and constituents, leveraging their assets, knowledge and know-how with that of private business of all sizes. These spanned from corporations like Red Bull, Jet Blue, Starwood Hotels, and more to smaller constituents with either multiple locations like BR Guest Restaurants or single location businesses like Empire State Building and American Museum of Natural History.  Debra also worked extremely closely with Broadway, spearheading the creation of Broadway Week; as a follow-up to Restaurant Week; which has become a global program to solve need periods.  Debra's 5 years at NYC & Company was pivotal to her career; giving her the network and know-how to succeed.

Prior to her time developing NYC & Company's digital partnerships, Debra wanted more than anything to find a way to bridge her business acumen with her passion for the fitness industry.  As an avid fitness professional, teaching classes before and after her un-related career in digital publishing, she came to learn the industry inside and out. She taught classes for top brands in NYC and took on many consulting projects to learn more about the varying aspects of the fitness industry: from gyms to what was becoming boutiques, to infomercial projects, to at home videos, to health and wellness expos, to the certification side of the industry, Debra spent over 5 years taking on projects to determine how she could create a career in fitness that she loved.

Even after graduating college a few years prior, she was in digital publishing for small up and coming VC-backed companied. She was passionate about disruption and even know, continues to move through her career motivated to cut through the clutter, create differentiation and establish sustaining business in smart niches.

Debra Strougo Frohlich

Co-Founder
Row House

Debra is the Co-Founder of Row House and was the founding CEO from 2013 until her partnership with Xponential Fitness in late 2017 which grew the brand to 100 currently open studios and 200 more in the works. Debra currently owns and operates the Manhattan Row House locations and works with the corporate team on all strategic brand initiatives, business development best practices and on programming initiatives. She also sits on the Franchise Advisory Council and the Marketing Fund Committee to support and represent the franchisees who are in varying stages of growth. Row House has recently been ranked 1066 in the Inc.com 5000 list of quickly growing private companies.

In addition to her expertise developing Row House from scratch, Debra has played key roles in developing businesses from scratch. Prior to Row House, she created a million dollar plus annual business for NYC, focused on creating digital partnerships with the city's tourism facing assets.  This work helped NYC achieve its annual tourism numbers; tourism is traditionally the city's second biggest economic stimulus.  During this time she worked with city agencies and constituents, leveraging their assets, knowledge and know-how with that of private business of all sizes. These spanned from corporations like Red Bull, Jet Blue, Starwood Hotels, and more to smaller constituents with either multiple locations like BR Guest Restaurants or single location businesses like Empire State Building and American Museum of Natural History.  Debra also worked extremely closely with Broadway, spearheading the creation of Broadway Week; as a follow-up to Restaurant Week; which has become a global program to solve need periods.  Debra's 5 years at NYC & Company was pivotal to her career; giving her the network and know-how to succeed.

Prior to her time developing NYC & Company's digital partnerships, Debra wanted more than anything to find a way to bridge her business acumen with her passion for the fitness industry.  As an avid fitness professional, teaching classes before and after her un-related career in digital publishing, she came to learn the industry inside and out. She taught classes for top brands in NYC and took on many consulting projects to learn more about the varying aspects of the fitness industry: from gyms to what was becoming boutiques, to infomercial projects, to at home videos, to health and wellness expos, to the certification side of the industry, Debra spent over 5 years taking on projects to determine how she could create a career in fitness that she loved.

Even after graduating college a few years prior, she was in digital publishing for small up and coming VC-backed companied. She was passionate about disruption and even know, continues to move through her career motivated to cut through the clutter, create differentiation and establish sustaining business in smart niches.

Author:

Aarti Kapoor

CEO
VMG Consumer Acquisition Corp

Aarti Kapoor is Chief Executive Officer of VMG Consumer Acquisition Corp., a consumer and retail focused SPAC sponsored by VMG Partners. Ms. Kapoor is a seasoned financial services executive with 14 years of experience in investment banking, spending the majority of her career covering high-growth consumer and retail companies across both M&A and capital markets transactions. Prior to joining VMG Consumer Acquisition Corp. in June 2021, Ms. Kapoor was a senior investment banker at Goldman Sachs, where she built out the firm’s coverage of leisure, lifestyle and wellness companies and led the new disruptive growth coverage effort within consumer and retail investment banking. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Ms. Kapoor was an investment banker at Moelis & Company, where she covered consumer and retail companies and built one of Wall Street’s first coverage platforms focused on the health and wellness industry. Ms. Kapoor has advised several marquee brands across the consumer and retail universe including Barry's Bootcamp, Casper, Caribou Coffee, F45 Training, Flywheel Sports, Indigo Wild, LaserAway, Vega, and various others. Ms. Kapoor has been recognized by various outlets for her work in pioneering coverage of the health and wellness industry on Wall Street, listed to "Forbes 30 Under 30" in Finance, Business Insider's "Rising Stars" of Wall Street, and featured in publications by Bloomberg, ESPN, Yahoo! Finance and more. Ms. Kapoor began her career as an investment banker at Citi covering the technology sector. Ms. Kapoor received her B.A. with Honors in Economics from Harvard College with a Citation in Spanish Language.

Aarti Kapoor

CEO
VMG Consumer Acquisition Corp

Aarti Kapoor is Chief Executive Officer of VMG Consumer Acquisition Corp., a consumer and retail focused SPAC sponsored by VMG Partners. Ms. Kapoor is a seasoned financial services executive with 14 years of experience in investment banking, spending the majority of her career covering high-growth consumer and retail companies across both M&A and capital markets transactions. Prior to joining VMG Consumer Acquisition Corp. in June 2021, Ms. Kapoor was a senior investment banker at Goldman Sachs, where she built out the firm’s coverage of leisure, lifestyle and wellness companies and led the new disruptive growth coverage effort within consumer and retail investment banking. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Ms. Kapoor was an investment banker at Moelis & Company, where she covered consumer and retail companies and built one of Wall Street’s first coverage platforms focused on the health and wellness industry. Ms. Kapoor has advised several marquee brands across the consumer and retail universe including Barry's Bootcamp, Casper, Caribou Coffee, F45 Training, Flywheel Sports, Indigo Wild, LaserAway, Vega, and various others. Ms. Kapoor has been recognized by various outlets for her work in pioneering coverage of the health and wellness industry on Wall Street, listed to "Forbes 30 Under 30" in Finance, Business Insider's "Rising Stars" of Wall Street, and featured in publications by Bloomberg, ESPN, Yahoo! Finance and more. Ms. Kapoor began her career as an investment banker at Citi covering the technology sector. Ms. Kapoor received her B.A. with Honors in Economics from Harvard College with a Citation in Spanish Language.

Who you will meet

30%
Fitness Tech & Connected Fitness
30%
Boutique, Franchise Fitness
15%
Investors (Private Equity/ Venture)
10%
Training Equipment & Hardware/Devices
10%
Fitness & Sport Apparel
5%
Multinational Incubator/Accelerator

Fitness Tech & Connected Fitness

Boutique, Franchise Fitness

Investors (Private Equity/ Venture)

Training Equipment & Hardware/Devices

Fitness & Sport Apparel

Multinational Incubator/Accelerator

2023 Partners

Platinum Partner

Gold Partners

Networking Partner

YOUR 2023 SUPERSTAR SPEAKERS

 

Garret Marshall

President
Xponential Fitness

Garret Marshall

President
Xponential Fitness

Garret Marshall

President
Xponential Fitness
 

Pete Moore

Managing Partner
Integrity Square

Pete Moore

Managing Partner
Integrity Square

Pete Moore

Managing Partner
Integrity Square
 

Meredith Cass

CEO
Nix Biosensors

Meredith Cass

CEO
Nix Biosensors

Meredith Cass

CEO
Nix Biosensors
 

Mohammed Iqbal

Founder & CEO
SweatWorks

Mohammed Iqbal strives to enhance people’s lives. He believes the key to leading a healthier life is having access to fitness knowledge and acting on it. He founded SweatWorks, the leading digital agency in fitness design and technology to create meaningful wellness journeys for everyone.

As founder and CEO, Mohammed has established SweatWorks as a wellness technology brand unlike any other. The agency pursues innovation to make fitness engaging, beautiful and accessible to all.

Mohammed Iqbal

Founder & CEO
SweatWorks

Mohammed Iqbal

Founder & CEO
SweatWorks

Mohammed Iqbal strives to enhance people’s lives. He believes the key to leading a healthier life is having access to fitness knowledge and acting on it. He founded SweatWorks, the leading digital agency in fitness design and technology to create meaningful wellness journeys for everyone.

As founder and CEO, Mohammed has established SweatWorks as a wellness technology brand unlike any other. The agency pursues innovation to make fitness engaging, beautiful and accessible to all.

Mohammed also contributes to the wellness industry via speaking engagements at leading events and fitness conferences around the world. His personal commitment to his fitness journey is an inspiration to all those he comes in contact with. Daily, he immerses himself in strategic and creative thinking, fitness, and innovation. For ten years Mohammed has worked at exploring the intersection of fitness and technology, paving the way towards a more tangible wellness and healthcare future

SweatWorks collaborates with top-tier fitness brands to provide design, technology and marketplace expertise to produce first-to-market fitness and wellness products. It has made the Inc 5000 list as one of the fastest growing private companies five years in a row.

 

Sam Cole

Co-Founder & CEO
FitXR

Sam Cole

Co-Founder & CEO
FitXR

Sam Cole

Co-Founder & CEO
FitXR
 

Bryan Myers

President & CEO
Solidcore

Bryan is President and CEO of Solidcore. Prior to joining the leadership team, he was a dedicated client and member of the 100 club. In his role, Bryan works to ensure that our Studio Managers and Coaches deliver an exceptional experience for our clients and leads the effort to bring Solidcore to new communities all over the country. 

Bryan Myers

President & CEO
Solidcore

Bryan Myers

President & CEO
Solidcore

Bryan is President and CEO of Solidcore. Prior to joining the leadership team, he was a dedicated client and member of the 100 club. In his role, Bryan works to ensure that our Studio Managers and Coaches deliver an exceptional experience for our clients and leads the effort to bring Solidcore to new communities all over the country. 

Prior to joining the Solidcore team, Bryan was a member of the leadership team of sweetgreen, the national leader in the healthy fast casual category. He joined sweetgreen in 2014 as Director of Finance and, over the course of 4 years, wore many hats including his final role as VP of Development, helping the company grow from a regional chain of 22 restaurants to 90 locations nationally. Bryan began his career as a consultant for The Boston Consulting Group, providing strategic advice to Fortune 500 companies on topics of growth, organizational design, and operational transformation.

 

Bruce Smith

Founder & CEO
Hydrow

A lifelong entrepreneur, rower and coach, Bruce Smith is the CEO & Founder of Hydrow, the leading connected rower that leverages innovative technology to bring the on-water, outdoor experience of rowing to the home. As a U.S. National Team Rowing Coach and Head of the Charles Regatta winner himself, he coached the U.S. Lightweight Eight to a Bronze medal at the 2015 World Rowing Championships, and is the former Executive Director of Community Rowing Inc. in Boston where he sought to increase access to the sport.

Bruce Smith

Founder & CEO
Hydrow

Bruce Smith

Founder & CEO
Hydrow

A lifelong entrepreneur, rower and coach, Bruce Smith is the CEO & Founder of Hydrow, the leading connected rower that leverages innovative technology to bring the on-water, outdoor experience of rowing to the home. As a U.S. National Team Rowing Coach and Head of the Charles Regatta winner himself, he coached the U.S. Lightweight Eight to a Bronze medal at the 2015 World Rowing Championships, and is the former Executive Director of Community Rowing Inc. in Boston where he sought to increase access to the sport. With a continued passion for the mental and physical benefits of rowing, plus the empathy and community it creates, Bruce's goal for Hydrow is to make a positive impact through the sport of rowing, allowing people to feel more connected to one another, and live healthier lives on a daily basis.

 

Scott Marcaccio

Co-Founder & CEO
Myodetox

Scott Marcaccio is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Myodetox, an omnichannel physical therapy brand operating 13 locations across Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Toronto.  With a mission to heal the world, the Myodetox team envisions a future where everyone has the tools, knowledge, and professional guidance to take care of their bodies, and nobody has to live with pain.

Scott Marcaccio

Co-Founder & CEO
Myodetox

Scott Marcaccio

Co-Founder & CEO
Myodetox

Scott Marcaccio is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Myodetox, an omnichannel physical therapy brand operating 13 locations across Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Toronto.  With a mission to heal the world, the Myodetox team envisions a future where everyone has the tools, knowledge, and professional guidance to take care of their bodies, and nobody has to live with pain.

 

Ryan Masanz

CTO
Anytime Fitness

Ryan Masanz

CTO
Anytime Fitness

Ryan Masanz

CTO
Anytime Fitness
 

Debra Strougo Frohlich

Co-Founder
Row House

Debra is the Co-Founder of Row House and was the founding CEO from 2013 until her partnership with Xponential Fitness in late 2017 which grew the brand to 100 currently open studios and 200 more in the works. Debra currently owns and operates the Manhattan Row House locations and works with the corporate team on all strategic brand initiatives, business development best practices and on programming initiatives. She also sits on the Franchise Advisory Council and the Marketing Fund Committee to support and represent the franchisees who are in varying stages of growth.

Debra Strougo Frohlich

Co-Founder
Row House

Debra Strougo Frohlich

Co-Founder
Row House

Debra is the Co-Founder of Row House and was the founding CEO from 2013 until her partnership with Xponential Fitness in late 2017 which grew the brand to 100 currently open studios and 200 more in the works. Debra currently owns and operates the Manhattan Row House locations and works with the corporate team on all strategic brand initiatives, business development best practices and on programming initiatives. She also sits on the Franchise Advisory Council and the Marketing Fund Committee to support and represent the franchisees who are in varying stages of growth. Row House has recently been ranked 1066 in the Inc.com 5000 list of quickly growing private companies.

In addition to her expertise developing Row House from scratch, Debra has played key roles in developing businesses from scratch. Prior to Row House, she created a million dollar plus annual business for NYC, focused on creating digital partnerships with the city's tourism facing assets.  This work helped NYC achieve its annual tourism numbers; tourism is traditionally the city's second biggest economic stimulus.  During this time she worked with city agencies and constituents, leveraging their assets, knowledge and know-how with that of private business of all sizes. These spanned from corporations like Red Bull, Jet Blue, Starwood Hotels, and more to smaller constituents with either multiple locations like BR Guest Restaurants or single location businesses like Empire State Building and American Museum of Natural History.  Debra also worked extremely closely with Broadway, spearheading the creation of Broadway Week; as a follow-up to Restaurant Week; which has become a global program to solve need periods.  Debra's 5 years at NYC & Company was pivotal to her career; giving her the network and know-how to succeed.

Prior to her time developing NYC & Company's digital partnerships, Debra wanted more than anything to find a way to bridge her business acumen with her passion for the fitness industry.  As an avid fitness professional, teaching classes before and after her un-related career in digital publishing, she came to learn the industry inside and out. She taught classes for top brands in NYC and took on many consulting projects to learn more about the varying aspects of the fitness industry: from gyms to what was becoming boutiques, to infomercial projects, to at home videos, to health and wellness expos, to the certification side of the industry, Debra spent over 5 years taking on projects to determine how she could create a career in fitness that she loved.

Even after graduating college a few years prior, she was in digital publishing for small up and coming VC-backed companied. She was passionate about disruption and even know, continues to move through her career motivated to cut through the clutter, create differentiation and establish sustaining business in smart niches.

 

Lauren Foundos

Founder & CEO
FORTË

Lauren Foundos, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FORTË since 2015. FORTË streams live and on-demand, cutting-edge fitness classes from well-known boutique studios worldwide directly to you. FORTË builds proprietary hardware and software that is installed into their partner studios, which enables them to seamlessly live stream classes directly to the FORTË platform or through their white-label digital service integrated directly into the brands app/website. 

Lauren Foundos

Founder & CEO
FORTË

Lauren Foundos

Founder & CEO
FORTË

Lauren Foundos, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FORTË since 2015. FORTË streams live and on-demand, cutting-edge fitness classes from well-known boutique studios worldwide directly to you. FORTË builds proprietary hardware and software that is installed into their partner studios, which enables them to seamlessly live stream classes directly to the FORTË platform or through their white-label digital service integrated directly into the brands app/website. 

Before launching her own company, FORTË, Lauren spent a decade working on Wall Street, with  the last five years in finance on the trading floor as an Institutional US Government Bond Broker at Whitaker Securities where she helped to dramatically increase UST Short Coupon and Bill desk revenues. Prior to that she worked at Deutsche Bank in Synthetic Equities and Cloudview Capital Management, a global-macro hedge fund, on their trading desk. Lauren graduated from the University of Maryland in 2006, with a BA in communications and concentration in business. She earned ACC Academic Honor Roll, and Intercollegiate Athletic Honor Roll during her time at Maryland. Lauren is a two-time all-American field hockey player, she played in the Junior Olympics, and went on to play Division I at the University of Maryland, the nation’s top ranked program. She plays the piano, violin, has two older brothers, adores her parents, and loves to ski!

 

 

Jeff Yasuda

Founder & CEO
Feed.fm

Jeff is a long-time entrepreneur that continues to find new ways to combine his passion for building businesses with his love of music.

Jeff Yasuda

Founder & CEO
Feed.fm

Jeff Yasuda

Founder & CEO
Feed.fm

Jeff is a long-time entrepreneur that continues to find new ways to combine his passion for building businesses with his love of music.


Prior to Feed.fm, Yasuda launched Blip.fm, which grew to over 1 million registered DJs who reached over 30 million people on Twitter.

Before becoming an entrepreneur, Jeff was the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Silicon Valley VC firm Redwood Ventures, where he held board directorships and managed investments in their technology portfolio. Prior to joining Redwood, he worked in Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers, concentrating on technology financings within Equity Capital Markets.

 

Mike Telem

Co-founder and CBO
Kemtai

Mike is the Co-founder and Chief Business Officer at Kemtai focusing on strategic business development and B2B deals. He is a serial entrepreneur with experience in building and marketing digital products. Mike was previously VP of Product Innovation and Product Marketing at Marketo which he joined Marketo following the acquisition of Insightera, the startup he co-founded in 2009 which provided a real-time web personalization SaaS for global businesses.

Mike Telem

Co-founder and CBO
Kemtai

Mike Telem

Co-founder and CBO
Kemtai

Mike is the Co-founder and Chief Business Officer at Kemtai focusing on strategic business development and B2B deals. He is a serial entrepreneur with experience in building and marketing digital products. Mike was previously VP of Product Innovation and Product Marketing at Marketo which he joined Marketo following the acquisition of Insightera, the startup he co-founded in 2009 which provided a real-time web personalization SaaS for global businesses.

 

Helene Guilaume

Founder & CEO
Wild AI

Helene Guillaume is the founder and CEO of WILD.AI. She studied mathematics and financial risks, was a quant in a hedge fund and management consultant to Fortune500 companies in AI. She was a rugby player; she's an ultra-marathon runner, triathlete, surfer, skier, and ice-swimmer. Her favorite combined skillset is vitality+brains.

Helene Guilaume

Founder & CEO
Wild AI

Helene Guilaume

Founder & CEO
Wild AI

Helene Guillaume is the founder and CEO of WILD.AI. She studied mathematics and financial risks, was a quant in a hedge fund and management consultant to Fortune500 companies in AI. She was a rugby player; she's an ultra-marathon runner, triathlete, surfer, skier, and ice-swimmer. Her favorite combined skillset is vitality+brains.

 

Ben Hansen

Product Engineering Lead-AI & Sports Technology
Intel Olympic Technology Group

Ben Hansen is the Product Engineering Lead- AI & Sports Technology for Intel’s Olympic Technology Group. Hansen leads product development for 3D Athlete Tracking (3DAT), a cloud- and edge-based markerless motion capture SDK for sports, health, and fitness industries. The 3DAT SDK can be integrated with single or multiple video cameras to provide lab-grade 3D skeletal tracking and biomechanics data, enabling developers to create real-time and engaging experiences to improve human performance and mitigate risk. 

Ben Hansen

Product Engineering Lead-AI & Sports Technology
Intel Olympic Technology Group

Ben Hansen

Product Engineering Lead-AI & Sports Technology
Intel Olympic Technology Group

Ben Hansen is the Product Engineering Lead- AI & Sports Technology for Intel’s Olympic Technology Group. Hansen leads product development for 3D Athlete Tracking (3DAT), a cloud- and edge-based markerless motion capture SDK for sports, health, and fitness industries. The 3DAT SDK can be integrated with single or multiple video cameras to provide lab-grade 3D skeletal tracking and biomechanics data, enabling developers to create real-time and engaging experiences to improve human performance and mitigate risk. 

Prior to joining Intel, Hansen spent 2 years as a Senior Biomechanical Engineer with the Chicago White Sox, overseeing the acquisition of Motus Global’s biomechanics lab, databases, and wearable IMU IP and source code. Hansen spent 8 years serving as CTO and VP of Biomechanics at Motus Global, pioneering wearable technology for sports and MSK applications alongside contracting biomechanics lab services to sports teams. 

Hansen has a B.S. in biomedical engineering and mathematics from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. During his Ph.D. studies at Marquette University (biomedical engineering), Hansen was a motion capture technician for the Milwaukee Brewers and was a summer intern at the American Sports Medicine Institute. Hansen departed his studies to join Motus Global as their first employee.

What past attendees had to say...

“Haven't been in a room this powerful as a blend of leading fitness, athleisure, performance, software and investment brands - ever. And having easy access to conversations with speakers and founders was invaluable. Learnt so much seeing the interplay between the entire ecosystem. BRAVO”

Emma Barry, Global Fitness Authority

 “I found this event to be a great intersection of success stories, opportunities, and industry trends. It’s perfect for those of us looking to continue innovating in this industry - and a great way to keep a finger on the pulse of all going on”

 Debra Strougo Frohlich, Co-Founder & CEO, RowHouse

 

"FAB2019 sparked numerous incredible relationships and surfaced many tremendous insights for Struct Club”

Amira Pollack, Founder, Struct Club

“Amazing speakers and super interesting combination and interaction among large companies, start-ups and investors”

David Vigano, Sensoria Inc

 “Unlike a lot of other fitness conferences, FAB was an intimate gathering of high-level executives. There were many opportunities for meaningful, actionable conversations”

Andrew Katz, CEO, Instructrr Fitness

 

“A great mix of leaders, founders, and C-level executives from across the fitness, health and wellness industries”

Jeff Angus, CEO, Playsight

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