Articles by author: Tod Caflisch

Sports Teams Can Leverage AR and VR Technologies to Deepen Fan Engagement & Unlock Real-Time Revenue Opportunities

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Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies are opening up novel ways to enhance the fan experience, both in stadiums and from the comfort of one’s home. The release of Apple Vision Pro headsets has sparked debate on their potential impact on live sporting events. Critics question whether fans engrossed in their…

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Nuclear Reactors for Home Use: A Practical Future or Science Fiction?

As concerns over energy sustainability grow in the face of an aging grid, homeowners are increasingly exploring alternative sources of power. One potential source that is gaining traction is the use of small modular reactors (SMRs) – nuclear reactors adapted for home use. A notable development came in the late 2000s with Toshiba’s introduction of…

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The Cost of High-End Sports Fan Experiential Packages: Will It Price Out the Average Fan

The million-dollar question for sports teams in the present time is how to provide a premium experience without breaking the bank for fans! Sports teams are looking for ways to enhance the fan experience and increase revenue through fan experiential packages. Although the idea of a VIP experience may sound appealing, it begs the…

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How Supply Chain Issues Are Impacting the Sports Industry

Global supply chain issues are impacting nearly every sector of the American economy — even sports. From athletic equipment to concession stand foods, sports teams and their venues are hyperaware of potential supply chain interruptions and the potential ripple effect. It’s something venues are working to alleviate as eager fans crowd back into stadiums after…

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How Allegiant Stadium is Using Technology to Boost the Fan Experience

A point of emphasis for many teams has been upgrading their in-stadium experience to keep up with the ever-improving television product. Tod Caflisch is a sports technology expert who recently visited the brand new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. He joined us to share some insights from what he saw on that visit and much…

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Building Hope: Vogel’s Journey with Homeless Families
July 19, 2024

Impact and Programs: Vogel Alcove, a Dallas-based nonprofit, has served around 18,000 homeless children and families over 37 years, offering programs like early childhood education, health services, and mental health support to combat the traumatic effects of homelessness and poverty. Trauma-Responsive Care: In the podcast’s first episode, Vogel’s president Karen Hughes, along with Dr….

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Empowering Through Connection: Vogel’s Pyramid Model Approach
July 19, 2024

Mission and Impact: Vogel Alcove, a nonprofit in Dallas, helps homeless children and families through various programs and services. Pyramid Model Framework: Vogel uses the Pyramid Model, an evidence-based framework for promoting young children’s social-emotional development with universal supports, targeted supports, and intensive interventions. Nurturing Relationships and Supportive Environments: Vogel focuses on building nurturing…

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MedPAC’s Miss on Reality of Home Health Financial Reality Results in Suggested Cut in 2025 Proposed Rule
July 19, 2024

The March 2024 MedPAC report recommending a 7% payment reduction for home health agencies in 2025 has sparked significant concern within the industry. Why is this recommendation being met with such resistance, and what does the financial reality of home health agencies look like in contrast to these federal suggestions? Are the MedPAC recommendations…

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Sixth Inning- What are the Stages Where Your Business Takes Place?
July 18, 2024

When you think of a baseball game, you might picture the crack of the bat or the roar of the crowd as a home run sails over the outfield fence. But for the Savannah Bananas, the game is just one part of the spectacle. Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind this innovative team, shares how…

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