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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Listen Carefully, Respond Creatively
April 12, 2024

In this captivating episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, delves into the transformative business philosophy of “listen carefully, respond creatively.” This approach has not only skyrocketed the Savannah Bananas to fame but also serves as a universal blueprint for revolutionizing customer service and engagement across all sectors. […]

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Stacey Childress, Senior Advisor at McKinsey and Company, discusses higher ed
Bold Measures are Needed to Improve Investment in Higher Education
April 12, 2024

The stakes for higher education have never been higher as the educational landscape sees rapid evolution. As universities and colleges grapple with the dual challenges of technological disruption and increasing demands for accessible, quality education, the question of how best to implement investment in higher education becomes a priority. This debate has been ignited […]

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Hey, it’s 9 am… Wake up Healthy with 9amHealth!
April 12, 2024

Healthcare Rethink host Brian Urban explores ways to wake up healthy and stay healthy with his guest, Dr. Avantika Waring, MD, the Chief Medical Officer, at 9amHealth. This episode delves into the transformative approach to healthcare delivery championed by 9amHealth. Dr. Waring’s journey from a humanities student with a love for French to a […]

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Strengthen Public Safety and Security: Modernize Radio Communication for Better Field Response
April 11, 2024

The importance of radio communication within public safety and security operations remains unbeaten in an era dominated by digital transformation. This medium, essential for over a century, continues to be the lifeline for responders on the front lines. From ensuring the safety of field agents to facilitating real-time critical information flow and enhancing situational […]

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