Game Changers

Challenging the status quo isn’t for everyone. Katie Steinberg will be sitting down with the innovators turning the sports and hospitality worlds upside down.

Episodes

GrubHub has Targeted Their Entry into the Hospitality World

Being able to order food at the press of a button is beyond just mere convenience, it is simplicity and delivery at its finest. If host Katie Steinberg has anything to say about it, food delivery apps like Grubhub are almost a little too easy to use. Nicolas Holland, the Partnership Director with GrubHub sat […]

Using AI to Never Miss a Minute

Using AI to Never Miss a Minute

When lifelong Detroit Red Wings fan Zack Klima missed seeing a game-winning goal due to waiting in a long line, he knew enough was enough. Spurred to action, Klima founded and is now CEO of company WaitTime, a state of the art artificial intelligence platform using real-time and historical data to analyze crowd diagnostics. Klima […]

Sports Professor Discusses the Sports Franchises Will Open New Revenue Opportunities

Sports Professor Discusses How Franchises Will Open New Revenue Opportunities

  From game highlights and player highlights to behind-the-scenes footage, social media users are actively following sports teams on TikTok. According to Morning Consult data, 46% of self-identified TikTok users said they “often” or “sometimes” use social media to stay updated with game highlights. In comparison, 42% said they use it for player highlights. Meanwhile, […]

How a Motion Analytics Company is Applying AI to Improve you Putting in Golf

How a Motion Analytics Company is Applying AI to Improve Your Putting in Golf

BioMech, as a company, combines sports and analytics to help athletes perform better at the sports they love. Professional Golfer Heath Slocum and Dr. Frank Fornari, Co-founder of BioMech, joined Game Changers’ Katie Steinberg to discuss the approach behind BioMech’s technology and how it’s upping the game for many golfers, including Slocum. “BioMech is a […]

Creating the Expectations for an eSports Stadium

Creating the Expectations for an eSports Stadium

The rise in popularity of Esports took off during the pandemic, when more people stayed inside and sought other forms of entertainment. Senior Principal and Esports Director for the Americas with Populous Brian Mirakian talks with Game Changers host Katie Steinberg about the next generation of eSports facilities and the future of the market. “The […]

Extending Performance Requires A Collaboration Between Different Disciplines

Extending Performance Requires A Collaboration Between Different Disciplines

Joel Totoro’s love for professional sports and health has teed him up for a successful career as Director of Sports Science at Thorne. Totoro noticed that the development of a holistic approach has helped extend careers. Teams now include full-time dieticians, psychologists, physical therapists, and the primary care team. “Using health and wellness can be […]

Jenifer Welter Shares How NFL Players Responded to Relationship Based Coaching

Jenifer Welter Shares How NFL Players Responded to Relationship Based Coaching

For many, being first is an accomplishment. It is an accolade to boast about to friends, family, colleagues. To Dr. Jenifer Welter, it means something entirely different. Dr. Jenifer Welter, the first female NFL coach, sits down to talk with Game Changers Host Katie Steinberg about her experience as a trailblazer in the NFL. Dr. […]

How College Athletic Departments Should Be Educating Their Athletes on NIL

How College Athletic Departments Should Be Educating Their Athletes on NIL

Named one of Sports Business Journal’s 40 under 40, Casey Schwab is making an impact in the sports -and education- world. In this new episode of Game Changers, host Katie Steinberg sits down with Schwab, CEO of Altius Sports Partners, to discuss education advisory work in utilizing the NIL and beyond. Schwab emphasized the work […]

Where Stadiums and Resorts Rank with Fiber and 5G Deployments

Where Stadiums and Resorts Rank with Fiber and 5G Deployments

  When most people think of the Corning name, they think of dishware and cookware. But the reality is they are so, so much more. The company even lays claim to having glass on the international space station. Jessica Janis, Head of Business Development for Sports, Entertainment & Hospitality at Corning spoke with Game Changers […]

Eric Dickerson Turns His Toughest Career Moments into Lessons for the Next Generation of Players

Eric Dickerson Turns His Toughest Career Moments into Lessons for the Next Generation of Players

  In this exciting episode, Eric Dickerson, legendary NFL Running Back Hall of Famer speaks to Game Changers host Katie Steinberg about the recent publication of his memoir, Watch My Smoke, The Eric Dickerson Story. Dickerson played in the NFL for 11 seasons with the LA Rams, Indianapolis Colts, LA Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons. The […]

Outlining the Future of the Harlem Globetrotters While Honoring its Roots

Outlining the Future of the Harlem Globetrotters While Honoring its Roots

  The role in which The Harlem Globetrotters played in the desegregation of sports, especially in the NBA, cannot be understated. In 1948 and 1949, The Globetrotters stunned the sports world by twice defeating the World Champion Minneapolis Lakers of the NBA. Many of basketball’s most famous names, from Wilt Chamberlain to Fred’ Curly’ Neal […]

How Will Stadiums & Venues Prepare for the Future?

How Will Stadiums & Venues Prepare for the Future?

Stadiums and venues shut down when the pandemic surfaced, but eventually adapted and found solutions to keep sports and live events running Katherine Krohn, Vice President of Business Development for ASM Global, joined Game Changers Host Katie Steinberg to discuss what the future holds for stadiums and venues. When COVID-19 first hit, the focus was crowd […]

Will Youth Sports Connect to the Metaverse?

Will Youth Sports Connect to the Metaverse?

  Youth sports are a significant part of the lives of kids in the U.S. However, parents, grandparents, and other family members can’t always be there in person. The GameChanger app offers a new way to watch every game. The app’s President Sameer Ahuja joined Game Changers host Katie Steinberg to talk about its impact. Ahuja […]

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Why Has Technology Remained Stagnant in Hospitality?

Some might say Ken Patel, CEO of EV Hotel, is the next Elon Musk of the hospitality industry. Patel began his journey in hospitality as a child, helping his father in his hotel and working his way from the desk to roles with more responsibility. Now, he is heading the convergence of AI and hotels, […]

Bridging the Investment Gap and Inefficiencies of Youth Sports

Bridging the Investment Gap and Inefficiencies of Youth Sports

Seeing his own kids grow up playing school sports, Chuck Thompson, Nike Dallas FC president, noticed a gap in youth sports — it is inefficient and doesn’t set players up for success. He joined Host Katie Steinberg of Game Changers to discuss the Nike Dallas Football Club and its impact on the community. Thompson’s vision […]

The Latest Gaming Merger Firmly Establishes Dallas as an Esports Hub

The Latest Gaming Merger Firmly Establishes Dallas as an Esports Hub

  Mike Rufail, founder and chief gaming officer at Envy Gaming, excitedly explained the gaming merger with OpTic Gaming and how Dallas is becoming an esports hub while talking with Host Katie Steinberg. One big change from the merger will be the name of the team — the Texas-based Call of Duty League franchise Dallas […]

After a 20 Year Professional Career, Warren Moon Had a Game Plan Post-Retirement

After a 20 Year Professional Career, Warren Moon Had a Game Plan Post-Retirement

  Key Points: Warren Moon had a 20 year professional career in the NFL and CFL. He founded Sports 1 Marketing after hanging up his helmet. Moon’s life could’ve turned out differently after growing up fatherless in Los Angeles. Commentary: On this episode of Game Changers, Host Katie Steinberg talked with Warren Moon about his […]

Corporate sponsorships with the Dallas Mavericks

The Road to Becoming a Maverick of Sponsorships

Corporate sponsorships have been a key source of revenue for professional sports teams. However, the era of buying a sign is no more. Now, it’s all about the experience. Game Changers host Katie Steinberg chatted with Michael Mattocks, Senior Director of Corporate Sponsorships for the Dallas Mavericks, to get his insights. Mattocks has a unique career […]

Game Changers: Changing the Playbook After Law School

Challenging the status quo isn’t for everyone. Katie Steinberg will be sitting down with the innovators turning the sports and hospitality worlds upside down, only on Game Changers. Life after college sports can be a dreaded reality for athletes. Whether it’s turning an athletic passion into a lifetime money-maker, or it’s finding a career outside […]

Bonus Clips

The Biggest Takeaways Hoteliers Need from New Book "Hospitality from Within"

The Biggest Takeaways Hoteliers Need from New Book “Hospitality from Within”

  Commentary: Big news in the hospitality space as our very own host of Say Yes to Travel, Sarah Dandashy, has a new book on the shelves, Hospitality From Within, and it’s available for pre-order today! We wanted to catch up with Sarah and find out what her inspiration for writing this book was; Sarah […]

Envy Gaming Founder Shares the Details of the OpTic Gaming Merger

  Key Points: Esports leaders merge to drive innovation in the field. Fans are excited about the merger and what’s to come. The brands look to expand beyond esports to media ventures. Commentary: The big news in the esports world is the merger of Envy Gaming and OpTic Gaming. This unification brings together two of […]

Nike Dallas FC Was Created to Help Solve the Inefficiencies of Youth Sports

Nike Dallas FC Was Created to Help Solve the Inefficiencies of Youth Sports

  Key Points: As new NIL rules trickle down to the highschool level in certain states, it poses an interesting conflict for coaches to manage players that are obtaining deals and if it will cause rifts on the team. Division 1 athletics recruits athletes from across the socioeconomic spectrum and as college athletics changes the […]

Does the AstroWorld Concert Bring in to Question How Large Scale Concerts Are Managed?

Does the AstroWorld Concert Bring in to Question How Large Scale Concerts Are Managed?

  Key Points: Event operators and venues need to double down on security. Predictive analytic technologies may be key to preventing this from happening in the future.  Tod Caflisch believes that this is a matter of controlling numbers more than anything else. Commentary: Large scale concerts are a major business with typically very refined processes, […]

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“Breaking the Pocket” Inside Warren Moon’s Unconventional Route to the NFL

Warren Moon’s play on the field is what made him an NFL legend, but his path to get there was anything but conventional. In this clip from the next episode of Game Changers with Katie Steinberg, Moon describes the situation leading up to the 1978 NFL Draft and sheds light on his decision to start […]

What Makes an NBA Sponsorship a Slam Dunk?

  If you have turned on an NBA game these past couple of seasons one thing has probably caught your eye on players jerseys in fact might have even prompted you to pull out your phone and do a quick Google search. Those patches….. team sponsors similar to what see you in Nascar and soccer […]