(L to R) Jim Worthington, Owner, Newtown Athletic Club and IHRSA Board Chair and Todd Tweedy, Co-Host of the Motionsoft Technology Summit.
9:00 am - 10:30 am: Technology Summit Roundtable
A technical leaders new mission, should they choose to accept it, is to contribute to corporate strategy and be a critical member of the leadership team. This mission is of vital importance. It takes these leaders far beyond the familiar territory of technical expertise and into advocacy for new technology and an understanding of in club operations. Everyone is depending on them, and it’s time to show that this mission is far from impossible. This panel will address the theme of of our 2019 Summit and asks leading CIO/CMO's to share their insights and journeys in making IT part of the strategic conversation; how to influence and contribute to corporate strategy; and how to make an impact in modernizing if not future-proofing fitness enterprises. Advisory Board Members: Jon Roberts, Chief Information Officer, InShape Fitness Don Dickerson, Vice President, FitnessSF Josh Rider, Sr Vice President, Gold's Gym International Allison Rand, Director Mar-Com, VIDA Fitness
Moderator: Rick Caro, President, Management Vision
10:30 am - 10:45 am: Morning Coffee Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Analytics/AI/Machine Learning
The promise and reality of AI inside your club
The golden age of AI, predictive analytics, and Big Data is upon us, moving at a lightning pace as algorithms “learn” and improve on their capabilities and opportunities for better accuracy. But how do we dispel the hype behind the grand promises of AI and data analytics? This theme explores how AI-based analytics is being used successfully now – and will develop a clearer sense of what factors CIOs and technology leaders should consider as they look to invest in AI-enabled capabilities. Hear from brands and experts who can provide the best lessons for success and solutions to current implementation challenges.
(L to R) Jon, Al, and Francesca.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Innovations in In-Club Technology
Street smart: Delivering tech that ignites and engages
We all got the memo: if brick-and-mortar stores want to stay open and competitive with the rising generations of digital natives, they must extend beyond the four walls and revolutionize the way they reach customers. However, implementing technology for technology’s sake is not the answer, despite the bright-shiny-object appeal of a technological makeover. We are at an inflection point where advanced technology like virtual training and GroupX have proven to be viable and competition. Clubs are deciding now whether or not to make these investments. This theme explores what operators need to know as they consider adopting such technologies, what alternatives are in play, and how new in-club technology can deliver more immersive and efficient experiences for members and employees.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Networking Lunch
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Mobile Tech's Next Wave
Mobility mavericks: Focusing on the m-Commerce and m-Content Gap
Consumers spend more of their time on mobile than on any other device, yet that additional time hasn’t necessarily translated to more revenue for clubs. This panel considers insights and key learning from brands and experts leading the way in mobile commerce, engagement and content delivery.
(L to R) Raj, Ali, Amie, Brian Mitchell, and Brian Zehetner.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Standout Fitness Industry Startups
Get introduced to some of the best new & innovative startups we have met this year!
Spotlight Startups TBD Moderator: Al Noshirvani, Chairman, Motionsoft
(L to R) Michael, Rachel, and Joe.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Afternoon Keynote
(L to R) Dana, Robbie, David, Mike, and Jeff.
5:00 pm - 6:45 pm Networking Marquee Bar & Lounge
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm: Evening Reception & Dinner
DAY 3: Wednesday, September 18th
6:00 am: Group Fitness Class
8:00 am: Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:00 am: The Convergence of Fitness & Wellness
How tech enabled wellness levels the playing field
In recent years, the proliferation of concepts such as "exercise is medicine" has prompted paradigm shifts in both the fitness and medical worlds. In many cases, these once mutually exclusive disciplines have converged. Healthcare companies are hiring strength and cardio coaches, while health club operators are seeking trainers with medical backgrounds. This panel will discuss how technology has made this marriage one that will last a lifetime!
(L to R) Bill, Ann Marie, Lauren, Garrett, and Paul.
10:00 am - 11:00 am: Next-gen in Payment Technologies
The path to consumers’ digital hearts and wallets
What is the next wave in payment technologies? Can they remove friction from the checkout process, and how will they impact the shopping transaction ecosystem? This panel explores major developments in the technology payments ecosystem during the next three to five years; what club CIOs need to be doing now to effectively respond to these changes; how the competitive dynamics between legacy players in payments and newer entrants affect us; and the required hardware, software, and new process investment to make these concepts viable.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Education Session
Help us design and spec the next great club management feature using "Ideation", a creative process of generating, developing, and communicating new ideas, where an idea is understood as a basic element of thought that can be either visual, concrete, or abstract. Ideation comprises all stages of a thought cycle, from innovation, to development, to actualization.