The Summit will now take place on the 15th - 16th September and we will be doing this as the Virtual Football Innovation Summit 2020.

Delegates who had originally booked onto the Football innovation Summit 2020 in March, your place has been transferred to this event
and you will receive an email link in due course. Should you have any questions please email info@open-innovation-group.com.

Welcome to the Virtual Football Innovation Summit 2020

As it has not been possible for you to join us this year, we will bring some of the worlds leading elite football practitioners to you.

We have taken all the ingredients that have made the Annual FIS the must-go conference for specialists working in Talent ID, Recruitment, Player & Coach Development, Injury Prevention and Analysis and brought them one click away from you online.

Over two days we will deliver up to 16 presentations from thought leaders at the heart of the worlds most successful Academies, first-teams and international set ups.

At the heart of our planning has been a desire to recreate as much as possible the interaction of a live event, which we plan to do with interactive four panel discussions and breakout/network sessions with all our key speakers.

Football Innovation Summit Speakers

Jean-Francois Vulliez

Academy Director, Olympique Lyon

Gareth Jennings

Head of Technical Leadership Programmes, FIFA

Matt Allen

Head of Academy Physical Development, Tottenham Hotspur

Paolo Migliavacca

Academy Director, Inter Milan

Andrew Meredith

Analysis Operations Manager, Manchester United

Pedro Marques

Technical Director, Benfica

Fred Lipka

Technical Director of Player Youth & Development, MLS

Arjav Trivedi

Data Scientist & Data Engineer, Arsenal

Daniel Stenz

Technical Director, Shandong Luneng Taishan F.C.

Dr Stephanie Filbay

Senior Researcher - Orthopaedics & Musculoskeletal, University of Oxford

Jan van Loon

Head Coach, FC Utrecht

Tom Nugent

Vice President, Platypus Institute

Richard Evans

Head of Team & Individual Fitness, Belgium FA

Dr. Phil Wagner

CEO, Sparta Science

Bruce Suraci

Academy Head of Coaching & Development, AFC Bournemouth

Alex Kleyn

Lead Data Scientist, Southampton FC

Featuring 30+ Case Studies Focusing On:

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT: Understanding the athlete in front of you - the influence of PHV and DNA. Using match analysis to drive the training needs of your players. How female players benefit from training alongside men.
HIGH PERFORMANCE CONDITIONING: Effects of menstruation on female athletes. Detailing how to develop position specific strength, power, speed and stamina. Use of technology to manage loads - to overload or not to overload.
DATA OPTIMISATION: Using data to implement actionable plans not just monitor players. Big data, AI, machine learning and longitudinal studies. The role of data management and statistical analysis in recruitment, technical development, performance and injury prevention.
TALENT IDENTIFICATION: How to effectively identify, select, coach and manage the right players for your club. Importance of maturation points. Can behavioural studies provide the holy grail for spotting talent early.
ANALYSIS: Provide game changing live analysis in training and matches. Which metrics give teams an edge over their rivals. Integrating your tech. Hit your target audience - data/video presentations for players, coaches and managers.
RECRUITMENT STRATEGY: Understanding how to attract, keep and move on talent.
PLAYER PATHWAY OPTIMISATION: Identifying effective pathways and understanding the needs of the individual to best transition players into senior football. Loan management and the advantages and disadvantages of club partnerships.
APPLYING TECHNOLOGY: Understanding how to design and create effective hypotheses to apply the very latest technology to your club's needs and structure.
INJURY SURVEILLANCE: Innovation and science based approaches to injury prevention and rehabilitation. ACL injuries - prevention and rehab.
ENVIRONMENT/CULTURE: How to create a mentality and culture designed upon team ship and on field success. Team of teams. Benefits of developing homegrown coaches as well as players.
PERFORMANCE UNDER PRESSURE: Learning how to improve decision making and skill execution, build resilience and maturity.

Who Should Attend?

The Football Innovation Summit combines cutting edge presentations and workshops with live testing and an interactive vendor show that is specifically designed for:

Directors of Football
Academy Directors
Performance Directors
Recruitment Directors
Technical Directors
Pathway Development Directors
Talent Identification Managers
Heads of Player Development
Football Coaches
Goalkeeping Coaches
Video Analysts
Data Scientists/Analysts
Performance Analysts
Medical Directors
Soft Tissue Therapists
Sports Psychologists
Director of Research
Strength & Conditioning
Performance Managers
Sleep Scientists
Sport Scientists
Loan Managers
Player Contract Managers
Technology Providers


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