Sportvision Names Steve Zoppi as Chief Technology Officer
Sportvision has named Steve Zoppi as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Zoppi will be responsible for advancing Sportvision’s innovative data collection, management, analysis, and presentation capabilities.
Zoppi brings over 30 years of technology leadership experience to the Sportvision executive team from a diverse group of established companies, including TiVo, Adobe, Hotwire and Electronics for Imaging. Zoppi is the principal advisor and founder of Collabri Group, LLC, a research and advisory services firm, where his expertise and services have covered many disciplines in the technology business, including product and system development, software engineering, information systems management, and operations management.
As Sportvision’s CTO, Zoppi will direct the Company’s R&D initiatives and overall technology development.
“Steve’s breadth of experience in graphics, data management and analysis, consumer applications and technology strategy will serve as a valuable asset to Sportvision as we continue to grow our business,” says Hank Adams, CEO, Sportvision. “Sportvision’s ability to capture the complete digital record of an event and turn that into insights for fans via TV, the web or mobile platforms has opened up new opportunities for Sportvision and its partners. Steve will be instrumental in guiding future developments in this area.”
Today, Zoppi serves on numerous advisory boards for emerging technology companies and associations, including FastScale Technology (recently acquired by EMC) and the Consortium of Information Systems Management, Silicon Valley. Zoppi also co-authored the book, CIO Wisdom: Best Practices from Silicon Valley’s Leading IT Experts.
“Sportvision’s amazing portfolio of intellectual property combined with a uniquely dedicated and brilliant team enables us to build a high-fidelity digital record of all sporting events based on our proven approach to real-time data acquisition and visualization,” says Zoppi. “The ability to replay and analyze this data enables an unprecedented level of personalized entertainment and insightful analysis of sporting events for players, coaches and fans.”