Playing the game: sport technology with Fantastec
Technology and sports are natural companions, despite the image of an average desk-bound geek. We talk sports tech with Fantastec.
Show Notes for Series 02 Episode 19
Giant stadiums and local sports grounds all over the world lie empty with sports men and women competing to no audience at all, in most cases. Can tech save sport?
Steve Madincea of Fantastec thinks so. His company is behind a digital memorabilia trading platform that’s powered by blockchain, and he has plenty more projects at different stages of completion, too, with haptics, drones, IoT and plenty more playing their part.
Instead of rushing to the big sports federations and organizations (there’s plenty of money in professional sport), Steve looks first to the fans’ interests and passions as the starting point for all Fantastec does.
How can a Spurs fan in Beijing get involved in matches from the other side of the world? Can live cricket’s passionate fans a thousand miles from a match feel what someone sat at Lord’s cricket ground feels too?
Technology is ever-present in every nearly every area of life, so perhaps we need to concentrate more on the ways it can increase our enjoyment of sports, games, and competitive eSports.
Steve’s LinkedIn as follows:
Joe’s social media presence is here: