On July 30, the ;irst day of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic,
the longest-running women-only professional tennis tournament
in the world, Fast Company convened leaders from across the
worlds of sports, technology, and business for a half-day forum
in San Jose, California. Speakers and attendees explored the
explosive growth and business opportunities at the intersection
of technology and sports, learned how to get the best from the
best in both business and athletics, and uncovered the secrets of
success from notable trailblazers.
IN A PERFORMANCE-DRIVEN WORLD
Jill Smoller of William Morris Endeavor, author Fred Kofman, and Forerunner Ventures’
Kirsten Green shared insights on getting the best from top performers.
During their panel with Stephanie Mehta, Steve Simon of the Women’s Tennis
Association, Mika Yamamoto of SAP, and Courtney Blacker of Google Cloud
explored tech’s ongoing transformation of sports.
StubHub’s Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, former WNBA
commissioner Donna Orender, and Jennifer Fonstad
of Aspect Ventures discussed female trailblazers in
sports and business.
Nearly 200 guests net worked during breaks and
joined in the conversation over cocktails at Forager
Tasting Room & Eatery, the host venue.
Attendees engaged in the issues,
innovations, and inspirations tackled
by Game On’s expert speakers.
Representing Game On’s presenting partners, Ibrahim Ajami of Mubadala
Ventures and Deep Nishar of So;Bank Vision Fund joined Fast Company
editor-in-chief Stephanie Mehta.
Tennis champion, author, and wellness expert Monica Seles
opened up about her personal and professional journey.