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130 sports and technology enthusiasts attended the inspirational event on October 20 in Gent: a wonderful crowd of students and professionals, representing many disciplines like sports science, IT, data science, product design, marketing, …

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Sports & Technology
Tom BraekeleirsDirector @ Microsoft Innovation Center Vlaanderen

CHALLENGE 1: How can we improve performance?
Sofie Debaere, Responsible for Science and Performance @ High Performance Sports Department of Sport Vlaanderen

BREAKOUT A: Rapid prototyping hardware, wearable technology and software platforms
Jan Potemans, Innovation Program Manager Flanders @ imec

BREAKOUT A: Microsoft Azure platform
Kristof Rennen, Senior Technical Evangelist @ Microsoft BeLux

BREAKOUT B: Hack4Sports: Start2Data?
Steven VerstocktProfessor @ UGent
Kurt SchüttePhD Researcher @ Human Movement Biomechanics Research Group of KU Leuven and Department Sport Science of Stellenbosch University

BREAKOUT C: Business Model Innovation
Olivier RitsBusiness Modeling Expert & Program Manager imec.LivingLabs @ imec

Introduction to the hackathon
Kristof De Mey, Sports Technology & Business Developer @ UGent
Tine Van Lommel, Innovation Manager Life Sciences @ KU Leuven R&D