Great People. Great Conversations.

Great People. Great Conversations.

APAC
04 March 2015

BT & Cisco changing the world of business and sport through innovation & technology.
2015-03-04
2015-03-04
APAC

Bringing London, Singapore, Australia together through the Art of Connnecting

Cisco logoFor the past three years, BT and Cisco have brought together business leaders from around the world to share best practices in technology and innovation. This year we connected London, Singapore and Sydney via live video feed to learn “How technology and innovation is changing the world of business and sport”

Highlights Video

See our highlights video below to learn more about the impact of technology on business and sport:

Sport Technology debate via live global video feed – March 4th 2015

For the past three years, BT and Cisco have brought together business leaders from around the world to share best practices in technology and innovation. This year we connected London, Singapore and Sydney via live video feed featuring Martin Bayfield, Ben Kay and Austin Healey to learn “How technology and innovation is changing the world of business and sport”.

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Our Rugby Legends and Industry Leaders

We were pleased to be joined via video from London by our BT Sport Rugby legends:

  • Martin Bayfield: Former England international and broadcaster Martin Bayfield is part of BT Sport's rugby coverage team, working as a reporter, co-presenter and rugby expert for BT Sport. Bayfield made his England debut in 1991, went on the 1993 British Lions tour to New Zealand and was part of the 1995 World Cup squad.
  • Austin Healey: Former rugby union player who played as a back for Leicester Tigers and represented the England national rugby union team and the British & Irish Lions. After working as a rugby analyst for ESPN, Healey joined BT Sport as a rugby expert.
  • Ben Kay: World Cup winner and Leicester Tigers great Ben Kay MBE played as a second row and represented the England national rugby union team and the British & Irish Lions. Ben was a rugby Premiership co-commentator for ESPN before joining BT Sport as a rugby expert.

Locally by:

  • Inoke Afeaki, with us in Singapore: Inoke Afeaki joined Singapore Rugby Union as technical director, after having worked at the Wellington Rugby Football Union as a Coaching Coordinator. Inoke Rugby played for Tonga in three Rugby World Cups, 1995, 2003 and 2007, and was pne of the Wellington Lions most prolific Forward Try scorers.
  • Nick Farr Jones, with us in Australia: Former Australia Rugby Union World Cup Captain Nick Farr-Jones was captain of the team which brought home the Rugby Union World Cup in 1991, the 1992 Bledisloe Cup and the team that convincingly defeated the Springboks in August 1992. Nick was Australia’s most-capped scrum half and its most-capped captain.

And industry leaders:

  • Timmy Shum, CTO of Worldwide Infrastructure for Jabil Circuit Inc. (NYSE: JBL): His responsibilities include Managing strategic and operation development of the worldwide infrastructure. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience managing global operation development, research & development operation and information technology.

What did you find most interesting about the event?
“The seamless connectivity in real time”
- Wong Soon Hwa, Hertz

What did you find most interesting about the event and what is one key takeaway from the event you can apply to your business?
“The quality of the picture, sound and latency…technology can be a real enabler for business”
- Richard Beck, Societe Generale

What is one key takeaway from the event you can apply to your business?
- “There is a real balance between the use of technology and the essence of what your business is looking to achieving”
- Bernard Lee, TetraPack