Globant Introduces Sportian, a Global Technology Company Reinventing the Sports and Entertainment Industry
03 Oct 2023
- Sportian, the new identity of LaLiga Tech, was unveiled at an exclusive event for industry leaders held at the Cívitas Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid
- Through its new strategy, Sportian reaffirms its commitment to reinventing the sports and entertainment industry through specialized technology
MADRID – October 2, 2023 - Globant (NYSE: GLOB), a digitally native company focused on reinventing businesses through innovative technology solutions, announced the launch of Sportian, the new identity of LaLiga Tech, a provider of digital transformation solutions for the global sports and entertainment sector.
In 2021, LaLiga Tech was founded by LALIGA. It became a joint venture the following year when Globant acquired a 51% majority stake in the company. LaLiga Tech evolves into Sportian, combining Globant's extensive track record in technology-driven business and industry transformation with LALIGA's expertise as a leader in the leisure and entertainment sector, creating unique experiences for football and sports fans. The joint venture currently serves over 80 clients worldwide in various sports and entertainment sectors.
"With Sportian, we consolidate our strength in innovation and our commitment to the world of sports to reinvent the fan experience. We want to enable clients to enhance their connection with fans, both in live and digital settings," said Martín Migoya, CEO of Globant.
“The technological commitment that LALIGA made in 2013 in the search for the solutions our industry needed, which laid the groundwork for what Sportian is today, is now a unique value proposition for the sports and entertainment industry in the face of current and future challenges,” said Javier Tebas, president of LALIGA.
In addition to their focus on bringing new technologies like artificial intelligence to the world of sports, Sportian is consolidating three new product lines:
- “Ignite Your Fan Experience,” digital products to increase audiences and enhance the digital fan experience;
- “Empower Your Sports Teams,” platforms like Mediacoach that enhance team performance with real-time data;
- “Supercharge Your Organization,” solutions for the end-to-end transformation of sports properties.
Furthermore, the company is continuously exploring new solutions in line with market needs. This includes exploring new applications of generative artificial intelligence to enhance available data for coaches, aid in real-time decision-making, improve the viewer experience through the automatic generation of fresh and personalized content, and deliver immersive and innovative experiences to the audiences of sports events.
"The transition to Sportian signifies a strong commitment to innovation, where the most disruptive technology meets the passion for sports and entertainment. With Sportian, we aim to redefine fan experiences, enhance data utilization, and transform the very essence of the industry," said Alejandro Scannapieco, CEO of Sportian.
The consolidation of Sportian and its offerings to reinvent the sports and entertainment sector was presented at an exclusive event with over 200 attendees at the Cívitas Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid. During the event, key figures including Martín Migoya, co-founder and CEO of Globant; Martín Umaran, co-founder and President of EMEA at Globant; Patricia Pomies, Chief Operating Officer at Globant; Javier Tebas, President of LALIGA; Oscar Mayo, Executive President of LALIGA; and Alejandro Scannapieco, CEO of Sportian, spoke about the significance of this alliance and the commitment to revolutionizing the world of sports.
Additionally, prominent industry figures provided their insights into the sports and entertainment industry at the event, including George Hanna, CTO of the Los Angeles Clippers; Nacho Fresco, Director of Technology at FIFA; Arno Lycke, Digital and BI Manager at Pro League; Bill Goren, Major League Rugby Deputy Commissioner; Ludmila Da Silva, football player at Atlético de Madrid; Leanne Bats, Head of Web3 at New Zealand Rugby; and Jorge Garbajosa, President of FIBA Europe.
To learn more about Sportian, visit www.sportian.com
Sportian is a provider of digital transformation solutions for the global sports and entertainment sector, powered by Globant and LaLiga.
Sportian offers a unique interconnected data ecosystem that helps clients grow through technology, embrace new business models, and expand their global impact. Its solutions combine technology, data, experience design, and business strategy to revolutionize areas such as global fan engagement, streaming, digital asset monetization, competition management, real-time data capture, content innovation, and piracy prevention.
This ecosystem has been a central part of LaLiga since 2014 and is now used by a wide range of global competitions, broadcasters, federations, and clubs to reach the next stage of their digital transformation.
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LALIGA is the world's largest football ecosystem. It is a private sports association composed of the 20 football clubs/SADs of LALIGA EA SPORTS and the 22 of LALIGA HYPERMOTION, responsible for organizing professional football competitions at the national level. It has over 200 million followers on social media globally, across 16 platforms and in 20 different languages. LALIGA boasts the widest international network of all sports properties, with a presence in 41 countries through 11 offices, headquartered in Madrid, Spain. The association carries out its social initiatives through the foundation and is the world's first professional football league to have a competition for players with intellectual disabilities: LALIGA Genuine.