Tech and Sport next on the agenda

More than 60 established and emerging leaders working at the intersection of technology and sport will come together tomorrow for the latest Pacific Connect Virtual Dialogue, convened by ICDP in collaboration with Pacific Sports Partnerships.

ICDP is pleased to be working with Pacific Sports Partnerships to support the development of tech-related projects in the Pacific sports industry. PSP is funded by the Australian Government as its flagship sport for development program. Through grassroots sports activities delivered in partnership by Pacific and Australian sporting and non-sporting organisations, the PSP program seeks to address inequalities experienced by women, girls and people with disability.

Over thirty participants will be joining the Dialogue from our Community Hubs in Port Moresby and Suva, allowing for in-person connections and networking that is a key ingredient of Pacific Connect events, whilst also allowing Australians and other participants who can’t travel a chance to take part virtually.

Participants from Australia, Fiji, PNG and a range of other countries will have their discussion sessions facilitated by Ms Jacqui Joseph, CEO, Equal Playing Field (PNG) and Mr Kenneth Katafono, Partnerships Manager, ICDP; and Founder, TraSeable Solutions (Fiji).

The talanoa style Network Dialogue will see participants listening to and engaging with leaders in the sport industry and experts in sport technology from across the Pacific, Australia and the world. Delegates will hear from three leaders working at the forefront of sport and technology innovation throughout our region:

  • Sport in PNG: Ms Auvita Rapilla, Secretary General, PNG Olympic Committee
  • Sport in Fiji: Mr Peter Mazey, Executive Chairman, Fiji National Sports Commission
  • Insights into emergent sport technology: Ms Nicole Pensko, Head of Australia / New Zealand Partnerships, Catapult Sports

Following the presentations, participants will be able to collaborate on overcoming common issues and building long-term relationships by brainstorming initiatives to take forward as projects and funding ideas. The ideas will be ‘pitched’ to dialogue attendees so that participants can gather feedback  and continue to collaborate on projects to enhance the Pacific sporting industry using technological solutions.

To keep track of the day’s proceedings, join us on our social media channels using the hashtags #DigitalPacific and #PacificConnect. It promises to be an exciting day and we can’t wait to see relationships strengthen and new initiatives arise!