Priorities for Adopting an Exponential IT Mindset in Sports & Entertainment 

Charting a course to exponential value from technologies such as Gen AI  

Tuesday, May 21, at 4:00 PM ET | 1:00 PM PT

Webinar Summary

As technology changes, so must IT 

In this high-risk, high-reward era of disruptive technologies, the role of IT is pivotal. As organizations rush to extract value from technologies such as generative AI, IT must lean into the steep curve of change and lead the charge.

IT leaders will need to adopt an Exponential IT mindset to champion innovation, guide their organizations through technology-driven transformations, seize new opportunities, and ensure sustained competitiveness.

Admittedly, it won’t be easy

  • Technology advancements have opened the door to endless opportunities for sports and entertainment organizations, but data privacy and security, legacy infrastructure, and costs present barriers to implementing cutting-edge technologies.
  • Nevertheless, it will be critical for IT to enable new technologies and unlock their exponential value.
  • IT leaders will need to embrace an expanded role as advisor and strategist at the highest level to navigate new opportunities for value and mitigate the associated risks.


But fortune will favor the bold

Join this dynamic webinar where we’ll explore:

  • How IT can play a pivotal role in transforming the industry through technology.
  • The challenges that Exponential IT can help solve.
  • What you need to do to prepare for Exponential IT.
  • How you can lead change management within IT and your organization.

Webinar Speakers


Elizabeth Silva

Senior Research Analyst

  • Elizabeth Silva is passionate about delivering strategic initiatives through digital transformation and creating high-value experiences for the global sports, entertainment, gaming, and hospitality industries. She is a Senior Research Analyst at Info-Tech Research Group, where she conducts in-depth primary and secondary research, analyzes data, and develops insights for customers in various industry sectors.

  • Elizabeth has a strong background in hospitality and tourism management as well as global sports management. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and a certificate from New York University. She is skilled in teamwork, time management, research, analysis, and thought leadership.


Larry Fretz

Vice President, Industry Research & Managing Partner

  • As the Gaming & Hospitality Practice Lead at Info-Tech Research Group, Larry Fretz manages a team of analysts to develop and deliver best-practice research specific to the gaming and hospitality industry. As owner of the GHRC research agenda, he is responsible for agenda planning and directing research in a timely and relevant manner for our customer base. He also provides sales & customer support and delivers advisory consulting services and workshops.

  • Larry brings more than a decade of international Gaming & Hospitality and 25+ years of overall technology, marketing, supply chain, and other business operations expertise. Larry has held CIO/VP IT and executive leadership positions with the Palms Casino Resort, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Niagara Casinos (Fallsview Casino Resort & Casino Niagara), resulting in respected knowledge and experience of gaming and hospitality systems and understanding of the industry’s strategic, start-up opening and day-to-day challenges. In these hands-on executive roles, he was responsible for all aspects of highly regulated and available enterprise IT from Infrastructure & Operations, Project & Portfolio Management, Security & Risk, CRM, and Architecture & Applications.

  • Earlier in his career, Larry held executive positions and was recognized for leveraging IT in improving company performance, growth, achieving business goals, and being a subject matter expert across multiple technology areas and business functions at such global companies as Day-Timers and PBB Global Logistics. Larry has been an innovative and action-oriented force in business technology since 1986 when he founded Micro-Wise Systems and developed the first fully computerized library management software solution.

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