Last week, the city of Las Vegas once again played host to the annual Consumer Electronic Show which is widely considered the most important tech conference in the world each year. Some of today’s top celebrity sports speakers were a huge hit at this year’s show, sharing how technology is changing and advancing the world of sports. Below is a list of the top 10 trending celebrity sports speakers who gave keynote speeches and made personal appearances at CES 2017:
Mark Cuban: Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban is a regular at CES each year. Last week, he made several meet & greet appearances mixing it up with attendees on the trade show floor at the Kino-mo company booth. Cuban draws a crowd at any event he headlines given his unique position in sports and business. He is an empowering celebrity sports speaker who has transcended the sports world to become a thought leader in brand building, marketing and strategic corporate planning.
Michael Phelps: The world’s greatest Olympian Michael Phelps may have retired from competitive swimming, but now he’s making waves as one of the top celebrity sports speakers appearing at industry-leading events including CES 2017. Michael took the stage with Under Armour founder Kevin Plank to discuss how technology is helping him transition to regular workouts after leaving swimming. As a sports keynote speaker, Michael captures audiences with his personal stories from Olympic competition as well as the obstacles he has had to overcome in his personal life to achieve his goals.
Joe Montana: Joe Cool cruised the floor as a featured keynote panelist during the Tech Investing in Sports session at CES 2017. Joe flashed his brilliance on the football field as a Hall of Fame NFL quarterback and has found equal success as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Now the founder of his own venture capital firm, Joe provides a fascinating keynote that applies some of the lessons he’s learned in professional sports and business to help your audience and/or employees build a winning game plan for success.
Ernie Johnson: Much to the chagrin of many sports fans at CES, Ernie, Kenny, Charles and Shaq brought another special edition of TNT’s Inside the NBA live from the trade show floor during the week. Ernie also served as the moderator for a discussion on The New Era of League Innovation with Adam Silver, Sue Bird, Grant Hill and Mark Emmert. He is the consummate professional whose life story in addition to his incredible resume as an award-winning sportscaster make for an incredibly poignant keynote for audiences at corporate events, college speaker series and sports ceremonies.
Warren Moon: Warren Moon was a trailblazer in his own right as the first African-American quarterback ever to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Now he’s on the forefront of trailblazing innovation in sports marketing as the co-founder of his own global marketing agency Sports 1 Marketing. At CES 2017, Warren joined the Microsoft team to discuss how sports utilizes big data and the growing focus on enhancing digital fan engagement. Warren can speak to a variety of different topics in sports and business as a celebrity sports speaker for events.
Shaquille O’Neal: Shaq-Diesel, the NBA Champion, entrepreneur and all-around funnyman was in the house again after appearing as a keynote panelist at CES 2016. This year, Shaq participated in a moderated A&A with Turner President David Levy discussing marketing the NBA to consumers through new digital platforms including virtual reality broadcasts. Shaq boasts an impressive business portfolio which includes a pre-IPO investment in Google and an overwhelmingly successful career as a celebrity spokesperson. Shaq’s intellect, humor and entertaining presence always make for a great experience for attendees at corporate conferences and special events.
Landon Donovan: U.S. soccer legend and LA Galaxy star Landon Donovan was also at CES 2017 kicking it with a panel of experts discussing data analytics and sports performance. After a brief retirement from the game, he rejoined the LA Galaxy last September to much fanfare from the U.S. soccer world. Landon is back in the national spotlight and has catapulted his way to the top of the list as one of the most requested celebrity sports speakers for corporate conference, sports forums and special events in 2017.
Sue Bird: As a 2-Time NBA Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist, the game of basketball has taken Sue Bird to great heights. Including personal appearances at the world’s most anticipated tech trade show of the year! She was at CES this year participating in a moderated Q&A discussion about how technology is driving the landscape of sports. Sue is a true role model for women in sports and is very down-to-earth in person at special events. She remains one of the top female celebrity sports speakers available for hire today.
Grant Hill: As aforementioned, retired NBA star and current TV analyst Grant Hill was a part of The New Era of League Innovation discussion with fellow players and league commissioners. Not only did they discuss the changing landscape in sports technology but also how players are taking advantage of the brand and business building opportunities available to them in today’s marketplace. Grant brought a unique perspective to the conversation after watching the NBA landscape change and develop over the course of his 18-year career from 1994-2013.
Adam Silver: NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been finding his way onto our weekly trending 10 list a lot lately in early 2017. Adam has given several recent keynotes in addition to appearing as a panelist during The New Era of League Innovation discussion. He has been named one of the most influential people in sports by top publications like Time Magazine and the Sports Business Journal for a reason! He is smart, intuitive, and very in-tune with the future of innovation in sports and technology. He can speak to a variety of topics at corporate conferences including building a successful organization and stories from behind the scenes in the NBA front offices.
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