The assessment which was conducted for the Sports and Entertainment Alliance in Technology (SEAT) conference held in San Francisco this past July 19-22, 2015, was completed by digital and technology leaders from the National Hockey League, the National Basketball Association, Major League Soccer, Major League Baseball, National Football League as well as college sports and venues. SEAT is the largest Sports and Entertainment technology conference held annually in the U.S. and Europe.
The survey demonstrated that:
• The majority of the teams and venues have a strong digital strategy but only 13% said there is an enterprise digital vision, owned and communicated by the Executive team.
• 69% say there is a high level of partner integration to improve customer service and fan experience but many teams (58%) are still struggling with platform integration and legacy systems.
• The current inability to have a single view of the fan/ customer is as a key barrier to improved business performance for many organizations.