Topics: Sports betting Strategy Sportradar has launched a variety of initiatives in the pursuit of innovation. Scott Longley reports on how the data supplier is nurturing talent and ideas both within and outside the business. It is hardly news that many perceive the gambling industry to have issues when it comes to innovation. Oft-heard complaints bemoaning what is often seen as the static nature of the online arena come despite the industry’s standing as one of the early adopters of ecommerce.Numerous attempts have been made in the past to jumpstart innovation within the sector. Company-sponsored incubators such Sky Bet’s current effort and the short-lived initiative from William Hill a couple of years ago have attempted the accelerator model while Kindred’s current Futures programme attempts to nurture start-ups and entrepreneurs to develop new products and ideas.The latest move to attempt to inject some radical thinking comes from Sportradar which has taken a more sweeping approach that encompasses the sourcing and mentoring of talent, as well as trying to unearth new ideas and business concepts.Hackathon not a sprint The Sportradar approach begins with nurturing ideas from within. The idea of gathering developers together to collaborate on intensive projects is a relatively new phenomenon in the tech world – the word first appeared at the turn of the Millennium – but it is a concept that has been adopted far and wide.When used internally, hackathons can be used to promote innovation within a company and also as a means to channeling staff enthusiasm. “We organise hackdays and we’ve also established an innovation funnel, aimed at allowing staff to tackle challenges and bring ideas forward,” says Luka Pataky, who focuses squarely on innovation and business development at Sportradar. “This goes for the whole company. We have a lot of people within the business who know about the latest tech trends and innovation generally.”Broadly, such efforts can be characterised as team building but they also serve the purpose of talent spotting and ensuring that good ideas don’t go to waste. “With specific innovations, we can get involved and we can translate opportunities,” he says. “Also, we are proactively looking at certain trends in the industry and asking our in-house expertise to focus their talent on these areas.”“We are taking a broad approach to both innovation and the encouragement of talent within the organisation,” says Pataky. “It boils down to a single aim of feeding the talent to ensure that the company has a sustainable future.”Looking outside The idea of mentoring talent and nurturing ideas isn’t only restricted or reserved to those already in the company; it extends outside of the business. An obvious corollary of the attempt to harness internal talent is to source ideas from outside the business and to this end Sportradar has a number of relationships with universities and academic institutions.If innovation in the gambling industry is to flourish then the sector needs to be attracting the best and the brightest, enthusing them about their prospects working at the many global organisations within the sector. For Sportradar, this means extending the hackathon concept by working with outside institutions on the Innovation Challenges, international student competitions aimed at enthusing young talent and generating new ideas.“Teams compete for a prize around a theme, whether that is sports betting or sports data,” says Pataky. “They get the support of our mentors and finally pitch these ideas to panels of experts. We want to learn as a company and the whole experience of working with the ideas and the teams means we gain insight, not only into new ideas but also our existing products. And we get closer to talented future business professionals.” (See case study below)Incubate to accumulate The final strand of the efforts to ensure a flow of ideas and innovations into the wider Sportradar business comes with its own incubator-style start-up programme. This can be classified as providing corporate mentoring. At Sportradar they call it Acceleradar. “This is a programme aimed at new businesses,” says Pataky. “It is an incubator that comes with no strings attached, allowing us to support eligible start-ups with access to all our sports data for 12 months for free. This kind of support can be the difference between an idea on the one hand, and a business, product or service on the other. We want to be close to new businesses and emerging technologies in our industry, but we also want the industry to recognise that Sportradar can be the company to help them build a momentum.In March, Sportradar announced a partnership with HYPE Sports Innovation, a global platform which facilitates connections and investments in the sports ecosystem, with other similar tie ups springing up in Europe, North America and beyond.Currently running in three countries around the world (in the UK with Loughborough, in Australia’s Queensland; and in the University of Trento with Trentino Sviluppo in Italy), the HYPE Sports Innovation partnership is one of a spectrum of collaborations that the company is finalising, where Sportradar will co-promote start-up competitions, where successful businesses will gain access to the Acceleradar programme.“There isn’t one pathway to support innovation and nurture talent out there,” says Pataky of Sportradar’s efforts. “We want to open ourselves up to the full spectrum of new talent and ideas. It’s vitally important for a company such as ourselves in this business that we are in, to keep ahead of trends in technology and data.”“While not every idea we support, whether it is internal or external, will become the next big thing, we feel hugely proud of the fact that we have got to a position in the industry, where we are trusted to equip, mentor, support and nurture those who in some way will play a key role in shaping the sports betting industry in the future”.The success of these efforts will be seen in the medium- to long-term but the hope is that it might set an example of how the gambling industry can better harness imaginative ideas and concepts.Case study: Milutin Spasic, Sportradar in Ljubljana, Slovenia Milutin was a student at the University of Ljubljana when he and three colleagues took part in the Innovation Challenge designed to open the doors at Sportradar’s local offices with teams competing to produce apps that might be adopted by the company.“From the beginning, I always wanted to get into a company like Sportradar and the Innovation Challenge was a great start,” he says. “From the first day, it was really interesting to see the whole process, how it worked and the people putting it together. It was great to meet the mentors, bringing our idea closer to reality together.”The process was designed as a two-way street with Sportradar exposing itself to potential new ideas while the students who took part gained an insight into the company and its processes.“You felt they were really interested in your ideas and how you went about conceiving and rolling out the idea,” he says. “After we were named the winners of Sportradar’s first Innovation Challenge, the whole team got the opportunity to further work on the idea as part of Sportradar and bring it to the market. It felt like an incubator. One year later, three of us remain part of Sportradar’s innovation development team, working on prototyping and developing cool new products. I couldn’t be happier and more enthusiastic about the work I’m doing.” Email Address 11th May 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewart Tags: Online Gambling Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Gambling’s innovation challenge AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Scott Longley explores how Sportradar is nurturing talent and ideas in the pusuit of innovation
Livestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Livestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Livestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Livestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) 2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileLivestock Feed Limited specialises in the production of animal feeds locally and regionally. The company is a pioneer in the manufacturing of animal feeds in Mauritius and collaborates with international partners who specialise in the same field such as Mixscience and Invivo, who are also leading groups in the European farming field. Livestock Feed Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Belle Mare Holding Ltd (BMHL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Belle Mare Holding Ltd (BMHL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Belle Mare Holding Ltd (BMHL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Belle Mare Holding Ltd (BMHL.mu) 2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileBelle Mare Holding Limited is a Mauritian investment company that engages in the commercial and property sectors. The company invests in ventures such as hotels and leisure, banks and insurance firms, as well as agriculture and exports. Belle Mare Holding Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Belle Mare Holding Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
DCB Commercial Bank Plc (DCB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about DCB Commercial Bank Plc reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the DCB Commercial Bank Plc company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for DCB Commercial Bank Plc (DCB.tz) in the past 12 months, as of 3rd June 2021, is US$3.33K (TZS7.37M). An average of US$278 (TZS613.89K) per month.DCB Commercial Bank Plc Interim Results for the Third Quarter DocumentCompany ProfileDCB Commercial Bank Plc, known as DCB Bank, is a private, publicly-traded microfinance bank which was established to serve the banking needs of the impoverished and unbanked in Tanzania. DCB Bank operates in the following segments; treasury operations, corporate/wholesale banking, retail banking and other banking operations. Financial solutions range from savings accounts and fixed and time deposits to personal, institutional, group and corporate lending. DCB offers a full range of services for commercial banking; ranging from overdrafts facilities, payroll processing, agency banking and internet and mobile banking to money market deposits, treasury bills, bonds buying, letters of credit and invoice discounting. The bank operates through 6 retail branches and approximately 400 business centres in the major towns and cities in Tanzania. DCB Commercial Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Irish charity cycle ride secures US corporate sponsorship 27 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A local Irish cancer charity has secured €20,000 in sponsorship for its fundraising cycle across America. American electronics company, Flextronics, which has a base in Cork, has signed a €20,000 sponsorship deal with Team Youghal, to enable it to take part in the 4,835km Race Across America.The 10-man cycling team, Team Youghal, is raising money and awareness for the Emer Casey Foundation. Emer Casey died aged 28 from ovarian cancer in 2006.They will race across the continent starting from Oceanside, California on 18 June, and finishing in Annapolis, Maryland, about two weeks later. This makes it the world’s long endurance bike race. It is one third longer than the Tour de France, and unlike that there are no rest days.Team Youghal has raised more than €500,000 for the foundation’s research into ovarian and uterine cancer. Team Youghal leader Ger Flanagan, told the Irish Examiner that without the support of Flextronics they would not have been able to take on such an ambitious event.Team Youghal has also secured support from other US organisations including the Irish US Council, Enterprise Ireland’s US division, The Irish Consulate General in New York, The American Chamber of Commerce, The Trinity Foundation, The Discovary Consortium, Matheson Ormsby Prentice Solicitors and The Cork Association in New York.www.emercaseyfoundation.com Howard Lake | 14 April 2011 | News Tagged with: corporate Events Ireland sponsorship
Purdue Center for Commercial Ag to Host Free Monthly Corn and Soybean Outlook Webinar Series SHARE Previous articleChina Trade with U.S., Australia, Growing Despite TensionsNext articleWhy Farmland Values are on the Rise in the Midwest Purdue University News Service Facebook Twitter Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture will host a free, monthly corn and soybean outlook webinar series for the remainder of 2021. Each webinar will follow the release of that month’s updated U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.Each webinar will review new information from the USDA and implications for both the current and upcoming crop years’ marketing strategies. Updates on crop conditions, corn and soybean export prospects, ethanol demand, ending stocks estimates and corn and soybean basis, along with farm income projections, will be main topics of discussion. The next webinar is 12:30 p.m. ET May 14. Interested participants can opt to register for a single webinar or the entire series on the center’s website.“Offering updated outlook information in a monthly webinar format ensures this information will be more timely in an easily accessible format,” said James Mintert, professor and director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture. “In our volatile industry, it is critical for producers to prepare for the future and have plans structured to help mitigate risk and enhance their odds of success. This monthly webinar series will allow us to connect with producers from all over and take a closer look at how to best plan ahead.”Langemeier is a professor and associate director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture, and Thompson is an assistant professor in Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics. Registration is free on the Center for Commercial Agriculture’s website. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email with a link to view the webinar live at its scheduled time. Those who opt to register for the entire series can expect a monthly email reminder with the webinar date, time and login information. Those unable to join live can register to receive a follow-up email after the webinar to download the slides and view the recording. Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Center for Commercial Ag to Host Free Monthly Corn and Soybean… By Purdue University News Service – May 9, 2021 Facebook Twitter SHARE
Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell “The police arrested this journalist by smashing their way into his home in large numbers as if he was a dangerous criminal,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “The use of brutal methods and arrests designed solely to silence dissident journalists recalls the persecution of media and journalists during the Mugabe dictatorship. Holding this leading Zimbabwean media figure is the latest and clearly most disturbing sign of a resurgence in attacks on the freedom to inform. Hopewell Chin’ono must be released.” November 27, 2020 Find out more News Organisation The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa to go further Hopewell Chin’ono, an investigative reporter who won CNN’s African Journalist of the Year prize in 2008, was arrestedyesterday morning at his home in the capital, Harare, by “eight or so security agents,” his lawyer reported in a video posted on social media showing the sliding glass door they smashed in order to force their way in. The police says he is charged with “incitement to commit public violence” and “incitement to participate in a gathering with intent to promote public violence” although, according to his lawyer, no warrant was presented at the time of his arrest. The charges are reportedly linked to his tweets about an anti-corruption protest being planned by an opposition politician who was also arrested yesterday. November 12, 2020 Find out more July 21, 2020 Zimbabwe : well-known journalist arrested at his Harare home Since the start of the Covid-19 epidemic, Zimbabwe has restricted press freedom more than any other country in sub-Saharan Africa, according Tracker-19, an RSF tool that tracks disinformation, censorship and other press freedom violations linked to coverage of the coronavirus crisis. At least ten journalists have been arrested arbitrarily in Zimbabwe and four have been attacked by the security forces, sometimes on the sole grounds of not having an up-to-date press card. Receive email alerts Reports September 1, 2020 Find out more Zimbabwe is ranked 126th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, only two places higher than in 2017, when Mugabe – regarded by RSF as one of Africa’s worst press freedom and media predators – was finally removed after nearly four decades in power. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the release of one of Zimbabwe’s best known journalists, whose arrest is the latest in a series of disturbing press freedom violations that recall the Robert Mugabe years. News Follow the news on Zimbabwe RSF_en Help by sharing this information Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail ZimbabweAfrica Condemning abuses Covid19Imprisoned News Hopewell Chin’ono, journaliste d’investigation zimbabwéen (Facebook). ZimbabweAfrica Condemning abuses Covid19Imprisoned An outspoken critic of President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government, Chin’ono recently helped to expose overbilling by a company that was awarded a 50-million euro contract to supply medical equipment to combat Covid-19. The revelations resulted in the health minister’s arrest.
Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. …in briefOn 19 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article This week’s news in briefTeacher shortage rises The shortage of teachers is getting worse according to a Conservative Partysurvey that charts a 77 per cent rise in vacancies since last year. A survey of17 local education authorities shows that the teacher shortages are much worsethan official figures for the Government suggest, and reveals that in someareas the number of vacant posts has more than doubled over the last 12 months. www.conservatives.com/home.cfnWork long… live long People who delay retirement may go on to live longer, the latest research bythe insurance industry claims. Accordingto a report by the Continuous Mortality Investigation Group, staff retiring at60 will die at 82 whereas those retiring at 65 will go on to live to82-and-a-half. Slowdown eases off Research by the Engineering Employers Federation finds the slowdown in themanufacturing sector has eased slightly in the first quarter of this year, butpredicts that cutbacks in employment will persist for the rest of 2002. Thestudy also reveals employment in the sector fell by just over 5 per cent in theyear to November, equating to a loss of 90,000 jobs and manufacturing outputcontracted by 6.5 per cent over the same period. www.eef.org.ukMail deal halts strike Royal Mail strikes look to have been averted after a 6.9 per cent, two-yearpay offer was provisionally accepted by the Communication Workers Union. TheCWU’s executive committee is to put the offer, which includes backdated payincreases and overtime payments, as well as phased increases until October2003, to its members. It will improve the basic pay of a postal worker by £20 aweek to £270. www.cwu.orgCare for older women A TUC report calls on the Government, employers and unions to take bettercare of older women in the UK workforce. According to research by the TUC andthe Pennell Initiative for women’s health, the health and safety of older womenin the UK workforce is being ignored by employers and women’s concerns are notbeing taken seriously. www.tuc.org.ukManufacturing boost The Government is to establish a £15m centre aimed at boosting the WestMidlands manufacturing sector. The West Midlands Manufacturing Regional Centrefor Excellence will offer advice and support to over 17,000 firms in the area. www.dti.gov.uk/manufacturing