OPTIONAL ALL CAPS EYEBROW ONE LINE
Succeed Anytime or Anywhere with Oracle Cloud
June 24, 2020
1:00 p.m. PT (1 hour)
Join leaders from the San Francisco Giants, SailGP, and Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) for a live, interactive webinar on how both established championship teams and sport-startups are using Oracle technology and analytics to deliver value for their operations, fans, customers, and constituents.
Topics to be covered include:
- How SailGP uses Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to optimize team performance, demystify the sport and create a personalized fan experience.
- How analytics optimize San Francisco Giants player performance and business operations to create winners on and off the diamond.
- How UTR is tapping Oracle to pave the way for a return to tennis and how Oracle Cloud powers their revolutionary rating system.
Head of Technology
Biography: Warren Jones is the Head of Technology at SailGP, which features the fastest and most technologically advanced sail race boats in the world. Jones works with global partner Oracle on innovative solutions for the remote broadcast production, data management and distribution, the award-winning SailGP APP, and Umpire App for race management. He also supports the event and office infrastructures both in London and New York, and at each of the global grand prix events. Prior to SailGP, Jones was head of information technology at the America’s Cup Event Authority and Oracle Racing.
Chief Executive Officer
Universal Tennis Rating
Biography: Mark Leschly is Chairman and CEO of Universal Tennis. Mark is also a Managing Partner/Founder of Iconica Partners and a Managing Partner and owner of Rho Capital Partners, a venture capital and growth equity firm with over $2.5B of assets under management. Mark is a former touring ATP professional tennis player, previously selected to the Danish Davis Cup team. He is a Champions Council member of USTA Player Development and on the board of the USTA Foundation. He is a founding partner and owner of Professional Fighters League (PFL), minority owner in the Los Angeles Football Club, a Major League Soccer (MLS) team, and the Oklahoma City Dodgers, a AAA Minor League baseball team.
San Francisco Giants
Biography: Scott Harris is in his first season as the General Manager for the Giants, joining the organization on November 10, 2019. Harris is the ninth person to hold the title of General Manager for the Giants since the team moved to San Francisco in 1958, joining Chub Feeney (1947-1969), Horace Stoneham (1970-1975), Spec Richardson (1976-1981), Tom Haller (1981-1985), Al Rosen (1986-1992), Bob Quinn (1993-1996), Brian Sabean (1996- 2015) and Bobby Evans (2015-2018).
Prior to joining the Giants, Harris spent seven years working in the Chicago Cubs’ Baseball Operations department, most recently serving as Assistant General Manager. Under Cubs President Theo Epstein and GM Jed Hoyer, he assisted in all potential player acquisitions, contract and trade negotiations, and player evaluations while overseeing several departments including research and development and high performance.
Group Vice President
Biography: Edwin Upson is group vice president for enterprise cloud architects at Oracle. He leads a team of architects that address complex enterprise IT issues across multiple industries and works closely with organizations worldwide to execute business and IT transformation strategies.
Edwin has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry and has worked closely with many major organizations on enterprise architecture strategy and the deployment of large-scale technology projects using Oracle enterprise solutions.
He holds a BA in computer science from Bucknell University.