AthTech18 Agenda

Monday 8th Oct

20:00 - 23:00 Informal dinners in hotel (included in package)

Tuesday 9th Oct

09:00 - 09:45

Welcome + Introduction
Welcome and Keynote Speech:

  • A vision from the top by Nicolas Launois, Technology Manager, European Athletics
  • The IAAF Digital Strategy by An Dang Duy, CIO, IAAF
09:45 - 10:30

The Standard
Introduction to the standardisation work, including:

  • Standards for athletics data collection
  • Practical data sharing and the OpenTrack hub
  • Reference data - giving IDs to organisations, competitions and venues
  • Standards-based results capture - summary of the first year


  • Martin Alvarez-Espinar, CTIC/W3C Spain
  • Andy Robinson, OpenTrack
10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00

GDPR - Where next?

  • David Brunsdon, Head of Compliance, First Rate Exchange Services, UK: how GDPR and the legislation on electronic marketing have been applied and rolled out
  • Workshop: Tell us how your country has applied and interpreted things
12:00 - 13:30

Cutting-Edge Technologies for Data Management in Sports
Presentation of technologies and solutions for data management in sports, including:

  • New business opportunities
  • Video Distance Measurement Systems
  • Big Data in Sport
  • Predictive analytics to enhance health and performance
  • Visualization of sports data
  • From performances to doping. Trust nobody, trust the blockchain.


  • Carlos Galindez, AGM Soft
  • Luis Meijueiro, CTIC Technology Centre
  • Marcos Peón, RUNMARC
  • Nacho Zabala, SPODHA
  • Wenceslao Bover, Atos
13:30 - 15:00


15:00 - 16:00

Continuation of the previous session.

16:00 - 17:00

Real-World Technologies in real scenarios
Showcase of products and solutions for sports in a real-world environment.
This will start in the hotel but may move to El Kilometrín, depending on demos.
- SmarTracks by Johannes Rosenmoeller (Humotion)
- race|result by Elliot Tabraham-Dowers (race|result)
- Video Recording system by Carlos Galindez (AGM Soft)
Continuation at El Kilometrin.
Let us know if you want to demo something!

17:00 - 19:00

AthTech Run
Handicap Relay Race at El Kilometrín and Technology Showcase
Before the race, at 17:00, explanation of technologies, devices, etc.
Race starts at 18:15 but tests will be performed during the whole evening (17:00-19:00).
Twenty teams of different age and gender will participate on a competitive race where strategy is key.
Meanwhile, we'll use them to test out various timing and scoring solutions.
More information about AthTech Run.

20:30 - 22:00

Conference Dinner, at Sidrería Tierra Astur

Wednesday 10th Oct

09:00 - 09:30

AthTech Run Results
We show off what we captured

09:30 - 10:00

Calendar Management Workshop
Towards standardisating and exchanging competition calendars, and a global directory.

  • The benefits for all
  • Standards group progress this summer
  • The planning process
  • What do we need to store
  • Deduplication and naming across borders
  • Promotion of competitions
10:00 - 10:30

Venue and Facilities Management Workshop
Towards standardising facility info (track / course) info and a global directory

  • The benefits for all
  • What do we need to store
  • What data we have already
  • Reviews and guiding investment
  • Big data analysis possibilities
10:30 - 11:00

Federation Management Workshop, part 1
Roundtable to present experiences on:

  • Federation's perspective
  • Market's perspective
  • Provision of services
  • Open data in sports
  • Applying General Data Protection Rules
  • Reporting and visualization
  • New business models
  • What’s helping grow the sport


  • Anacleto Jimenez, Director of Competition RFEA (Spanish Federation)
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:00

Federation Management Workshop, part 2

12:00 - 12:30

Moderator Wrap-up - what have we learned and what actions agreed?

12:30 - 13:30

Competition Management
Surveying and showcasing everything helping to make it easier to manage competitions:

  • Timing and measuring systems
  • Stadium networking
  • Road and cross country
  • Better software workflows
  • Innovations in scoring
  • Athlete communications
  • Fan engagement


  • Filip Moterski (Polish Athletics Federation)
  • Mark van Tubergen (, official provider of the Dutch Athletics Federation)
13:30 - 15:00


15:00 - 17:00

Sports Data Journalism
Session with presentation of sports journalists and data experts on the following topics:

  • Story-telling across all media and statistics for news
  • Running as a mean to get audience
  • Making the most of data


  • José Ángel García, Head of Sports Department (El Comercio)
  • Phil Minshull, Athletics journalist
  • Jukka Moisio, Tilastopaja
18:00 - 19:00

Social Jogging

20:00 - 23:00

Informal dinner in hotel

Thursday 11th Oct

Collaboration Day

Feel free to travel home, or to stay and get into depth to work on common problems.

Space will be available for breakout groups to stay, study particular problems and reach conclusions.