About this webinar:
- Technology is transforming the global sport of golf.
- IOT is helping to create the intelligent course.
- Digital Transformation : can tournaments genuinely be delivered from the Cloud?
- The untold story of golf : 46 tournaments, 156 players, 4 days, and one epic challenge in setting up from scratch on huge golf courses, again and again.
- Leveraging data from social media feedback – and fuelling it with data from the game.
- How technology improves the experience for both players, media and a global audience.
CTO Northern Europe, WorkdayView presenter info
Oliver McKenna was appointed CTO for Northern Europe at Workday in May 2019.
Oliver joined Workday from Unum – the leading Insurer and Benefits provider - where he was Chief Architect. Oliver led teams to radically transform how new products were brought to market and totally revamped the customer experience, helping create a 22% sales growth year on year.
Prior to Unum, Oliver enjoyed a successful career in Fidelity Investments for 18 years spanning three different roles. His most recent role was CIO for HR Access - a leading vendor in the HR and Payroll industry, which was owned by Fidelity Capital. At HR Access, Oliver was part of the executive team and helped generate a 400% increase in revenues and sales. Oliver was responsible for product management and development. Before HR Access, Oliver created up a new software company called TerraNua, also under Fidelity Capital, which delivered cloud solutions for Payroll and Compliance. Prior to TerraNua, Oliver led the Fidelity Ireland technology team.
Oliver began his career in Bank of Ireland before moving to Standard Life in Edinburgh, as a Technology Manager for eight years.
Oliver has a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Ulster and is an alumni of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
He is married to Eleanor with three grown-up children.
Michael G. Cole
CTO, PGA European Tour & Ryder Cup EuropeView presenter info
Michael was appointed as CTO for the PGA European Tour in November 2017, and sits on the Executive Leadership Team. His responsibility extends across Business Systems, IT and Digital Infrastructure, Data Management and Scoring Systems, and includes the Official World Golf Rankings. Whilst undertaking a transformation of the technology landscape at the PGA European Tour, two early accomplishments to highlight are the delivery of the technology infrastructure for the world-renowned Ryder Cup 2018 in Paris, and the launch of the new global Website and App in 2019.
Prior to joining the European Tour, Michael was the London 2012 Marketing and Communications Director for BT Global Services, where he was responsible for their award-winning Olympic and Paralympic Games technology and marketing campaign worldwide.
From there he went on in a consultative role to advise Organising Committees and technology sponsors for the Olympic Games, including Rio2016, Pyeongchang 2018 and Tokyo2020, as well as the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, and maintains a status as one of the leading authorities of technology in sport today.
Michael was a former member of the Paralympics Ireland commercial advisory board, remains a member on the executive board of UK Government’s Department for International Trade Global Sports Advisory Council and a business adviser to StreetGames, a British-based sports charity.