Atlanta, GA, August 09, 2017 –(– The International Sports Technology Association supported by Dartfish launches an inaugural Global Sports Technology Awards initiative to recognize the talent behind cutting-edge technology applications across the sports industry.

David Geddes, ISTA Chief Executive, said, “The sports industry, from athlete performance to the fan experience, is now more than ever shaped by new technologies. ISTA is recognizing global influencers who are on the frontline of the sports technology revolution.”

ISTA launched its official awards website and is now accepting individual nominations in ten categories. ( Categories for the awards cover sports science, sports engineering, sports medicine, and sports technology, while inviting investors, entrepreneurs, coaches, athletes, professors, programmers, analysts, managers, and many more to apply.

“The multi-billion dollar sports industry is currently struggling to adopt new technologies which seem to arrive every week,” said Tino Mantella, ISTA Co-Founder. Mantella went on to say, “While there are numerous technology awards for businesses, the industry has been slow to recognize the individuals who contribute to the success of technology in sport.”

Dartfish, the leading sports video analytics platform for amateur athletes and elite programs, is supporting the awards initiative. Dartfish utilizes a network of certified users often hired as embedded consultants within pro and elite sports programs. Victor Bergonzoli, co-founder of Dartfish believes that their certified analysts would make great award winners.

The new awards initiative expects a flood of nominations including celebrity personalities. However, the initiative is open to any nominee and even self-nominations. The association’s judging panel will follow up with first round semi-finalists during the first week of September.

Another interesting aspect to keep the awards noticeably displayed in any office settings is the one-of-a-kind custom art pieces designed to memorialize a winner’s achievements. ISTA’s awards are free to all applications.

About Dartfish

Dartfish makes the power of video accessible to millions and sets the video standard across industries such as sport, education, and healthcare. Dartfish, trusted globally by thousands of elite sport organizations, federations, and corporations, leads the world with technology to create, analyze and distribute video content.

About International Sports Technology Association

ISTA is the professional association connecting thousands of sports industry who work with technology. Formed in 2015, the association’s mission is to increase the adoption of technology in recreational, amateur, and elite professional sport. ISTA hinges success on its ability to educate and certify individuals, lead sports technology lobbying efforts, and provide a relevant membership community. The association also maintains an online directory for corporate sponsors.

Contact Information:
International Sports Technology Association
David Geddes
+1(470) 485-ISTA
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