Chief Operations Officer of leading sports and data science firm Orreco to share insights with Galway startups
Event is part of a Journey of Disruption speaker series organised by early stage tech investor and accelerator NDRC
Monday 27 March 2017: Fiona Slevin, COO of Galway based sports and data science company Orreco will share her insights at a special evening for digital startups in Eyre Square based PorterShed on Monday April 3 at 6.30pm. Widely regarded as pioneering the use of data in the field of sports, Orreco uses machine intelligence to find the hidden signals in data that can improve an athlete’s performance. The company recently announced expansion plans following a $2-million-dollar Series A investment from Silicon Valley based venture firm True Ventures. Fiona’s talk forms part of the Journey of Disruption speaker series organised by early stage tech investor and accelerator NDRC. The aim is to share leader insights and learnings with young digital technology companies or those considering setting up a digital business.
Prior to joining Orreco, Slevin was founder and CEO of an Augmented Reality simulation business which she sold in 2012. Before that, she held a range of international roles at Diageo plc and Goldman Sachs. Today she is charged with scaling Orreco, leading development of their cloud-based software and data analytics platform as well as building the world’s-first cognitive computing system for elite sport.
To attend the Journey of Disruption event on Monday April 3 contact www.portershed.com.
Rachel Graham, Head of Communications and Investor Relations, NDRC 01 690 8025
Note to Editor:
Orreco has developed unique biomarker technology that analyses blood and other data in an elite athlete’s body. The information helps them avoid overtraining, fatigue and even injury. Orreco uses the data to help coaches and teams achieve peak performance, giving them that extra sporting edge where winning margins can be miniscule.
It is estimated that every year up to $500m is lost to professional sports teams through injuries
NDRC sources and builds digital startups to invest in and work with.
NDRC has a commercial mandate from the Department of Communications Climate Action and Environment to make these investments, ensuring digital entrepreneurship is at the heart of Ireland’s economic agenda.
Based in Eyre Square, PorterShed is a showcase for Galway’s tech startup scene, and incorporates a co-working space housing 22 innovative companies and up to 62 people in total, hot desks for casual members and an open space for events and workshops.