Monday, 15 May 2017

skignz is accepted on the unique Atlanta Bridge Community Project

It’s exciting times for the skignz team; we are pleased to announce that we have secured a place within the Coca-Cola led Atlanta Bridge Community.

This is amazing news for our innovative geo-location based Augmented Reality platform. skignz Chief Operating Officer, Jamie Clarke says …

"The Bridge Community gives skignz an opportunity to collaborate on a number of levels with some of the biggest companies and Brands on the planet. 


We are humbled and rightly excited about this opportunity!"

Atlanta is one of the fastest growing technology ecosystems in the US. It is the largest economy in the southeast and home to over 30 Fortune 1000 companies, including the Coca-Cola Company.

The Bridge Company is a unique entrepreneurial community model backed by an exclusive set of large corporates focused on growing communities through corporate start-up collaboration. 

It was founded by Coca Cola and now includes some major businesses such as Cox Enterprises, Coca Cola, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Porsche North America, SunTrust Bank, Capgemini and The Weather Company are just a few who wholeheartedly support and contribute to the Atlanta Bridge Company.

The Bridge Project started in 2014. The success of this fantastic opportunity shows in their figures; with 10 start-ups and five large corporations starting 2014, which enabled 9 pilots and proof-of-concepts. Collectively these start-ups hired 32 employees, increased their revenue monthly by 150% and raised $2.9M in VC funding.

So you can imagine how ecstatic we were when we realised skignz had been chosen as one of the 22 companies to be part of this amazing project that helps companies take a huge step up on the commercial ladder.


We are thrilled with the opportunity to receive tactical, in-depth training from an enterprise perspective including marketing branding, sales and negotiation tailored to our individual needs. The idea behind such training is to accelerate us into our targeted marketplace. We will have access to internal and external mentors from some of the top companies across Atlanta / America / Globe

The Atlanta Bridge Community Model truly cares about the start-ups on the program; their aim is to help them build a global businesses. They ask for no financial investment, equity stakes and all start-ups maintain ownership of their IP.

So you can see why we are so excited about this amazing opportunity. 


'Above we can see Jamie Clarke, skignz COO, in full-swing engaging with some amazing companies.'

Jamie says ... "It's such an exciting opportunity for us to engage, not only with some of the biggest brands in the world, but also embed ourselves into the Tech ecosystem in Atlanta.  The partnership opportunities with the companies who are also part of the Bridge Community is an added bonus."

You can see more from other companies such as, Tech-Up Techwire and PR Web, who are finding this news just as exciting as us.

You can find out more about how you can apply to be part of the Bridge Community.

If you want to find out more about skignz, then please visit our new recently launched website (www.skignz.com) as well as the usual social media channels


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Winners of The Sports Technology Awards




Making The Sports Technology Awards Interactive...

Here's how we presented the winners


Best Elite Sports Facility or Venue

Sacramento Kings, Golden 1 Center



Rights Holder of the Year

The Championships, Wimbledon



Best-Integrated Digital Media

CricHQ



Most Innovative Sponsor

Dimension Data - Tour De France



Most Innovative Fan Engagement Campaign

Dimension Data - Tour de France



Best Technology for Fan Engagement

NBA Rapid Replay



Best App

Find A Player



Most Innovative Wearable

STATSports



Best Technology for Managers and Coaches
Performance

ForceDecks



Best Technology for Managers and Coaches
Athlete Welfare

DNAFit


Best Web Development

NBA Facebook Messenger with WSC Sport



Sports Tech Young Exec

Alexandra Willis, AELTC



Best Digital TV Product or Broadcast Innovation

Neulion 4K Live Streaming



Best Technology for Commercial Returns

KORE Software



Best Participation Technology

LTA ClubSpark



Best New Innovation

RightNow Digital



Outstanding Start Up

Football Whispers


Most Innovative Sports Partnership

Hewlett Packard Enterprise and DS Virgin Racing Formula



Most Innovative Live Sports
Experience or Event

BT Sport - UEFA Champions League Final


If you want to find out more about the Sports Technology Awards, then please visit their website (www.sportstechnologyawards.com)

If you want to find out more about skignz, then please visit our new recently launched website (www.skignz.com) as well as the usual social media channels 


Monday, 8 May 2017

skignz proudly partnerships with The Sports Technology Awards on May 4th ... See how skignz bought Star Wars to the event



May 2017, took the skignz UK team to London to partner with this year's Sports Technology Awards (#sta2017) and wow! 

What a A-listed spectacular event it was with some amazing sports personalities attending, such as, Barry McGuigan, Martin Corry, Marlon Devonish, Kelly Sotherton, & Gemma Morris to name but a few.

skignz was thrilled to be asked to be a partner and bring our fresh, unique, engaging industry to the awards evening.

STA Awards Director, Mark Hunter, explained:

'The Sports Technology Awards is a unique celebration of innovation in sports globally, as such, our audience is highly sophisticated so each year we face a challenge of how to impress and engage them in ways they’ve yet to see. We had seen some creative yet practical uses of AR so decided that this should be one of the technologies we embrace this year and the response has been phenomenal.'

Alan Clayton, skignz Partnerships Manager, said: 'It’s exciting to work with prestigious brands like The Sports Technology Awards, especially when we are given the opportunity to demonstrate how practical, yet playful augmented reality can be. AR can be dismissed as signs in the sky but they can also be fascinating portals to more information and provide a highly effective and engaging way to inform audiences.'

For skignz, the project started months ago, augmenting the shortlisted companies invitations outside their office environment, which then allowed users to press a link through to the STA registration page. 

100's of individuals within the nominated companies downloaded the app to view the invitation and got a sneak-peek as to whether they was shortlisted or not. Ahead of everyone else who would have found out the next day via the STA website. 



Social media was going crazy with the companies posting images of their invitation outside their office and within the office itself.

Not only is skignz tech useful but it can also be fun, with this year's STA on May the 4th (for those few who don't know Star Wars) it was suggested that skignz be used to augment content around the Star Wars theme. 

So characters and ships were seen flying around the Roundhouse and life like size characters being found and photographed within the ceremony room. 

Prizes were offered for the best picture entry on Social Media. 





Back to the serious stuff, with Mark Chapman (Chappers) presenting this year's awards it was down to him to explain how skignz was used and the channels of content that were available during the awards evening. Some channels consisted of AR Table plans, AR Running order and AR menu, all of which were interactive linked to the relevant information. 

The other Channels were Star Wars as previously mentioned and a channel dedicated to the winners, where the content was placed live on the evening and linked through to a video explaining and showing why they were the winner of their award.

The awards were a huge success and our congratulations go to all the winners and the shortlisted companies for getting so close in this prestigious and competitive awards.

If you want to find out more about skignz, then please visit our new recently launched website (www.skignz.com) as well as the usual social media channels

Monday, 17 April 2017

skignz talks to Hypepotamus - the go-to source for Atlanta's tech industry

Forbes has noted Atlanta as one of the top 3 tech mecca of tomorrow, so we are thrilled to be working with some key players in this ever-growing city. 

skignz is thrilled to be receiving the most awesome support from some inspiring people. Support recently came from Hypepotamus, who generate awareness about Atlanta's innovative tech & creative community. 

They are the ultimate go-to source of news and events for the Atlanta tech industry. 

Jamie Clarke, skignz, COO was thrilled to discuss why we chose Atlanta, our view on AR and our thoughts for the future...




If you want to find out more about Hypepotamus, then please visit their website (www.hypeotamus.com).

If you want to find out more about skignz, then please visit our new recently launched website (www.skignz.com) as well as the usual social media channels