Technology meets sport

Dutu Spermezan

Dutu Spermezan has created 2 entries
  • miSport Story: Golf online coaching

    A key objective for most national and international sports bodies is to increase participation numbers around the world; increase the geographical locations their sport is played in as well as the frequency with which players participate.

    The ‘better’ a player is at a sport, or the quicker they get ‘good’ at a sport, the greater the likelihood that they will play the sport more often. This is directly linked to the availability of and accessibility to coaching.

    Online coaching in sport is the future. It is a viable, sustainable and scalable method of tuition, especially in areas where the availability of regular 1-2-1 or face-2-face coaching is not readily available due to geographical, transportation and cost limitations (amongst other factors).

    Online coaching provides players with greater access to knowledge to improve, enjoy and play the game more regularly and therefore coaches are integral in developing any sport. Although online coaching is available and more coaches are looking to enter the digital era, it is fragmented, costly and exists in isolation.

    Unlike in the professional and academic world, no off-the-shelf,global, cost effective software solution is available to coaches that allows them to enter the digital era; add true value to the existing coaching services they provide their clients; capitalize on their coaching services; make their coaching services available to a wider global audience or provide them with the opportunity to generate a new revenue stream….until now!

    miSport provides coaches with the means, infrastructure, support and software to enter the digital era FREE OF CHARGE.Plus, each coaching professional will receive their own branded platform as part of the miSport service.

    For more information and to request your own branded online coaching management system, contact Craig at craig@misport.golf.

  • The FANTO story

    There comes a time when every bird will fly the nest. The moment when the big bad world doesn’t seem as scary. With a few flaps of the wings everything I knew was left behind me and I didn’t look back.

    In the summer of 2016 I left a prosperous career for something more than just a stable wage and a solid career path. We can discuss the merits of this stupidity/courageous act another day (especially as we still have no idea if it was the correct move). How did I manage to get myself to this point when I had no experience whatsoever of running a business? Well firstly I need a product, and this story goes as far back as May 2013.

    “Why don’t you consider Romania?” was how a friend responded to my ranting on a poor developer experience in the UK. You must be kidding I thought. That is the other side of Europe; how will we communicate, can I trust them, do they speak English? Just the tip of the iceberg to my thinking. I half-jokingly asked if they understood start-up dynamics, were flexible and more than just a provider of a service but an honest partner too? You have no idea he laughed back.

    I can honestly say that had I not crossed path with TECSS, I do not think I would be where I am today. I am wholly indebted to TECSS who have helped me develop a platform that in an intensely competitive market place, I have a product which can compete. I never had the backing of investors when I started and trying to build a business alone is nearly impossible. You need partners, you need different perspective and you need talent and expertise. TECSS brought all of this and more over the last few years. During times when I needed an innovative solution they could offer a different perspective. They would tell which of my ideas were realistic and which were beyond my scope (for now!). Most importantly they did it with a smile on their face and an always abiding professionalism.

    Fanto Gaming ltd initially set up a website which acted as a one stop shop for all Fantasy Football needs. This idea soon evolved into Fantasy Sports which includes everything from Fantasy Golf to Fantasy Rugby. In our eyes this we are just at the beginning. For all the people in the pubs needing Fantasy football tips Fanto wants to be there holding their hands. We want to periodically publish a Fantasy football guide so we can be the go to people for the Fantasy premier league tips. With a game that is not based on budgets and is supported across websites, tablets, smartphones and apps we have created a platform which is really easy and fun. Don’t worry there will still be plenty of time for Fantasy football tips and tricks talk in the pubs as that is half of the fun!