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Technology and Sports: An Examination of the Past, Present and Future Trends

  Presented by Perry Yee • Director of Information Technology, St. Louis Cardinals

The use of technology in sports has been around since the days of radio broadcasts of games. In the past 10 years, there has been an emphasis on implementing new technology from both an on-the-field and off-the-field perspectives. The speech will discuss past, present and future technological trends in sports, covering such topics as systems infrastructure, business/data analytics, fan engagement, food/retail/Point of Sale (POS), ticketing, etc.

As the Director of Information Technology for the St. Louis Cardinals, Perry Yee oversees the planning, support and development of the team’s various information technology systems.

Perry’s team is responsible for overseeing the Cardinals’ hardware and software acquisitions, network design, data security, systems design, operational support and project management. The scope of Perry’s responsibilities include oversight of the team’s technology needs at Busch Stadium, as well as their new development within Ballpark Village, the team’s Spring Training complex in Jupiter Florida and the team’s various minor league facilities.

Perry has over two decades of experience in the technology field, including providing technological guidance and support on topics ranging from the operating systems/desktop level, to servers, infrastructure design, IT security, software application development and more.

Prior to joining the St. Louis Cardinals, Perry worked as a technology consultant for NuPont. Prior to that, Perry held various progressively responsible positions in the technology field, working with Thomson Reuters for more than ten years and their predecessor St. Louis Bridge Information Systems for fourteen years. Perry’s career has afforded him the opportunity to work internationally in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Melbourne and London.