Sports Technology is Ready to Rumble

WWE creates and delivers family-friendly original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience that can be seen in more than 900 million homes in 28 languages across 180 countries. In the U.S., NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock, is the exclusive home to the award-winning WWE Network which includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library. WWE is seeking out technology and innovations to enhance its fan and content viewing experience.

Rajan Mehta

Executive Vice President,Chief Product & Technology Officer at WWE

Rajan is responsible for WWE's direct to consumer technology, which include the WWE Network and WWE.com. In addition, Rajan manages their enterprise technology strategy and operations, including Video Delivery, Cybersecurity, Data Technology, and Information Technology. He joined WWE in 2013 as Vice President, Digital Technology and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Media Technology in 2015. Prior to joining WWE, Rajan was with NBCUniversal where he held leadership roles with NBC Sports and served as the Chief Technology Officer for Dyle Mobile TV.

Patrick Dooley

Senior Director, Global Strategy and Corporate Development at WWE

WWE's Global Strategy and Corporate Development group partners closely with WWE’s executive team to lead critical strategic and operational initiatives across all lines of business. Patrick is responsible for helping to shape WWE’s long-term strategy and investments by evaluating the sports and entertainment landscape, identifying opportunity spaces, and ensuring WWE is positioned to capitalize in the future.

Rina Thakker

Vice President, Technology Strategy & Operations at WWE

Rina oversees Emerging Technology, a team focused on piloting new technology to solve everyday consumer and business problems. She is responsible for creating innovative digital product experiences across WWE’s live event fan journey and leads technology strategy, driving delivery and operations of the strategic initiatives.Throughout her career at WWE,she has held multiple roles in various technology functions including data engineering, Fan 360 initiatives, and media and enterprise technology.

Innovation Focus

Venue & Event Innovation

Because fans can watch sports virtually anywhere, stadiums are being built with the latest technology enhancements that can create an unparalleled gameday experience. Now, they’re catching up to the changes in technology to create smart stadiums that are thinking about scheduling, ticketing and merchandising in new, innovative ways. Increasingly, as consumers are also seeing ways that teams are thinking about cybersecurity to protect consumers from ticketing to in-game purchases.

Athlete/Player Performance

Gone are the days where basic exercise, fitness, and pre-game preparation was limited to stretching and the weight room. Today, through a rapid expansion of tech and innovation, players are better equipped with options to get faster, more fit, and ready for gametime. We seek to invest in platforms and products that help players perform at their ultimate best.

Team & Coach Success

The coach-player relationship is Increasing development around advanced applications, sensors, and wearables is allowing teams to understand, track, and analyze player performance like never before. In addition, new AR/VR applications are helping teams train and video analytics can track and improve play. Predictive decision-making software is greatly changing the way teams are managed and organized.

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