BILL WALTON AT THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Why were media outlets lining up to interview basketball legend BILL WALTON at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week? It might sound odd but it makes absolute sense when you know Bill’s strong connection to technology. Bill is especially involved in the sports and fitness technology industry. He’s way more than just one of the great motivational speakers from the sports world.
WALTON: SPORTS AND FITNESS TECHNOLOGY UPDATE
Before I fill you in, check out this link to one of those interviews last week – this one with an Alaska NBC affiliate station. Here Bill talks about the great sports and fitness technology products. Sensors, wearables and mobile technologies are revolutionizing sports by providing real-time information that enables people to better achieve their athletic goals. These sports and fitness technology products help sports and active lifestyle enthusiasts enjoy, improve and be safe. It’s a subject Bill loves to talk about and this interview is classic Bill – engaging, funny and one of a kind.
BILL WALTON AND THE SPORTS ACTIVE LIFESTYLE BUSINESS
As a businessman, Bill is executive chairman of SDSI (San Diego Sports Innovators) whose mission is to make San Diego the capital of the Sports Active Lifestyle (SAL) industry. Sports and fitness technology products are a big part of that. SDSI helps foster innovation and helps companies grow. They offer mentoring, education and access to capital for start-ups. They’re catalysts for best-practice collaboration, access to new technology, the talent pipeline and public policy advocacy for mature companies. They also provide deal flow to their service providers and Southern California Investment Community. This work puts Bill squarely in the world of technology – one of his biggest passions.
And SDSI is just one of Bill’s many business passions that include an equity partnership in Azunia Tequila, a role as spokesman for NRG Home Solar, and much more.
MORE THAN JUST A GREAT MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER
Bill Walton is without question one of the great motivational speakers from the world of sports. But there’s more to him than just that. And his involvement in the sports and fitness technology world is just one area. D’Amelio Network’s mission is to let event professionals know who our speaking clients are — beyond the obvious. The better we tell their story, the more appropriate our speakers seem for a wider range of opportunities. In this case, above all — Bill Walton is a crowd-pleaser and – at 6’11” – an attention getter.