About OZ Sports

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Reinventing sports production and broadcasting - globally

We are a sports-tech company with operations in Miami, London, the Nordics, and Santo Domingo that works on principles of joining sports with their fans.

Through innovative use of technology, OZ Sports is giving every sports league and tournament the recognition it deserves - for a fraction of the current cost.

Leading the Digital Transition in Sports

OZ Sports offers a suite of solutions from content creation to fan engagement, understanding the importance sports have in building active communities and uniting people.

The right team for the job

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Gudjon Mar Gudjonsson

Founder & CEO

A serial entrepreneur and founder of several successful internet and technology companies. Gudjon is the founder of the company and oversees the strategic direction and management of OZ. 

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Matt Charles

Chief Operating Officer

Bringing over 16 years of digital, social, broadcast and OTT experience. Charlie has a wealth of knowledge in cloud-based production and distribution having worked with many of the world's most high profile leagues, federations and broadcasters.

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Ragnar Bragi Sveinsson

Administrative Officer, Nordics

A former professional football player, played in every youth category with his national team and now playing in the Icelandic top division. Has worked with a couple of innovation companies. With skills in both law and finance.

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Maya Kano

Administrative Officer, USA

A seasoned programmer with the natural ability to lead, applying her technical know-how and business expertise to deliver a superior value-based product to the company’s growing league base.

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Halli Johannesson

Head of R&D

Leads a skilled team of computer vision and machine learning specialists which are working on cutting edge technology to automate remote production of sports events.

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Adalsteinn Palsson

Head of Artificial Intelligence

Leading the AI research at OZ, bringing 6 years of experience from applied deep learning research in quantitative finance, computer vision and robotics to push the boundaries of sports production and analytics.

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Paresh Kamble

Head of Machine Learning Unit

He is a Ph. D. in 'Visual tracking of sport entities like ball, players, etc.'. Paresh is leading the development and value creation of the machine learning training datasets, detection and tracking models used at OZ.

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Hjortur Bjornsson

Robotics and Devices Tech Lead

Heading our drive in the fourth industrial revolution. Hjörtur is merging and integrating the physical world with the OZ artificially intelligent agents, making sure they are taking the actions to drive quality end-user experience. 

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Oliver Rojas

Director of Production Facility

With over 20+ years in sports production, Oliver is an indispensable part of the growing the venue deployments. He has been applying his technical know-how in enhancing our sports production technologies.

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Jose Padilla Guerrero

Head of Marketing

A young entrepreneur with early experience driving disruptive startups to new markets and working in the development of digital business. Applying his knowledge to strengthen and build the brand internationally.

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Vilhjálmur Þórarinsson

Football Technology Solution Manager

Combining experience in production, product development and refereeing at top international level for UEFA. Vil has been FIFA International Referee since 2015 and soon to be certified Video Assistant Referee.

Board, Advisors and Investors

Gudjon Mar Gudjonsson

Serial entrepreneur, founder of several successful internet and tech companies. Oversees the overall strategic direction and management of OZ. Founder of the company, which he built up to the current stage.

Edward Nicholson

Formerly with McKinsey and Barclays Bank, Edward is the director of the Rassmuss Family Office. He advises FTSE100 companies on LatAm, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, and is an investor in OZ Sports.

Regino Moranchel

Former CEO of Indra Systemas, a Spanish information technology and defence systems company that generates over 43B revenue. He is an investor in OZ Sports.

Halli Thorkelsson

After working for Nokia on corporate strategy, Halli started Investa, a VC firm that makes early-stage investments in innovative companies. Investa is an early-stage investor in some of Iceland's most innovative startups, one of them being OZ Sports.

Thor Fridriksson

Thor Founded Plain Vanilla Games, creator of hit social trivia game QuizUp, and is currently founder & CEO of Teatime Games. He holds an MBA from the University of Oxford.

Jean Manuel Jimenez

Previously directed the Digital Products and Emerging Technologies Department for the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF). CONCACAF, part of FIFA, while raising the profile of football further, by staging its own competitions and a range of other activities.

Jon von Tetzchner

Co-founder and CEO of Vivaldi Technologies, the company behind the Vivaldi web browser and other services for the web’s most demanding and savviest users. He co-founded Opera Software where he served as CEO for 15 years. Opera was an early pioneer in mobile web browsing and more than 350 million people used Opera to enjoy the web on their terms.

David Wallerstein

Chief eXploration Officer and Senior Executive Vice President at Tencent. David joined Tencent in 2001. He oversees the Company’s international business initiatives through identifying cooperation with multinational partners and he is responsible for Tencent’s operations outside mainland China.
 

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