• Ryan Montoya

    Chief Technology Officer, Sacramento Kings

    Ryan Montoya’s responsibilities include providing direction and managing the Sacramento Kings new technology and innovation strategies to enhance the fan experience and improve the team’s performance. He also heads up esports strategy for the franchise, overseeing Kings Guard Gaming, the Sacramento Kings NBA 2K League team.

    Additionally, he oversees all technology for Sacramento’s downtown entertainment and sports complex, Golden 1 Center. The new arena is the world’s most technologically advanced professional sports and entertainment venue. Under Montoya’s leadership the Kings were the first team to utilize Twitter, to utilize Google Glass for home-games, drone technology, and to accept bitcoin. He’s been instrumental in utilizing technology and innovations in the sports industry. Most recently, the Kings became the first sports team to mine cryptocurrency, with machines being installed in Golden 1 Center.

    Throughout his career, Montoya has advised, invested and served at all levels of early stage technology companies. A native of Colorado, Montoya received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, a master’s degree from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and a MBA from California State University, Sacramento.

     

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  • Scheduled: July 18, 2018 5:30 PM PST

    How the Tech World is now Transforming the Sports World

    What started out as a simple game of shooting a ball through a hoop has turned into a high-tech juggernaut. The NBA, more than any other professional sports league, has attracted owners from the tech world, built super high-tech stadiums, and adopted big-data analytics and other tech tools to run the business. No team is more representative of this trend than the Sacramento Kings – who built a state-of-the-art stadium that won Best Elite Sports Facility in the world by the Sports Technology Awards in 2017. Our July What’s Now: San Francisco will feature Chris Kelly, one of the major owners who bought the Kings in 2013 and who now sits on the Executive Board. Chris also was Facebook’s first Chief Privacy Officer, first General Counsel, and Head of Global Public Policy who helped take the startup from its college roots to one of the most successful companies in the world.

    Participants: Chris Kelly, Ryan Montoya