‘The Connected Runner’ Brings Together Technology Leaders at the 2017 Running USA Industry Conference

Scott Bush, Running USA
Running USA
February 13, 2017

Runner Habits and Trends to be Key Focus of Influential Panel


2017 Running USA Industry ConferenceWICHITA, Kan. – The rising influence of mobile and social technologies on the sport of road running come into focus at 2017 Running USA Industry Conference, February 26-28 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, as the session ‘The Connected Runner: Technology in the Sport’ shines a light on the role technology plays amongst runners.


The session brings together three of the leading technology minds in the sport of road running, including:

  • Andy Beckman – Director of North America Fitness Sales & Marketing at Garmin
  • David Lorsch – VP of Strategy and Business Development at Strava
  • Dan Nagler – Founder and CEO of Motigo
  • Bas van Rens – CEO of MYLAPS


Moderated by industry veteran Lonnie Somers of Hal Sports, the quartet will discuss a host of issues, including the influence of mobile, social media usage, wearable technology and much more.


“Technology continues to evolve rapidly and staying ahead of consumer trends is vital to the success of all events and brands,” said Christine Bowen, Running USA Vice President of Programming and Operations. “We’re excited to have such a diverse and knowledgeable panel talk about the shifting landscape of technology in the sport.”


For more information on The Connected Runner: Technology in the Sport session and the rest of the 2017 Running USA Industry Conference programming, please visit: https://www.runningusa.org/2017-schedule


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Running USA is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization devoted to improving the status and experience of distance running and racing in the United States through collective marketing and promotions, information and communications within the industry and to the national media, services to events and industry members, and the development of American world class stars. It seeks the advancement of the sport and the provision of value to each of its members' events and businesses. For more information, visit RunningUSA.org.

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