New York Mets Hosts Tech Meetup

Upper West Side tech PR firm Thunder 11 has figured out a great way to put across its overall message. Help organize and co-sponsor a panel discussion ahead of an MLB inter-league contest.

What’s more, they were able to cleverly pair the event with a game involving the team that made the term “moneyball” famous. From today’s announcement:

On June 24, the New York Mets, before facing the Oakland A’s at Citi Field, will host a panel discussion featuring some of the city’s most prominent technology companies to discuss how data and digital drives both business and baseball.

The panel will feature Russ D’Souza, co-founder of SeatGeek, the web’s largest event ticket search engine; Michael Flowers, inaugural urban science fellow at New York University (NYU) and formerly New York City chief analytics officer; Jeffrey Kraut, senior vice president of strategy and business informatics at North Shore-LIJ Health System; Kirk McDonald, president of programmatic ad company PubMatic and former president of digital at Time Inc.; Vib Prasad, senior vice president at MasterCard and Group Head of Emerging Payments; Elie Seidman, entrepreneur-in-residence at General Atlantic and the former CEO and co-founder of Oyster; Dan Wawrzonek, senior manager of projects and information technology at Major League Baseball.

Handling the moderation honors two weeks from today will be PandoDaily editor and NYU journalism professor Adam Penenberg. The meetup begins at 5:45 p.m. and is being packaged with the game, shuttle transportation for $75 a pop. Info here.

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