Realife Tech Announces Three-Year Partnership with Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Commencing with Dynamic Solutions to Welcome Fans Back Safely
Realife Tech, the Experience Automation Platform working with the world’s biggest entertainment destinations and events, announced today a three-year partnership with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). This partnership is designed to connect and improve all fan engagement platforms through Realife Tech’s Experience Automation Platform. The first utilization of this technology will be deployed during the NTT INDYCAR SERIES’ INDYCAR Harvest GP presented by GMR and the Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli sports car championship from Oct. 2-4.
This partnership includes a world-class venue mobile app personalized for all IMS fans, as well as a full integration with IMS’ new proprietary digital ticketing solution, as digital ticketing will be the only way to enter the track for the races on Oct. 2-4. IMS went through a rigorous vetting process guided by NTT DATA, the Official Technology Partner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, to evaluate multiple potential mobile app platforms and ultimately recommended Realife Tech. Realife Tech uses data aggregation from multiple touchpoints to create a single view of fans across their journey, allowing for greater connection and personalization.
As IMS rolls out a comprehensive health and safety plan to protect fans, participants, and workforce at events this October, Realife Tech’s partnership provides key intelligence and visitor-facing technology features to help fans enjoy race days as safely and smartly as possible. Fans will receive information to successfully navigate events via timely, relevant content and answers to many of their questions. Realife Tech’s new COVID Safety Hub is integrated into the new IMS platform and is capable of delivering a safety-minded experience to each individual fan before, during, and after an event, piloting touch-free solutions.
“Realife Tech is dedicated to helping fans safely return to the traditions they know and love,” said Brent Kocher, Chief Revenue Officer of Realife Tech. “Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of the most iconic venues in the U.S., serving as a legacy for many generations of fans across the country. We’re proud to be providing a solution to help fans make a seamless transition and adapt to events in the current environment.”
“Indianapolis Motor Speedway is steeped in history and tradition, driven by our passionate and dedicated fan community,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “As we prepare to get visitors back in the stands, we’re thrilled to be working with Realife Tech to communicate and engage with our fans and provide them with the best possible experience.”
Realife Tech’s Fan Hub will be available through the IMS mobile app. Learn more at https://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/at-the-track/mobile-app.
About Realife Tech
Founded in 2014 with headquarters in London and Los Angeles, Realife Tech is an Experience Automation Platform that unifies data from every event venue system, then analyzes the data to provide truly personalized digital experiences to each individual. The company works with the world’s biggest venues and events, including The O2, London; Tottenham Hotspur Stadium; LA Galaxy, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Outside Lands Festival. Realife Tech is the recipient of three Event Technology Awards for Best Festival Technology, Best Venue Installation and Best Venue Solution. For more information, visit www.realifetech.com.
About Indianapolis Motor Speedway
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the world's largest spectator sporting facility, has been the worldwide leader in motorsports entertainment since opening in 1909. IMS hosted the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, Aug. 23, the world's most prestigious auto race. The Speedway also made history during the Fourth of July weekend, hosting the stars of the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NTT INDYCAR SERIES on the same weekend for the first time during the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 at the Brickyard, Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard and GMR Grand Prix. IMS also will welcome the competitors of MotoAmerica and the Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli/GT Challenge World Challenge America during major event weekends in 2020. IMS, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and IMS Productions are owned by Penske Corporation, a global transportation, automotive and motorsports leader. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit ims.com.
Satisfi Labs and Minnesota Vikings Partnership Provides Seamless Solutions for Fanless Stadiums, Integrating Apple Business Chat
Satisfi Labs announced a continuation of its partnership with the Minnesota Vikings, expanding the integration of Satisfi’s Interactive Search Engine with Apple Business Chat to engage with fans through the 2020 season. The team’s Apple Business Chat incorporation launched in 2019 handled a notable 31,000 questions and a one point increased satisfaction score across the overall fan experience. As a majority of NFL teams go fanless for the start of the 2020 season, strengthening fan engagement from home has become a priority for organizations.
Satisfi Labs’ Interactive Search on Apple Business Chat will allow fans to access information through iOS touch-points such as Messages, Siri, Safari, Maps, and Search, on which many guests already have access to and familiarity with via devices including iPhone and Apple Watch. The Satisfi Labs’ virtual assistant will help thousands of fans navigate crucial questions about safety protocol at stadiums when they return and new information about players from the comfort of their home this year.
Satisfi Labs has a long-standing relationship with the Minnesota Vikings, launching the first virtual assistant in 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium to help answer fan inquiries relevant to game day experiences and food and beverage availability. The virtual assistant provides the Vikings with insights about fans’ entertainment interests, concession preferences and stadium logistics challenges. Zero-party data can be leveraged to improve future game day offerings. As the stadium-attending landscape is quickly evolving, the questions being asked are too, so Satisfi Labs is working closely with the Vikings to keep its fan base up to date with a more personal experience through Apple Business Chat.
“It's important for us to bring Vikings fans closer to the team and ensure every engagement point is seamless, informative and fun. Being able to offer the Satisfi Labs virtual assistant through Apple Business Chat helps us accomplish that because we’re able to provide a unique experience on platforms with which fans are already familiar. As we look to further provide innovative ways to enhance the fan experience, we’re glad to continue our partnership with Satisfi Labs and Apple Business Chat."
“The Minnesota Vikings lead the way when it comes to fan engagement through flawless customer service and information accessibility,” said Don White, CEO and co-founder of Satisfi Labs. “Utilizing our Interactive Search Engine with Apple Business Chat to answer fan questions directly from applications, which are native to iOS devices, shows a true dedication to providing world-class user experience in a seamless way.”
About Satisfi Labs
Satisfi Labs, The Interactive Search company, creates custom and conversational search engines for destinations and experiences. Our technology powers unique search experiences using knowledge management and conversational AI. Interactive Search enables customers to access, discover, and purchase directly through a chat or voice assistant. More information can be found at www.satisfilabs.com.
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Realife Tech Announces Partnership with BSC Young Boys to Facilitate Increased Personalised Engagement with Soccer Fans
LONDON (September 24, 2020) -- Realife Tech, The Experience Automation Platform working with the world’s biggest entertainment destinations and events, announced today a partnership with Swiss Soccer Club, BSC Young Boys. The utilisation of Realife Tech’s Experience Automation Platform will help provide a tailored experience for visitors attending all games of the current Swiss champions and cup-winners in the Wankdorf Stadium.
Through Realife Tech’s platform, users can gain quick and easy access to the latest club news, exclusive content and interviews as well as mobile ticketing features for season ticket holders or single match fans.
“Berner Sport Club Young Boys has always looked towards the future, taking its fan engagement to the next level and keeping fans safe while doing so,” said Adam Goodyer, Founder & CEO of Realife Tech. “We’re proud to be a part of the Young Boys’ proactive, innovative solutions that will grant soccer fans the ability to enjoy such a time-honoured tradition this year. Moving forward in our partnership, we’re excited to bring the same level of seamlessly connected experiences to fans as in-stadium spectating evolves.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with Realife Tech to strengthen our fan engagement capabilities, starting with personalised delivery of information to our visitors. The safety and comfort of our fans is our highest priority, which Realife Tech’s platform will help streamline as we look ahead to the new season and beyond,” said Daniel Marti, BSC Young Boys Head of Marketing.
Realife Tech’s Fan Hub will be available to BSC Young Boys fans through the mobile app on the iOS and Google Play Store. Check out the mobile application at https://www.bscyb.ch/app.
About Realife Tech
Founded in 2014 with headquarters in London and Los Angeles, Realife Tech is an Experience Automation Platform that unifies data from every event venue system, then analyses the data to provide truly personalised digital experiences to each individual. The company works with the world’s biggest venues and events, including The O2, London; Tottenham Hotspur Stadium; LA Galaxy & Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Outside Lands Festival. Realife Tech is the recipient of three Event Technology Awards for Best Festival Technology, Best Venue Installation, and Best Venue Solution. For more information, visit www.realifetech.com.
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