Director - Sports Partnerships @ Genius Sports
As Director – Sports Partnerships, Ben Turner oversees Genius Sports’ partnerships with the NBA, FIBA and several other international basketball clients. He has extensive experience in sports technology having led the company’s strategy to build an API-based ecosystem which is now proven to transform the ways in sports leagues and federations engage with their fans and drive revenues from their data.
Under Ben’s direction, FIBA LiveStats became the international standard for basketball statistics collection, used by over 180 of Genius Sports’ partners in 120 countries worldwide, including use at all FIBA Junior World Cups and Regional Championships. In 2013, he also co-lead a successful pitch to FIFA resulting in a multi-year contract to develop and roll out FIFA Connect Platform – a first of its kind system to provide accurate participation data across the world of football.
Prior to joining Genius Sports, Ben worked as Business Development Manager for Kilsyth Basketball, the largest community basketball association in Australia. He remains actively involved as a Director and Association Secretary.