Gus Balbontin is the Entrepreneur in Residence at Victoria University. He was the former Executive Director and CTO of Lonely Planet, a company he led globally that dominated the world of travel information in the internet and mobile.
Born in the Argentinean Patagonia, Gus dreamt of travelling the world. At 17, he won a scholarship grant that landed him a trip to Australia that eventually changed his life. This experience led him to his dream job working as a designer for Lonely Planet. After eight roles with the company and an MBA on his shoulders, he led the team that launched ebooks, apps and reinvented the content production process that has become an amazing travel brand.
Gus has worked with big corporate brands such as Google X, Nokia, Apple and Amazon in developing a cutting edge technology and business transformation.
To date, Gus continues to share his knowledge and experience in digital disruption, business transformation, business innovation and culture through keynote presentations.
Gus describes himself as a big thinker who doesn’t let life’s hurdles get in the way of big solutions.
Learn more about Gus on gusbalbontin.com/about
3:28 Gus Balbontin on what Tennis Lab does
5:35 How the partnership of Victoria University and Tennis Australia started
8:24 Gus on the process of racquet selection in the Racquet Room
11:57 Where they see the Tennis Lab heading in the near future
13:45 Why tennis players should choose the right racquet
15:11 What tennis can learn from other sports like golf in terms of product innovation
17:36 The challenges of being in the research and development space
19:05 How the Game Insights Group produce content the is valuable to Australian Open partners
26:03 Gus’ favourite moment in the Australian Open precinct
29:37 Sean will be doing the Digital to Dollars workshop at the National Sports Forum in February. Go to SportsGeekHQ.com/NSF and use the code SportsGeek100 to get a $100 discount as a Sports Geek listener.
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34: 28 Sound of the game: Gravitas vs Dire Wolves on the League of Legends
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