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Friday, February 18, 2022

Hacking hockey for the future

Rogers and Sportsnet work with Waterloo students to innovate fan experience

By: Concept

How can we create a fun, immersive viewing experience for NHL fans using 5G technology? That was the question 50 University of Waterloo students were looking to answer during a week-long hackathon hosted by Sportsnet and Rogers.

The 2020 Sportsnet Hockey Hack tasked students to work alongside mentors from Concept — Velocity's experiential innovation hub at Waterloo — to come up with innovative solutions that would change the way millions of NHL fans watch and engage with live games both inside and outside the arena.

The 5G suite of technologies is much more than just faster movie downloads and maybe a reason to buy a new phone.  Fundamentally new things can be done with 5G that simply weren’t possible before.  That means fundamental new innovations are possible.  Some are already coming.  Could your enterprise be left behind? GEDI founding partner Rogers and GEDI Exchange member SSIMWAVE sit down to discuss 5G.

As the cold weather hit the region, University of Waterloo students designed some hot new ways for Canadians to enjoy NHL Hockey. The Sportsnet Hockey Hack Powered by Rogers 5G was a collaborative weeklong event that introduced high profile partners to the ingenuity of UWaterloo students to help shape the future of sports tech innovation.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Rogers Research Summit June 2020

Rogers hosted their first-ever Rogers 5G Research Summit in June 2020, which brought together experts from Rogers’ 5G university partners, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and University of Waterloo, to share their latest 5G-related insights and learnings.

Three UWaterloo faculty spoke at the Summit: