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Dan Reed

Vice President, Global Sports and Media Partnerships


Dan Reed is Facebook's Head of Global Sports Partnerships, where his team’s mission is to connect, entertain and engage the world’s largest community of sports fans. In this role, Reed leads strategic partnerships with leagues, teams, athletes, broadcasters and publishers, helping them grow and engage their global fan bases; develop and distribute their content in innovative digital and social formats; and achieve their business goals across all of Facebook’s platforms and experiences – including Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and Oculus. Reed and his team also collaborate with Facebook’s product and engineering teams to develop innovative and personalised experiences for sports fans, enabling them to watch videos of their favourite sports and teams; engage with their favourite athletes; express their fandom with friends and related communities; connect around live sporting events; and more.

Reed joined Facebook after a 10-year career at the National Basketball Association (NBA) where, as President of the NBA Development League, he led the turnaround of the NBA’s minor league into a financially valuable property and a thriving talent development system. He also helped drive record business results advising NBA team executives as a Senior Director with the NBA’s Team Marketing and Business Operations (TMBO) unit. Prior to the NBA, Reed worked as a management consultant with A.T. Kearney.

He was recently named one of Sports Business Journal’s “50 Most Influential People in Sports Business” and is a “40 Under 40” award recipient from both Sports Business Journal and Crain’s New York Business.

Reed holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Northwestern University, and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two sons.


The speakers

Using the unique power of sport to bring people together, the Olympism in Action Forum sees a range of global players, including Olympic Movement stakeholders, athletes, private and public sector leaders, NGO representatives, academics, artists and the media come together to talk on topical contemporary issues. Chosen because of their ability to effect change and their wide range of sometimes differing opinions, the speakers will lead lively debates and seek to challenge received wisdom to inspire new ways of thinking.

Meet the speakers.
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