Rob Pythian is the co-founder, former President & CEO of SportsData. In his former position, he was responsible for the business leadership of the company, including corporate operations, business development and strategic partnerships. In Dec. ’13, SportsData was acquired by Sportradar AG, which is headquartered in Switzerland and has offices in 13 countries around the world. Prior to SportsData, Phythian was the president of OPEN Sports, a company that develops unique fantasy sports applications. In ’08 OPEN Sports became Fox Sports’ exclusive provider of games for Phythian talked to SBD Global about the challenges of the business, market differences, security concerns and the future of sports data collection.

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