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. â€™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 â€™08 OPEN Sports became Fox Sportsâ€™ exclusive provider of games for FOXSports.com. Phythian talked to SBD Global about the challenges of the business, market differences, security concerns and the future of sports data collection.