Founder of WhatIfSports.com to lead efforts to build interactive online sports communities driven by IST’s Total Skill Measurement products.
Foxboro, MA (February 1, 2011). InfoMotion Sports Technologies, which operates the 94Fifty Sports Technologies basketball brand, announced today that Tarek Kamil has joined the company as the Executive Director of Online Strategies. Mr. Kamil, founder of WhatIfSports.com, widely recognized for its innovations in online sports simulation gaming, is considered a pioneer for building an active online community of over 500,000 members before selling the company to News Corp. in 2005.
“We are exceptionally fortunate to have Tarek join InfoMotion and 94Fifty as part of the executive team,” said Michael Crowley, InfoMotion Founder and CEO. “There are only a handful of people in the world that possess his knowledge and skill in this field. He is a perfect match for our vision of building the largest and most interactive sports communities based on the actual skill of our customers. His knowledge of creating sports simulations based on statistical data is unmatched, and it fits perfectly with our goal to create some of the most innovative products ever built for athletes that play basketball, soccer and other high-participation sports.”
As the founder of WhatIfSports.com, the Internet’s leader in sports simulation technology, Mr. Kamil grew WhatIfSports to over 500,000 subscribers and partnered with some of the largest names in sports, including ESPN, Fox Sports, MLB, NBA and the NHL. In February of 2005, WhatIfSports was named Sports Site of the Year by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Science. Mr. Kamil most recently served as a VP of Interactive Games for Los Angeles-based FOX Sports, where he oversaw all facets of the online gaming operations for the FoxSports.com Interactive Unit.
“I am very excited about joining the InfoMotion executive team.” Said Kamil. “Their products are truly groundbreaking with respect to the information that they can provide to any athlete at any skill level. Our goal is to continually make that information valuable and interactive for our customers, and I look forward to the challenge of building one of the world’s next great sports technology companies.”
About InfoMotion and 94Fifty® Sports Technologies: (www.94Fifty.com)
94Fifty® is the basketball brand of InfoMotion Sports Technologies Inc. (IST). InfoMotion is the world’s pioneering leader for innovating sports products that quantify and digitize muscle-memory based athletic skills and for managing online communities in which our customers can share and compare results. 94Fifty develops sophisticated but cost-effective basketball skill analysis technologies for the mass market. 94Fifty is committed to bringing new information to both elite level and youth level basketball so that players can better develop skills and their coaches and trainers have objective information about their development.
Contact: Kelly Houle, PR@94Fifty.com
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