PTI has welcomed Ryan Benson on board in Australia as the Head of Venue Tech (APAC).
Ryan brings over 15 years’ experience in the Venue Tech space, with many spent in the sports and entertainment industry.
Ryan’s experience includes a number of major stadium infrastructure projects around the globe and responsibility for the technology delivery at Tier-1 events such as the Asian Cup and US Open Tennis. Other clients include Sydney Cricket Ground, Basketball Australia, Netball Australia and Invictus Games Sydney 2018.
Ryan said: “PTI has a well-defined offering that has been proven internationally and now has a fantastic opportunity in APAC to further leverage their successes. With the focus on ANZ initially, it was the perfect position for me to utilise my experience within PTI’s Venue Tech framework.
“In 2021 the sports and entertainment industry ramp-up will present some exciting opportunities from a technology perspective, with a strong focus on the delivery of safer events and a digital-first fan experience both at events and throughout the year.”
“The stadium environment is unlike any other, and I’m looking forward to leveraging my experience alongside PTI’s wider specialist expertise to help venues, operators and rightsholders to come back stronger.”
PTI COO and General Manager (APAC) Corey Kirby said: “We are thrilled to have Ryan joining the PTI team in Australia. His experience is outstanding, and he will be a valuable addition to the team, not just here in Australia but also lending support to the team in the UK with his experience.”
“His ability to understand the opportunity that exists here in Australia, and more widely across the APAC region, to provide value to venues and rightsholders makes him the ideal person to oversee our Venue Tech division.”
Ryan, who will be based out of Sydney, joins the APAC team and will lead the Venue Tech pillar in the region, responsible for overseeing further recruitment and building out the team to strengthen PTI’s position in the market.
For more information, please contact PTI Digital’s Strategic Communications Manager Anna Young at firstname.lastname@example.org