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Bryan Bedford
Works at Cisco Systems, Inc.
Attended Southern Nazarene University
Lives in Oklahoma City, OK
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Great read on Partnerships!  #valuecreation
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Couple of great days in Australia on the #ReturnOnEmotion tour with Cisco and EVS! 
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SNU Announces Turf Football Field Project
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@CiscoSESG&@CDWCorp enhance the tech inside @UOPXStadium to revolutionize the fan experience at #ProBowl & #SB49! http://bit.ly/1CQrf1Q
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Quick overview of the Cisco and EVS partnership!
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ANZ Stadium – one of Australia’s premier sporting venues and site of the Sydney 2000 Olympics – has been nominated as a finalist in the 2015 World Sports
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Great project and latest win by @CiscoSESG
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Great video as the Norwegian League jumps into Analytics within its Stadiums. 
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Joint Solutions Development Video.  #Cisco  #EVS
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Couple of weeks away from our Master Class with @EVSEquipment at the @Leaders_Attend conference in London!  Excited to be presenting on #connectedfans  and the #digisports  
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Worldwide Business Development-Cisco Systems
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  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Worldwide Business Development-Sports & Entertainment, present
  • XOS Digital Inc.
    Director of Sales & Business Development, 2012
  • TCU
    Assistant Director of Football Operations
  • Southern Nazarene University
    Football Operations
  • Citadel Communications
    Account Executive
  • The Oklahoma Redhawks Baseball Club
    Account Executive
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Oklahoma City, OK
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Worldwide Business Development, Sports & Entertainment, Cisco Systems. Based in Oklahoma City, OK.
Introduction

For over 15 years, Bryan Bedford has been transforming the way sports content is delivered to fans, teams, coaches and leagues around the world. Throughout his career in the digital sports and entertainment industry, Bedford has launched game-changing technologies in high growth businesses’ including broadcast replay solutions, stadium technology integration, digital networks and of course all things mobile related. Bedford is also very active as an industry speaker, and communicator on Twitter (@Bryan_Bedford) discussing digital media in sports as often as he can.

In his current position with Cisco Systems Bedford is a Senior Manager responsible for global alliance and technology ecosystem development Cisco's Industry Solutions Group and more specifically it’s high growth group focused on Sports & Entertainment (100 Mil annual business). In this role, Bedford manages global relationships with major media companies, rights holders, broadcasters, service providers, content companies, mobile app companies, architects, pro leagues, college conferences, service providers, international technology firms and resellers. Partnership development includes direct C Level engagement with global companies such as EVS, TELUS, Samsung, Daktronics, Sporting Innovations, Panasonic, Johnson Controls, Boingo, Telstra and ExteNet to name a few.
 
Before coming to Cisco, Bedford served as XOS Digital's Director of Sales & Business Development.  In 2004, XOS Digital (35 Mil annual business) senior management decided to capitalize on the rapid pace of construction of sports facilities and place a focused effort on the Facility Design and Integration business unit within XOS Digital and asked Bedford to lead that charge.

Under Bedford’s direction XOS Digital’s Facility Design & Integration business unit grew by over 300% over a 8 year period also executed a business pivot by executing on a transition plan to move from an A/V Systems integrator to a provider of Audio/Video integration, A/V design services, experiential design & integration and developed a proprietary (high margin) product line that included the widespread adoption of instant replay in College Football and College Basketball. Bedford also spearheaded all facets of external business development for the firm including forging strategic “go-to-market” partnerships with Downstream, Sony, Bexel Broadcast Services and also maintaining C Level relationships with major sports media companies, sports architecture firms and numerous other strategic partners including Sports Business Journal, NACDA, and Stadium Managers Association

Prior to joining XOS Digital, Bedford was groomed in the sports world and spent time working for three sports teams a various levels in North America over a 7 year period.  He served as the Assistant Director of Football Operations (including two bowl games) for Texas Christian University (TCU), as a Director of Football Operations for Southern Nazarene University, and as an Account Executive for the Oklahoma Redhawks Baseball Club.

Bedford earned his master’s degree in education from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Okla. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma where he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the SNU Alumni Association.

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He currently resides in Oklahoma City with his wife Desiree’ and daughters Tessa and Sadie. Bedford’s experience in and around athletics at the professional, collegiate and vendor level span over 15 years.
Education
  • Southern Nazarene University
    B.S. Business Administration, 1994 - 1998
  • University of Central Oklahoma
    M.A. Business Education, 1999 - 2001
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