Stephen Smith

CEO & Founder @ Kitman Labs

Stephen founded Kitman Labs in 2012 with the vision of revolutionising health and performance in elite sport. Stephen’s passion for blending science, leading user experience techniques and machine learning has resulted in industry-first innovations that bring meaning to the masses of data collected on athletes, quantify injury risk, and simplify daily life for coaches and staff. These innovations are used by 100 teams across the globe in 30 different leagues including some of the best-known sporting brands. His eight-year background as Senior Injury Rehabilitation and Conditioning Coach with the Leinster Rugby Club in Ireland and his Master’s thesis on combined risk factors as predictors of athletic injury served as the foundation of Kitman Labs. Stephen is a self-proclaimed sports science and athletic performance nerd and has been described as one of the leading minds on injury reduction and performance enhancement in elite sport. He speaks all over the world discussing research, advanced analytical techniques, and practical application of sports science and technology.