Entrepreneur and athlete Sky Christopherson shares the underdog story of the U.S. Women's Cycling Team, and how they used big data to win a silver medal in the Olympics.
Called a 'Wunderkind' by The New York Times, Sky was an athlete on the U.S. Cycling Team and alternate on the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Teams. Sky recently broke a world record notable by his use of a 'digital health' program. The previous holder of the record recieved a lifetime ban shortly after for performance enhancing drug use.
The program was then applied to a project called Optimized Athlete, which helped athletes win medals at the 2012 London Olympics. The project was featured on the front page of the Financial Times, Wired Magazine, and in the documentary film 'Personal Gold'.
Sky has been a featured speaker at conferences on the subject of health and human performance ranging from TEDx to Quantified Self to the Consumer Electronics Show. Sky is also founder of Vicaso.com in Seattle, WA, an imaging platform that has helped sell over 20,000 homes in 12 real estate markets.