March 26 – As the fourth measure if its #SIGASTRIVES initiative the sports integrity body has called on technology companies to join the alliance.
SIGA is inviting prospective technology partners to contribute with technology services “to drive new ways of bilateral and multilateral communication with SIGA members, supporters, partners, as well as the wider sporting industry and public in general.”
SIGA wants technology partners who can help deliver virtual training, education and capacity building programmes to support sports organisations’ implementation of integrity standards remotely. In return SIGA will offer free membership to the organisation under its ‘committed supporter’ category.
Katie Simmonds, General Counsel & Senior Director, Global Partnerships of SIGA and Senior Vice President of SIGA AMERICA, said: “We are all facing a new reality that is drastically changing the way we interact, both professionally and socially. One month ago, the concept of ‘social distancing’ and ‘lockdown’ were foreign words from a sci-fi movie.
“Today’s call, for prospective technology partners to join our efforts and facilitate digital communication with our members and the wider sporting industry, is a proactive step during a period when many feel helpless, harnessing the power of innovative technology to transform positively the way we communicate.”
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