Panels are boring. So we put 2 technology experts in a boxing ring 2 feet from each other in front of 5 accomplished “referees” and let them defend their position on a topic in their field.

We do this in front of 500 CEOs, technologists, entrepreneurs and investors. So there is no pressure.

Then we let the refs and audience (that’s you) vote for a winner. That’s not boring. That’s fun.
…and you might learn something.

How it Works

There are five fights across five, pre-selected, digital topics.

Each fight has an opening salvo of 45 seconds. Then a rebuttal of 30 seconds for each fighter.  After the initial rebuttal, there are two questions coming from the referees with a 15-second response from each fighter.

Then the voting takes place, and a winner is determined.

Each fight lasts about 10 minutes

Digital Fight Club Leadership

(Board of Directors)
Michael Pratt – President and Founder

Mike is also President and Founder of Digital Dallas, the organization that created the original Digital Fight Club.

Day Job: CEO of Panamplify, automating client reporting for marketing agencies with Symbolic A.I.

Chris Hershberger – Head of Marketing

Chris has had a career in marketing including Omnicom, Michaels Stores, and Edelman. He also runs marketing for Digital Dallas.

Day Job: Founder and President of e-commerce and digital marketing agency Alive Digital.

Andrew Louder – Head of Programming

Andrew is the strategic brain for the organization having spent an entire career consulting on big ideas. He is also a partner at Social Venture Partners.

Day Job: CEO and Founder of Louder Co., a strategic consultancy.

Stuart Sikes – Head of Sponsorships

Stuart is the relationship guru for Digital Fight Club. He’s made a career out of managing people and technology.

Day Job: VP at People Power, a leader in the global smart home market.

Kevin Vela – General Counsel

Kevin is way more than a lawyer. He virtually owns the startup market when it comes to all things legal and also happens to be the founder of Blossom Street Ventures.

Day Job: Managing Partner of Vela Wood, the premier startup & transactional law firm in Dallas.