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SAP Center’s new clear bag policy: What you need to know

The ReporterPublished Jun 28, 2019 by The Reporter

New rules take effect July 1; Paul McCartney will be first event

“The Clear Bag policy will not only enhance security at SAP Center, but also expedite the process of getting fans into the building,” said Jonathan Becher, president of Sharks Sports & Entertainment.  “We know there will be a period of adjustment for fans who have regularly attended SAP Center events for many years and who are accustomed to carrying the same bag at events. To make the transition easier, we’ve gotten feedback from other buildings who have already made the transition and have already tested the new policy for some of our events.”

Other Bay Area venues to adopt a clear bag policy include Levi’s Stadium and StanfordStadium. Venues, athletics leagues and others have been adopting the policy in recent years.

Read more here.

Sharks to Participate in #BeLikeableDay

Published Feb 26, 2019 by San Jose Sharks  

 

Global Movement to Encourage Acts of Kindness on Social Media

“Using social media to share content and information in a constructive manner is deeply engrained in our team’s organizational values,” said Jonathan Becher, President of the San Jose Sharks. “We are encouraging employees to use social media to share examples of ‘The Golden Rule’ – treating others as one’s self would wish to be treated – a pioneering principle of our organization.”

Read more here.

Hockey and innovation come together to teach coding to students with Innovation on Ice

Published Feb 27, 2019 by San Jose Sharks  

 

Partnership with The Sharks Foundation, SAP and The Tech Museum of Innovation powers fun STEM learning for Bay Area families in new activity.

Read more here.

Thousands of fans flock to San Jose for NHL All Star Game and Fan Fair

Published Jan 25, 2019 by FOX KTVU

 

Thousands of hockey fans from all over are descending on San Jose this weekend for the NHL’s All Star Game and Fan Fair.

But for the city of San Jose, hosting big deals like these major sporting events has become almost commonplace.

Jonathan Becher, President of the San Jose Sharks says, “You know 25 years ago, people asked where was San Jose. Now nobody asks if you know the way to San Jose. That’s how popular we are.”

Read more here.

Shark Tank Getting a Makeover For NHL All-Star Weekend

Published Jan 22, 2019 by NBC Bay Area

 

“This game is not just like a regular hockey game,” said Jonathan Becher, Sharks co-president. “The eyes of the world are sort of on us. And so … we’re putting in special equipment. There will be new cameras, something called a gitti-camera, that can follow a player around on ice.

“The NHL on Friday has a special press conference where they are going to be unveiling a next generation of puck and player tracking, and for the first time you’ll see it at this All-Star game,” Becher continued. “Of course we’re here in Silicon Valley, so it’s a highlight for tech. So, definitely this is not just another game.”

Read more here.

Sharks’ President Jonathan Becher on Silicon Valley, Gritty, and the Future of Fan Engagement

Published November 8, 2018 by Grandstand Central  

On the third episode of ‘Forward Progress’, host Gord Randall speaks with Jonathan Becher, co-president of the San Jose Sharks, about how Silicon Valley’s hockey team is using tech to enhance the fan experience, how the Sharks are cultivating a fanbase in one of America’s most crowded sports markets, and the viral sensation that is Gritty.

Fan experience, community, and technology (but don’t call it digital transformation)

Published October 22, 2018 by ZDNet  

 

Go behind the scenes with the president of an NHL hockey to learn about customer experience and why building community is crucial. He also explains what’s wrong with the term “digital transformation” and how to create genuine fan relationships. Watch the video and listen to the podcast!

Milagro Tequila Named the Official Tequila of the San Jose Sharks

Published October 16, 2018 by The San Jose Sharks

 

“The Sharks are pleased to partner with an organization which, like the Sharks, deeply respects tradition but is constantly looking for innovative and creative solutions,” said Sharks President Jonathan Becher (@jbecher). “Partnering with Milagro Tequila brings an exceptional product to SAP Center at San Jose, consistent with our goal of providing our patrons with the highest-quality food and beverage.”

Read the full article here.

Impressions on SAP CX Live

Published October 16, 2018 by ZDNet  

 

This is perhaps more important for SAP than even the product portfolio’s improvement, because their historic failure, since the departure of Jonathan Becher, who was one of the best CMOs in the industry, has been their marketing. To be blunt, until SAPPHIRE, and thankfully continuing, it had been just plain terrible, unintelligible unimaginative, and wrong.

Read the full article on ZDNet here.

Customer Experience in Sports with NHL San Jose Sharks (CXOTalk #305)

Published September 28, 2018 by CxO Talk

 

What does digital disruption mean for sports and how do teams turn fans into customers? CXOTalk explores these topics with Jonathan Becher, who is president of Sharks Sports & Entertainment, the parent organization of the NHL’s San Jose Sharks hockey team and three ice sport facilities in Silicon Valley.

Watch the video or read the transcript here.