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Sharks roll out new SAP Center food choices that are big and Instagram-worthy

Published Oct 14, 2019 by Silicon Valley Business Journal

“The big portion size always gets a little more of those Instagrammable moments,” said Sharks co-President Jonathan Becher, who fans’ social media postings of what they’re eating is an increasingly important marketing tool for the team.

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How the San Jose Sharks Score With Fan Experience

Published Oct 13, 2019 by Entrepreneur

Jonathan Becher, Co-President of the San Jose Sharks and former CMO of SAP, shares his thoughts on the relationship between technology, data and fan experience.
Becher and David Meltzer, host of ThePlaybook, cover a range of topics including their best approach to landing your first job in sports, the difference between earned and granted trust, and how technology can be used to improve the fan experience at sports and entertainment events. Listen here.

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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.”

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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.”

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