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What’s it like helping build and “future-proof” the most technologically-advanced sports and entertainment arena in the world?

At the 2018 GeekWire Summit, attendees got a behind-the-scenes look at the working being done inside Golden 1 Center, home of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings.

Eric King, vice president of technology for the Kings and Golden 1 Center, and Ian Wheat, director of esports and innovation, joined us on stage for a discussion about the 17,608-seat arena that features a 2,500 square foot Tier-4 datacenter with more than 1,000 WiFi Access Points, 900 miles of fiber and CAT6a copper cabling, and redundant 100 Gigabit internet connections.

The Kings, owned by longtime tech executive Vivek Ranadive, were also the first NBA franchise to use Google Glass, drones, bitcoin, and augmented reality.

Watch the full video of the conversation above and see all of our GeekWire Summit coverage here

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