Pacific Pro Football, the four-team professional league founded by veteran sports agent Don Yee and set to begin play in Southern California in the summer of 2020, has signed a letter-of-intent for a unique three-year partnership with South Korea-based I-ON Communications I-ON Communications Corp. (OTCQB: IONI), (the “Company”, “I-ON”), www.i-on.net/eng,
A global enterprise software company focused on delivering leading CMS and unstructured data management products and solutions to mid- and large-scale enterprises, I-ON will provide Pacific Pro with a wide range of services.
The agreement includes I-ON’s creation of a SaaS-based CRM platform, website design and development, sports metadata collection and analysis, audience data collection and analytics, a player-personnel scouting database, video streaming, a data-capturing platform that will allow for player, game and league performance analysis and much more.
“Pacific Pro Football is the first professional football league for developing football players, and we’re very excited to partner with them,” stated Mr. James Oh, Chairman of I-ON. “Pacific Pro Football’s success is I-ON’s top priority, and we are committed to implement I-ON’s innovative technologies ranging from fan engagement, game score recording and player performance recording to performance improvement analysis and streaming broadcasting.”
Yee echoes Oh’s excitement on the partnership agreement.
“We are very excited to join forces with I-ON on what we believe is a very unique partnership,” Yee said. “The vast offering of communications-based services they’ll be able to provide for Pacific Pro, everything from website development and management to player, coach and audience analytics, will most certainly put our league at the forefront from a communications and technological standpoint.
“So much of sports today is analytics-driven and their digital and analytics offerings are second to none.”
I-ON Communications Corp, is a Seoul, South Korea-based enterprise software company founded in 1999. After being awarded its first of six patents by 2003, I-ON has since evolved into an industry-leading and recognized developer of enterprise-class unstructured data management and digital marketing software solutions. I-ON has sold to over 1,000 mid to large clients across numerous verticals in both the private and public sectors, primarily throughout South Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia. The Company has 11 products at market that enable clients to create, measure and optimizes digital experiences for their audiences across marketing channels and devices. These encompass enterprise web content management (CMS), web experience and service delivery software, digital marketing, smart mobility and analytics tools and energy management systems. I-ON’s large R&D team has designed and developed industry-leading technologies that are compliant with global standards including GS (Good Software) and NET (New Excellent Technology), while holding numerous domestic and global industry awards and recognition from the likes of Gartner and Red Herring.
Launched in early 2018 and scheduled to begin play in July 2020, Pacific Pro is the first American professional football league that will provide an opportunity for football players to play professionally directly out of high school and be compensated for doing so. Led by former NFL wide receiver and three-time Super Bowl Champion Ed McCaffrey, who is serving as Commissioner, and former NFL Network Vice President Jamie Hemann, who serves as the league’s CEO, Pacific Pro will focus on player development on and off the field using professional protocols. Players will be trained to play professional football and games and practices will be conducted using only professional protocols. Off the field, Pacific Pro will employ dedicated team counselors to help each player create a sturdy foundation for a post-football life path, through vocational, academic and innovative internship programs.