Entertainment at Summit XII

Ajay Nwosu

CEO at USA Teqball; President of the US National Teqball Federation

Ajay Nwosu is a British CEO and serial entrepreneur who has accelerated his career trajectory within the world of sports marketing over the last 12+ years to most recently be brought on as the president of the US National Teqball Federation and CEO of Teqball USA, leading strategy to bring the sport to the global stage at the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.

Spending his formulative years in Saudi Arabia, Ajay later moved back to England where he discovered his passion and skillset for the game of soccer. As a student athlete on scholarship, Ajay completed his degree in Business and Marketing at the prestigious Coventry University in England, later moving to the U.S. after graduation to pursue a professional soccer career in Kansas City.

After playing Ajay found his calling in sports marketing, coming on as the VP of Champro Sports, a B2B sports apparel organization that provided apparel and equipment to national big-box retailers to the likes of Eastbay and Dicks Sporting Goods.

A believer in the idea that “people are the ROI of life”, Ajay is an avid investor in start-up tech, entertainment and fitness companies, creating a network and reach that spans multiple continents while providing strategic guidance for new founders.

Ajay is passionate about travel, self growth and continued education for all.

Stacy Paetz

International Television and Podcast Host. Sideline Reporter. CBS & FOX Sports Studio Host

A unique blend of Polynesian and Cherokee Indian descent, this award-winning Television Host, Sideline Reporter, and Executive Producer has proven credibility and trust throughout the sports and entertainment industries. Stacy Paetz began her career making history. At only 19-years-old, she made her first on-air appearance on ESPN. She became the first female and youngest individual in the NBA to host every pre-game, halftime, and post-game show, as well as report from the sidelines for the Indiana Pacers on FOX Sports for seven seasons. In 2014, Stacy became the first female announcer in the 90-year history of the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters, announcing on both U.S. and international tours. She joined CBS Sports Network in 2018, as the featured reporter of the Inaugural U.S. Major League Rugby season, including hosting the Trophy and MVP ceremonies. In 2021, Stacy became Studio Host for MLR pregame and halftime shows on CBS and Fox Sports, as well as Host of MLR All Access, the league’s flagship show. In addition to television, Stacy hosts a variety of red carpet events, including Los Angeles Fashion Week, awards shows, and charity events.

Stacy worked the sidelines for the NBA on TNT during the regular season and as part of TNT’s coverage of the NBA Playoffs. She’s reported for NBAtv’s Draft Night Special, The Jump, GameTime, Auto Trader Tip-Off, and NBA Summer League. She hosted NCAA On Campus, a national show featuring top student-athletes as well as NCAA men’s hockey, soccer, and basketball selection shows. Stacy can also be seen hosting UCLA Women’s Basketball features and heard across the country as a radio voice for NCAA Championships.

Stacy covered the college football sidelines for Big Ten Network, Mazda MX-5 racing for Velocity on Discovery Channel, as well as Indy Car, TUDOR, and Continental Tire races for Honda Racing HPD Trackside. Prior to joining FOX Sports, she hosted ESPN’s Scholastic Sports America, a weekly show featuring the top high school athletes in the nation. While at ESPN, she worked the sidelines for college football, Women’s College World Series, Little League World Series, NCAA Men’s Soccer Championships, the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, ESPN’s X-Games and ESPN’s Sunday Night NFL. Stacy hosted NCAA Football, volleyball and softball selection shows, NFL’s Inside the Colts, Auto Racing’s CART Friday Night and Splash TV, providing in-depth features on Olympic swimmers and divers around the globe.

Stacy has been featured in Sports Illustrated and Dime Magazine for her work on and away from television. She mentors children, speaks to several organizations across the country each year, and is involved with church and community services. Stacy is on the Board of Advisors for Athletes Against Drugs, Sheltering Wings, Just Say Know, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She coached basketball skills and led media training for boys and girls in Ireland with SportQuest and has worked closely with Wounded Warrior Project, Children’s Action Network, Autism Speaks, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Pencils of Promise, Children’s Bureau, and the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth. Stacy also supports the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, Every Nation, Sister Connection, The Boaz Project, Hope for Women Magazine, World Vision, and the Christian HolyLand Foundation. Stacy was named Graduate of the Decade for Ball State University just five years post-graduation and was later honored as one of the Most Influential 30 under 30 in Journalism.

Teqball is a football-based sport, played on a specially-curved table (the Teq table), which is attracting a new generation of athletes and amateur enthusiasts (teqers), whose ambition is to develop their technical skills, concentration and stamina. The sport, which was created in Hungary in 2014 is a truly gender-equitable game, as the rules define that teqball shall be played between two (singles) or four players (doubles), irrespective of gender. The sport follows a points-based scoring format and can be played on various surfaces such as sand, acrylic or indoors. Teqball allows players a maximum of three touches before returning the ball to the opponent, so if you can juggle a football three times, you will excel at teqball as well. Teqball is the purest use of a football, with the rule of no physical contact allowed between the players, or between the players and the table, helping eliminate the risk of impact injuries.

ISSA-LA, the founding Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association in 1982, is the premier catalyst and information source in Southern California for improving the practice of information security. The Chapter provides various training classes for information Security and IT professionals throughout the year and at the Summit. ISSA-LA has a CISO Forum that meets quarterly at various companies throughout Southern California. The chapter meets monthly and regularly collaborates with other IT and InfoSec organizations, having joint meetings with ISACA, OWASP, the Cloud Security Alliance, HTCIA, and the Association of IT Professionals.