The former CIO for the Dallas Cowboys and AT&T Stadium brings a wealth of experience to the NextLinks eGolf Arena Concept.
SAN DIEGO, CA. – December 2, 2021 – NextLinks, a new revolution in indoor golf, today announced that business technology professional Peter Walsh has joined NextLinks in an advisory role as Interim CIO and Advisory Board Member.
Peter Walsh is a results-driven business professional with over 35 years of success in delivering business strategies centering around sustainable revenue and profit growth in four different competitive industries; sports & entertainment, government, telecommunications, and consulting. He was previously CIO for the Dallas Cowboys and AT&T Stadium; regional Head of IT for Nokia Americas; Principal Architect for AT&T’s Sports & Entertainment; and is currently the CEO of Velocity Intelligence Group and the Principal Solutions Architect at Lumen Technologies.
“We are thrilled that Pete has agreed to come on board in both a leadership and an advisory role,” said NextLinks CEO Dan Mechem. “His experience and expertise with business strategies and technologies to enhance fan experiences at major sporting and entertainment venues around the world will be invaluable as we develop our eGolf Arenas worldwide. He will also be instrumental in helping us place a full time CIO as our plans progress.”
“NextLinks is pioneering the future of golf and I’m excited to be part of the team,” said Walsh. “I look forward to working with NextLinks to blend cutting edge technology with real game play to create an exciting and fun experience for players of all skill levels.”
Walsh holds ten patents focused on the sports & entertainment industry and is owner or co-founder of six technology companies. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the College of Business at the University of Texas at Arlington and sits on the Advisory Board for the HonorGuard Network.
In addition to Walsh, the NextLinks team includes several luminaries from the golf world including founder Dave Shultz, seed investor Ed Colson, seasoned entertainment, media and PR executive and former Press Secretary for John McCain, Dan Mechem, Brandel Chamblee, sports analyst with The Golf Channel, world-renowned golf course designer Agustin Piza and World Golf Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez.
“I look forward to spending time with the NextLinks team next week,” added Walsh. My wife Tammy and I and a crew of Texans are coming out to Southern California to attend a NextLinks Shots in the Night private party at Indian Wells Golf Resort where we will participate in the signature NextLinks Challenge game. It will be an evening of fun golf, great food, and holiday cheer!”
NextLinks has cutting edge technology and strategic partners to take the sport of indoor golf to a new level. The company is aiming to build 15-20 indoor golf stadiums over the next five years which offer the best player experience, superior technology, and award-winning food and beverage.
The NextLinks eGolf Arena concept is an indoor golf complex and family-friendly destination designed to grow the game. The indoor golf design provides real shot values that can be challenging or easy as the player wants. NextLinks eGolf Arena can be played by an avid golfer or a non-golfer, growing the game we love with respect to sustainability on all levels, ecologically, socially, and economically.
For more information about NextLinks, please visit the company website: nextlinks.com.