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Hardware has the potential to disrupt the fitness industry. The must-have gift for the modern fitness enthusiast is a Fitbit, and everyone from the accountant to Zumba obsessives has a new piece of kit that tracks their activity. Wearable internet-connected technology is the cause of great hype and serious debate among forward-looking business technology leaders. Whether the Apple Watch, Google Glass, Fitbit or specialist enterprise devices, technology that customers and employees can wear is truly happening.

For the fitness industry this has created a boon if you are a web service. Strava is a Facebook-like community for runners and cyclists, and secured $18.5 million in funding in October 2014, following a similarly large round in 2011. It already has an Apple Watch app on the market. The flourishing of the smartphone market has created a plethora of apps for runners, swimmers and again cyclists to track their exercise and calorie count from the device that never leaves their side. Fitness device stalwarts such as Garmin, known for its GPS devices used by drivers and hikers alike, has also benefited. Many of us have adopted these devices and services because they are easy to use and make us better informed or feel better. So for a Health Club business, surely the rise of wearable devices and, in the UK at least, a renewed passion for sports such as running and cycling as a result of the UK's success at the Olympics and the Tour de France is bad news?

Not so for Virgin Active, whose response to the changing behaviour of existing and customers was to hire a CIO, its first. Andy Caddy joined the business in April 2013 to enable the international fitness firm to be fit for the digital challenge ahead.

Climb the stairs of Barbican tube station in central London and you'll be surrounded by advertisements for Virgin Active, cross the busy road at the station exit and you face one of the largest and busiest gyms in its network. The organisation's office is just next door.

"The thing that Virgin Active is very good at is the facilities, and we are brilliant at customer service," CIO Caddy says in the bright and relaxed Virgin Active headquarters. "It has got that Virgin-ness about it. That is a challenge and fun as you are working with an entrepreneur that people actually like," he says of the business that shares a brand with airlines, banks, telcos and to my generation, record stores.

"He's still very interested in it and it stands for a lot what he wants – good fun and good for you," Caddy says of Richard Branson in an interview before the controlling share change took place.

"Gyms were born in the 1980s, and in those days you opened a club and had very little need for technology," Caddy explains of the juxtaposition of the days of Day-Glo T-shirts and sweat bands that changed colour as you overheated, and today's breathable clothing, gadgets and web services that are the constant companion to the sporting individual.

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Andy Caddy

CIO Virgin Active United Kingdom

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Andy Caddy Biography

Hardware has the potential to disrupt the fitness industry. The must-have gift for the modern fitness enthusiast is a Fitbit, and everyone from the accountant to Zumba obsessives has a new piece of kit that tracks their activity. Wearable internet-connected technology is the cause of great hype and serious debate among forward-looking business technology leaders. Whether the Apple Watch, Google Glass, Fitbit or specialist enterprise devices, technology that customers and employees can wear is truly happening.

For the fitness industry this has created a boon if you are a web service. Strava is a Facebook-like community for runners and cyclists, and secured $18.5 million in funding in October 2014, following a similarly large round in 2011. It already has an Apple Watch app on the market. The flourishing of the smartphone market has created a plethora of apps for runners, swimmers and again cyclists to track their exercise and calorie count from the device that never leaves their side. Fitness device stalwarts such as Garmin, known for its GPS devices used by drivers and hikers alike, has also benefited. Many of us have adopted these devices and services because they are easy to use and make us better informed or feel better. So for a Health Club business, surely the rise of wearable devices and, in the UK at least, a renewed passion for sports such as running and cycling as a result of the UK's success at the Olympics and the Tour de France is bad news?

Not so for Virgin Active, whose response to the changing behaviour of existing and customers was to hire a CIO, its first. Andy Caddy joined the business in April 2013 to enable the international fitness firm to be fit for the digital challenge ahead.

Climb the stairs of Barbican tube station in central London and you'll be surrounded by advertisements for Virgin Active, cross the busy road at the station exit and you face one of the largest and busiest gyms in its network. The organisation's office is just next door.

"The thing that Virgin Active is very good at is the facilities, and we are brilliant at customer service," CIO Caddy says in the bright and relaxed Virgin Active headquarters. "It has got that Virgin-ness about it. That is a challenge and fun as you are working with an entrepreneur that people actually like," he says of the business that shares a brand with airlines, banks, telcos and to my generation, record stores.

"He's still very interested in it and it stands for a lot what he wants – good fun and good for you," Caddy says of Richard Branson in an interview before the controlling share change took place.

"Gyms were born in the 1980s, and in those days you opened a club and had very little need for technology," Caddy explains of the juxtaposition of the days of Day-Glo T-shirts and sweat bands that changed colour as you overheated, and today's breathable clothing, gadgets and web services that are the constant companion to the sporting individual.

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  • How to book Andy Caddy?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Andy Caddy for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Andy Caddy, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Andy Caddy or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Andy Caddy?

    Booking fees for Andy Caddy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Andy Caddy, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Andy Caddy?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Andy Caddy for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Andy Caddy for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Andy Caddy or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Andy Caddy or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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