We empower brave & innovative brands & rights holders to thrive in Sports, Entertainment & Gaming via well executed partnerships, activations & data-driven thinking.
We have disrupted the traditional partnership model and drive measurable value for all stakeholders.
Our AI & Automation platform helps teams, leagues, athletes & sport organisations drive continuous innovation by applying the latest in data science to human dexterity to engineer game-changing advantage around sports performance and fan engagement.
Our mission is to use deep learning to uncover strategic insights that may not have been previously achievable.
We are a global agency with deep connectivity & experience in Asia.
We have always adopted a ‘team first’ culture at Talisman.
We encourage bravery and don’t stand in the way of innovative ideas. We constantly embrace change and always strive for a more sustainable & diverse future. Positive change is all around us and we bring that mindset to work everyday which also permeates through the work we do for our clients and partners.
Led by experts in the industry
Dharpan Randhawa, CEO of Talisman, is a sports-industry veteran and an expert in marrying global brands to innovative rights holders – forging some of its most successful partnerships and collaborations. A true global citizen, Dharpan has worked for some of the most renowned players across five continents with fluency in multiple languages. As SVP at McLaren Racing, he was responsible for partnership development in APAC, and before, as VP at Lagardère Group (SPORTFIVE), ran various sporting events across Asia. His expertise makes him a sought-after keynote speaker at highly acclaimed sports and business conferences around the world.
In his pursuit to advance the industry, he continually pushes for greater equality and higher sustainability goals in sports.
For more than two decades, Adrian Jones has successfully run sales organizations for some of the most well-known and demanding IT organizations globally. During his time at Hewlett Packard, he was responsible for the $12B channel business and led a strong multi-billion dollar organization at Oracle Asia Pacific. His track record includes building large-scale sales teams while growing revenues for the largest Fortune 500 companies at a double-digit growth rate each year. His professional network includes long-standing c-level customer and partner relationships spanning across the globe – from Asia to Europe and the USA.
Jones is currently working in the private equity space and is a board member of several technology companies.
MARY-ELLEN MAYOH PhD
Chief Data Scientist
Mary-Ellen is a self-confessed data and algorithm nerd who strongly believes in de-mystifying Machine Learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). For her, ML and AI are at their best when they are enhancing people’s lives. With a background in medical research, statistics, and automation, she has seen the impact of ML and AI across industries and is excited to bring her experience to Talisman.
Mary-Ellen believes that technology should be developed and deployed in collaboration with the people who will be using it. Mary-Ellen is a fanatical sports fan with a deep passion around F1 & motorsports.
“ML and AI are the future of work in this data driven era, but the algorithms need us as much as we need them.” – ME