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Mon. 20 June 2022


Jisoo (Giny) Oh

Current Position: Team Lead, Live Data Production at Gracenote

Year of graduation: 2019 (19th edition)

Nationality: South Korean

What does your current role involve?

I'm a Team Lead for Live Data Production at Gracenote. Before explaining my role, I usually start by introducing Gracenote. Gracenote is a company that provides music, video and sports metadata to our clients. Live Data Production teams are responsible for collecting live sports data from all live matches around the world and LDP teams are located in various regions such as Canada, India, Netherlands, South Korea and the United States. I am currently managing the team in Seoul and overseeing operations by monitoring and ensuring the quality of our product. 

Which aspects of the FIFA Master course have helped you most in your career?

Two aspects of the FIFA Master helped me the most. Firstly, the numerous guest speakers that came into our classes. All of them amazed me with their own stories but one of my favourite guest speakers was Ebru Koksal. She was the General Secretary of the Turkish Football Federation. She shared her professional and personal journey with our class and her story inspired me to set a higher standard for myself as a female professional in the sports industry. I was in awe of her confidence and I knew I wanted to be someone like her who was genuine, hardworking and influential. Second was the network I was able to gain through the FIFA Master. Currently I am not in Business Development or at a Federation so I don’t have much contact with alumni professionally. However, I still reach out to many of them for career advice and I am excited to connect with many more face-to-face now that travel borders are opening back up again. 

What advice would you give to future students on the course?

The FIFA Master is clearly a very sport, and especially football, centric programme. You might begin with an expectation that you will eventually gain a job in one of football’s big international organizations immediately after you finish your studies. It is good to have an eventual goal, but I would suggest to be more open minded and flexible as a narrow career aim could lead you to miss out on some other important opportunities that would benefit you in the longer term.  

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