Dr Marco Cardinale is the Head of Physiology of Aspire Academy in Doha (Qatar). He led the Sports Science activities for the preparation of Team GB at the Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Olympics. A published and cited author in the scientific literature on various aspects of human performance, he has also patented an innovative exercise device consisting of a vibratory biofeedback system. Dr Cardinale is an honorary reader in computer science in Sport at University College London and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen in the School of Medical Sciences. He has been an advisor to various companies (e.g. Polar Electro, and Technogym), government agencies (e.g. the European Space Agency) and professional sport organizations and national governing bodies in 5 countries (USA, Italy, Spain, Sweden, UK) before working in Qatar. In 2011 he was awarded the honour of “Cavaliere dello sport pontino” by the Italian Olympic Committee for his services to international sports. Dr Cardinale is currently an advisory board member of NIKE (SPARQ) and a member of the scientific commission of the Italian Track and Field Federation. Dr Cardinale holds a B.Sc. from ISEF in Italy, a M.Sc. from the US Sports Academy in the USA and a PhD from Semmelweis University in Hungary.