TUESDAY GENERAL SESSIONS: STATE OF THE INDUSTRY

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Location: Trianon Ballroom, Third Floor
9:00  a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

On Tuesday the SVG Summit focuses on the Trianon Ballroom where a series of “State of the Industry” panel discussions and keynote conversations will feature operational, production, and digital executives related to the nation’s top professional leagues sharing their thoughts on their area of expertise. In addition there will be four one-on-one keynote conversations and a series of Technology in Action! Sponsor Case Studies.

Time Session
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote Conversation

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

State of the Game: NFL

NFL coverage continues to be a bastion of technical innovation and ratings success. Content creation and distribution experts from across the spectrum the NFL take to the stage to share their thoughts on the current state of NFL production, what they want to see out of next-generation developments, and much more.
Confirmed Panelists:
Michael Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Technical and Field Operations
Dave Shaw, NFL Media, VP, Production

10:15 - 11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

11:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Case Study: Technology in Action!

Tuesday’s Technology in Action case studies will explore how new technologies are impacting the sports production community and changing the way people go about the challenging task of creating and distributing sports content.

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

State of the Game: MLB

Major League Baseball dominates the sports calendar for nearly nine months of the year and continues to use new technologies, new statistics, and new production techniques to ready the nation’s most traditional sport for the future. Where is the nation’s most long-respected sport headed? How are production professionals improving the storytelling around the sport and growing a new fan base?
Confirmed Panelists:
Brad Cheney
, Fox Sports, VP, Field Operations and Engineering
Dirk van Dall
, MLBAM, VP Multimedia Strategy
Phil Orlins, ESPN, Senior Coordinating Producer for MLB
Mike Santini, MLB Network, VP, Production

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

State of the Game: NBA

From the NBA draft to the NBA All-Star game and, of course, the NBA Finals the sport of professional basketball connects with fans in a way few sports are capable of. And the production of not only the games themselves but the pre-game, half-time, and OTT and streaming services continue to evolve to ensure that fans remain as connected to the sport as ever. Learn how the NBA and its broadcast partners continue to evolve its relationship with fans and what next-generation technologies will make a difference.
Confirmed Panelists:
Chris Brown, Turner Sports, Senior Director, Technical Operations
Steve Hellmuth, NBA Entertainment, EVP, Media Operations and Technology

1:45 - 2:15 p.m.

Keynote Conversation: Fox Sports World Cup Preview

The Fox Sports team has been hard at work at planning for the 2018 FIFA World Cup from Russia since they won the rights in 2011 and 2018 is when all of the years of planning turn into reality. This informative keynote conversation will offer up insights into how Fox Sports will program around the event, their technical operations in Moscow at the IBC and across Russia, and much more.
Featuring:
Kevin Callahan, Fox Sports, VP, Field Operations
David Neal, Fox Sports, Executive Producer, FIFA World Cup

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Networking Break

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Case Study: Technology in Action!

Tuesday’s Technology in Action case studies will explore how new technologies are impacting the sports production community and changing the way people go about the challenging task of creating and distributing sports content.

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

The Esports Revolution: What Does It Mean to the Sports TV Industry?

Esports may seem like the latest thing but some esports leagues and competitions are more than 15 years old. But now those efforts are migrating from the small screen and Websites to broadcast networks and channels. What are the challenges in producing esports for the big screen? Will younger viewers who are used to watching esports on digital devices make the transition to the living room? And can esports become an important piece of the sports fan’s daily diet of news and action?

3:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Closing Keynote