Tuesday General Sessions: State of the Industry

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Location: Trianon Ballroom, Third Floor
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday the SVG Summit will be held in the Trianon Ballroom where a series of panel discussions and keynote conversations with leaders from the sports production community will look at everything from HDR workflows, esports, REMI/at-home/home-run productions, augmented reality, and more. Be sure to make time to attend these must-see discussions!

Time Session
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

What’s Next in Sports Tech?

Whether it is a new POV camera, improved audio mixing, augmented reality, or data visualization there are more ways than ever to keep fans engaged. What are some of the cool developments in 2018 that can make a difference moving forward?
Confirmed Panelists:
Chris Brown, Turner Sports, Senior Director, Technical Operations
Mike Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Technical and Field Operations
Patty Power, CBS Sports, EVP, Operations and Engineering

9:45 - 10:15 a.m.

Launching a New League: Inside the AAF with Charlie Ebersol

Featuring: Charlie Ebersol, AAF, Co-Founder and CEO
Interviewed by: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Networking Break

10:45 - 11:15 a.m.

The Business of Remote Production

The remote production industry is constantly in a state of motion as remote production service providers look to meet ongoing client needs, develop new facilities with an eye to a future, and make sure they are flexible enough to turn on a dime to meet client needs. What are the current challenges in the remote production business, how is the industry responding to those challenges, and how can a world where live sports content production is exploding keep up with the demand?
Confirmed Panelists:
Mary Ellen Carlyle
, Dome Productions, SVP and GM
Philip Garvin, Mobile TV Group, President/Founder/Co-Owner
Pat Sullivan, Game Creek Video, President/Founder
Mike Werteen, NEP Broadcast Services, President

11:15 - 11:30 a.m.

Case Study 1

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

OTT, Social Media, and the Impact on Production

As OTT and social media content delivery becomes prevalent and more important to sports fans there is more demand than ever on production teams to create content in new ways. How are networks and leagues changing their production philosophies and workflows to keep fans engaged on every screen?
Confirmed Panelists:
Eric Black
, NBC Sports Digital and Playmaker Media, CTO
Clark Pierce, Fox Sports, Fox Sports, SVP, TV Everywhere and Special Projects

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.


1:15 - 1:45 p.m.

Esports, Broadcasting, and Why It Matters

Esports continues to rise in prominence and traditional networks and leagues increasingly are getting involved with new efforts to get engaged with the E-Sports community. What is the role that E-Sports will play alongside the traditional sports community? How do E-Sports productions and operations differ from a stick and ball sport? And what does E-Sports mean to your business?
Confirmed Panelists:
Mitch Rosenthal, Riot Games, Head of Production and Operations

1:45 - 2:00 p.m.

Case Study 2

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Networking Break

2:30 - 3:15 p.m.

Artificial Intelligence and Automated Production: The Great Debate

The combination of artificial intelligence and automated production tools is already impacting the way sports events are produced. But the technologies are still in the early stages and there is much to be learned. Are all AI systems created equal? How can one evaluate which AI system is the smartest for the task? And can AI coupled with automated production really tell the story as well as a human production team?
Moderator: Jason Cohen, CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, VP, Remote Technical Operations
Confirmed Panelists:
Patti Kleinman-Fallick, USTA, Senior Director, Broadcast Operations

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Case Study 3

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote with Mark Lazarus, NBC Broadcasting and Sports, Chairman

Featuring: Mark Lazarus, NBC Broadcasting and Sports, Chairman
Interviewed by: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services