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Monday SPIRIT Career Development Track

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9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Apprenticeships and Internships: What’s Next?

One of the big challenges with apprenticeships and internships is identifying the right candidates and creating an environment where they can truly learn new skills that are the foundation for a career. Those who have launched successful apprenticeship and internship programs discuss their best practices, the skill sets they teach, and much more. The discussion will focus on identifying current gaps in the industry where new talent is needed, how to effectively launch a program, and ways different programs can work together to enhance the experience and increase career opportunities.

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10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Developing the Freelancer Community

Everyone is well aware of the freelancer shortage that has developed since the beginning of the pandemic. It’s not only about freelancers leaving because of career changes but also their inability to find new job opportunities beyond their current skill set. Topics will include steps the industry can take to make a career more attractive, how manufacturers can help with training for new positions, and how to build stronger bonds between freelancers, crewers, and employers.

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

Let’s Get Mentoring! Women in Sports Industry Initiative

SVG members and sponsors have a range of mentoring programs underway. During this session we will compare notes on how to approach mentoring programs, how to find the best mentees, and how to develop practical goals that can make a difference for both mentor and mentee.

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Monday Future of Remote Production Workshop

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11:00 - 11:05 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks by Workshop Title Sponsor – Vizrt Group

Presented by: Steve Wind-Mozley, Vizrt Group, Chief Marketing Officer

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11:05 - 11:30 a.m.

Pandemic Production: How Tech Makes a Difference

The pandemic forced production teams to work in new ways, most notably on a single event but from multiple locations. What were some of the enabling technologies production teams relied upon to work in new ways and what is needed to take remote production to new levels of efficiency?
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Confirmed Panelists:
Chris Burgos, NewTek, Sales Engineer
Glenn Goldstein, Lumen Technologies, Consulting Product Strategist
William Wright, Gravity Media – USA, Director of Production & Content and Executive Producer

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11:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Telstra Case Study: America’s Cup 36, An In-Depth Deliver Overview

The 36th America’s Cup was the most watched America’s Cup in history, with the AC36 events held in New Zealand attracting a record viewership of 941 million people globally. Despite the many challenges of holding an international event during a global pandemic, the America’s Cup team delivered an outstanding experience for sailing enthusiasts and sports fans in New Zealand and around the world. Telstra’s Anna Lockwood offers a behind the scenes look at this successful event delivery.
Presenter: Anna Lockwood, Telstra, Head of Global Sales

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11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Decentralized Production Workflows

The past two years have seen a tremendous increase in the amount of decentralized productions that bring together virtualized hardware, IP, and fiber connectivity to offer myriad new ways to produce sports. Leaders in production discuss different decentralized production efforts and offer learnings, tips, and more.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Confirmed Panelists:
Steve Grigely, NEP, Broadcast Services, SVP, Centralized Production, Global Operations
Todd Mason, Broadcast Management Group, CEO
Del Parks, Sinclair Broadcast Group, SVP and CTO
Lewis Smithingham, Media.Monks, Director of Creative Solutions

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12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Break in Exhibit Area

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Monday Cloud Tools & Services Workshop

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11:00 - 11:05 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks by Workshop Title Sponsor – Grass Valley

Presented by: Steve Stubelt, Grass Valley, VP of Sales, Americas

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11:05 - 11:20 a.m.

Evertz Technology Case Study: Remote Cloud Production

As remote cloud production becomes more and more of a reality manufacturers are responding with new technologies that bring a wealth of new functionality to sports production teams looking to the cloud. Join us for an in-depth look at Evertz’ BRAVO STUDIO cloud production platform and get a better sense of the benefits and challenges of producing live content in the cloud.
Presenter:
Nima Malekmanesh, Evertz, Director of Business Development

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11:20 - 11:35 a.m.

The Switch Technology Case Study: MIMiC Transmission; Low-Latency IP Solutions For Aura OTT

The Switch’s Cloud Video Services platform, MIMiC, delivered coverage of the world-famous Australian horserace to next-generation streaming service Aura by transporting multiple live feeds from Victoria Racing Club’s Flemington Racecourse directly to the Aura platform. It gave horse racing enthusiasts worldwide groundbreaking interactive access to multiple viewpoints of the prestigious event throughout the day.
Presenter:
Alex Joyce, The Switch, Senior Sales Engineer

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11:35 - 11:50 a.m.

Imagine Communications Technology Case Study: New England Sports Network (NESN) Takes Revenue Protection to the Cloud

Join Kenny Elcock, VP Engineering at NESN, for a down-to-earth conversation with Joe Ashba, Senior Solutions Architect, Imagine Communications, on why and how NESN implemented a cloud-based business continuity solution for their prized sports content.
Interviewer:
Joe Ashba, Imagine Communications, Senior Solutions Architect
Interviewee: Kenny Elcock, NESN, Vice President, Engineering

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11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Production Workflows in the Cloud: What’s Possible Today and What’s Coming Tomorrow

With the advancements in cloud-based production workflows over the past 24 months, new approaches to production are emerging that utilize the cloud to rapidly scale up to meet field, studio, and postproduction demands. This panel discusses the expanding capabilities being offered, explores future needs, and ponders the next steps in cloud adoption.
Moderator: Dave Klee, A+E Networks, VP, Strategic Media Solutions
Confirmed Panelists:
Jamie Duemo, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Media and Entertainment Business Development Leader, Global Accounts
Janel Fleming, LiveU, Director of Sales and Sales Group Manager, Sports
Sydney Lovely, Grass Valley, Chief Technology Officer
Karl Paulsen, Diversified, CTO
Peter Wharton, TAG V.S., Director, Corporate Strategy

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12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Break in Exhibit Area

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Monday Social Sports Workshop

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11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Deep-Rooted Rivalries: Creatives Develop Content to Fire Up a Fanbase

Anger and aggression will be displayed between rivals on gameday, but the palpable tension is curated before the first whistle. Without having any impact on the field of play, generating hype and energy for a highly anticipated matchup is the only way ofengaging a fanbase. Creatives entrenched in collegiate- and professional-sports rivalries discuss how they evoke emotion in their content, how tapping into nostalgia and history is key, and more.
Moderator: Kristian Hernandez, SVG, Associate Editor and Social Media Manager
Confirmed Panelists:
Tyler Brosious, New York Islanders, Social Media Manager
Will Carafello, New York Mets, Senior Director of Social Media
Emma Kaptein, New York Football Giants, Manager, Social Media

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11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Player Access: Technology Helps Teams Bypass In-House Restrictions

In the midst of the 2021 season, digital teams are experiencing a little more freedom than last year while also dealing with a handful of lingering restrictions. Some franchises may have more leeway than others, so in this panel, individuals compare their current work situations, how they’ve changed their strategy to lean on other forms of content, and how technology is bridging the physical gap between themselves and areas where access is not allowed.
Moderator: Kristian Hernandez, SVG, Associate Editor and Social Media Manager
Confirmed Panelists:
Matt Ferrara, Grabyo, Director, Customer Success
Perry Mattern, New York Jets, Manager, Social Media
Shana Stephenson, New York Liberty, Chief Brand Officer

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12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Break in Exhibit Area

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Monday DTV Audio Group Production & Distribution Workshop

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11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

The Premium Audio Challenge

Intro: Roger Charlesworth, DTV Audio Group, Executive Director
Confirmed Speakers:

Tom Sahara, Quintar, Senior Vice President Production Technology

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

Efficiently Scaling-Up Atmos and Accessible Audio Production and Distribution

Confirmed Speakers:
Jim Starzynski, NBCUniversal Advanced Engineering, Director and Principal Audio Engineer
Tim Carroll, Dolby Laboratories, Senior Director of Technology, Sound Group, Office of the CTO

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12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Break

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1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Streamlining Edit Workflows to Support Live Production in Atmos

Confirmed Speakers:
Lane Crouse, WarnerMedia Studios, Senior Sound Designer / Tech Workflow Lead
Brian Rio, WarnerMedia Studios, Director, Creative Services

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2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Applying AI to Live Immersive Audio Production

Confirmed Speakers:
Rob Oldfield, Salsa Sound, Co-Founder & CEO

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2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

New Spectrum Challenges and Opportunities

Confirmed Speakers:
Prakash Moorut, Shure, Senior Director Spectrum and Regulatory Affairs

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3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Networking Break

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Monday General Sessions

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1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Hot Tech Showcase: 5G as a Production Tool

5G is one of the most promising technologies when it comes to delivering a new level of performance for untethered video workflows and sports operations. Learn more about how the technology is being deployed and what it means for your future.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Confirmed Panelists:
Steve Hellmuth, NBA Entertainment, EVP, Media Operations and Technology
Tim Stevens, Verizon Business Group, Global Leader, Strategic Innovation for Sports, Media & Entertainment

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2:00 - 2:15 p.m.

EVS Technology Case Study: Navigating the Path from SDI to IP with Groupe TVA and EVS

In this session, Nestor Amaya, VP Solutions Architect at EVS, discusses Groupe TVA’s ventures as they set out on a journey to build the right type of infrastructure that would suit their production needs and business ambitions. Rather than investing further in SDI technology, TVA chose to transition to an IP-based infrastructure that would lead them to evolve and scale. Nestor explains the pros and cons of managing and orchestrating IP signals, the associated challenges, and provides insights into how Groupe TVA managed to get onto a successful growth path to IP.
Presenter: Nestor Amaya, EVS, VP, Solutions Architect

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2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Hot Tech Showcase: Shallow Depth of Field Cameras

Shallow-depth-of-field camera systems have been all the rage in a wide range of sports productions. Learn what systems each network is using, how to get the most out of them, and what’s next technology-wise.
Moderator: Andrea Berry, NBCUniversal –Telemundo and Latin America, EVP, Operations and Technology
Confirmed Panelists:
Jason Cohen, CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, VP, Remote Technical Operations
Thomas Fletcher, Fujifilm, Director of Marketing
Robert Willox, Sony, Director, Marketing, Imaging Products & Solutions

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3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Networking Break in Exhibit Area

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4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Hot Tech Showcase: Drones and Aerial Cameras

The pandemic removed the crowds and opened up a whole new world of aerial camera options. We’ll discuss what kind of drones and aerial camera systems have made a difference and how they are being used now that fans have returned.
Moderator: Tracey Arrowood Shaw, Black Dragon Capital, Media and Technology Advisor
Confirmed Panelists:
Brad Cheney, Fox Sports, VP, Field Operations and Engineering
Mike Francis, CBS Sports, VP, Engineering and Technology
Josh Stoner, Canon, Senior Specialist, Product

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4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Hot Tech Showcase: Augmented Reality Graphics

Augmented reality is giving sports productions a completely new look and delivering sports data and statistics in more compelling ways. We’ll take a look at AR, the technology that drives it, and how you can apply it to your show in an effective manner.
Moderator: Tom Sahara, Quintar, SVP, Production Technology
Confirmed Panelists:
Bryan Bray, Ross Video, RSVP Project Manager
Simon Davis, disguise, Head of Broadcast Program
Craig Laliberte, Unreal Engine, Senior Business Development Manager
Andrew Lorenz, SMT, Director, Business Development and Technical Integration

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5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Hot Tech Showcase: HDR

Join us for a super-quick primer about HDR and the key concepts you need to understand to make UHD a reality in your productions. What is a LUT and how do you find the right one for your needs? How do you simultaneously produce a show for HDR and SDR viewers? And how does it change the production workflow?
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Confirmed Panelists:
Neal Roberts, Dolby Laboratories, Senior Manager, Broadcast Partnerships
Alan Stein, InterDigital, VP of Technology

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5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception in Exhibit Area

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Monday Production Truck & Facility Design Workshop

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1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Future of Truck Design

It was only a couple of years ago that production trucks were turning into data centers with racks of CPUs powering everything. Now there is an opportunity for those CPUs to exist completely outside of the truck, a move that could transform the way trucks are laid out, managed, and much more. What is the future of truck design when the move to virtualized production is a consideration?
Moderator: Kristian Hernandez, SVG, Associate Editor and Social Media Manager
Confirmed Panelists:
Joe Signorino, NEP Broadcast Services, VP, Systems Integration, U.S. Mobile Units
Chad Snyder, Lyon Video, President

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2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Future of Facility Design

New facilities are taking advantage of technologies like SMPTE ST-2110 to make them more flexible and responsive to programming and content creation needs. We’ll dive inside a couple of new facilities to learn about some of the key building blocks that have them ready for the future.
Moderator: Kristian Hernandez, SVG, Associate Editor and Social Media Manager
Confirmed Panelists:
Dave Schwarz, Diversified, Senior Solutions Architect
Jeff Volk, Alpha Video, VP

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3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Networking Break in Exhibit Area

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Monday Streaming & OTT Workshop

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1:30 - 1:35 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks by Workshop Title Sponsor – Zixi

Presented by: John Wastcoat, Zixi, SVP, Alliances and Marketing

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1:35 - 2:45 p.m.

Leaders Speak Out: The State of Streaming and OTT

Following a year where streaming adoption continued to grow, what are the latest opportunities and obstacles in the OTT space for sports broadcast rightsholders and sports content creators? Leaders in the industry from various sports properties share their highlights and hopes for the future in live and on demand sports video content creation and distribution.
Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital
Confirmed Panelists:
Barney Carleton, NBA, Senior Manager, Media Operations & Technology
David Gavant, WSC Sports, Business Development Executive
Kristin Lindsey-Cook, SNY, Director, Digital Platforms and Strategy
Kevin Parks, Zixi, Senior Director, Field Engineering
Michael Raimondo, PGA TOUR Entertainment, Senior Director, Media Asset Management and Broadcast Innovation

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2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Videon Technology Case Study: Market-First: Embedding Video Origin Timestamps in Ultra-Low Latency Live Streams

For industry leaders in sports data analytics, receiving and analyzing live video feeds from an extensive array of sports events with ultra-low latency is mission-critical. Learn how a Video Compute Platform leverages KLV metadata to deliver ultra-low latency live video streams enhanced with accurate video origin timestamps for the first time.
Presenter: Todd Erdley, Videon, President and Founder

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3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Networking Break in Exhibit Area

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4:00 - 4:45 p.m.

The Cloud and Beyond: Trends in Encoding and Transcoding

Under the hood, streaming technology continues to advance at a blistering rate. Is the sports industry ready to capitalize? Receive a primer on the latest techniques in encoding, the newest developments in streaming protocols, and all of the exciting opportunities that high-quality video delivery bring with it.
Moderator: Scott Gillies, N3BULA Technologies, Cloud Consulting
Confirmed Panelists:
Alex Emmermann, Telestream Cloud, Director of Business Development
Glen Green, VITEC, Business Development, Broadcast Video
Jonathan Landman, Teradek, VP, Sales

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4:45 - 5:00 p.m.

OTT App Case Study

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5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Next-Level Engagement: Low-Latency Streaming and the Foundation of Live Video Interaction

While live sports continues to single-handedly prop up traditional broadcast television, it also is on the cusp of a major breakout in the avenue of live streaming. Quicker, more efficient delivery of live video is driving more interactive live experiences that will drive greatest engagement and far greater business opportunities. How are sports rightsholders evolving their offerings in the area of fan content, sports betting, and more as latency improves at scale?
Confirmed Panelists:
Todd Erdley, Videon, President and Founder
Sassan Pejhan, ATEME, VP, Technology
Bill Wishon, Phenix Real-Time Solutions, Chief Product Officer

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5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception in Exhibit Area

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Monday Sports Content Management Workshop

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1:30 - 1:35 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks by Workshop Title Sponsor – Quantum

Presented by: Skip Levens, Quantum, Marketing Director, Media and Entertainment

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1:35 - 2:15 p.m.

The New Age of Remote Collaboration: Cloud, SaaS, and the Future of Postproduction

Following the morning Cloud Tools & Services Workshop, this opening panel takes a deeper dive into how cloud-based workflows and technologies are impacting the postproduction sector. Hear how cloud and SaaS offerings are changing sports-media organizations’ media asset management philosophies and how these technologies are enabling remote collaboration and innovative multi-site postproduction ecosystems.
Moderator: Tab Butler, SVG Sports Content Management Committee, Chairman
Confirmed Panelists:
Ed Coleman, CBS Sports, VP, Post Production and Media Services
Chris Halton, NBA, SVP, Media Technology and Operations
Skip Levens, Quantum, Marketing Director, Media and Entertainment
Hossein ZiaShakeri, Spectra Logic, SVP of Business Development and Strategic Alliances

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2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

The State of Storage: How Archiving Strategy and Technology Have Evolved Through the Pandemic

What are the latest storage advances and workflows changing the way sports-media organizations manage and store their content? The pandemic has not only changed the way users access content, it has also altered how media organizations store and archive that content. Hear how both on-prem and cloud-based storage platforms are evolving and how your organization can plan for the future.
Moderator: Grant Nodine, NHL, SVP, Technology
Confirmed Panelists:
Brian Bashaw, DataCore, Americas Field CTO
Rex Canning, WWE, Senior Director of Media Management Services
Chris Cruz, CBS Sports, Director of Media Services
Nathan Rausch, EditShare, Lead Pre-Sales Engineer
André Rievers, OpenDrives, VP of Operations

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3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Networking Break in Exhibit Area

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4:00 - 4:45 p.m.

Industry M&A: The Impacts on Archiving Technologies and the Road Forward

A wave of mergers and acquisitions over the past few years has reset the archive and media-asset-management landscape for M&E organizations. Hear how the expanded portfolios of these technology vendors will impact the industry as a whole and what it means for your postproduction ecosystem moving forward.
Moderator: Tab Butler, SVG Sports Content Management Committee, Chairman
Confirmed Panelists:
Alex Keighley, Telestream, VP, U.S. Content Producers
Dan Marshall, Signiant, Chief Revenue Officer
Ryan Servant, Quantum, Business Development Manager

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4:45 - 5:30 p.m.

Emerging From the Pandemic: How Has Media Management Changed and What’s Ahead in 2022?

While sports-media organizations had already been exploring remote- and cloud-based technologies for several years, the pandemic drastically accelerated their development. Now, as the industry looks to emerge from the pandemic, these workflows have become integral pieces of the media-management and postproduction ecosystem. Hear from broadcasters, leagues, and technology vendors on what tools will “stick around” from the pandemic and how they will transform production workflows in the future.
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor
Confirmed Panelists:
Padraic Boyle, MLB Advanced Media, Senior Director, Enterprise Media
Alex Emmermann, Telestream Cloud, Director of Business Development
Michael Raimondo, PGA TOUR Entertainment, Senior Director, Media Asset Management and Broadcast Innovation
Ryan Servant, Quantum, Business Development Manager

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5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception in Exhibit Area

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Tuesday General Sessions

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8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Area

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9:30 - 9:35 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks by SVG Summit Title Sponsor – Unreal Engine

Presented by: Bernt Johannessen, Unreal Engine, Industry Manager

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9:35 - 10:15 a.m.

State of the Industry

It’s been two difficult years since SVG members and sponsors came together for our annual SVG Summit. Leaders from the sports production community discuss how the pandemic has changed sports production, what it will take to recover economically, and much more.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Confirmed Panelists:
Bob Carzoli, Program Productions, Chairman and CEO
Mike Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Technical and Field Operations; SVG Chairman
Josh Stinehour, Devoncroft Partners, Principal Analyst

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10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Spectra Logic Technology Case Study: The Challenges and Future of Distributed Multi-Cloud Content Management

As organizations look to efficiently use data and accelerate workflows to support continuous production, strategies for data management include consolidation of operations across sites and clouds. Universal data access and intelligent data placement allow for seamless workflows no matter the type of storage, location of the user, data, or applications’ servers. Spectra Logic will provide insights on distributed multi-cloud data management and how it drives monetization of your content.
Presenters: 
David Feller, Spectra Logic, VP of Product Management and Solutions Engineering
Hossein ZiaShakeri, Spectra Logic, Senior VP of Business Development and Strategic Alliances

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10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

National Network Perspectives

The national networks were a bastion of innovation during the pandemic. Top executives from the national networks discuss their accomplishments, challenges, and look forward to what promises to be a very busy 2022.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Confirmed Panelists:
Harold Bryant, CBS Sports, Executive Producer and Executive Vice President, Production
Mike Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Technical and Field Operations; SVG Chairman
Patty Power, CBS Sports, EVP, Operations and Engineering

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11:15 - 11:30 a.m.

Imagine Communications Technology Case Study: The Warriors and Imagine Live from New York!

Chase Center, the SMPTE ST 2110 home of the Golden State Warriors, has been host to creative productions since 2019. Following the virtual sessions over the past two years, The Warriors are hitting the road to host live Q&A at SVG NY 2021!

Scott Heitman, Director, Scoreboard Operations – Golden State Warriors, and John Mailhot, CTO Networking & Infrastructure, Imagine Communications, discuss IP connectivity and how to future proof your venue with SMPTE ST 2110.
Moderator:
Brian Beckwith, Imagine Communications, Senior Solutions Engineer
Confirmed Presenters:
Scott Heitman, Golden State Warriors, Director, Scoreboard Operations
John Mailhot, Imagine Communications, CTO, Networking and Infrastructure

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11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Networking Break in Exhibit Area

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1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Regional Network Perspectives

When the national leagues shut down, it was the regional networks, their production partners, and their employees and freelancers who suffered the most. They also had to come up with new ways of working, deal with carriage issues, and embrace new ways of keeping connected.
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor
Confirmed Panelists:
Mike Connelly, Bally Sports, SVP and Executive Producer
John J. Filippelli, The YES Network, President, Production & Programming; Executive Producer
Jon Slobotkin, NBC Sports Regional Networks, SVP, Content and Live Programming ·

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1:45 - 2:00 p.m.

Diversified Technology Case Study: San Francisco Giants Case Study – Staying in Front of New Technology through Longstanding Relationships

Diversified’s Anthony Cuellar sits down with Bill Schlough of the SF Giants to discuss 15 years of partnership and staying in front of technology changes to stay relevant and enhance the fan experience.
Intro: Karl Paulsen, Diversified, CTO
Moderator: Anthony Cuellar, Diversified, SVP of Global Marketing
Interviewee: Bill Schlough, San Francisco Giants, SVP and Chief Information Officer

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2:00 - 2:40 p.m.

Digital Leader Perspectives

OTT, D2C, and social media is transforming the nature of sports content delivery. What is the ripple effect on the content creation side? How are leagues, teams, and broadcasters taking advantage of the digital landscape to give new life to content that otherwise would have gone unseen?
Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital
Confirmed Panelists:
Ben Berchuck, Facebook, Sports Programming and Partnerships
Eric Black, NBCUniversal, SVP, Technology, Fandango, Sports & Entertainment
John Lasker, ESPN, VP of Digital Media Programming

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2:40 - 2:50 p.m.

Networking Break

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2:50 - 3:30 p.m.

League Perspectives

The pandemic had a big impact on how leagues approach content creation and delivery. World feeds became a necessity. Apps and digital experiences gave them reach to nearly every corner of the world. And they all continue to look to broadcasters to help their brand look as great as it can in terms of image quality, sound quality, and more. Leaders from sports leagues discuss top trends and challenges as they look to build new audiences.
Moderator: Kristian Hernandez, SVG, Associate Editor and Social Media Manager
Confirmed Panelists:
Paul Benedict, NBA, VP, Broadcasting Content Management
Greg Hopfe, PGA TOUR Entertainment, VP and Executive Producer

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3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Production Service Perspectives

The production services industry, whether they are providing technical facilities or personnel, are more than familiar with responding to changing market conditions. But 2020 and 2021 took things to a new level and with challenges that were beyond tricky to navigate. Leaders from the sports production services community take to the stage to discuss the current market conditions and where they are heading in the future.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Confirmed Panelists:
Nick Garvin, Mobile TV Group, COO
Hamish Greig, CTV, CEO
Mike Werteen, NEP Broadcast Services, President

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