Monday, December 12, 2022
Location: Gramercy Suite, 2nd Floor
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

Remote Production technologies and workflows continue to evolve on a daily basis. Whether it’s taking advantage of IP standards, virtualized and cloud-based tools, or next-generation camera, lenses, and other tools there are more opportunities than ever to be more efficient and cost effective in live sports production. Join us for a full slate of informative panel discussions, case studies, presentations, and more featuring the industry’s top production experts.

10:30 - 10:35 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks by Lead Sponsor, NEP

Presented by: Steve Grigely, NEP Group, SVP, Global Tech Operations & Centralized Production

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10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

State of the Industry: The Remote Production Business

The remote production business continues to evolve at a rapid pace, partially driven by the need for innovation but also driven by an explosion in event productions. Leaders from the industry give an update on top trends, challenges, and opportunities in remote production.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Confirmed Panelists:
Mary Ellen Carlyle, Dome Productions, SVP and GM
Bob Carzoli, ProCrewz, Chairman of the Board and CEO
Nick Garvin, Mobile TV Group, COO
Glen Levine, NEP U.S. Broadcast Services, President
Pat Sullivan, Game Creek Video, President

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11:15 - 11:30 a.m.

AT&T Case Study

A discussion on the promise and delivery of CBRS for a live production at the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR). AT&T worked with their partners to deliver an innovative solution that utilized AT&T GVS, Wireless (CBRS, RF & WiFi), and Satellite to produce the first live production of American Rally racing. An extreme sport requires a Xtreme Production.
Confirmed Presenters:

Scott Beckett, AT&T, Director of Product Management, Global Video Services
John Dale III, Media Links, Director, Chief Marketing Officer
Derek Nickell, Teradek, Product Manager

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

Taking IP Workflows to the Next Level

IP standards and IP-based products are at the center of the revolution in virtualized, cloud, and remote production. Learn about recent developments that can impact your operations, driving efficiency while also improving the quality of the end product.
Moderator: Kristian Hernández, SVG, Senior Editor
Confirmed Panelists:
Rik Hoerée
, Riedel Communications, CEO, Product Division
Jim Jachetta, VidOvation, CTO and Co-Founder
Deon LeCointe, Sony, Director, Networked Solutions
Dan Pisarski, LiveU, CTO
Rick Young, LTN Global, SVP, Head of Global Products

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12:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Net Insight Case Study: How The Switch’s 100G Infrastructure Facilitates Remote Production

Evolving customer models for remote production are requiring increased bandwidth. Rob Szabo-Rowe will share how The Switch is leveraging Net Insight’s 100G infrastructure solution to support their customer’s growing remote production needs.
Intro: Crister Fritzson, Net Insight, CEO
Confirmed Presenter: Rob Szabo-Rowe
, The Switch, SVP, Engineering and Product Management

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12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Break in Exhibits

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1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Hot-Tech Showcase: How Digital Cinema Techniques and Tools Are Impacting Sports Production

Whether it’s super slo-mo, shallow depth of field, more capable POV systems or drones there continues to be a steady stream of new cameras and lenses that can solve almost any production problem. Join us to learn about the latest developments in a variety of imaging systems.
Moderator: Mark Chiolis, Mobile TV Group, Director of Business Development
Confirmed Panelists:
Brad Cheney
, Fox Sports, VP, Field Operations and Engineering
Mike DesRoches, Sony Electronics, National Account Organization – Sports West & New Media
Mike Fox, Marquee Sports Network, Television Director, Chicago Cubs
Imry Halevi, Harvard University, Associate Director of Athletics – Content & Strategic Communications

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2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Hot-Tech Showcase: Augmented Reality Graphics

Augmented reality graphics continue to revolutionize the way the story of a sports event is told. Users will discuss how they are using AR tools in new ways while technology providers discuss where their technology offerings are headed.
Moderator: Jeff Lowe, NVIDIA, Global Broadcast Industry Business Development Lead
Confirmed Panelists:
Pino Barile
, Vizrt Sports, Sales Director – Sports
Marcus Brodersen, Pixotope, CEO
BK Johannessen
, Epic Games, Unreal Engine Business Director, Broadcast
David Jorba, disguise, VP of Business Development, Broadcast
Dan Pack, Silver Spoon Animation, Founding Partner and Managing Director

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3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Networking in Exhibits

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3:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Hot-Tech Showcase: IP Network Monitoring and Management Tools

The move to IP has introduced another challenge: making sure the IP signals are able to be easily monitored and managed within a facility and beyond. Learn about new tools that can ensure your IP network is rock solid and operating at full efficiency.
Moderator: Stan Moote, IABM, CTO
Confirmed Panelists:
Eric Bolten
, Zixi, VP, Business Development
John Mailhot, Imagine Communications, CTO, Networking and Infrastructure
Daniel Turk, NEP U.S. Broadcast Services, VP, Chief Engineer
Peter Wharton, TAG V.S., Chief Strategy and Cloud Officer

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4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Come Together: Sky Deutschland, NEP, ESPN and Production of the Special Olympics World Games

Next June, the World Games of the Special Olympics will take place in Germany and Sky Deutschland, NEP, and ESPN will produce the world’s largest inclusive sporting event. Covering 26 venues, executives will discuss the planning and execution of this important production.
Confirmed Presenters:
Kate Jackson, ESPN, Coordinating Producer: Special Projects
Christer Pålsson, NEP Europe, President
Alessandro Reitano, Sky Deutschland Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG, SVP, Continental Production Operations; SVG Europe Chairman

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4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

The Virtualized Future of Remote Production

Between XR studios, the cloud, and virtualized hardware the future is bright for new ways of creating content. We’ll close out the day looking to the future and discussing how the world of sports production will continue to evolve.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Confirmed Panelists:
Pete Emminger
, NEP Group, Global Chief Technology Officer
Ben Grafchik, BitFire, VP, Business Development
Greg Macchia, Riedel Communications, VP, Sales and Operations, Americas Simplylive
Ruben Ruiz, Brainstorm, VP of Sales, U.S. and Canada
Jared Timmins, TVU Networks, SVP of Solutions

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5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Opening Night Reception in Exhibits

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