Monday General Sessions

Monday, December 13, 2021
Location: Trianon Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Time: 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. ET

* Agenda subject to change

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
Grant Nodine, NHL, SVP, 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
Rob 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:
Michael Drazin, NBC, Director, Production and Technology Engineer
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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