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SVG Summit Preview: Dec. 14 Sessions Dive Deep in Market Segments


SVG Summit Preview: Dec. 14 Sessions Dive Deep in Market Segments By SVG Staff

Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 2:09 pm

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It's been two years since the sports production community has come together in New York City for the SVG Summit. That's one of the reasons the general sessions on Dec. 14 are designed to provide a wide-ranging overview of the entire sports production ecosystem, from leagues, to digital leaders, to production service providers, national networks, regional networks, and more.

It's important to give leaders from across the industry a chance to help us reset on where they are at with respect to technology decisions, business decisions, staffing challenges, and of course innovation, says Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, co-executive director, editorial services. We're excited to have a chance to do just that on Dec. 14 in the Trianon Ballroom at the New York Hilton Hotel.

For more information and to register today click here.

Below is the complete schedule for day two:

8:30 9:30 a.m.: Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Area

9:30 9:35 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks by SVG Summit Title Sponsor - Unreal Engine

Presented by: Bernt Johannessen, Unreal Engine, Industry Manager

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

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.


David Feller, Spectra Logic, VP of Product Management and Solutions Engineering

Hossein ZiaShakeri, Spectra Logic, Senior VP of Business Development and Strategic Alliances

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:

Mike Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Technical and Field Operations; SVG Chairman

Patty Power, CBS Sports, EVP, Operations and Engineering

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

11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.: Networking Break in Exhibit Area

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:

John J. Filippelli, The YES Network, President, Production & Programming; Executive Producer

Mike Connelly, Bally Sports, SVP and Executive Producer

John Slobotkin, NBC Sports Regional Networks, SVP, Content and Live Programming

1:45 2:00 p.m.: Diversified Technology Case Study

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

John Lasker, ESPN, VP of Digital Programming

2:40 2:50 p.m.: Networking Break

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 Managem
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