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
8:30 - 8:40 a.m.

Chairman’s Opening Remarks with Tom Sahara

8:40 - 9:00 a.m.

Esports Market Insights with Mike Sepso, Electronic Sports Group, Chairman

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Who will be the first Lebron James or Derek Jeter of esports? Who is watching esports, and what’s the potential growth in 2019? And what are the parallels to conventional sports? Mike Sepso, co-founder of Major League Gaming (MLG) in 2002 and former SVP at Activision Blizzard, shares his thoughts on the future of Esports and the developing business opportunities.
Featuring: Mike Sepso, Electronic Sports Group, Chairman
Interviewed by: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital

9:00 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.
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Welcoming Remarks by Quantum


Presented by: Jamie Lerner, Quantum, CEO and Chairman of the Board

9:05 - 9:45 a.m.

What’s Next in Sports Tech?

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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?
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor
Craig Bernstein
, NBC Sports, Senior Director, Remote Technical Operations and Engineering
Chris Brown, Turner Sports, Senior Director, Technical Operations
Jason Cohen, CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, VP, Remote Technical Operations
Michael Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Technical and Field Operations
Carlos Jimenez, Univision Networks, Director of Technology, Sports and Entertainment

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.
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Networking Break

10:45 - 11:15 a.m.
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The Business of Remote Production

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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?
Introduction by: Rich Eilers, Canon, National Accounts Sales Director
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services
Mary Ellen Carlyle
, Dome Productions, SVP and GM
Philip Garvin, Mobile TV Group, Founder and CEO
Pat Sullivan, Game Creek Video, President and Founder
Mike Werteen, NEP Broadcast Services, President

11:15 - 11:30 a.m.
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Dolby Case Study: The Home Entertainment Experience – From Yesterday to Black Friday and Beyond

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Just as Moore’s Law predicted the rapid increase in the capabilities of home computers, the consumer electronics industry is predicting rapid changes in the home entertainment experience. Televisions have become cheaper, bigger, smarter, faster and brighter. Home audio systems have become cheaper, smaller and more immersive. And at the same time, streaming services have fundamentally changed the way consumers watch and listen to their entertainment. There is more premium content available than ever before and consumers are accessing it at all times, across multiple devices. This case study will cover the how the home entertainment experience has evolved and why that matters.
Presenter: Tom Lattie, Dolby, Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
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OTT, Social Media, and the Impact on Production

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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?
Introduction by: Lisa Hagin, Encompass Digital, VP, Marketing
Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital
Michael Allen
, NBA, SVP, Digital Product Management
Andrew Barge, Twitter, Head of Sports Broadcast Partnerships
Eric Black
, NBC Sports Digital and Playmaker Media, CTO
Jolie Roberts, Dailymotion, Head US Sports Partnerships and Content Development

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
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1:15 - 1:45 p.m.
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Artificial Intelligence and Automated Production: The Great Debate

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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?
Introduction by: Deon LeCointe, Sony Electronics, Senior Manager, IP and Sports Solutions
Moderator: Jason Cohen, CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, VP, Remote Technical Operations
Dennis Cleary
, ESPN Remote Production Operations, Director
Steve Grigely, Fox Sports Regional Networks, VP, Technical Operations

1:45 - 2:00 p.m.
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EVS Case Study: Virtualizing Resources at the US Open

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James Stellpflug, VP Product Marketing at EVS, will present a case study on how broadcast partners benefitted from virtualization during the coverage of the US Open Grand Slam tennis tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and U.S. Open in Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.
Presenter: James Stellpflug, EVS, VP, Product Marketing

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
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Networking Break

2:30 - 3:15 p.m.
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Esports, Broadcasting, and Why It Matters

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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?
Introduction by: Jeff Grassinger, Dell EMC, Business Development and Industry Alliance Manager, Media and Entertainment
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor
Jamie Leece
, Major League Baseball, SVP, Games and VR
Mitch Rosenthal, Riot Games, Head of Production and Operations
Marc Scarpa, Simplynew, Founder
Ben Winter, Turner Sports/ELEAGUE, Interactive Coordinating Producer

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

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

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