SVG College Sports Summit: Venue Technology Workshop Track To Tackle Control Rooms, Connectivity

Whether your school is in the midst of a new build or merely considering a renovation, the number of technology decisions that lay ahead can be daunting.  At the College Sports Summit, a second-day Workshop Track will feature two panels of experts who will address your questions and concerns, as well as a case study on the University of Washington’s recent renovation of Husky Stadium.

Venue Technology: Gearing Up For Game Day is designed for the college sports professional in the midst of technology planning for a new control room or production facility. Experts will discuss how to best evaluate technology options, what kind of equipment to consider, and how the decisions made will impact current and future production needs.

11:00 a.m.   Control Room Design and Technology Update
For many colleges and universities a properly designed and outfitted control room can make all the difference today and tomorrow. Learn how to get the most bang for your buck when purchasing gear, how to future proof it to ensure the space and equipment can evolve to meet future needs, and much more.
Moderator: Karen Hogan, SVG, Associate Editor
Kevin Cottam, Ross Video, Business Development Manager, North America
Imry Halevi, Harvard University, Director of Multimedia and Production
Vinnie Macri, Clear-Com, Product Marketing Manager
Stuart Reynolds, Diversified Systems, Sr. Consulting Engineer
Jeff Volk, Alpha Video Sports and Entertainment, Vice President

1:15 p.m.   Case Study: University of Washington’s Husky Stadium
Prior to the 2013 college football season, University of Washington unveiled its $280 million renovation of Husky Stadium.  The revamped venue features nine video boards, visible from different vantage points throughout the venue; a lower field and seats moved closer to the field; a two-story football operations center; and much more.  Van Wagner’s Bob Jordan, an integral part of the renovation process, will present a case study on the project.
Presented by: Robert Jordan, Van Wagner, SVP, Sports & Entertainment

2:30 p.m.   Beyond the Control Room: Boosting the Fan Experience
Enhancing the fan experience is essential to filling seats and upgrading in-venue connectivity is on every venue’s to-do list, but building an infrastructure to serve thousands of fans is easier said than done. What do you need to have? Learn from leaders in WiFi, DAS, IPTV, and audio as they explain what it takes to keep fans connected and engaged on game day.
Moderator: Rick Price, SVG Venue Initiative, Chair and MOEBAM! Venue Media Services, President
Mike Arthur, Imagine Communications, GM, Sports & Live Events
Bryan Bedford, Cisco Sports & Entertainment, Senior Manager, Business Development, Global Emerging Partnerships
Scott Pizzo, EAW, North American Sales Director
James Stellpflug, EVS Americas, VP, Sports Products


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