SVG Summit Keynote Conversation to Feature NBA Commissioner Adam Silver

The SVG Summit, set for Dec. 12 and 13 at the New York Hilton Hotel in midtown Manhattan, will be highlighted by a closing keynote conversation with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver at 3:45 p.m. on Dec. 13 in the Trianon Ballroom. Silver was named commissioner of the NBA in February, 2014 after serving as Deputy Commissioner and the Chief Operating Officer of National Basketball Association since 2006.

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 19: NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver talks to the media during a press conference at the end of the Board of Governors' meeting on July 19, 2012 at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Tom Donoghue/NBAE via Getty Images)

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“Anyone who has been to the NBA All-Star Technology Summit for the past two years has seen first hand that Commissioner Silver, like his predecessor David Stern, is a big believer in understanding how technology can bring the NBA fan closer to the game, the players, and the league,” says Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, co-executive director, editorial services. “Having Mr. Silver on board for our biggest event of the year will be a great way to end the event and enlighten our members and sponsors.”

Silver served as Chief Operating Officer of NBA China and as the President and Chief Operating Officer of NBA Entertainment Inc. since 1997 and its Senior Vice President. Mr. Silver joined NBA in 1992 as Special Assistant to the Commissioner. He served as a Chief of Staff of NBA since 1993 and served as its Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since 1995. Prior to joining NBA, Mr. Silver served as a Litigation Associate at the New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore and as a Law Clerk to Judge Kimba Wood at the Federal District Court in New York City. He serves as a Director of NYC2012, Inc. and NBA China. Mr. Silver graduated from Duke University.

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