2018 Chairman’s Forum


The 2018 NAB SVG Chairman’s Forum will once again bring together sports production leaders from around the globe for two days of information exchange, panel discussions, networking, and more. This invitation-only event will be held from April 6-8, 2018 at the Red Rocks Hotel and Casino in Summerlin, Nevada, located 20 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip.

Highlights include:

  • Leaders from North America and Europe sports networks and leagues share their thoughts on top business and technical trends.
  • Two workshop tracks on Sports Content Management and Storage and the Future of Remote Production that offer a more informal opportunity for discussion and learning.
  • Keynote conversations and case studies.
  • Our annual golf outing on the morning of April 7.
  • Meals and networking receptions.

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

Friday, April 6:

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Networking Reception

Saturday, April 7:

6:15/6:30/7:00 a.m.: Shuttles to Bear’s Best Golf Course
6:30 – 7:15 a.m.: Breakfast for Golfers at Bear’s Best Las Vegas
7:30 – 9:30 a.m.: Breakfast at Red Rock Casino for Non-Golfing Attendees
7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Golf Outing
7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Spa Treatments at Red Rock Casino Resort
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.: Networking Lunch
2:00 p.m.: Chairman’s Welcome
2:00 – 2:30 p.m.: Global Production Perspectives: State of the Industry
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.: Case Study
2:45 – 3:30 p.m.: Global Perspectives in Sports Production: North America
3:30 – 3:45 p.m.: Case Study
3:45 – 4:00 p.m.: Networking Break
4:00 – 4:15 p.m.: Case Study
4:15 – 5:00: Global Perspectives in Sports Production: Europe
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Free Time
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Networking Reception
7:00 p.m.: SVG Chairman’s Forum Dinner and Golf Awards

Sunday, April 8:

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.: Networking Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.: Sports Content Management and Storage Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.: Sunday Morning Breakouts:


Breakout One: Sports Content Management and Storage (SCMS)
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.:
This is designed as an open forum for individuals responsible for managing, archiving, and protecting sports content. Led by SVG’s SCMS Advisory Committee, this two-hour roundtable discussion will provide media-management leaders from broadcasters, leagues, teams, digital outlets, and vendors with an opportunity to address a variety of hot-button issues currently facing the industry, including cloud and virtualization, logging and metadata challenges, the promise of AI for MAM, the impact of 4K and HDR, security and content protection, and more.

Breakout Two: Future of Remote Production
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.: Morning Keynote: Broadcast Buying Trends
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.: Understanding Our Virtual Machine Future
10:00- 10:15 a.m.: Case Study
10:15 – 11:00 a.m.: Automated Production: Friend or Foe?


11:00 a.m.: Event Ends
11:30 a.m.: Transportation to Las Vegas Strip Hotels