2018 Chairman’s Forum

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

The 2018 SVG Chairman’s Forum had many highlights this year, including:
  • North American and European sports leaders on the top business and tech trends.
  • Breakouts on Sports Content Management and Storage, and the Future of Remote Production.
  • Keynotes, executive conversations, and case studies.
  • Annual golf outing on the morning of April 7.
  • Complimentary networking meals and receptions.


Friday, April 6:

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.: Networking Reception (LOCATION: Veranda, 5th Floor)

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 (LOCATION: Veranda, 5th Floor)
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 (LOCATION: T-Bones Steakhouse, Casino Level)
2:00 p.m.: Chairman’s Welcome (LOCATION: Pavilion Ballroom, 5th Floor)
2:00 – 2:30 p.m.: Global Production Perspectives: State of the Industry
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.: Dolby Case Study: NHRA Live Dolby Atmos Production
2:45 – 3:30 p.m.: Global Perspectives in Sports Production: North America
3:30 – 3:45 p.m.: Akamai Case Study: Learning from Live: What It Takes to Make a Happy Streaming Viewer
3:45 – 4:00 p.m.: Networking Break
4:00 – 4:15 p.m.: EVS Case Study: How the NJ Devils Use EVS Live Solutions to Warm Up Ice Hockey Fans
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.: 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 (LOCATION: Veranda, 5th Floor)

Sunday Morning Breakouts:

Breakout One: Sports Content Management and Storage (SCMS) sponsored by Imagen
(LOCATION: Veranda AB, 5th Floor)
8:45 – 11:00 a.m.:
This workshop 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 the rise of object storage, the impact of AI and automation, cloud and virtualization, logging and metadata challenges, cybersecurity and content protection, and more.

Breakout Two: Future of Remote Production
(LOCATION: Pavilion Ballroom, 5th Floor)
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.: Inside Look at Eurosport’s Olympic Success
9:45 – 10:00 a.m.: Telstra Case Study: The Telstra Distributed Production Network (DPN) – Enabling Remote Production Workflows
10:00 – 10:15 a.m.: Networking Break
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.: NeuLion Case Study: Creating Engaging OTT Experiences on Mobile
10:30 – 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

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