2019 Chairman’s Forum

Full Program

Friday, April 5:

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

Saturday, April 6:

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
The SVG Golf Tournament continues to be a mainstay when it comes to fun networking activities at NAB. This year’s outing will be played at Bear’s Best Las Vegas located at 11111 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89135. Be sure to sign up today by contacting Carrie Bowden at [email protected]

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.: Breakfast at Red Rock Casino for Non-Golfing Attendees (LOCATION: Veranda & Veranda Terrace, 5th Floor)
If you aren’t hitting the links don’t worry: we have you covered. Join us for a relaxing breakfast buffet at the Red Rock Casino Resort.

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
Non-golfers are entitled to a complimentary spa treatment at the Red Rock Casino Resort. Please note that space is limited and spa guests must first be approved by SVG membership services prior to booking their appointment.

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.: Networking Lunch (LOCATION: T-Bones Steakhouse, Casino Level)
The afternoon’s activities begin with a networking lunch at the Red Rock Casino Resort.

2:00 p.m.: Chairman’s Welcome (LOCATION: Summerlin Ballroom, 5th Floor)
SVG Advisory Chairman Tom Sahara takes to the stage to kick things off and introduce this year’s opening keynote presenter.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.: Global Production Perspectives: State of the Industry
Josh Stinehour, principal analyst with Devoncroft Partners, takes to the stage to offer up Devoncroft’s latest research of the broadcast manufacturing community, the health of the broadcast business, and the potential for new revenue streams during this always lively presentation.
Presenter: Josh Stinehour, Devoncroft Partners, Principal Analyst

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.: Case Study

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.: The Great Debate: Production Workflows
The SVG Chairman’s Forum turns the tables and looks to tap into the collective brainpower of everyone in the room. Prior to the show a survey will be sent out to all attendees to identify the hottest topics and areas of interest. Those topics will then help drive a room-wide discussion where anyone and everyone can contribute their thoughts and expertise.


2:45 – 4:00 p.m.: SVG Digital (Location: Veranda AB, 5th Floor)
This open forum is a workshop for those specializing in sports video in a live streaming, digital platform, and/or social media environment. Overseen by the SVG Digital Advisory Committee, experts in the field from networks, leagues, and digital publishers will have closed-door discussions on major challenges and opportunities facing the “digital” side of the sports video industry, while also establishing further direction of SVG’s involvement in the space.


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 p.m.: The Great Debate: The Digital Future
Part two of The Great Debate takes a look at the relationship between traditional broadcast, OTT, and social media. Once again Chairman’s Forum attendees will be surveyed to see what topics and areas of interest are most pressing.

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, Golf Awards, and Conversation

Sunday, April 7:

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.: Networking Breakfast (LOCATION: Veranda & Veranda Terrace, 5th Floor)

Sunday Morning Breakouts
The 2018 Chairman’s Forum concludes with two hours of breakout sessions.


Breakout One: Sports Content Management Workshop
(LOCATION:Veranda AB, 5th Floor)
8:45 – 11:00 a.m.: This intimate roundtable workshop is designed as an open forum for individuals responsible for managing, archiving, and protecting sports content. Led by SVG’s Sports Content Management 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 AI and automation, cloud and virtualization, logging and metadata challenges, cybersecurity and content protection, and much more.


Breakout Two: Leaders in Sport in Conversation
(LOCATION: Summerlin Ballroom, 5th Floor)

9:00 – 9:30: Keynote Presentation

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.: Case Study

9:45 – 11:00 a.m.: Getting Real About Virtualized Production
There are a number of tier one rights owners, service providers, and broadcasters who are looking to collectively map out future roadmaps that rely heavily on virtualized hardware. The problem? The move can’t happen if the traditional hardware providers aren’t willing to make the move as well. Before everyone heads to the NAB show floor our goal will be to debate the promise of virtualization and what it will take to get hardware manufacturers focused on R&D and product development that will truly transform the business of broadcast production.
-How to develop a virtualized product strategy and why it will lead to better commercial relationships with customers
-Why virtualized production is gaining traction in the marketplace
-Real-world examples of virtualized workflows
-What does it mean for a remote production industry built on moving hardware from point A to point B, etc?


11:00 a.m.: End of Event

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