2019 SVG Soccer Summit


9:00 – 9:30 a.m.: Registration Opens/Continental Breakfast

9:30 – 9:40 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks
Presented by: I
rantzu Díez Gamboa, Mediapro, U.S. CEO/Country Manager

9:40 – 10:00 a.m.: Soccer in the Americas One-on-One Conversation
Is the current state of soccer rights in the Americas healthy? What lays ahead for growth of the world’s most popular sport in the region and what markets are primed to take the next step?
Featuring: William Mao, Octagon, Vice President, Global Media Rights Consulting Division
Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.: Keynote Conversation: Heidi Pellerano, CONCACAF, Chief Commercial Officer
The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) is at the center of many key activities related to soccer in 41 nations and territories. Join us for an update on the state of the world’s greatest game in the region, the new growth opportunities that lie ahead, and how your organization can help make a difference.
Featuring: Heidi Pellerano
, CONCACAF, Chief Commercial Officer
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.: Inside LaLiga’s North American Ambitions
Boris Gartner, CEO of LaLiga North America, joins us to discuss how the league is looking to increase its presence and fan base in the U.S. What are the keys to success in 2019 and beyond and how is the league looking to take advantage of some of soccer’s biggest names and brands to make it a reality?
Featuring: Boris Gartner, LaLiga North America, CEO
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.: Soccer’s AR and Virtual Advertising Future
Augmented reality graphics systems are playing a bigger role in football coverage and analysis. What systems are making the biggest impact in football production and how are they being put to use across the Americas? Take a deep dive into the world of augmented reality systems and their ongoing evolution.
Moderator: Jason Dachman
, SVG, Chief Editor
Kevin Bovet
, Vizrt, VP, Head of Sports
Rubén Centineo
, TV Azteca, Director of Visual Technologies
James Gambrell
, Supponor, CEO
Alexis Salinas
, TUDN, Senior Director, Technical Creative Services
Phil Ventre
, Ncam Technologies, VP, Sports and Broadcast

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Networking Break

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.: Soccer Americas State of the Game: What’s Hot, What’s Not?
Broadcasters are at the heart of any football leagues efforts to connect to fans on a daily and even hour-by-hour basis. Leading broadcasters discuss their production philosophy, how they leverage next-generation technologies, and steps they are taking to create a more compelling broadcast for fans across their nation and beyond.
Moderator: Michael Cohen, Bizzy Signals Entertainment, President/Executive Producer
Dana Rubin, National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), ESPN Producer
Orlando Silver, Fox Deportes, VP, Production
Mario Sousa, Mediapro US, Head of Sales and Marketing
Larry Tiscornia, MLS, VP, Broadcasting

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Networking Lunch

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.: Automated Workflows and Artificial Intelligence
What technologies are broadcasters and leagues taking advantage of in order to cut costs of production without compromise? What about the potential to transport camera signals via fiber to a production team at the home broadcast center?
Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital
Brad Baker, United Soccer Leagues, VP, Broadcast
Rafael Castillo, TVU Networks, VP and GM of Latin America
José Luis Montero, Tedial, LATAM and EMEA Sales Director
Emili Planas Quintana, Mediapro, CTO and Operations Manager

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.: Networking Break

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.: Summer of Soccer in Review: 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup and CONCACAF’s Gold Cup
The summer of 2019 was highlighted by two major events: the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France and the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup in the Americas. Learn how rights holders approached both events as production executives take to the stage to discuss their efforts.
Moderator: Mike Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Technical and Field Operations
Ivel Alfaro-Calvo
, Telemundo Deportes, Executive Producer
Kevin Callahan
, Fox Sports, Director of Technical Operations
Mike Flathers
, IBM Aspera, CTO
Oscar Sanchez, CONCACAF, Director of Broadcast Operations
Eli Velazquez, Telemundo Deportes, EVP Sports Content, Telemundo Deportes

4:15 – 5:30 p.m.: Closing Reception in Exhibits