2019 SVG Soccer Summit


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

9:30 – 9:40 a.m.: Welcome Remarks: Irantzu Díez Gamboa, Mediapro, U.S. CEO/Country Manager

9:40 – 10:00 a.m.: Research Report on Soccer in the Americas

10:00 – 10:30 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: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services
Confirmed Panelists:
Kevin Bovet
, Vizrt, VP, Head of Sports

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.: Opening Keynote

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.: Networking Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 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, Executive Producer
Confirmed Panelists:
Olek Loewenstein, Univision, EVP, Sports Strategy and Planning
Orlando Silver, Fox Deportes, VP, Production
Mario Sousa, Mediapro US, Head of Sales and Marketing
Larry Tiscornia, MLS, VP, Broadcasting

12:15 – 12:30 p.m.: Case Study Presentation

12:30 – 1:00 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?
Confirmed Panelists:
Brad Baker, United Soccer Leagues, VP, Broadcast
Emili Planas Quintana, Mediapro, CTO and Operations Manager
Jay Russell, Tedial, Support Operations

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Networking Lunch

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.: Lunch Keynote Conversation: 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

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.: Case Study Presentation

2:45 – 3:30 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: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services
Confirmed Panelists:
Mike Flathers
, Aspera, an IBM Company, CTO
Oscar Sanchez, CONCACAF, Director of Broadcast Operations
Eli Velazquez, Telemundo Deportes, EVP Sports Content, Telemundo Deportes

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.: Networking Break

4:00 – 4:15 p.m.: Case Study Presentation

4:15 – 4:45 p.m.: Closing Keynote Conversation

4:45 – 6:00 p.m.: Closing Reception in Exhibits