2020 Chairman’s Forum


Thursday, April 16:

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.: Networking Reception

Friday, April 17:

6:15/6:30/7:00 a.m.: Shuttles to Wildhorse Golf Course (New Course!)

6:30 – 7:15 a.m.: Golfer’s Breakfast at Wildhorse Golf Course
The SVG Russ Gabay Memorial Golf Outing continues to be a mainstay when it comes to fun networking activities at NAB. This year’s outing will be played at Wildhorse Golf Course located at 2100 W Warm Springs Rd, Henderson, NV 89014. Be sure to sign up today by contacting Carrie Bowden at [email protected]

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.: Breakfast for Non-Golfers at Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino
If you aren’t hitting the links, don’t worry: we have you covered. Join us for a relaxing breakfast buffet at the Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino.

7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: SVG Russ Gabay Memorial Golf Outing

7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Spa Treatments at Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino
Non-golfers are entitled to a complimentary spa treatment at the Green Valley Ranch. 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 at Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino

2:00 p.m.: Chairman’s Welcome
SVG Advisory Board Chairman Mike Davies kicks things off.

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.: Tokyo Olympics Preview: New Workflows, New Technologies
The production plans for the 2020 Summer Olympics are more ambitious than for any Olympics ever. The host production will embrace SMPTE ST 2110 IP and every event will be produced in UHD and HDR. Rights-holders are also getting ambitious, embracing new workflows that allow them to leave more of their production team back home.

3:35 – 3:50 p.m.: Case Study

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.: TRACK ONE: SVG Digital
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.

3:50 – 4:45 p.m.: TRACK TWO: Leaders in Conversation
SVG board members from around the globe take to the stage to discuss the technologies they are investigating at NAB, global trends in sports production, and the challenges and opportunities facing an industry that is undergoing a massive amount of change.

4:45 – 5:00 p.m.: Case Study

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

Saturday, April 18:

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.: Networking Breakfast

Sunday Morning Breakouts
The 2020 Chairman’s Forum concludes with two hours of breakout sessions.

BREAKOUT ONE: Sports Content Management Workshop
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.

BREAKOUT TWO: Leaders in Sport in Conversation
9:00 – 9:40 a.m.: Sustainable Sports Production: Acting Local, Thinking Global
All organizations in sports are looking to become more sustainable, whether a team, league, venue, network, or production services provider. Sports production professionals discuss how their organizations are tackling sustainability and how SVG can act as a facilitator of meaningful discussion and learning.

9:40 – 9:55 a.m.: Case Study

9:55 – 10:15 a.m.: SVG Content Security Work Group Update
The SVG Content Security Work Group continues to move forward with the development of best practices for cybersecurity in the live sports compound. Whether you are a production professional, services provider, or manufacturer, we all play a role in ensuring networks are secure and safe to use. Learn how you and your company can make a difference.

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.: The Great Debate: AI, Automated Production, and the Future of Sports Production
The NAB show floor will no doubt feature a wide range of systems that rely on AI, object tracking, and automated production in an effort to improve the quality of sports production. But is there a downside to these technologies? Do they compromise storytelling and the quality of a production? What are the limits to how these technologies should be used?