2020 SVG Sports Content Management Virtual Series

Full Program

July 22 Program: Cloud-Based Workflows

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2:00 – 2:05 p.m.: Welcoming Remarks

2:05 – 2:30 p.m.: Day 1 Keynote: Modernizing Content Management With AI
Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Fox Sports is revolutionizing its production and media management ecosystem with Google Cloud. Fox Sports is leveraging Google Cloud’s AI and Machine Learning capabilities to organize, index, and quickly find relevant videos from their library to provide audiences with more personalized and engaging experiences.
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor and SCM Series Program Director
Speaker: Brad Zager
, Fox Sports, Executive Producer, EVP/Head of Production and Operations

2:30 – 2:35 p.m.: Object Matrix Spotlight

2:35 – 3:30 p.m.: Tech Focus: Cloud-Based Workflows
In the age of coronavirus and working from home, cloud-based workflows have gone from nicety to necessity. Sports-content creators — both big and small — are increasingly virtualizing parts of their ecosystem in an effort to enable remote-production needs, as well as gain flexibility and scalability while also trimming costs. Technology leaders and content owners address how the move towards cloud-based infrastructure and SaaS models is resulting in a tectonic technological shift in the sports-content-management sector.
Moderator: Dave Klee, A+E Networks, VP, Media Infrastructure
Panelists:
Brad Boim
, NFL Media, Senior Director, Post Production
Dave Clack, CatDV, CEO
Roger Singh, Nutanix, Director of Business Development for Media and Entertainment
Shane Warden, ATP Media, CTO
Jack Wenzinger, AWS, M&E Global Vertical, Technology Partners SA

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.: Day 1 Postgame After Party Q&A
Join speakers from Day 1 of the SCM Virtual Series to take a deeper dive into the world of cloud-based workflows. This open discussion will provide attendees with a chance to directly ask speakers questions and follow up on points that were brought up during today’s sessions.


July 23 Program: MAM and Orchestration Tools

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2:00 – 2:05 p.m.: Welcoming Remarks

2:05 – 2:30 p.m.: Day 2 Keynote: Pro Sports Restart: How Content Management Is Evolving in the Age of Coronavirus
As live sports events gradually return in North America, leagues are adapting their content production and media management operations to confront today’s reality. With more remote workflows in place, leagues are leveraging a mix of cloud-based and on-prem solutions to ensure they have access to their content libraries while keeping their staff safe. Learn how MLB, NHL, and PGA are ramping up new innovative workflows to serve content-hungry fans as live games resume.
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor and SCM Series Program Director
Panelists:

Tab Butler, MLB Network, Senior Director, Media Management and Post Production
Grant Nodine, NHL, SVP, Technology
Michael Raimondo, PGA TOUR Entertainment, Senior Director, Media Asset Management and Broadcast Innovation

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.: Levels Beyond Case Study Q&A: How Activision Blizzard Esports’ Global Broadcast Team Leverages Dynamic Media Orchestration
Get an inside look at the innovative media orchestration solutions currently being utilized by Activision Blizzard Esports’s Global Broadcast Team. Learn how this esports giant has leveraged the power of Levels Beyond’s Reach Engine platform and the agility of cloud-based infrastructure to take its content-creation ecosystem to the next level.
Moderator: Jason Dachman
, SVG, Chief Editor and Sports Content Mgmt Program Director
Speaker: Chris Scoggins
, Activision Blizzard Esports, Senior Media Asset Manager for Global Broadcast

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.: Tech Focus: MAM and Orchestration Tools
Today, fully customized MAM systems and orchestration tools are required by sports-media organizations to manage their ever-growing content libraries and manage the innumerable delivery points they must serve. In addition, a sports library is only as valuable as the metadata attached to it, enabling the mining of content for monetization. MAM / Orchestration software providers and sports organizations’ MAM leaders discuss how they have confronted unique challenges and created groundbreaking workflows that make media-management more transparent for the content creators.
Moderator: Ken Kerschabumer, SVG, Executive Director, Editorial
Panelists:
Roy Burns, IMT, VP, Media Solutions
Kendall Ginsbach, National Football League, Digital Media Architect
Anne Graham, Turner Sports Library, Assistant Manager, Media Management
Wes Rosenberg, Levels Beyond, CTO

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.: Day 2 Postgame After Party Q&A
Join speakers from Day 2 of the SCM Virtual Series to take a deeper dive into the world of MAM and orchestration tools. This open discussion will provide attendees with a chance to directly ask speakers questions and follow up on points that were brought up during today’s sessions.


July 29 Program: Best Practices in Storage and Archiving

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2:00 – 2:05 p.m.: Welcoming Remarks

2:05 – 2:30 p.m.: Day 3 Keynote: Inside Notre Dame Studios’ Asset Management and Storage Ecosystem
Notre Dame Studios goes well beyond just athletics, serving as a multimedia technology and production resource for the University of Notre Dame’s entire campus community. The Irish’s MAM leaders go inside the school’s unique asset management environment and address a wide range of topics such as delivering assets to the storage in a remote environment, the question of “what happens when you have too much archived?”, and managing 100+ simultaneous automation jobs round-the-clock.
Presenters:
Ian Owen, University of Notre Dame, Digital Media Asset Program Manager
Scott Rinehart, University of Notre Dame, Director, Broadcast Technology

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.: Spectra Logic Case Study: Preserving the Past – How Spectra Helped the San Francisco Giants Leverage Their Legacy Media
To preserve the San Francisco Giants’ historical media collection, Spectra and media systems integrator ALT Systems (powered by Cutting Edge workflows) proposed a set of new state-of-the-art digital media technologies and helped the Giants plan a bold initiative to digitize the content so it could be preserved for future generations. Spectra’s BlackPearl has become the heart and soul of the Giants’ entire content-management and protection workflow, as well as the center to the team’s ongoing digitization project. See how BlackPearl serves as a powerful gateway to NAS, Object Storage, LTO management, and Cloud for this storied MLB franchise.
Presenters:
Sig Knapstad
, ALT Systems – powered by Cutting Edge workflows, Chief Technology Officer
Hossein ZiaShakeri
, Spectra Logic, SVP of Business Development and Strategic Alliances

2:45 -3:30 p.m.: Tech Focus: Best Practices in Storage and Archiving
As data tape, SSD, NVMe, and disk drive technologies continue to boost storage density, the high-capacity storage market continuously evolves, developing new technologies. In addition to established tools and platforms, burgeoning technologies have emerged as disruptors and forced media organizations to rethink their short and long-term storage plans, and question archiving plans. Technology leaders both sports-media organizations and broadcast vendors explore the latest technological trends and marketplace directions.
Moderator: Tab Butler, MLB Network, Senior Director, Media Management and Post Production
Confirmed Speakers:
Eric Dey
, Caringo, Head of Product
Greg Holick
, IMT, VP of Product
David Phillips, Cloudian, Principal Architect, M&E Solutions
Bryan Staffaroni, WWE, VP, Media Asset Management
Andrew Van Dam, Tape Ark, Chief Technology Officer

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.: Day 3 Postgame After Party Q&A
Join speakers from Day 3 of the SCM Virtual Series to take a deeper dive into the world of best practices in storage and archiving. This open discussion will provide attendees with a chance to directly ask speakers questions and follow up on points that were brought up during today’s sessions.


July 30 Program: AI and Machine Learning

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2:00 – 2:05 p.m.: Welcoming Remarks

2:05 – 2:45 p.m.: Day 4 Keynote: How MLB Network Automated Closed Captioning and Offensive Language ID Within DIAMOND
The closed captioning of content is a major component in today’s delivery requirements for both linear networks and digital outlets. MLB Network developed multiple workflows to take advantage of Closed Captioning Cloud engines, and on-prem offerings, tying the workflows tightly into the MLB Network’s DIAMOND internal asset-management platform. Customized requirements were incorporated into the environment, including automated offensive language identification, text editing, and distribution, and the support of many closed captioning file formats all delivered simultaneously. See a live demonstration of the complete DIAMOND workflow – with all the bells and whistles.
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor and SCM Series Program Director
Speakers:
Tab Butler
, MLB Network, Senior Director, Media Management and Post Production
Peter Horoszowski, Industry Consultant

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.: Tech Focus: AI and Machine Learning
Automating metadata capture, facial / visual recognition, and speech-to-text for closed captioning all contribute to automating the content-creation ecosystem. As AI and machine-learning engines become more prevalent, sports-content creators are exploring new ways to capitalize on these advances to automate highlights creation and media management workflows. However, the technologies are not inexpensive and many are not yet perfected. AI experts take the stage to discuss how these tools can play a role in your content ecosystem, the workflow advantages they provide, and the obstacles you may face.
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor
Confirmed Panelists:
Tab Butler
, MLB Network, Senior Director, Media Management and Post Production
Ethan Dreilinger, The Weather Company, An IBM Business, Global Client Solutions Engineer
Dustin Myers, Fox Sports, SVP, Production Operations
Jerome Wauthoz, Tedial, VP, Products

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.: Day 4 Postgame After Party Q&A
Join speakers from Day 4 of the SCM Virtual Series to take a deeper dive into the world of AI and machine learning. This open discussion will provide attendees with a chance to directly ask speakers questions and follow up on points that were brought up during today’s sessions.