2021 SVG Chairman’s Forum

Full Program

All Times are Pacific (PT)

Thursday, October 7:

12:00 p.m.: Golf Outing Lunch (please note limited capacity)

1:00 p.m.: Golf Outing Begins (Location: Wildhorse Golf Club)
For those who want to hit the links SVG will once again hold its Chairman’s Forum golf outing. Lunch will be served followed by 18 holes of golf.

7:00 p.m.: Opening Night Reception

Friday, October 8:

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.: Networking Breakfast

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.: Coffee Catch Up!
Before our event program begins, we will open the room an hour early to give SVG members and sponsors a chance to reconnect.

11:00 – 11:10 a.m.: Opening Remarks from Chairman’s Mike Davies
It’s been a long time coming, but SVG’s chairman takes to the stage to welcome us back and set the table for the day’s main event.

11:10 – 11:25 a.m.: Case Study

11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: The State of Sports Production Business
Josh Stinehour of Devoncroft Partners kicks things off with an overview of the current business landscape for the sports industry. How healthy is the broadcast technology industry? What are the steps needed to recover? What lies ahead in 2022 and beyond as the industry transforms from hardware to cloud-based tools and services?

12:15 – 2:00 p.m.: Networking Lunch

2:00 – 5:30 p.m.: General Sessions: Where Are We?
The core of day one of the SVG Chairman’s Forum will be a three-hour session where different stake holders in different market segments share their thoughts on the current and future state of sports production and operations.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.: National Network Perspectives
The national networks have led the charge in establishing new workflows that, literally, span the globe. Production teams are de-centralized, innovation continues, but productions continue to deliver for fans. Leaders take to the stage to discuss their efforts.

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.: Case Study

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.: Regional Networks
The regional sports networks were on the front lines of the pandemic challenge as leagues went into bubbles and steps were taken to minimize on-site production teams. Despite those challenges innovation in production flourished. Learn what’s top of mind with regional sports production executives.

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.: Networking Break

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.: Case Study

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Leagues
The efforts by sports leagues and federations to get events going during a dangerous pandemic made the difference for an industry that seemed on the brink of collapse in April of 2020. Learn how league production professionals battled through the challenges and their thoughts on the future.

4:30 – 4:45 p.m.: Case Study

4:45 – 5:15 p.m.: Remote Production Services
Remote production service providers gave new meaning to the word “pivot” when it came to their businesses and workflows. Leaders discuss where the industry is headed as well as the challenges and opportunities.

5:15 – 6:00 p.m.: Break

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

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Dinner

Saturday, October 9:

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

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.: Morning Keynote Conversation

9:30 – 11:45 a.m.: Workshop Tracks

>> Track One: Remote Production Workshop
Join us for a lively roundtable discussion that takes a look at the quickly changing live production technology industry. Experts discuss new remote production workflows, how cloud and virtualized production will make a difference, and the challenges of making the move to IP-based transport.

>> Track Two: Content Management Workshop
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 off-the-record, 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.

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