2021 SVG Sports Content Management Forum

Day 1 Program (7/28/21)

(All Times are in Eastern Time Zone)


1:00 – 1:05 p.m.: Welcoming Remarks

1:05 – 1:50 p.m.: Sports Content Management 2021: Building On-Prem, in the Cloud, and Hybrid Ecosystems
Although the M&E sector has been shifting toward cloud-based storage and infrastructure for nearly a decade, the pandemic drastically altered many organizations’ initiatives. With revamped technology roadmaps, these organizations must decide which pieces of their media ecosystem remain on premises, move to the cloud, or adopt a hybrid model. Technology leaders and media-management experts address the pros and cons of cloud vs. on-premises and how they see the industry evolving in the coming years.
Moderator: Tab Butler, SVG Sports Content Management Committee, Chairman
Chris Cruz, CBS Sports, Director of Media Services
Kendall Ginsbach
, National Football League, Digital Media Architect
Michael Raimondo, PGA TOUR Entertainment, Senior Director, Media Asset Management and Broadcast Innovation
Ulrich Voigt, Vizrt Group, VP, Product Management

1:50 – 2:15 p.m.: Spotlight Session: Asset Management for Virtual-Production Environments
COVID-19 and its associated travel restrictions have forced video-production teams to change their operations dramatically. Virtual stages with high-end LED walls and tightly integrated camera and visual displays are increasingly considered an alternative to on-location production, opening an entirely new marketplace for emerging workflows and technologies. This presentation will cover the newest virtual-production technologies and the role of asset management and archiving in this new ecosystem.
Erik Weaver, Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (ETC), Senior Consultant
Juan Rubio, Pixotope, Product Specialist and Evangelist

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.: The Future of Archives: What’s Coming for Tapeless, Hybrid, and LTO Systems
As digital-content creation expands each year and the costs of storing content rise, return on investment in sports digital archives is under increased pressure. Industry leaders from both users and vendors explore modern approaches to unlocking value and revenue streams while reducing costs and increasing access to archive content.
Moderator: Grant Nodine, NHL, SVP, Technology
Adam Japhet, Major League Baseball, Senior Director of Corporate Infrastructure
Scott Rinehart, University of Notre Dame, Director, Broadcast and Streaming Technologies
Hossein ZiaShakeri, Spectra Logic, SVP of Business Development and Strategic Alliances

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.: Tech Focus: Storage On-Prem and in the Cloud
As tape and disk-drive technologies continue to boost storage density, the market for high-capacity storage evolves and develops new solutions. Meanwhile, the move toward cloud-based infrastructure and SaaS models is causing a tectonic shift in the way content is stored and archived. Leaders from major on-premises storage and cloud-storage vendors explore the latest industry trends and preview what lies ahead on the technology roadmap.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Brent Angle
, Cinesys, CTO
Matthew Geddes
, Platina Systems, Engineer
Tom Rosenstein, EditShare, VP of Business Development
Erik Salo, Seagate Technology, Senior Director of Seagate Systems

3:45 – 4:15 p.m.: Live Speaker Q&A and Networking Reception

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