2021 SVG Sports Content Management Forum


Brent Angle, Cinesys, CTO

Current CTO, Brent Angle helped form Cinesys with the goal of focusing on strong engineering services and consulting to support broadcast, post-production, VFX, animation, and film customers.

Angle currently manages a team that includes engineering support staff and data system integrators, as well as custom engineering design and software development. He realized early on that the ever-changing standards and formats of manufacturers would create a demand for a higher level of expertise in the implementation of infrastructure to support the networking, workflow, storage, and archiving of massive digital files. He knew it would be an important part of the industry’s future, and thus began a focused effort to build relationships and partnerships with the key partners and vendors that influence this business sector.

Nick Ashwin, Imagen, VP of Sales, North America

Nick Ashwin currently works as the VP of sales for Imagen, driving revenue in the North American market. A 10 year veteran of the Sports Content Management space, he has worked with many sports properties both large and small, helping them to leverage the Imagen technology to more efficiently store, manage, and distribute content across the globe. Ashwin’s current focus is on helping organizations accelerate their journey to the cloud and creating business efficiencies in their file sharing workflows to further increase commercial output from assets.

Padraic Boyle, MLB Advanced Media, Senior Director, Enterprise Media

Padraic Boyle joined Major League Baseball in February of 2008 as part of its information-technology transformation. In his role as business relationship manager, he provided technical direction to the business verticals of the Office of the Commissioner and also served as a technical liaison to MLB Productions and MLB Network.

Reaching into his rich media background, Boyle took on the role of technical lead for MLB and architected the league’s digital-asset-management system, the DIAMOND Platform, which was nominated for the 2012 Sports Emmy George Wensel Technical Achievement Award. The DIAMOND Platform is hosted in MLB’s Secaucus facility where it serves MLB Productions and MLB Network. DIAMOND also has a cloud-based presence to facilitate video services for internal departments within the Commissioner’s Office, Clubs, and MLB.com.

Prior to joining Major League Baseball, Boyle was the VP of technology for Venaca. Venaca was a systems integrator with a unique set of applications which primarily addressed digital asset management/media asset management (DAM/MAM) solutions for the broadcast industry. Clientele included Lifetime Television, MTV, Scripps, Turner Broadcasting, and the Paley Center for Media.

Before Venaca, Boyle worked for Lifetime Television and was heavily involved in the architecting, development, and implementation of Lifetime Television’s digital asset management system from the ground up. This involved ingest and archive to tracking and repurposing content owned and/or purchased for distribution on Lifetime’s networks. Boyle was also the co-principal and VP of technology for DataVision, a systems integration and consulting company in the magazine publishing, financial, and television broadcast industries.

Tab Butler, SVG Sports Content Management Committee, Chairman

Tab Butler is an Emmy Award winning media consultant specializing in media management, workflow orchestration, and software development for digital and linear content production and distribution. With extensive experience in ‘live’, studio, and post production, as well as business development and sales, he offers a wealth of experience in advancing technology adoption within the broadcasting industry.

Butler’s experience includes over 12 years as the senior director of media management and post production at MLB Network where he worked closely with executive leadership to design, develop, and deploy original file-based infrastructure of MLB Network’s January 1, 2009 launch. Over the next 12 years, Butler continued to manage, develop, expand, and adopt new technologies, leading the marketplace with state of the art post production and media management technologies and workflow advancements.

Prior to MLB Network, Butler spent over 10 years in sales, marketing, and business development, growing revenues for Grass Valley, EMC’s Media Group, SeaChange International, and IBRIX. His extensive experience in ‘live’, studio, and post has roots from years at NBC in engineering, operations, and management.

Butler continues as the committee chair of the Sports Content Management Committee.

Tridib Chakravarty, StorageDNA, President and CEO

Tridib Chakravarty (tC) possesses extensive technical expertise and deep knowledge of the storage and archiving industry. He is responsible for the overall strategy and vision of StorageDNA’s product line of hybrid, cloud, and LTO data management solutions for production, post, and broadcast environments.

Prior to founding StorageDNA, Chakravarty was responsible for mapping new strategic initiatives for Quantum’s Advanced Technology Group. He also participated in the development of Quantum’s de-duplication and CDP (continuous data protection) product line. While at Panasas, Chakravarty developed one of the world’s most advanced clustered-file systems for the company. He graduated with a B.S. and M.S. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.

Chris Cruz, CBS Sports, Director of Media Services

Chris Cruz is the director of media services for CBS Sports. He is responsible for the proper management of all digital asset management systems developed for CBS Sports studio and remote productions. He also oversees the personnel utilized for the acquisition, distribution, and archiving of all digital content.

Cruz started working with CBS Sports in 2012 as the manager of digital archives. In this role, he developed the division’s first digital asset archive. He also led the team of media managers responsible for the strategic digitization and archiving of CBS Sports legacy programming.

Having developed these systems from the ground up has given Cruz a keen understanding of digital content management. He’s also a key contributor to the development of all cloud and AI initiatives at CBS Sports.

Alan Dabul, Ross Video, Product Manager, Primestream

Alan Dabul is product manager for Primestream, Streamline, and Media I/O. His focus is driving the product roadmap for Ross Video’s asset management software portfolio and leading multiple product development teams to produce innovative solutions. Dabul is trained in agile and scrum software development. He earned his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering at the University of Miami.

Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor and SCM Forum Program Director

Jason Dachman oversees all aspects of SVG’s North American editorial operations, including the thrice-weekly SVG Insider newsletter and SVG’s annual print publications. A member of the SVG team since 2009, Dachman also serves as program director for SVG’s RSN Summit, Sports Content Management Forum, Sports Graphics Forum, and TranSPORT event. Prior to joining SVG, he spent three years covering local sports for The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, MA, and two years on the production staff of SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s The Ron & Fez Show. Dachman began his career in the Sports Information Department at Northeastern University in Boston, where he also earned a B.A. in media communications and cinema studies.

Matthew Geddes, Platina Systems, VP of Engineering

Matthew Geddes has a long history both implementing product for, and helping customers to deploy storage and private cloud infrastructure. As VP of engineering at Platina Systems he leads the product development team of their private cloud orchestration platform.

Kendall Ginsbach, National Football League, Digital Media Architect

Kendall Ginsbach began his career in France, working for Endemol and contributing to the launch of premium sports Network Orange Sport in 2009, before moving to the U.S. to participate in the launch of the Pac-12 Networks. At the Pac-12, Ginsbach took over media management and archiving operations, running one of the first systems in M&E to use cloud storage as its legacy archive. Utilizing metadata heavy processes, Ginsbach and his team designed workflows that both optimized storage strategy and allowed efficient access for content creators. After implementing a closed caption preservation workflow, always hungry for any shred of metadata, Ginsbach developed a process by which the captions were converted into searchable data, enhancing the content’s identifiability in the MAM and creating value from a cost to the organization.

In July 2017, Ginsbach joined the NFL to build and run the Digital Content Library, a centralized archive for the League’s digital assets and a workflow acceleration platform. Leveraging a modular architecture, built for sustainable growth and integrability, the DCL creates efficiency for content creation and exchange throughout the organization, while ensuring that business critical content and workflows are accessible at all times and from anywhere. Using his expertise in content management, Ginsbach has been developing workflows adapted to the wide-ranging needs of the League’s Business Units, and lead the effort to implement the DCL as the backbone for Digital Media’s VOD operations.

Anne Graham, Turner Sports Library, Assistant Manager, Media Management

Anne Graham is the assistant manager of media management at Turner Sports, joining the company in January 2017. She was previously at the archives at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, where she served as the digital collections archivist from 2008 to 2016. While at KSU, Graham specialized in audio-visual formats, as well as digitized and born-digital materials.

Graham has a master’s degree in library and information studies from Florida State University and a master’s degree in information systems from Kennesaw State University.

Adam Japhet, Major League Baseball, Senior Director of Corporate Infrastructure

Adam Japhet is the senior director of corporate infrastructure at Major League Baseball. He is responsible for the infrastructure, systems, and platforms that operate the league’s enterprise portfolio of applications, including their digital media archive.

Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial

Ken Kerschbaumer is co-executive director of editorial services for the Sports Video Group and SVG Europe. He was a co-founder of SVG along with Paul Gallo and Marty Porter in 2005 and has been writing about how sports networks and leagues use video and audio technology to deliver a quality TV experience since 1991. Kerschbaumer began his career in 1991 at Television Broadcast magazine before joining Cahners where he was founding editor of Digital Broadcasting magazine. In 2000, he joined Broadcasting & Cable magazine as senior editor of technology where he covered all aspects of broadcasting, cable, and internet content creation and distribution.

Dave Klee, A+E Networks, VP, Strategic Media Solutions

David Klee is the vice president of strategic media solutions at A+E Networks, a global entertainment and media company with cable television channels including A&E, History, FYI, Viceland, and Lifetime. He is building a new technology team based in New York, focused on engineering and strategy for media supply chain systems, leveraging the cloud to drive agile transformations.

Before joining A+E, Klee was the director of media management technologies for Univision Communications (UCI), the largest Spanish-language media company in the U.S. with a portfolio of broadcast, cable, and digital properties. There, he built a new engineering team focused on software development for media supply chain tools, along with optimizing workflows for entertainment, news, and sports verticals.

Prior to Univision, Klee had the opportunity to work in media management, live production, creative, and operational roles for a variety of organizations including the Arizona Cardinals, ESPN, and most recently NBC News in New York where he managed a team focused on MAM and media software engineering. Klee holds a Master of Science in information management from Arizona State University and is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect.

Dustin Myers, Fox Sports, SVP, Production Operations

A California native, Dustin Myers has happily worn many hats in the media and entertainment industry. A graduate of the American Film Institute, and a multiple Emmy winner, he has worked across documentaries, broadcast, and digital media. Myers has been with Fox Sports Media Group since 2003, leading the teams for Super Bowls in New York, Houston, and Miami; FIFA World Cups in Canada, Russia, and France; and feels this is the year for the Dodgers.

Grant Nodine, NHL, SVP, Technology

Grant Nodine started his career working as a systems librarian at Editel. He moved on to working as a web developer on sites like Rodale Press’s MensHealth.com. He later co-founded a web development firm called Mercury Seven where he worked as the firm’s chief technologist. 20-plus years ago, Nodine arrived at the NHL where he has been involved in building a technology infrastructure that supports NHL.com and all 30 of the team’s websites, numerous systems to produce and deliver streaming media, and many other large technology implementations.

Michael Raimondo, PGA TOUR Entertainment, Senior Director, Media Asset Management and Broadcast Innovation

Michael Raimondo is the senior director of media asset management and broadcast innovation for PGA TOUR Entertainment. Raimondo oversees the PGA TOUR’s media asset management system including the day-to-day operations of the ingest operators, loggers, and library personnel, as well as the media-fulfillment division.

Raimondo has over 20 years of experience in the broadcast industry. Prior to joining PGA TOUR Entertainment, he worked in New York City at MTI – The Image Group (now NEP Studios) as a systems engineer wiring and building studios and edit suites. The company went from one studio in NYC in 1993 to seven studios by 1998. Following MTI, Raimondo was a staff engineer for rental companies (Bexel, Charter, and Duke City Video) working events for various television networks including ESPN, ABC, CBS, Channel 9 Australia, and the Discovery Channel.

Scott Rinehart, University of Notre Dame, Director, Broadcast and Streaming Technologies

Scott Rinehart is the director of broadcast and streaming technologies for the University of Notre Dame, responsible for providing technical direction and oversight of Notre Dame Studios’ production infrastructure.

Prior to Notre Dame, Rinehart worked in a variety of roles at NASCAR Media Group and PGA Tour Productions.

In 2013, Notre Dame won the inaugural SVG/NACDA Technology Leadership Award.

A native of Jacksonville, FL, Rinehart is a 1984 graduate of the University of Alabama, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications. While in school, he served as a student trainer under legendary coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.

David Rosen, Sony Imaging Products & Solutions - Americas, VP, Cloud Applications and Solutions

David Rosen has global responsibility for leading Sony’s Ci Media Cloud SaaS business. As one of the original founders, he has grown the business from inception into the largest and most profitable SaaS company in Sony’s history. Rosen is a valued technology thought leader within media and entertainment, and has been a significant contributing force in bringing the reality of cloud based production and broadcast workflows to many of the largest media organizations in the world. Prior to launching Ci, he helped create the Digital Media Group within Sony Pictures where he was responsible for delivering solutions to enable the studio to transition from tape-based to file-based workflows. While at Sony Pictures, Rosen also spent two years developing and bringing to market the Distribution Backbone, the industry’s first automated supply chain for post theatrical manufacturing and distribution.

Rosen started his career as a software developer and solutions consultant with Oracle Corporation where he consulted with Fortune 50 companies and multiple government agencies.

Tom Rosenstein, EditShare, VP of Business Development

As EditShare’s VP of business development, Tom Rosenstein leads technical partner collaboration initiatives, helping customers expand integrations and workflows through EditShare’s open, transformative solutions. With strategic oversight of cloud services, Rosenstein helps define the business direction and best practices for cloud migration with an emphasis on customer experience and enablement. He works closely across the EditShare organization, along with customers and partners to define the cloud offerings, execute partner go-to-market plans, and move EditShare customers into next-generation on-premise, hybrid, and cloud-based solutions and workflows.

Rosenstein’s experience leading business development in video technologies and cloud initiatives for Comcast Technologies and TiVo bring him a deep understanding of the industry and what it needs for its successful migration to cloud.

Juan Rubio, Pixotope, Product Specialist and Evangelist

Juan Rubio is Pixotope’s product specialist and evangelist, acting as an ambassador of the company’s product to ensure excellence in delivery. Rubio’s career has spanned across Feature Film VFX, AAA Games, and Enterprise, having contributed to blockbusters such as Matrix Reloaded/Revolutions, The Day After Tomorrow, and The Watchmen. An early adopter of VR, AR, and XR, Rubio has vast experience working on interactive and real-time projects, while also leading teams and external vendors. Some of his previous end clients include ExxonMobil, Google, Sony, Amgen, Burberry, The NFL, The Cartoon Network, Jaguar/Land Rover, and Charles Schwab.

Erik Salo, Seagate Technology, Senior Director, Global Systems Channel and Enterprise Partnerships

Erik Salo is the senior director of global systems channel and enterprise partnerships at Seagate Technology. Salo is responsible for driving growth in Seagate’s direct branded systems business.

In his nine years at Seagate, Salo created the Corvault product, supported the creation of the IT4.0 initiative, served in various product management roles, and participated in the acquisitions of Xyratex, Dothill, and Evault.

Prior to joining Seagate, Salo was vice president of sales and marketing for Mission Motors, a San Francisco based high tech firm focusing on cloud software and electronics for the electric vehicle industry. He was chief strategist for AMD’s computing group, business unit leader for AMD’s embedded computing group, and business unit leader for National Semiconductor’s Information Appliance division. Salo has also held positions as director of technical marketing for National Semiconductor and Cyrix Corporations.

Salo has a B.S. in engineering from the University of California at San Diego.

Ryan Servant, Quantum / CatDV, Business Development Manager

Ryan Servant’s entire 18 year career in the media industry has been working with and supporting the North American reseller channel to introduce best in breed products and workflows to all different types of customers. His main goal has always been and will always be to provide great solutions to solve problems for customers. Servant also focuses on building great relationships with vendors that tie into many of CatDV’s customer’s workflows.

Chris Scoggins, Activision Blizzard Esports, Senior Manager, Platform Operation – Global Broadcast

Chris Scoggins oversees media and digital asset management for Activision Blizzard Esports. This includes content archival and delivery, as well as VOD publishing pipelines for Overwatch League, BlizzCon, Call of Duty League, and other esports IP’s.

Scoggins began work with Activision Blizzard in 2017, building their asset management infrastructure from the ground up. Over the last two years, Scoggins and his team have worked tirelessly to develop, implement, and standardize asset management at Activision Blizzard. His background stems from traditional sports broadcasting, where he focused on asset management and production scheduling. Transitioning into the expanding world of esports, Scoggins aims to establish enterprise asset management to service Activision Blizzard’s global content needs.

Ulrich Voigt, Vizrt Group, VP, Product Management

Ulrich Voigt is the vice president of product management at Vizrt Group, the world’s leading provider of visual storytelling tools for media content creators in the broadcast, sports, digital, and pro-AV industries.

In his position, Ulrich is responsible for the group’s cloud initiatives across all product lines, as well as the Flexible Access solution suites.

Ulrich has 25 years of professional experience in various positions in project delivery, solution architecture, sales, and product management in the media and broadcast industry.

Before joining Vizrt, Ulrich was head of design at Qvest Media, responsible for solution design and presales. Part of his business focus has been the conceptual design of qibb, a cloud management platform originally developed by Qvest Media.

Until 2016, Ulrich worked for IBM Germany as the technical design and implementation lead of all broadcast systems integration projects in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. He also worked as product manager for media workflow and archive products.

Shane Warden, ATP Media, Chief Technology Officer

As chief technology officer, Shane Warden is responsible for keeping ATP Media at the leading edge of media technology and excellence, pushing the boundaries of production, distribution, content management, and sports data to enhance quality, service, and value for the global broadcast partners and the ATP Tour.

Warden has over 28 years of experience in technical and operational management covering all aspects of sports media and broadcasting from outside broadcasts, studios, post-production, transmission, and distribution, as well as media asset management (MAM / DAM), sports data, and digital OTT. He has held senior management positions within private and FTSE listed organizations and his reputation in technology and sports media has lead him to become an advisor to many technology and software manufacturers across trending industry challenges. Warden currently sits on the SVG Europe Advisory Board, as well as the SVG Americas Asset Management Advisory Board.

In his role as CTO for ATP Media, Warden leads the Business Services vertical, holding overall responsibility for technical strategy and innovation, international distribution, and connectivity. He is also responsible for all aspects of workflow, content management, and the collaborative digital workplace.

Erik Weaver, Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (ETC), Senior Consultant

Erik Weaver is a specialist focused on the intersection of cloud and the M&E industry. He is currently running virtual and adaptive production projects for the Entertainment Technology Center@the University of Southern California (ETC). The project includes EP on “Ripple Effect,” a production focused in Covid safety and virtual production.

Recently, Weaver led global M&E strategy for Western Digital. His prior work at ETC includes spearheading the Production in the Cloud project, which encompassed many aspects of the cloud, including transport, security, metadata, long-term storage, and the creation of an agnostic framework that unites key vendors and studios.

Hossein ZiaShakeri, Spectra Logic, SVP of Business Development and Strategic Alliances

Hossein ZiaShakeri is Spectra Logic’s senior vice president of business development and strategic alliances. ZiaShakeri is an executive on the company’s technology team tasked with maintaining the company’s leadership position in product innovation and business success. He has more than 30 years of experience in design, engineering, and management of storage systems, with a special focus on the M & E industry.

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