2021 SVG Sports Production Tools Forum

Full Program

Day 1: February 17 Program

(All times are in Eastern Time Zone)

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2:00 – 2:30 p.m.: Producer/Director Perspectives
The world of production is evolving quickly and, with it, the very nature of how a production team goes about their work. Leading producers and directors weigh in on the current state of production and how they are adjusting to decentralized production and a team scattered over hundreds and even thousands of miles.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services
Confirmed Speakers:
Drew Esocoff, NBC Sunday Night Football, Director
Fred Gaudelli
, NBC Sunday Night Football, Executive Producer
Artie Kempner
, Fox Sports, Director
Ed Placey, ESPN, Senior Coordinating Producer
Amy Rosenfeld, ESPN, VP, Production

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.: Case Study Presentation

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.: Decentralized Production Tools
With more and more people working from home rather than in the compound or broadcast center, manufacturers are responding with new tools, virtualized products, and more. Leading manufacturers discuss how they are transforming their products to be more suitable for a decentralized environment.
Confirmed Speakers:
Bob Caniglia, Blackmagic Design, Director of Sales Operations for the Americas
Mike Flathers, Signiant, Chief Solutions Officer

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.: Case Study Presentation

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.: Signal Transport: IP, 5G, RF, and Bonded Cellular
There are more options than ever for getting a signal from point A to point B (and even C, D, and E) and transport technologies continue to evolve rapidly. Signal transport service and technology providers discuss some of the latest developments that can make a difference to your production.
Confirmed Speakers:
Janel Fleming
, LiveU, Director of Sales and Sales Group Manager, Sports
Jim Jachetta, VidOvation, CTO and Co-Founder
Peter Larsson, BSI, President

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.: Live Q&A


Day 2: February 18 Program

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2:00 – 2:30 p.m.: CTO Report
Being a CTO is more challenging than ever given the constant stream of new technologies, workflows, formats, and standards. What is catching their eye in 2021? What new developments are most exciting? And are there any trends that need to be put out to pasture? CTOs from the sports-production community sound off.
Confirmed Speakers:
Andrew Jordan, NEP Group, Global Chief Technology Officer
Shane Warden, ATP Media, CTO

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.: Case Study Presentation

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.: Cloud-Based Platforms
At the center of every cloud-based production or distribution service lies a cloud-based platform. Learn about the latest developments from key cloud platform providers and better understand which one is right for you.

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.: Case Study Presentation

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.: Cloud-Based Production Tools
Cloud-based systems are increasingly becoming home to cloud-based production tools. What are the challenges and opportunities with respect to cloud-based production? How different is it to operate a tool in the cloud vs. a physical environment? Manufacturers who are embracing the cloud discuss the ins and outs of making the leap.
Confirmed Speakers:
John Voorheis, EEG Video, Director of Sales

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.: Live Q&A

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