2021 SVG Teams Summit

Full Program

(All times are in Eastern Time Zone)


1:00 – 1:05 p.m.: Opening Remarks

1:05 – 1:50 p.m.: Team Perspectives: In-Studio Productions
Although game day is possibly the most important day of the week, staffers have responsibilities between games. The packed schedule is full of programming, including pre/postgame shows and game analysis. Content creators discuss their midweek routine, what it takes to produce a hefty slate of studio shows, and how they distribute it to the masses.
Confirmed Speakers:
Andrew Abrams
, Vegas Golden Knights, Executive Producer of Production
Chris Gargano
, New York Jets, VP and Executive Producer
Don Sperling, New York Giants, Vice President and Executive Producer

1:50 – 2:05 p.m.: Parsec Case Study Presentation

2:05 – 2:45 p.m.: Cheer From Home: Clubs Engage Fans With Second-Screen Experiences
With a majority of games played in nearly empty facilities, fans are yearning for any form of connection with their favorite teams. Learn how a variety of live streams and digital offerings accompanying the main broadcast product give fans in their living room a unique at-home experience.
Confirmed Speakers:
Alexa Ikeler
, Philadelphia Flyers, Game Presentation Manager
Sean Tabler, Los Angeles Chargers, Director of Game Presentation
Mark Witte, Colorado Rapids, Director of Event Presentation

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.: More Than a Moment: How Social Media Plays a Role in Effective Messaging
Social media has become the go-to destination for quick and digestible content. Representatives from across the sports landscape break down their thought processes on designing social-first visuals, the messages they’re trying to convey with their work, and how to create posts that generate long-lasting chatter around their organization.
Confirmed Speakers:
Dan Goldberger, Atlanta Dream, Director of Digital Media and Marketing
Erik Nelson, Minnesota Timberwolves, Executive Producer of Digital Content
Kevin Slattery, United State Naval Academy, Director of Football Creative Design

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.: Veritone Case Study Presentation

Paul Hodges
, San Francisco Giants, VP of Content and Entertainment
Logan Ketchum
, Veritone, Director of Sales and Strategic Partnerships
Brad Martens
, San Francisco Giants, Director of Media Systems and Workflow

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.: Tech Focus: Tips and Tools for Live Studio Production
Throughout the pandemic, teams have relied on efficient and sturdy infrastructures to churn out shows in a safe and healthy way. In this 30-minute session, experts from around the industry examine the cloud-based software and virtual devices that help make these productions a rousing success.

4:15 p.m.: Postgame Zoom Room

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