2023 SVG Sports Cloud Production Forum

Full Program

(All times are in Eastern Time Zone)

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.: Registration

10:10 – 10:15 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.: Adventures in Live Cloud-Based Sports Production
Live cloud-based sports production has begun and we’ll kick things off with some real-world experiences in the use of the cloud for live sports production. We’ll learn about what went well, what didn’t, and everything in between.
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor
Dan Lannon
, ESPN, Manager, REMI Operations
Corey Smith, CBS Sports and Paramount+, Senior Director, Digital, Software Engineering

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.: AWS: Cloud Service Provider Perspective
Grant Nodine
, NHL, SVP, Technology
Julie Souza
, AWS, Head of Sports, Global Professional Services

11:30 – 11:45 a.m.: Chyron Case Study: How Rochester University Took Production Values to the Pro-Level With Chyron LIVE
Rochester Sports Network (RSN) is a live production team within Rochester University’s athletics department, managed and crewed entirely by student volunteers. RSN’s sports streams grew into a valuable asset for the university in engaging the alumni, student body, and wider Rochester community with the school’s athletics programs. With expectations growing ever higher, the team turned to Chyron LIVE to take their streams to the next level, with pro-level production values and greater crew flexibility – while keeping operations simple for their volunteer staff.
Presenter: Dan MacDonald
, Chyron, Director of Product Marketing

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Live Cloud-Based Production Tools: The SaaS Revolution
The recent NAB Show in Las Vegas featured a number of new developments around cloud-based production. Manufacturers and software providers take to the stage to offer up details concerning new services and products that can make a difference in your production.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Erling Hedkvist, arkona, Sales and Business Development
Mike Kelley, Grabyo, President, Americas and APAC
Janel Moorefield, LiveU, Vice President of Sales, Sports
Bryan Nelson, Alpha, Broadcast Accounts Manager and Cloud Evangelist

12:30 – 12:45 p.m.: Vizrt Case Study: Cloud at the Speed of Live
Discover how producing live content in the cloud has been revolutionized in this demonstration of Viz Vectar Plus, hosted by industry experts from Vizrt and BT Sports! Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated technical case study on how BT Sports is using Vectar Plus to produce UEFA sporting events and how you can actually set up and run a multi-output, multi-language, multi-format sports production using on-site cameras, a clouded Viz Vectar Plus switcher and a remote operator.
Presenter: Andy Beale, BT Sport, Chief Engineer

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.: Networking Lunch

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.: Google Cloud: Cloud Service Provider Perspective
Presenter: Tyrone Millard
, Google Cloud, Key Account Executive, Sport

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.: Virtualized Infrastructure: Agility, Scale and Cost Optimization
As the sports-production world enters a new era, the days of “lift & shift” projects are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Hear how sports-content creators are increasingly relying on cloud-native architectures to provide the agile, scalable, cost-effective workflows that can not only serve their changing business demands, but also allow them to engage with fans on a deeper level.
Moderator: Kristian Hernández, SVG, Senior Editor
Paul Briscoe
, TAG Video Systems, Chief Architect
Jason Dvorkin
, AWS, Media & Entertainment Industry Specialist, BD Leader
Deon LeCointe, Sony, Director, Networked Solutions
Greg Macchia, Riedel Communications, VP, Business Development, Live Production
John McDonough, Fortinet, Senior Cloud Architect / DevOps Engineer

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.: Networking Break

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.: Microsoft: Cloud Service Provider Perspective
Scott Bounds
, Microsoft, NorthEast Region Media CTO
Allen Broome, Mediakind, CEO

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.: Tagboard Case Study: How Fox Sports Brings Cloud Production to the World Stage with Tagboard
Fox Sports produced 60 hours of live content for the 2022 World Cup with a production team that was separated by 8,000 miles. The results: their most watched digital content series ever with 88.4 million viewers, 2 Webby awards, and multiple Emmy nominations.

With the ever-growing content demands, Tagboard helped support the production with an efficient, cloud production workflow that dialed up audience participation and delivered the most globally connected World Cup coverage of all time. Discover the keys to a successful cloud tech stack and hear some of the wildest production moments from the World Cup.
Jonathan Berger
, Fox Sports, Executive Director of Cross-Platform Production
Nathan Peterson
, Tagboard, CEO

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.:  How Production Service Providers Are Leveraging The Cloud
More and more remote production service providers are leveraging the cloud to improve their service offerings and better meet client needs. Join us to learn more about how the cloud is reshaping their business and the way their clients work.
Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital
Phillip Blucas
, Mobile TV Group, Director of Cloud Control
Casper Choffat, NEP, SVP of Global Product
Todd Mason, Broadcast Management Group, CEO
James Piccirillo
, Game Creek Video, Director, Network Systems

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Networking Reception

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