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The Business and Art of Technology Innovation: Finding a Balance
Producers are always on the hunt to figure out how to enhance a broadcast. They are also being tasked with figuring out how to leverage multiple platforms, production teams, get the most out of a budget, and make sure fans, everywhere, get the experience they want. Top execs take to the stage to discuss the current challenges and opportunities related to storytelling in a multi-platform, multi-channel universe, and how to give fans a compelling viewing experience.
Moderator: Jason Cohen, HBO Sports Production, Vice President
Jed Drake, ESPN, SVP, Production Innovation
John Filippelli, YES Network, President of Production and Programming
Curt Gowdy, Jr., SNY, SVP Production and Executive Producer
Joseph Maar, NESN, VP of Programming and Production
Jon Slobotkin, NBC Sports Regional Network, VP/Executive Producer – Live Events

One-on-One Conversation: Jeremy Schaap With Bob Bowman, MLB, President of Business and Media
Bob Bowman is the President, Business & Media of Major League Baseball. He directs revenue-generating and media-rights activities across all MLB entities while continuing to oversee MLB Advanced Media, LP (MLBAM) and MLB Network. Bowman and Schaap discuss the latest initiatives at MLB, the future of MLBAM, and Bowman’s perspective on the sports industry.

View From the Top: Operations Perspectives
The sports-production community is always challenged to get the most out of every piece of technology (and even personnel). 2015 saw continued progress with respect to the deployment of video and audio technologies that bring fans closer to the action and also make it easier to offer better analysis. Leaders in sports production discuss new technologies that are making a difference now and what they expect to see in the future.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Ken Aagaard, CBS Sports, EVP, Operations and Production Services
Mike Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Field Operations
Darryl Jefferson, NBC Sports, VP of Post Operations & Digital Workflow
Tom Sahara, Turner Sports, VP, Operations and Technology
Susan Stone, MLB Network, SVP, Operations and Engineering

Next-Generation Production Tools: How to Bring Fans Closer to the Action
Audio and video technologies continue to evolve, providing fans with new ways to experience an event. Experts in production operations discuss some of their favorite new tools, the challenge of developing and deploying them, and what is next in terms of acquisition of audio and video signals.
Moderator: Russell Gabay, MLB Network,  International Events, Supervising Operations Producer
Brad Cheney, Fox Sports, Director, Technical Operations
Scott Gillies, Red Bull Media House, Head of Production, North America
Ken Miller, DIRECTV Sports Networks, VP, Executive Producer
DJ Roller, NextVR, Co-Founder
Mike Webb, YES Network, VP, Broadcast Operations

Honoring Excellence: Hall-of-Famer Perspectives
Tuesday night’s Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame ceremony will add eight industry legends to its ranks. Three of this year’s inductees, Fred Aldous, Jerry Steinberg, and Pat Sullivan take to the stage to reflect on their careers, the growth of Fox Sports, and the future of the industry. Don’t miss what promises to be a fun, lively, and informative discussion!
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services
Fred Aldous, Fox Sports, Audio Consultant, Senior Mixer
Jerry Steinberg, Soon-to-be Hall of Famer
Pat Sullivan, Game Creek Video, President

A Look at The Ever-Evolving Sports Business Landscape with YES Network’s Forbes SportsMoney Team
The sports world is experiencing unprecedented change, spurred in part by the onslaught of emerging technologies and constantly evolving content consumption habits.  With this as a backdrop, the team from the YES Network’s Emmy Award-winning Forbes SportsMoney show will tackle a variety of topics which are significantly impacting the sports business landscape.
Chris Bevilacqua
, Bevilacqua Helfant Ventures (BHV), Co-Founder
Bob Lorenz, Forbes SportsMoney, Host
Mike Oznanian, Forbes, Executive Editor

Stream Dreams: OTT, Social Media, and the Future of Production
Broadcasters and rights holders have always been challenged to deliver a quality TV experience and in recent years they have also been challenged with figuring out how to serve and connect with consumers anytime, anywhere, and anyplace. Industry leaders take to the stage to discuss the current digital landscape, their challenges in 2016, and how they are transforming their relationship with sports fans and viewers.
Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Senior Editor
Sandy Brown, ONE World Sports, CEO
David Denenberg, NBA, SVP, Global Media Distribution and Business Affairs
William Mao, MP & Silva, VP, Digital – Americas
Clark Pierce, Fox Sports, SVP, TV Everywhere and Special Projects