Featured Sessions

This year’s summit is set to bring together over 100 experts in the industry across 50+ sessions. From keynote discussions to fireside chats and panel debates to tech showcases, explore the array of content on offer across the two days.

Leading the way for fuboTV

After a record year and IPO, fuboTV will uncover how they plan to continue their success by incorporating sports gambling into the 2021 strategy.

David Gandler,
Co-Founder & CEO,
fuboTV

UFC and maximizing broadcast opportunity

Exploring UFC’s approach to their content distribution strategy between D2C, PPV, and partnerships like ESPN+, to maximize value.

Lawrence Epstein,
Chief Operating Officer,
UFC

How will gambling affect the OTT and broadcast industry

Answering the burning questions including:

What is the earning potential from sports betting within the OTT and broadcast sectors?
How useful is the data from the gambling industry for OTT and broadcast?

 

Adam Davis,
Chief Commercial Officer,
HBSE

Nicolina O’Rorke,
SVP & GM, Sports Betting & Gaming,
NBC Sports Group

Keith Wachtel,
SEVP & Chief Business Officer,
NHL

The evolving fan: New experiences to drive engagement

Uncovering how to expand your reach through social channels and drive potential subscribers.

Bo Han,
Founder & CEO,
Buzzer

TJ Adeshola,
Head of US Sports,
Twitter

Sam Farber,
SVP, Digital Strategy,
Partnerships & Business Development,
NBA

Danita Johnson,
President of Business Operations,
D.C. United

The importance of original storytelling

Hear first-hand from the experts as they answer:

What role will original content play in connecting global digital audiences?
Should everyone invest in original content?
What innovations will help enhance storytelling possibilities?

Tim Greenberg,
EVP, Production & Branded Content,
World Surf League

Grant Best,
SVP, Original Programming &
Content Development,
DAZN

Pamela Duckworth,
Head of fubo Sports Network & Original Programming,
fuboTV

Growing soccer in the US

With the increasing popularity of soccer in the US, industry experts discuss the impact on broadcast rights and analyze its potential in the coming years.

Seth Bacon,
SVP, Media,
MLS

Eric Conrad,
EVP, Sports Programming & Acquisitions,
TUDN

Robert Klein,
Chief Executive,
Bundesliga International

Driving growth and avoiding churn

Key takeaways will include steps to:

Growing awareness
Maintaining subscribers
Satisfying diverse audiences

Mitch Poll,
Chief Revenue Officer,
NWSL

Chelsey Rushworth,
Chief Revenue Officer,
InPlayer

Chris Mariank,
Chief Operations &
Strategy Officer,
MLB

Taking on Piracy in 2021

How can the sports industry proactively combat piracy?
What technological solutions are available to fight piracy effectively?
How important is a collaborative approach?

Lu Bolden,
Chief Revenue Officer
Verimatrix

Daniel Ghosh-Roy, Chief Digital Officer, Professional Fighters League

Michele Gosetti,
Head of Global Sales,
Eurovision Services

Future prospects

Exploring how emerging consumption trends impact the future of sports broadcasting.

Zachary Leonis,
SVP, Strategic Initiatives,
Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Dev Sethi,
Head of Sports,
Instagram

Michael Pankowski,
Founder,
Crimson Connection

Availability - The most important ability

What are the biggest challenges for ensuring reliable live sports content delivery?

Dustin Myers,
SVP, Product Operations,
Fox Sports

Steve Miller-Jones,
VP, Edge Strategic & Solutions Architecture,
LimeLight Networks

Jean Macher,
Business Development Director,
SaaS Solution,
Harmonic

State of the Union: Analyzing the US OTT and broadcast landscape

Where will the OTT and broadcast industry be in five years?
What technology will deliver the next generation of user experience?
What is the future for legacy media and platforms?

Rick Anderson,
Chief Media Officer,
PGA Tour

Burke Magnus,
EVP, Programming Acquisition & Scheduling,
ESPN

Optimizing highlights

Exploring how live and highlights should coexist.

Jon Cruz,
Head of Sports USA, YouTube

Tim Clark,
SVP & Chief Digital Officer, NASCAR

Opening doors: 5G's impact on the fan experience

What are the unrecognized benefits 5G will enable for broadcasters?
How is 5G transforming the user experience?
What is the right timescale for implementing 5G?

Peter Gallagher,
VP Global Operations & Services,
Verizon Media

Dave Lehanski,
EVP, Business Development & Innovation,
NHL

Blake Stuchin,
VP, Digital Media Business Development,
NFL