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Chief Operations & Strategy Officer
Chris leads Strategy, Technology, and Operations for Major League Baseball. In that role, he is responsible for managing MLB’s technology organization including all on-field baseball systems such as Statcast and Instant Replay and digital consumer products including MLB.tv and At Bat. Chris also leads departments focused on digital content and fan engagement including Marketing and Social Media, Web Content, Special Events, and Design Services.
He is also responsible for MLB’s Strategy and Analytics functions working across all MLB business operations and growing the game on the field with MLB’s Competition Committee.
The former pitcher and team captain at the University of Virginia attended Harvard Business School. Chris is a member of the SportsBusiness Journal Forty Under 40 Hall of Fame as a three-time award recipient.
Head of U.S. Sports
TJ leads all U.S. Sports Partnerships at Twitter, after spending the previous few years managing Twitter’s partnerships with major U.S. sports leagues, including the NFL, NBA, and MLB. He is responsible for helping Twitter’s sports partners amplify their global content strategies. TJ has been recognized for his diverse experience and expertise on sports trends across the industry and digital landscape. He is recognized as an authority on digital sports media, with appearances on ESPN, NBA TV, and in the Washington Post. Before joining Twitter in 2012, TJ worked on digital sales and marketing at ESPN where he supported the company’s digital properties, including ESPN.com and WatchESPN. TJ is the chair of Blackbirds (@Blackbirds), Twitter’s employee resource group that celebrates and encourages diverse perspectives, and also a member of Minorities in Sports (MIS). He is also passionate about serving community programs supporting underrepresented youth, including DreamWakers and Harlem R.B.I. TJ is a graduate of the University of Georgia. Follow him on Twitter at @tjay.
Co-founder & CEO
David Gandler is co-founder and CEO of fuboTV, the live TV streaming platform that is transforming how people watch sports, news and entertainment. Under David’s leadership, fuboTV has quickly evolved into a leading virtual MVPD with a focus on innovation.
fuboTV launched in 2015 as a streaming soccer service and today is a sports-first cable TV replacement for the entire family. The company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol “FUBO” in October 2020.
Popular with cord-cutters, fuboTV is consistently first to market across a number of areas including product and technology (“firsts” include 4K streams, Multiview on Apple TV and live TV recommendations), advertising (launched dynamic ad insertion in January 2018 ahead of most competitors) and content (distribution agreements with 100+ channels and 770+ local network stations in 99% of the U.S.; its own fubo Sports Network with original programming). Forbes named fuboTV to its Next Billion-Dollar Startups list in 2019.
Prior to founding fuboTV, David had a prolific advertising career with more than 15 years of video sales in local broadcast and cable TV within both the general and Hispanic market, including at Scripps Networks Interactive, Time Warner Cable Media Sales and NBCUniversal’s Telemundo Media.
David has been named among Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs (2019), Variety’s Dealmakers (2020, 2019) and Broadcasting & Cable’s Power 100 (2017). He is frequently quoted in major publications and has been a featured speaker at leading industry and banking conferences.
EVP & Chief Revenue Officer
As Chief Revenue Officer, Wachtel leads the NHL’s global corporate sponsorship as well as digital and NHL Network advertising sales efforts. Since 2007, Wachtel has consistently delivered tangible results that not only have had a direct positive effect on the League’s fiscal health, but also have elevated the NHL brand to business partners and fans alike.
With the development of new and exciting League assets such as the NHL Winter Classic, NHL Stadium Series, NHL Heritage Classic, NHL All-Star, NHL Awards and NHL Face-Off, Wachtel and his team are challenged with a significantly increased amount of inventory to sell. Wachtel not only rose to this challenge by supporting these newly created assets, but has developed a more creative approach to sales by aggregating inventory across businesses units such as licensing, sponsorship, events, wireless, new media and NHL Clubs.
Since arriving at the NHL, Wachtel has driven more than $500 million to the League and an additional $800 million to NHL Clubs and broadcast rightsholders through new NHL partnerships, including MillerCoors, Molson, Scotiabank, Honda, Bridgestone, Visa, Discover, Canadian Tire, Tim Hortons and Enterprise, while successfully completing renewals with long-term partners. The tremendous success of the U.S. partnership business helped in securing broadcast agreements with NBC/Comcast in the U.S. and Rogers in Canada. As part of these agreements, Wachtel spearheaded North American digital sales partnerships with NBC Sports and Rogers for all NHL.com, NHL Network and NHL Mobile ad sales to non-League partners.
Head of Sports Production
Melissa Lawton is responsible for Live Sports Production Strategy at Facebook. She’s charged with helping Facebook’s partners redefine the live sports viewing experience to foster deeper and more meaningful connections between fans and the broadcasters, teams, leagues and athletes they follow. In this role, Melissa will design production strategies that inspire partners to fully leverage the interactive and social potential of video on Facebook. She’ll also work closely with the Facebook product team to develop the tools partners need to deliver sports broadcasts for the next generation of fans.
Melissa joined Facebook after five years as the Head of Live Content at Red Bull Media House, working specifically on the creation and expansion of Red Bull’s media network, Red Bull TV. In this capacity, she oversaw a global production team that produced premium, live third-party sports, music and culture events and many ‘beyond the ordinary’ Red Bull competitions across the globe.
Chief Operating Officer
Lawrence Epstein serves as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of UFC, the world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) organization and one of the fastest growing sports brands in the world.
Epstein is responsible for all global business operations and for managing the company’s overall performance and growth. Over the years, he has spearheaded the regulatory efforts for UFC, gaining approval in countries around the world, including most recently France.
Epstein has also played a leadership role in negotiating UFC’s most significant business deals, including the company’s landmark media rights agreements with ESPN and FOX Sports and the sale of UFC to Endeavor, recognized as the largest sale of a sports property in history.
A life-long resident of Nevada, Epstein has been involved in numerous civic and charitable organizations. In 2016, he was named to the board of directors of the National Fitness Foundation, the official charity of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition, which develops corporate partnerships to expand youth sport participation in America. In January 2017, he was named a charter member and Vice Chair of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board of directors, which owns and oversees the city’s new 65,000-seat, $1.9 billion dollar-stadium, home to the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders.
Epstein holds a Juris Doctorate and a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University and serves on the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust and the Vanderbilt Law School Board of Advisors.
SVP Original Programming & Content Development
Grant Best is a BAFTA and Sports EMMY winning TV producer and director. At DAZN, he is responsible for driving the global sport destination’s original content strategy which includes; ‘The Making Of’ featuring Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Mourinho, Neymar Jr, Marc Marquez and Anthony Joshua, ‘One Night: Joshua vs. Ruiz’, ‘Parallel Worlds’ and most recently ‘Club Ibiza: The Sessions’. Specialising in premium sport content, Grant produced the critically acclaimed documentary ‘Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad’ which was awarded the BAFTA for Best Single Documentary in 2018. He joined DAZN following hugely successful stints at BT Sport, ESPN and Sky Sports.
EVP, Sports Programming & Acquisitions
Eric Conrad serves as the Executive Vice President of Sports Programming and Acquisitions at Univision Communications Inc., the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S. In this capacity, Conrad oversees the content development, planning and acquisition strategy for sports across all Univision platforms, including TUDN, the 24/7 sports network launched in 2012 (as Univision Deportes Network). Conrad also served as GM, FIFA World Cup and FIFA Properties, and was responsible for the planning, operation and execution of Univision’s coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. He reports directly to the President of Sports.
Conrad joined Univision in 2011 and played a key role developing the long term, multi-platform content strategy for Univision Deportes, and was instrumental to the successful launch of UDN. In his time at Univision, sports programming hours increased from 1,700 to over 10,000 hours yearly, and TUDN has become the most watched Spanish language sports network in the country. He has negotiated long term agreements with the premier soccer properties in the world, as well as other sports, including Major League Soccer and US Soccer, Concacaf, the Mexican National Team, LMX Clubs, UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga and the NFL. Prior to joining Univision, Conrad served as Senior Director, Programming for ESPN and ESPN Deportes. Earlier in his career, he served in multiple sales roles for both Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association.
Conrad was named to Sports Business Journal’s 2014 Class of “Forty under 40” and was similarly recognized by MultiChannel News as a “Top 40 under 40” in 2013. A native of Maryland, but of German and Peruvian descent, Conrad received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University, where he graduated with high honors. He currently resides in Fairfield, Connecticut with his wife Katherine and three children.
EVP, Chief Marketing & Content Officer
Jill Gregory leads the marketing, media, communications and diversity and inclusion functions for NASCAR. Gregory’s oversight of NASCAR’s award-winning marketing department includes partnerships, brand marketing, driver and team marketing, content strategy and research and insights. Under her leadership, NASCAR has bolstered its overall strategy to strengthen fan engagement and cultivate new fans among younger and more diverse audiences.
Gregory also oversees Diversity & Inclusion and initiatives designed to strengthen and enhance diversity across the industry. In addition, she leads the collaboration with broadcast partners on marketing, digital and fan engagement strategies, and is responsible for the sanctioning body’s digital platform, including NASCAR.com and the NASCAR Mobile app.
Robert Klein joined Bundesliga International in May 2017 as Chief Commercial Officer. In January 2018, he took over the role as Chief Executive Officer, driving the international position of the Bundesliga as one of the most innovative and exciting football leagues globally.
Before his career at Bundesliga International, Robert was leading the Sports Rights department at Red Bull Media House, responsible for growing the company’s global sports portfolio. Previous to Red Bull Media House, Robert worked as Executive Director for International Sports Multimedia (ISM), UEFA New Media and NBA Europe Events. He holds a Masters’ Degree in Leisure Policy and Planning from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.
Deputy Commissioner & EVP, Business Affairs
National Lacrosse League
Jessica C. Berman is Deputy Commissioner and Executive Vice President of Business Affairs at the National Lacrosse League where she provides strategic direction on all growth initiatives and legal matters facing the NLL. Among her areas of responsibility, Berman oversees human resources, team services, marketing and communications, lacrosse operations, community engagement and the governance of the League. When hired in 2019, she became and continues to be the first female Deputy Commissioner of a men’s professional sports league.
She previously served as VP, Community Development, Culture & Growth at the NHL, and was Executive Director of the NHL Foundation.
Senior Vice President, Production Operations
Chief Media Officer
Mr. Anderson has been with the PGA TOUR since 1995, when he joined as intellectual property counsel, after spending five years in private law practice. He served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel from 2001-2006, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer from 2006-2009. In 2010 Mr. Anderson transitioned from his legal role to managing all domestic and international television affairs, and in 2013 added responsibility for the PGA TOUR’s digital business and PGA TOUR Entertainment. Since 2013, he has led the effort to streamline and integrate the PGA TOUR’s media businesses into a unified PGA TOUR Media team.
Head of Sports
Dev Sethi is the global Head of Sports at Instagram. He oversees strategic partnerships across the sports ecosystem, which includes athletes, leagues, teams, and media. In this role, he is responsible for advocating on behalf of the sports vertical inside and outside his organization, working closely with product, engineering, communications, and marketing to continue building Instagram as a great home for sports and the 320 million sports fans who consume sports partner content regularly. In recent months, Instagram Sports supports its partners and their business objectives through a variety of initiatives, examples including Student Section in partnership with Turner and March Madness, activating shopping on Instagram at the NFL Draft, and a deep app integration with Bleacher Report and Instagram Stories.
Head of fubo Sports Network & Original Programming
Pamela Duckworth, an award-winning executive producer with extensive experience across all production disciplines and brand marketing, is head of fubo Sports Network, the live, free-to-consumer TV network featuring sports stories on and off the field.
Duckworth is responsible for all creative direction including original programming on the Network, which was launched by live TV streaming platform fuboTV in 2019. fubo Sports Network’s award-winning original programming includes “No Chill with Gilbert Arenas,” sports news show “Call It a NIght” and chat show “Drinks With Binks” both hosted by Julie Stewart-Binks, and “The Cooligans.”
Duckworth brings more than 25 years of experience with cable start ups, commercials, live sports and events, syndicated television series, and short-form content from initial conception to final distribution. She has cultivated close relationships with top directors, producers and agents, and is known for her expert handling of A-list talent from the worlds of film, television, music and sports. Duckworth has worked with Beyonce, Jay Z, Jon Bon Jovi, Rob Lowe, Jeffrey Tambor and Peyton Manning, to name a few.
In addition to overseeing fubo Sports Network, Duckworth continues to run Duckworth Entertainment, a full-service creative marketing production company based in NYC and LA. Prior to founding her company, Duckworth spent 10+years at DIRECTV as the head of advertising production and events.
Throughout the course of her career, Duckworth’s work has been honoured with 12 Cannes Lions, 3 Clios, 3 AICP’s, 2 Effies, 3 Andy’s, 2 D&AD’s and a One Show.
Originally from Grove City, Ohio, Duckworth earned her degree in Film & Television from Bowling Green State University. She is an avid sports fan, music enthusiast and global traveller.
Founder & CEO
As the Founder and CEO at Buzzer, Bo oversees the organization’s daily operations, product development, content licensing, and strategic business development & partnership efforts.
Bo led Twitter’s efforts in Global Live Sports Content Partnerships, and was responsible for driving partnerships with the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, and PGA as well as with broadcasters – ESPN, FOX, NBC and Turner. Since 2016, he signed more than 100+ new live-streaming, highlight, and VOD partnerships (25 from international markets), including a deal with NFL for 10 Thursday Night Football Games, Fox Sports for a unique live FIFA World Cup recap show and highlights of every FIFA World Cup goal, Turner for compelling live March Madness/Final Four programming, NFL, NBA, PGA, MLB & MLS for live games and highlights, and Disney for consistent live programming on Twitter.
Prior to joining Twitter in 2012, Bo started in the industry as a Global Account Director at Microsoft Corporation in New York, working with key and strategic global partners.
Bo received his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and earned his MBA at Columbia Business School in New York, New York.
Lead, Sports & Gaming Partnerships
McNaney leads sports and gaming partnership verticals at TikTok, overseeing 400 accounts and supporting partners including the NFL, NBA, MLB, Team USA and WWE. She launched TikTok’s first sports livestream, the NFL Draft-A-Thon, and the record-breaking NBA 2K launch which garnered roughly 300,000 followers in one day.
As Senior Vice President, Media for Major League Soccer and Soccer United Marketing, Seth Bacon is responsible for developing and executing the direction of the League’s media properties and overseeing the distribution of content and programming on international, national and regional levels through advanced multimedia platform channels.
Bacon works closely with all current and future MLS/SUM broadcast partners — ESPN, NBC Sports, Fox Sports, Univision, TSN and RDS — to integrate the League’s television agreements to televise MLS games in the United States and Canada.
Bacon brings nearly 15 years of broadcast experience to MLS and SUM and most recently served as Managing Director, Broadcasting for NASCAR, where he was a core member of the team that negotiated the sport’s multimedia rights agreements. During his 11 years with NASCAR, Bacon managed and maximized relationships and sponsorship opportunities with broadcast partners, developed the organization’s first Hispanic broadcast partnership and was instrumental in renewing NASCAR’s international business with more than 30 broadcast partners.
Before joining NASCAR, Bacon served as an Associate Producer at Fox Sports Net where he was a member of the original production team that launched “The Best Damn Sports Show Period.”
Bacon is a graduate of Emerson College. A native of Maine, Bacon currently resides in Greenwich, Connecticut with his wife Katie and their two sons.
Chief Commercial Officer
Adam Davis is the Chief Commercial Officer for Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE), which includes in its portfolio the Philadelphia 76ers, the New Jersey Devils, leading venue Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., the GRAMMY Museum ExperienceTM Prudential Center, the Delaware Blue Coats, the Binghamton Devils, the Sixers Innovation Lab, renowned esports franchise Dignitas and NBA 2K League Team, 76ers Gaming Club (GC). In his role he oversees revenue streams for all HBSE properties, including ticket sales and operations, premium and suite sales and services, entertainment, global initiatives and corporate partnership sales and services. Through his role with HBSE, Davis supports and manages the revenue goals and revenue potential surrounding HBSE’s vast, diverse properties.
SVP, Strategic Initiatives
Monumental Sports Network
Zachary Leonsis is Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), a multi-platform sports, media, entertainment, and technology company located in the heart of the “DMV” in downtown Washington, DC. MSE is best known for its fan-facing brands which include the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the NBA’s Washington Wizards, and Capital One Arena, as well as seven additional team brands, three more venues, and equity in two media networks: NBC Sports Washington and Monumental Sports Network. As senior vice president of strategic initiatives, Leonsis manages MSE’s media rights relationship with NBC Sports Washington, all venture capital investment opportunities, and its growing esports division. Leonsis represents MSE on NBC Sports Washington’s board of directors as well as on Team Liquid’s board of directors.
SVP, Digital Strategy, Partnerships & Business Development
Sam leads the NBA’s digital strategy, partnerships and business development. In this role, he works with other leaders throughout the organization to define company objectives and devise strategies to leverage digital platforms to achieve them. Additionally, he maintains relationships with priority digital partners. Finally, he leads content licensing and distribution deals focusing on digital platforms. He also acts as a consultant for many of the league’s internal departments, teams and international offices advising them on digital strategy.
Chief Commercial Officer
Born and raised in Puerto Rico to Dominican parents, Ms. Pellerano has over 20 years of experience in delivering successful partnership strategies, win-win negotiations, as well as effective brand and marketing activations across the sports and entertainment industries. Most recently, she served as Executive Vice President of Brands at Wasserman Media Group, a partnership and activation agency, which is partner to the world’s most iconic brands, properties and talent. During her tenure at Wasserman, she led the brands division, projects and business development team and also the multicultural practice. She was also instrumental in overseeing Wasserman’s strategic plan for expansion into Latin America.
SVP & Chief Digital Officer
Tim Clark is Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, leading the operation of NASCAR’s digital platform including NASCAR.com, the NASCAR Mobile app, fantasy games, subscription products, UX and fan engagement.
Clark is also responsible for managing the NASCAR eSports business and creating opportunities for fan engagement and driver development via partnerships with 704 Games, iRacing and others. Additionally, he oversees NASCAR’s growing sports betting initiative, introducing new and unique ways to engage fans across the emerging space.
He joined NASCAR in July 2012 to help oversee the re-launch of the digital platform after NASCAR brought its digital rights back in-house.
Under Clark’s leadership, NASCAR Digital Media introduced fans to emerging engagement platforms such as augmented reality, virtual reality and 360-degree video.
In 2018, Clark spearheaded the redesign of NASCAR’s fantasy game, NASCAR Fantasy Live. The game, which allows players to adjust driver rosters in real-time during races, increased total entries 100% year-over-year.
Additionally, Clark leads the organization’s direct marketing efforts, NASCAR Fan Database and digital and social analytics.
Following active duty enlistment in the U.S. Army, Clark joined Circuit City in a marketing role in 1998. He later helped launch the company’s e-commerce efforts, leading media buying and performance channel marketing.
Within two years of introducing e-commerce, Circuit City was generating more the one billion dollars in annual, online sales revenue.
In 2009, Clark joined GSI Commerce to lead marketing for online retailers such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hanes and Toys R Us. Shortly after, he was responsible for managing sports league partnerships with the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and NASCAR.
A native of Mechanicsville, Va., Clark attended NASCAR races at Richmond Raceway as a child. He received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Kansas State University in 1998.
Clark and his wife, Bita, live in Charlotte, N.C. with their son, Myles.
SVP, Global Media Distribution
Brian Carroll is the Senior Vice President of Global Media Distribution at the LPGA. His responsibilities include live telecasts, international rights negotiations, video content, apps/website platforms, sports betting, and promotion. He previously worked at ESPN and PGA TOUR.
Chief Commercial Officer
As Chief Commercial Officer for the USGA, Navin Singh is accountable for creating, directing and implementing the USGA’s commercial strategy to maximize and sustain the financial and brand value of the USGA and its key assets.
In addition to managing the broadcast production of USGA championships, including the U.S. Open, Navin is responsible for negotiating and managing a billion-dollar global broadcast and digital media rights portfolio spanning more than 190 countries. He is also responsible for the digital media products for the USGA, including usopen.com, usga.org, and related mobile and OTT products, along with content distribution strategy including live streaming of championships, and has led the creation of original long-form and short-form content, including the award-nominated USGA Golf Journal series.
Navin also oversees the USGA corporate partner program, creating innovative and impactful experiences for clients such including American Express, Cisco, Deloitte, Lexus and Rolex. He also manages a multi-million dollar fan fulfilment business inclusive of ticketing, corporate hospitality, merchandise and licensing.
EVP, Production & Branded Content
World Surf League
Chief Revenue Officer
With 10+ years of experience at top digital networks, driving revenue across online video, mobile and connected TVs, Chelsey is leading teams of brilliant people at InPlayer, building strategic relationships with partners while delivering exceptional customer success experience and aligning company-wide customer success mind-set in the SaaS world.
Chief Revenue Officer
Sara Slane, founder of Slane Advisory, has worked in the casino gaming industry for nearly 15 years. Because of her leadership role in sports betting, Slane is touted as “the face of legalized sports betting” and one of “the most important and influential voices in gaming.” Prior to launching her own consulting practice in 2019 that advises professional sports leagues, teams, gaming companies and media entities, Slane was the senior vice president of public affairs at the American Gaming Association (AGA). At AGA, Slane managed the most important advocacy victory in AGA history, a campaign to overturn the federal ban on sports betting.
Prior to joining AGA, Slane served as vice president of regional government affairs with MGM Resorts International where she spearheaded the largest gaming ballot initiative in the country. Her efforts led to a victory at the polls, the successful awarding of licensure to MGM National Harbor, and the building of the $1.4 billion gaming resort on the Potomac River.
Slane is the recipient of numerous awards, including Sports Business Journal’s Forty under 40, Global Gaming Business Top 25 People to Watch, Gold Stevie Award for Best Communications campaign of 2018, Association TRENDS’ Advocacy Campaign of the Year, and The Hill’s Top Lobbyist in 2018. Slane is a graduate of Ohio University and lives in the Washington, D.C. region with her two sons.
Michael Pankowski is a Harvard student and head of Crimson Connection, a Generation Z marketing consulting firm. Michael speaks nationwide on marketing to Gen Z, has been published in Ad Age and PRWeek and featured in Business Insider, and is the co-author of Engaging Gen Z: Lessons to Effectively Engage Generation Z Via Marketing, Social Media, Retail, Work, & School.
Global Head of Field Engineering
Kevin Parks is a senior media technology executive with over 20 years of experience developing and deploying solutions for major media companies including Comcast, Disney, Viacom and others. Mr. Parks leads the Zixi Field Engineering team as part of Zixi’s Customer Success organization that maintains best-in-class service for Zixi customers. Prior to joining Zixi, Mr. Parks lead sales engineering teams at Comcast Technology Solutions, at Disney Streaming Services and at Vubiquity.
Vice President, Intelligence & Security
Avigail Gutman has been a hacker-tracker since the early days of broadcast TV piracy all the way through to today’s streaming and content piracy. She leads a global team that disrupts piracy by turning information about pirates’ technologies and the pirates themselves into actionable intelligence, informing field and legal operations, and resulting in new counter measures. The anti-piracy team works alongside industry organizations, government and law enforcement agencies.
SVP & Chief Revenue Officer
Prior to joining Streaming Global, Brandon was the Chief Revenue Officer of FanBeat, a leading live-action sports gaming company that partners with teams, leagues, media companies, blue-chip brands and gaming operators.
Brandon has spent his career leading and working for companies that provide technology to disrupt and improve traditional processes. He has held executive management positions in such companies as Adobe (formerly Macromedia), SmartRoom and EzGov. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communication from Stanford University. While at Stanford he was a four-year letterman on the soccer team and a one-year member of the golf team.
John Van Wagner
Chief Commercial Officer
John Van Wagner is the Chief Commercial Officer of Wildmoka, a company based in France specializing in live video editing and publishing. In this leadership role, Van Wagner is responsible for the global growth of Wildmoka and its cloud-based SaaS platform service for clients in sports, news and entertainment content. His career spans digital, mobile and social media markets with leadership roles in both established businesses and emerging start-ups. Prior to Wildmoka, he was head of revenue at SnappyTV, forging partnerships with the NFL, NBA, Turner Sports, NBC, ABC, Viacom, Fox and CBS, all of which led to SnappyTV’s acquisition by Twitter. Van Wagner serves as a mentor and alumni member of Sprockit, an Innovation & Start-Up Marketplace and partner to NAB. He received his bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University and is based in San Francisco.
VP Global Operation & Services
Peter Gallagher leads Customer Operations for the Verizon Media Platform. He is also responsible for professional services, customer service, engineering, and digital media operations in the over-the-top (OTT) and TV Everywhere space.
Peter oversees the professional services organization that designs workflow solutions to address customers’ digital media delivery needs. His team supports the integration of the customers’ content management and storefront platforms with our Media Platform environment.
Peter has more than 25 years of experience in the media and entertainment industry implementing operations that manage the rights and availability of content, solutions, and delivery technologies.
Business Development Director, SaaS Solution
Jean Macher is Business Development Director of SaaS Solutions for Harmonic where he drives the marketing effort for next-generation video solutions in the Americas. Macher joined Harmonic as part of the acquisition of Thomson Video Networks, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in MPEG-related solutions and digital television implementation. Macher holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Institut Supérieur d’Électronique in Paris.
VP, Edge Strategic & Solutions Architecture
As Vice President of Edge Strategy and Solution Architecture at Limelight Networks, Steve is responsible for Limelight’s Edge strategy and innovating to deliver the highest quality online experiences. This includes providing the best platform for delivering digital content and the highest quality user experience through a network edge that positions content and applications next to end users for dynamic and real-time interactions.Steve has extensive experience in the CDN and media distribution industries spanning video workflows from field encoding to global CDN operations, solution engineering for Broadcast, Media & Entertainment and Enterprise markets and running Product Management for Limelight’s portfolio. Steve has overseen thesuccessful growth of Limelight’s products and services, defining new offerings including Realtime Streaming and EdgeFunctions as well as improving the scopeand performance of Limelight’s CDN and Video workflow services.Steve holds an MBA from Henley Management College and resides in Brighton, England.