Speakers

Speakers include A-List keynote speakers and a host of expert panelists from across the OTT ecosystem including:

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Lenny Daniels

President

Bio Coming Soon…

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Seth Bacon

SVP, Media

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.

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Jeff Gerttula

EVP & GM

Jeffrey Gerttula is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Sports Digital. In this role, he leads the media business for CBS Interactive’s sports properties, which include CBS Sports HQ, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports Fantasy, SportsLine, 247Sports, MaxPreps, and Scout Media. Gerttula oversees all aspects of these properties including editorial content, live and on-demand video programming, product, technology and design across all digital platforms.

Under Gerttula’s direction, CBS Sports Digital has grown to be the second largest sports property in the U.S., reaching more than 60 million sports fans per month. Gerttula also managed CBS Sports’ record-setting live streams of Super Bowl LIII, Super Bowl 50 and Super Bowl XLVII on CBS Sports Digital platforms.
Before joining CBS Interactive, Gerttula served as Vice President and General Manager for Sporting News.

Gerttula holds a BA in Quantitative Economics from Tufts University and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

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Brian Herbst

SVP, Broadcasting & Innovation

Bio Coming Soon…

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Reed Kaufman

VP, Media Workflows

Reed Kaufman is responsible for overseeing the entire post production ecosystem for all FBC Network remote events, specifically with jewel events like Super Bowl LI and the 2018 World Cup.

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Hannah Brown

Chief Strategy Officer

As Chief Strategy Officer at fuboTV, Hannah oversees strategic development and execution of the sports-centric internet subscription pay-TV service.

Before joining fuboTV Hannah was SVP of corporate development at Relevent Sports, a US soccer business that brings the major European clubs to the US and Asia, where she was responsible for executing and delivering development opportunities either via mergers and acquisitions or organic development.

Prior to joining Relevent Sports she spent almost 10 years at Sky, most recently heading sports business development where she led investments and partnerships with start-ups including fuboTV. Prior to that she was head of rights acquisitions for Sky Sports. Hannah began her career at KPMG as an associate chartered accountant.

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Luis Goicouria

SVP, Media

Luis Goicouria is Senior Vice President, Digital Platforms and Media Strategy for the PGA TOUR. In this capacity, he oversees all aspects for PGA TOUR Digital and is responsible for developing and implementing strategies which position the TOUR to take advantage of emerging technologies, markets, and content distribution. He joined the TOUR in October of 2011 as Vice President Business Development, New Media and was instrumental in bringing all of the TOUR’s digital assets and capabilities in-house in 2013. Luis directed the launch of SkratchTV.com (a millennial focused content play), and the conception of PGA TOUR Live (a new OTT subscription service) in 2015. He also supervised the deal-making and strategic support efforts for the PGA TOUR’s new media platforms, including PGATOUR.COM and mobile applications.

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Dan Porter

Chief Executive

Dan Porter is CEO and co-founder of Overtime, building the biggest sports network in the world by focusing on the Gen Z audience. Overtime generates billions of video views and has 15 million followers across collective platforms. Previously Porter was the head of digital at William Morris Endeavor, CEO of game company OMGPOP (sold for $200mm), ticketing company TicketWeb (sold for $40mm), head of digital for Richard Branson’s Virgin company, President of Teach for America and public school teacher. He is also a professor at New York University and a graduate of Princeton University.

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Hania Poole

SVP, Digital

Hania Poole is SVP of Digital at Turner Sports. Poole’s responsibilities also include oversight of the day-to-day relationship with league partners at the NCAA. With her diverse industry experience and digital expertise, Poole has overseen the delivery of best-in-class sports content across multiple screens, including Turner’s award-winning NCAA March Madness Live (MML).

Poole reports directly to Mark Johnson, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Digital, Turner Sports.

As SVP of NCAA Digital, Poole and her leadership team are responsible for content, operations and product development for the business including NCAA.com, the NCAA Sports App, live digital coverage for all NCAA Championships and the management of MML. Under her leadership, MML received the 2018 Sports Emmy for Outstanding Trans-Media Coverage of the 2017 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament.  MML most recently set all-time records during the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament including most live streams for an individual game and the most concurrent streams for an overall game window.  The 20 million hours of live consumption across MML during the 2018 men’s basketball tournament was its second most all time.

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Joe Markowski

EVP, North America

Joseph Markowski serves as Executive Vice President at DAZN, overseeing Partnerships, Rightsholder Activation, Marketing, Communications and Strategy for the North American business.

In 2018, Markowski orchestrated the commercial and operational launch of DAZN in the United States. Under his guidance, DAZN became an immediate player in the media landscape by challenging the combat sports pay-per-view model and offering fights from Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin, Anthony Joshua, Bellator MMA and others at a low subscription price. In March 2018, DAZN expanded into the big four sports American leagues by launching ChangeUp, a nightly MLB whiparound show featuring live look-ins from all 30 teams.