WE'RE BACK!

Since the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill in 2020 we have been waiting for this opportunity: a chance for the Australian sports production community to come together for an afternoon of information exchange and networking. We will celebrate the innovation that has allowed the industry to move forward in challenging times and discuss post-pandemic workflows and the future of the sports TV and OTT landscape.

PROGRAMME

1:00 p.m.: Welcome to SVG Australia 3.0
SVG and Telstra executives get things started with a quick welcome as the sports production community in Australia has a chance to get together in person.

1:05 – 1:50 p.m.: The Future of Sports Cloud-Based Production
The sport production industry in on the fast track towards virtualising a lot of technical gear and moving production into the cloud. We’ll begin the day by discussing the current state of cloud and virtualised technology and key considerations for making the leap.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Panelists:
Paul Devlin
, AWS, Enterprise Sports Australia
Scott Favelle, Seven West Media, Technology Director
Graham Heard, Vizrt, Sales & Commercial Manager – Sport
John Hogan, Stan, CTO
Andrew Spaulding, Google Cloud, Principal Architect Media & Entertainment

1:50 – 2:30 p.m.: Australia Sports Production Technology Innovators
Leading manufacturers and technology providers in Australia take to the stage to discuss their innovations, how Australia technology providers are making a difference globally, and what’s next in technology.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Panelists:
Dan Miall, BirdDog, Co-Founder and CEO
Paul Slowey, Telstra
Ian Taylor, ARL, Founder/Managing Director
Chris Ware, Audinate, SVP, Product Development

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.: Which Flavour of IP is Right For Your Organisation?
Increasing all productions are embracing IP-based signal transport in the interest of flexibility, reliability, and quality. SMPTE continues to develop new standards and enhancements that can make a difference and NDI also is a key option. During this session we’ll talk about how to figure out which option is best for you and why going to IP matters.
Moderator: Jeremy Brown
, Optus, Associate Director of Video Delivery
Panelists:
Chris Buckley
, Fastly, Principal Sales Engineer
Michael Day
, Telstra, Product Management Lead for Professional Media
Marc Segar
, NEP Broadcast Services Australia, Director, Technology
Ian Stokes
, Gravity Media, Director of Engineering, Australia

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.: Networking Break

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.: Diversity and the Next-Generation of Sports Production Talent
SVGW Australia, a joint project between NEP and SVG, was formed two years ago and is making a difference for women working in the business of sport. The goal is to encourage more women into leadership positions to provide the role models for future generations. Learn why gender equality is not only the right thing to do but also the smart thing to do.
Moderator: Anna Lockwood, Telstra Broadcast Services, VP, International
Panelists:
Grace Haywood
, NEP Hub Sydney, Operations Coordinator and SVGW Mentee
Gerry O’Leary
, NEP Australia, Training Manager and SVGW Mentor Program Administrator
Shauna Purcell, RISE: A Group for Gender Diversity in Media Technology, Head of Australia/New Zealand and Avid Audio Partner Account Manager & Head of Marketing ANZ
Louise Stigwood
, Amazon Media Services, Head of Enterprise ANZ

4:00 – 4:15 p.m.: Dalet Case Study: AFL Digitisation and Intelligent Archive Project
Dalet Flex provides cloud-based media logistics workflow that facilitates AFL’s enterprise archival digitisation project in collaboration with Telstra Broadcast Services and DAMsmart to preserve their rich visual history; streamlining content operations, production, sharing and creating deeper fan engagement and monetisation opportunities.
Presenters:
Ren Middleton, Dalet, Regional Sales Manager – ANZ
Stuart Newman, Telstra Broadcast Services, Industry Sales Executive
Spencer Wilson, AFL, Director of Operations and Broadcast

4:15 – 5:00 p.m.: Sports Production Roundtable
We’ll close out the day with a roundtable discussion among key leaders in sports production in Australia. What are some of the most pressing issues? What next-generation technologies are of most interest? And what are some recent production highlights?
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Panelists:
Quanah McBride, National Rugby League, General Manager, Digital Technology & Operations
Cora Spear, Foxtel, Group Director of Streaming Operations
Soames Treffry, NEP Australia, President

Industry Sales Executive
Telstra Broadcast Services
Principal Sales Engineer
Fastly
Founder/Managing Director
ARL
Director of Operations and Broadcast
AFL
Regional Sales Manager – ANZ
Dalet
SVP, Product Development
Audinate
VP, International
Telstra Broadcast Services
Associate Director of Video Delivery
Optus

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