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11:30 – 12:30: Registration and Networking (some light bites!)

12:30 – 12:35: Welcoming Remarks by Telstra
Presented by: Karen Clark, Telstra Broadcast Services, Head of APAC

12:35 – 13:00: Inside FIFA World Cup
The 2023 SVG Australia Sports Production Summit begins with an overview of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Key executives involved with the efforts discuss their production plans, new workflows, and more as the Women’s World Cup is delivered to sports fans around the world from Australia and New Zealand.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG and SVG Europe, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Speaker: Florin Mitu, FIFA, Head of Host Broadcast Production

13:00 – 13:30: Celebrating Women’s Sports: Why It’s Good Business
In recent years the growth of women’s sports has become undeniable and it is also becoming a more powerful force for broadcasters and advertisers looking to reach new audiences. Leaders from across ANZ discuss the growth of women’s sports, why younger sports fans are primed to drive engagement even further, and how your organization can help lead the charge.
Moderator: Sarah Butler, Sport Business Connected, Founder
Steve Cliffe
, Sports Commercial Specialist
Maura Everett
Louise Ferguson, Octagon, Octagon, Co-Lead of Octagon Australia and Head of Client Services, Australia & Southeast Asia
Paul Meltz, A-Leagues, Head of Original Content

13:30 – 13:45: LiveU Case Study: OFC Champions League 2023, a Study in Affordable and Reliable Distribution in a Challenging Environment
With all their content originating in the Pacific Islands, the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) has long needed an affordable and reliable method of distributing their content to the wider Pacific Island Community. Hear from Chris Dredge, LiveU Pacific’s Country and Sales Manager how, using LiveU Matrix, OFC’s goals were achieved.
Presenter: Chris Dredge
, Country and Sales Manager, LiveU Pacific

13:45 – 14:15: Networking Break

14:15 – 14:45: AI, Automated Production and What It Means to Sports Content Creation
Artificial Intelligence coupled with automated production technologies and platforms are opening up new ways to cost effectively create content, deliver highlights to social media platforms, and much more. Technology leaders debate the ins and outs of AI and automated production, where it fits into the landscape, and how it impacts your career.
Moderator: Doxia Brownlow, Tabcorp, Head of Broadcast Services
Sudharshan Aravamudan
, Google Cloud, Head of APAC Strategy & Market Engagement, Media & Entertainment
Monica Forlano, Australian Football League, Head of AFL Studios
Guy Port, WSC Sports, Head of Asia

14:45 – 15:15: Finding the Next Generation of Production Talent
Sports channels, production companies, leagues, and teams find themselves with a lot more competition when it comes to attracting young talent. We’ll discuss the challenge of identifying great talent and, more importantly, training them and making them feel like a career in sports production is where they want to be.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG and SVG Europe, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Confirmed Panelists:
Suzzie Lawrence
, Freelance Director/Vision Mixer
Caroline Ramsay, NEP, Senior Program Manager, Major Events, Global PMO
Kahleah Webb, Gravity Media, Head of Operations
Celine Wienand, NEP Australia, Broadcast Engineer
Narelle Vine, AE Live, Australia General Manager

15:15 – 15:45: Networking Break

15:45 – 16:35: How Will the Cloud Change Production?
Cloud-based production systems are evolving rapidly and creating a new foundation for productions big and small. Cloud service providers, manufacturers, and production professionals discuss the move to live cloud production, considerations before making the leap, and working in a hybrid model.
Moderator: Paul Whybrow, SMPTE, Chair, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific
Paul Devlin, AWS, Principal, Sports Enterprise Australia
Adrian Jenner, Gravity Media, Director of Technology, Australia
Anna Lockwood, Telstra Broadcast Services, VP, International
Christopher Palmer, Vizrt APAC, Global Director, Pre-Sales
Domenic Romeo, LayerCake, Director
James Wyld, Riot Games, Principal Infrastructure Engineer

16:35 – 16:50: Telstra Case Study: How the A-Leagues are Enhancing Their Sponsorship Programs With Virtual Advertising
As Sporting Federations look to increase the value of their live broadcast events, the A-Leagues explain why they chose Supponor’s modular virtual advertising platform to expand their inventory across APAC and maximise sponsor value.
David Adams, Supponor APAC (AMC), Chief Operating Officer
Ian Hogg, Global Advance, Co-CEO and Founder
Jack Mesley, Australian Professional Leagues, Chief Commercial Officer
Paul Slowey, Telstra Broadcast Services, Business Development Executive

16:50 – 17:35: Global Perspectives in Sports Production
Rights holders from around the globe are in Australia and New Zealand for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. That provides a unique opportunity for a discussion around the key trends that are improving sports production around the world. How are they producing their content? What are key considerations for the future with respect to remote production?
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG and SVG Europe, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Kevin Callahan
, Fox Sports, VP, Field Operations and Engineering
Robert Erickson, TAG Video Systems, VP, Live Production and Sports
Josh Hanson, Optus Sport, Associate Director | Projects, Creative and Content Technology
Marc Segar, NEP Broadcast Services Australia, Director, Technology
Ian Stokes, Gravity Media, Director of Engineering, Australia
Christopher Suarez-Meyers, Telemundo Deportes, SVP, Content Operations

17:35 – 18:30: Networking Reception