Creative Technology’s Burges and deltatre’s Lacheny join Sports Venue Technology Summit line-up

Creative Technology's Scott Burges

Creative Technology’s Scott Burges

Scott Burges, director of special projects at AV and technical staging services specialist Creative Technology, and Bastien Lacheny, commercial director of sports business services provider deltatre, are the latest additions to the programme of Sports Venue Technology Summit 2016.

To be held in Room E102 of the RAI Exhibition Centre between 09.30 and 13.30 on 11 February, Sports Venue Technology Summit will examine the changing technical provision and expectations of the contemporary connected stadium. It features a programme devised by SVG Europe in conjunction with leading audio consultant, project manager and RH Consulting founder Roland Hemming.

Integral to the day will be a recurring strand examining the processes and possible challenges involved in making a stadium run smoothly on the day of a major sports event that is being broadcast to national and/or international audiences. Scott Burges will join all three of these sessions, alongside CTV OB technical director Hamish Greig and Amsterdam Arena production manager Tim Oosterop.

Deepening fan engagement through new technology is the name of the game as sports associations and venue operators seek to maintain the attention of an increasingly distracted populace. Therefore, another key session at Sports Venue Technology Summit will address emerging technologies and techniques that are set to enhance the sports viewing experience for all concerned. Taking part in this session alongside Bastien Lacheny will be: BroaMan managing director Tine Helmle, Aspera senior technical specialist Per Hansen, Genelec marketing and PR director Lars-Olof Janflod, Media Links head of EMEA John Smith, and NewTek director of sales east EMEA Chris Waddington.

The P.A. People managing director Chris Dodds and Powersoft business development manager, fixed install Marc Kocks will participate in a panel about ‘temporary overlay’ – in other words, the elements that are added to permanent venues to enable the staging of major sports fixtures or other elements. Rounding out the busy half-day programme will be a keynote conversation with Auditoria director/founder Scott Willsallen, whose many technical production design and management projects over the last decade have encompassed sporting venues, performing arts facilities, educational facilities and houses of worship, as well as involvement in stadium events including multiple Summer Olympic, Winter Olympic, Commonwealth and Regional Games.

Sports Venue Technology Summit 2016 is free to attend. For a full programme and to register, please visit Media partner for the event is Pan Stadia & Arena Management, a leading title for the business of stadias, arenas, sporting events and venues on a global scale. Title sponsor is Blackmagic Design, whilst event sponsor is Grass Valley.

SVG Europe general manager Joe Hosken comments: “ISE represents an opportunity for SVG Europe to work with the international AV systems installation and integration communities, and to explore how cutting edge technology is being used in sports stadiums to enhance the fan experience. Once again, we are grateful for the invaluable contribution of Roland Hemming in devising a programme that addresses the concerns of the ISE audience.”

Roland Hemming adds: “This year we will be focusing on the reality check of what happens in the life of a stadium, and asking what are the key concerns of the different departments before and during an event. It’s amazing to think that some of these people don’t get a chance to talk and understand each other’s requirements. The SVGE summit at ISE 2016 is a chance to fix that.”

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