Nordic Summit 2018: SVG Europe and partners stage first Norway event

On January 15 and 16 2018 SVG Europe joined forces with NCE Media and Media City Bergen for the first-ever Nordic Summit, which attracted over 100 delegates. The venue for this event was the recently opened Media City Bergen complex in Norway, which has already made its mark as a leading international media cluster with Vizrt, Vizrt, Vimond, Mediability, Sixty, Highsoft, TV 2, NRK, Bergens Tidende, BA and the University of Bergen.

SVG Europe’s Ken Kerschbaumer and Fergal Ringrose on stage at the Nordic Summit with Anne Jacobsen, NCE Media CEO.

In addition to housing some of the leading broadcast and media industry vendors, the site also plays host to a Media Innovation Lab and a startup lab, which together provide the core of the innovation and research projects for the cluster and its partners.

The SVG Europe Nordic Summit included an extensive tour of the Media City Bergen site as well as a half-day seminar programme including sessions on the development of the site, the present and future of broadcast sports graphics, the possibilities heralded by remote production, and a keynote conversation with Eirik Solheim, Strategic Advisor of Norwegian broadcaster NRK.

In attendance for Sports Video Group were Executive Director Paul Gallo, Editorial Director Ken Kerschbaumer, Europe Executive Editor Fergal Ringrose, Europe Editor David Davies and Europe Sponsorship Sales Executive Chris Cope.

Petter Ole Jakobsen, CTO at Vizrt, speaks at the SVG Europe Nordic Summit.

Among the speakers participating in yesterday’s Summit were Marius Bjerke, TV2 Sumo, Product Director; Doug Clark, IBM, Global Cloud & Cognitive Solutions Leader; James Clement, Sky Sports, Head of Operations; Helge Høibraathen, Vimond, CEO; Steve Hellmuth, NBA, EVP; Kjetil Horneland, Sixty, CEO; Anne Jacobsen, NCE Media, CEO; Petter Ole Jakobsen, Vizrt, CTO; Risto Koivula, MTV Oy, COO/CTO; Bjarne Andre Myklebust, NRK, Head of Distribution; Andy Rayner, Nevion, Chief Technologist; Scott Rothenberg, NEP Group, SVP – Technology & Asset Management; Ole Johan Skogheim, Mediability, Head of Systems; and Eirik Solheim, NRK, Strategic Advisor.

You can view the programme line up for the first SVG Europe Nordic Summit here. Full reports on the proceedings will follow in next week’s SVG Europe newsletters, on Tuesday 23 and Friday 26 January.

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