Second SVG Australia Summit set for 15 May in Sydney

The entire media ecosystem is hurtling into a new era of consumer behaviour and sports production faces its own unique set of challenges and opportunities. Join SVG for its second annual SVG Australia Summit and learn about the latest developments in sports broadcasting, eSports, social media, and more. SVG Australia Summit 2019, in association with Telstra and Akamai, will take place at the Telstra Customer Insight Centre in Sydney on 15 May. More information can be found at

Programme for the day

1200-1230: Arrival and Registration

1230-1300: Opening Keynote Conversation: Mike Davies, Fox Sports U.S. SVP, Technical and Field Operations
Mike Davies of Fox Sports U.S. is at the centre of the channel’s production efforts across multiple national networks and has defined his career with a commitment to investigating new technologies that can make a difference for viewers. Davies takes to the stage to discuss his approach towards embracing innovation, what technologies he thinks will make a big difference sooner than later, and more. Featuring: Mike Davies, Fox Sports U.S., SVP, Technical and Field Operations

1300-1315: Australian Live Sports Contribution: What’s Next?
Sport producers, broadcasters and rights holders increasingly have a number of options when it comes to signal contribution. Satellite and fibre have now been joined by LTE and 5G as viable options. How can you make the best choice for your needs and organisation and how will the current contribution ecosystem evolve in the coming months and years? Featuring: Karen Clark, Telstra Broadcast Services, Head of ANZ Sales

1315-1400: Australian Sports Media: Where Are We Headed?
No matter what side of the sports production industry you are on, technical, operations, marketing, or sales, the constant evolution of technical formats, digital services, are changing the way you work. It creates new opportunities and ways to work as well as new challenges when it comes to managing services, people, and events. What is on the mind of leading production, digital, and operations executives in the Australia and New Zealand production and digital market? Featuring:
 Alex Alderson, NRL Digital, Chief Digital Officer; Todd Procter, Fox Sports Australia, Head of Innovations & OB Special Events; and Caroline Ramsay, NEP Australia Broadcast Services, Project Director, Major Events

1400-1415: Akamai Case Study

1415-1445: Networking Break

1445-1500: Making the Most of Twitter: Tips and Trips to Drive Engagement
Olly Wilton, Twitter Australia Head of Sports Partnerships, takes to the stage to discuss how your organisation can make the most of Twitter. What are the best ways to engage your fans and give them what they need? How important is video for your Twitter strategy and how does it differ from other social media platforms Presenter: Olly Wilton, Twitter Australia, Head of Sports Partnerships

1500-1515: Lawo Case Study
Lawo is at the center of many of the world’s top broadcast IP installations and its team has learned a great deal about one the challenges facing everyone: IP Trouble-shooting. Learn more about monitoring, real-time telemetry, deep packet inspection and other means that can help IP broadcast facilities operate flawlessly. Presenter: Philipp Hey, Lawo, Sales Director, Asia Pacific Region

1515-1600: The Evolution of Esports
: The interest in Esports continues to grow as the quality of competition, the in-venue experience, and the online viewing experience become. What are some of the latest developments with respect to Esports in Australia and New Zealand? How are Esports production professionals improving the fan experience both at home and in the venue? Featuring: Matthew Boughen, Riot Games, OPL Producer; Dominic Remond, Gfinity Esports Australia, CEO

1600-1615: Ross Video Case Study

1615-1645: 5G, IP, and the Future of Sports Production
. The sports production community is still in the midst of transitioning to IP-based workflows and now 5G is about to enter the picture. This session will offer an update on the move to IP and what it means to the way you work and also a primer on how 5G will impact both production and distribution of sports content. Featuring:
 Adrian Jenner, Gearhouse Broadcast, Director of Technology; Marc Segar, NEP Australia, Director of Technical Services

1645-1700: Grabyo Case Study featuring Xavier Muhlebach, Tennis Australia, Supervising Producer

1700-1730: Closing Keynote: Making the Most of the Twitch Platform

What could Twitch mean to your organisation? With 140 million monthly unique viewers and 15 million daily active users who average 95 minutes a day the answer, increasingly, is a lot. Lewis Mitchell of Twitch sits down for a discussion about how you can get involved with Twitch or how you can improve your current offerings. What is it that makes the Twitch user unique? What kind of content are they looking for? And why are they important for media organisations looking to build relationships with a new generation of viewers? Featuring: Lewis Mitchell, Twitch, Partnerships Lead for Australia and New Zealand

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