SVG Europe Women announces speakers for first virtual event from BT Sport and Sky Sports

BT Sport’s Charlotte Winter on stage with sports presenter Abi Stephens [left] and BT Sport pundit Rachel Brown-Finnis [right] at the SVG Europe Women winter networking event at BT Sport in January 2020

SVG Europe Women is pleased to announce its first virtual event with speakers from BT Sport and Sky Sports.

Being held on 6 May at 4pm (BST), this virtual meet-up is designed to bring members of the SVG Europe Women community together for a short period of time that will fit in around busy locked down lifestyles.

Katie Harrison, lead production manager for the golf coverage on Sky Sports, will be speaking at SVG Europe Women’s virtual event on 6 May

With an innovative new format just 15 minutes long, the speakers are Katie Harrison, lead production manager for the golf coverage on Sky Sports, whose talk is titled, ‘COVID-19: From The Players with Sky Sports to living in lockdown’, and Charlotte Winter, outside broadcast manager at BT Sport, on ‘Innovation: Being part of BT Sport’s remote decentralised production’.

Harrison will speak about her experience as the coronavirus pandemic spread around the world. She had been working at The Players Championship 2020 in Florida, US, when the event was cancelled. Harrison will talk about how she handled that situation, and what her life is like now in lockdown.

Winter will then talk about how her life has changed drastically in a few short weeks as BT Sport moved its outside broadcast and studio-based production model to a completely remote, decentralised system. Winter will discuss her role in this move, which took just three weeks, and what it is like to now work in such a radically different environment.

This event will be delivered through Zoom, and there will be a Q&A for each speaker from attendees.

Register for the SVG Europe Women Virtual event here

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