Sports Business Innovation

presented by Turner Sports

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Sports Business Innovation (SBI) presented by Turner Sports is a convening of leading executives and influencers with a focus on ways technology is disrupting and accelerating the business of sport. The multi-day program will emphasis on areas such as diversity and empowerment, sport for social change and community development, along with opportunities and challenges facing content owners and distributors. Programming subject to change.

Top Three Topics:

  • Accelerating opportunities for members of underrepresented communities and identifying the next generation of stars
  • Fragmented content landscape and the shift in distribution and content platforms
  • Player-generated content and the consumer need for behind-the-scenes access

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10-11 AM January 10

Sands, Halls A-D, 45222

Moving the needle on diversity in tech and sports – behavioral change, transparency, accountability, recruitment and growth

Moderator
Maverick Carter
CEO,
Springhill Entertainment/UNINTERRUPTED

Speaker
Renie Anderson
SVP, Sponsorship & Partnership Management,
National Football League (NFL)

Speaker
Sophie Goldschmidt
CEO,
World Surf League

Speaker
Renee Tirado
VP, Chief Diversity Officer,
Major League Baseball (MLB)

11:15 AM-12:15 PM January 10

Sands, Halls A-D, 45222

How athletes, teams, and leagues are best leveraging their assets with technology to drive social and community change

Moderator
Cynthia Frelund
On-Air Talent,
NFL Network

Speaker
Jocelyn Benson
CEO,
Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE)

Speaker
Brian Cooley
President, Sports & Entertainment Group,
EverFi

Speaker
Jeff Levick
CEO,
The Players' Tribune

Speaker
Jimmy Rollins
Analyst, MLB on TBS Postseason,
Turner

12:30-1:30 PM January 10

Sands, Halls A-D, 45222

Teams, leagues and venue owners are leveraging technology and connecting with consumers in more personalized ways than ever.  Executives will speak to this evolution, what innovations they envision, and how to attract fans across a variety of interests and backgrounds.

Speaker
Scott Becher
VP, Partnerships,
Carnival Cruise Line

Speaker
Shelley Pisarra
SVP, Research & Insights,
Wasserman Media Group

Speaker
Jared Smith
President, North America,
Ticketmaster

10-10:45 AM January 11

Sands, Halls A-D, 45222

As content consumption and distribution continues to rapidly evolve, industry leaders will discuss the opportunities and challenges across new forms of media, rights buyers and player-generated content.

Moderator
Ernie Johnson
On-Air Commentator,
Turner Sports

Speaker
Guy-Laurent Epstein
Marketing Director,
UEFA Events S.A.

Speaker
David Levy
President,
Turner

Speaker
Steve Nash
CEO & Two-Time NBA MVP,
Control Media

Speaker
Anthony Noto
COO,
Twitter

11-11:45 AM January 11

Sands, Halls A-D, 45222

A dynamic look at next generation content creation, the immediacy factor associated with it, along with the flexibility to extend it across an ever-growing number of platforms.

Moderator
Ben Lyons
Host, The Warmup,
Turner

Speaker
James Carwana
VP, Intel Capital and General Manager, Intel Sports,
Intel Corporation

Speaker
Victor Cruz
NFL Player,
Turner

Speaker
Matt Hong
COO,
Turner Sports

Speaker
Ben Soffer
@boywithnojob,
@boywithnojob

12-12:45 PM January 11

Sands, Halls A-D, 45222

With an insatiable appetite for more content delivered in real time, sports fans have greater access to athletes than ever before.  Our Players Only crew will discuss access and what today’s athletes can provide fans as they engage with them in new and unique ways.

Moderator
Chris Webber
Analyst, NBA on TNT and NBA TV,
Turner

Speaker
Baron Davis
Analyst, NBA on TNT,
Turner

Speaker
Elena Delle Donne
WNBA Player,
Turner

Speaker
Dennis Scott
Analyst, NBA on TNT and NBA TV,
Turner

Speaker
Isiah Thomas
Analyst, NBA on TNT and NBA TV,
Turner



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