2018 Sports Content Management & Storage Forum

At the 12th-annual Sports Content Management & Storage (SCMS) Forum, a wide range of media-asset–management (MAM) leaders representing major broadcasters, leagues, teams, OTT outlets, and vendors took to the stage to give first-hand perspectives and behind-the-curtain looks at their respective workflows. More than 300 attendees traveled to the Westin New York at Times Square to learn about the latest in MAM workflows and content-storage technologies.

This year’s expanded program also featured a Cybersecurity and Content Protection Workshop, which aimed to provide attendees with insight into how to better protect their facilities and prevent online piracy.


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.: Registration/Breakfast
9:00 a.m.: Technology Showcases Open
9:00 – 9:10 a.m.: Opening Comments presented by Quantum
9:10 – 9:45 a.m.: Cost Reduction vs. Revenue Generation: Finding a Balance (Sponsored by Imagen)
9:45 – 10:00 a.m.: WWE Case Study: Disaster Recovery and Your Content – The Best Offense Is a Great Defense (Sponsored by Avid)
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Esports Spotlight: How Riot Games Leverages Object-Based Storage to Boost the League of Legends Experience (Sponsored by Dell EMC)
10:30 – 10:35 a.m.: Technology Showcase Spotlight
10:35 – 11:20 a.m.: Networking Break
11:20 – 11:45 a.m.: Keynote Presentation: NBC’s Olympic-Sized MAM Effort at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: The AI Factor: Automating Metadata Capture, Search, and More (Sponsored by CatDV)
12:30 – 12:45 p.m.: PGA TOUR Entertainment Case Study: How Viz One Enables Advanced Search, Logging, and Infrastructure (Sponsored by Vizrt) 
12:45 – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch
1:30 – 2:05 p.m.: Spotlight Session: A Look at Fox Sports’ World Cup Cloud Workflows
2:05 – 2:45 p.m.: Cloud, Virtualization, and SaaS: From Storage to Playout and Beyond
2:45 – 3:00 p.m.: AWS Case Study: Monetize Your Sports Video Archives in the New World of Distribution
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.: Networking Break
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.: The Content Tsunami: Managing the Coming Wave of Unstructured Data (Sponsored by Zegami)
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.: Cybersecurity & Content Protection Workshop
4:00 – 4:15 p.m.: Sony Case Study: Sony Media Backbone NavigatorX for Sports Applications
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.: Storage Tiering and DR Strategy: Smartly Preparing Your Content for the Future (Sponsored by Quantum)
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Networking Reception

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