SVG Summit: Sports Asset Mgmt & Storage Workshop To Feature Open Q&A With Top MAM Execs

The Sports Asset Management & Storage (SAMS) Workshop will once again provide a deeper dive into many of the most pressing issues facing the sports-production industry today. Held in the Gramercy Suite East on Day 1 of the SVG Summit (Dec. 14) from 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., the SAMS Workshop aims to get into the trenches regarding specific issues faced by SVG members and sponsors today and expound upon topics raised at July’s SAMS Forum. This year, all SVG Summit attendees are encouraged to attend the SAMS Workshop closing session (4:00 – 4:45 p.m.) “SAMS Parting Shots: 2015 Headlines and Open Q&A With Top MAM Execs” – in which SAMS Committee members will address the biggest storylines from 2015 and answer your most pressing MAM and storage queries in a no-holds-barred town-hall meeting style.

University of Notre Dame's Scott Rinehart moderates a panel at last year's SAMS Workshop at the SVG Summit

University of Notre Dame’s Scott Rinehart moderates a panel at last year’s SAMS Workshop at the SVG Summit

In addition to SAMS Parting Shots, this year’s Workshop will address a variety of topics, including computer vision tools to automate metadata assignment, the impact of big data, challenges in storing 4K/8K/HDR content, mitigating doomsday scenarios and disaster recovery, and new tiering strategies from nearline to deep archive, as well as a pair of case studies highlighting MAM workflows at the Golf Channel and MLB Network. Check out the full agenda below and CLICK HERE for more information.

1:00 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
The SAMS Crystal Ball: Computer Vision, Big Data, and Storing 4K/8K/HDR Content
The world of asset management and storage has changed rapidly over the past half-decade and the market’s evolution looks to only accelerate in the coming years. How can everyone from major sports organizations to teams and universities weather the tech storm while staying up to date on the latest advancements when it comes to automated metadata assignment, the impact of big data, massive storage requirements for 4K/8K/HDR files, and more?
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor
Ken Botelho, Golf Channel, Sr. Director, Engineering
David Schleifer, Primestream, COO
Thomas Slowe, NerVve Technologies, CEO and Co-Founder
Chris Witmayer, NASCAR Productions, Director Of Broadcast, Post Production and New Media Technology

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.
Case Study: Golf Channel and Avid: Asset Management
Ken Botelho,
Golf Channel, Senior Director of Engineering
Jim Yanks, Avid, Global Account Manager
2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
Mitigating Doomsday Scenarios: How To Prepare for the Worst
How can you ensure that your priceless content archive survives a total MAM meltdown? What conventions can be put in place to allow you to access your most valuable in this doomsday scenario? Industry leaders discuss disaster recovery strategies and how to protect yourself – both on-site and in the cloud.
Moderator: Nick Gold, Chesapeake Systems, Chief Revenue Officer
Dave Franza, NFL Films/NFL Network, VP, Executive in Charge of Production Application Development & Support
Mark Haden, MLB Network, VP, Engineering & IT
Grant Nodine, NHL, SVP, Technology
Kara Van Malssen, AVPreserve, Senior Consultant

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Networking Break

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Storage & Archive 101: New Tiering Strategies From Nearline to Deep Archive
With more content than ever before and files likely become even larger with higher resolution and dynamic range content on the horizon, sports organizations can no longer abide by the rigid separation between nearline storage and deep archive. How can content owners create a middle ground and engineer new workflows that will allow them to better manage their ever-growing libraries of content?
Moderator: Tom McGowan, IMT, VP, Business Development
Luc Comeau, Levels Beyond, VP, Sales
Arun Krishnaswamy, Vizrt, Director of Technology, Media Asset Management
Bob Herzan, Scale Logic, President/Founder/CEO
Hossein ZiaShakeri, Spectra Logic, SVP

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.
Case Study: MLB Network Ensures Safe Archiving Environment for Countless Hours of Baseball Content
Oracle’s number one content storage management software, DIVA, enabled MLB Network to quickly move content – totaling more than 600 hours of live video content daily, and 7 petabytes of information annually – as well as log it, store it, and retrieve it – from a video archive holding approximately 535,000 hours of base games and content.
Tab Butler, MLB Network, Director, Media Management and Post Production
Tom Miller, Oracle, Technical Sales Representative

4:00 – 4:45 p.m
SAMS Parting Shots: 2015 Headlines and Open Q&A With Top MAM Execs

SVG Summit attendees from every sector of the sports-production community are encouraged to attend this open forum that caps off a busy day of SVG workshops. Sports Asset Management & Storage Committee leaders take the stage to address the biggest storylines from 2015 and answer your most pressing MAM and storage queries in this no-holds-barred town-hall meeting.
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor
David Dukes, PGA Tour Entertainment, Senior Director, Technical Operations
Mark Haden, MLB Network, VP, Engineering & IT
Scott Rinehart, University of Notre Dame, Fighting Irish Digital Media (FIDM), Lead Technologist
Kathleen Shannon, Turner Sports, Assistant Manager, Sports Media

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
SVG Summit Reception in Exhibits Area

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