Register Now: SVG Members Receive 10% Off HPA Tech Retreat

The annual HPA Tech Retreat – taking place Feb. 11-15 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA – will once feature five days of candid conversations with World Class Thinkers. SVG members can register now with promo code PCSVG10 and receive a 10% off the cost of attending. SVG is also co-producing a pair of sessions with HPA for the opening day TR-X (Tech Retreat Extra), which will focus on the esports industry this year. 

Kicking off a busy week at the HPA Tech Retreat, TR-X (Tech Retreat Extra) draws on a roster of experts who will explore the latest technologies and trends in esports. The half-day session on Monday, Feb. 11, hits topics that should prove to be of compelling interest to everyone who works behind the scenes in esports. Yvette Martinez-Rea, CEO of ESL North America keynotes. Speakers from Microsoft, Unity, Dell EMC, Riot, Turner Sports, and more as well as a full field of independent experts sit on panels and in ask-the-expert beat the clock sessions.

SVG Chief Editor Jason Dachman will be on hand to moderate two panels at TR-X:

3:05 pm – 3:45 pm: eSports Pipeline of the Future: Could eSports Unseat America’s Biggest Sports Event?
We’ve assembled a top ranked group of eSports business and operations executives to talk about today’s workflows, what’s working and what can be improved, and what thoughts are dancing in their heads ready to be unleashed on their technology teams for the benefit and enjoyment of the next generation of eSports players and fans.
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor
Confirmed Panelists: 
Mitch Rosenthal, Riot Games, Head of Production and Operations
Tom Sahara, Turner Sports, VP, Operations and Technology
Marc Scarpa, SimplyNew, Founder

3:45 – 4:25 p.m.: Are You Ready for the Challenge?
How will we realize this future vision for eSports? Representatives from leagues, teams, and industry thought leaders share an insider’s look at what technologies are in development, what is almost here, and what the cornerstones of today’s live eSports events are. We’ll hear how these companies work as a team to design and build today’s workflows and tomorrow’s new showcase arenas to attract the new breed of sports enthusiast.
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG
Confirmed Panelists:
Lowell Kay
, LJK Consult
Ray Panahon, Riot, Technical Lead, Esports

Additional panelists to be announced in the coming weeks. To register or get further information, visit

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