SVG Returns to Sydney for SVG Australia Summit on June 1

Register now to attend event at Telstra Customer Insight Centre in Sydney

SVG is set to return to Australia to reboot the SVG Australia Summit in partnership with Telstra Broadcast Services. This year’s event will be hosted at the Telstra Customer Insight Centre in Sydney on June 1.

REGISTER: SVG Australia Summit (June 1, Sydney, Aus)

Since the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill in 2020 we have been waiting for this opportunity: a chance for the Australian sports production community to come together for an afternoon of information exchange and networking. We will celebrate the innovation that has allowed the industry to move forward in challenging times and discuss post-pandemic workflows and the future of the sports TV and OTT landscape.

Here’s a look at the full event agenda (in Australian Eastern Standard Time):

1:00 p.m.: Welcome to SVG Australia 3.0
SVG and Telstra executives get things started with a quick welcome as the sports production community in Australia has a chance to get together in person.

1:05 – 1:40 p.m.: The Future of Sports Cloud-Based Production
The sport production industry in on the fast track towards virtualizing a lot of technical gear and moving production into the cloud. We’ll begin the day by discussing the current state of cloud and virtualized technology and key considerations for making the leap.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Confirmed Panelists:
Paul Devlin
, AWS, Enterprise Sports Australia
Scott Favelle, Seven West Media, Technology Director
John Hogan, Stan Sport, CTO
Samrat ‘Sam’ Lekhak, Vizrt APAC, Head of Sports Sales

1:40 – 1:55 p.m.: Ross Video Case Study

1:35 – 2:05 p.m.: Australia Sports Production Technology Innovators
Leading manufacturers and technology providers in Australia take to the stage to discuss their innovations, how Australia technology providers are making a difference globally, and what’s next in technology.
Confirmed Panelists:
Dan Miall, BirdDog, Co-Founder and CEO

2:05 – 2:30 p.m.: Which Flavour of IP is Right For Your Organization?
Increasing all productions are embracing IP-based signal transport in the interest of flexibility, reliability, and quality. SMPTE continues to develop new standards and enhancements that can make a difference and NDI also is a key option. During this session we’ll talk about how to figure out which option is best for you and why going to IP matters.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Confirmed Panelists:
Michael Day, Telstra, Product Management Lead for Professional Media
Marc Segar, NEP Broadcast Services Australia, Director, Technology
Ian Stokes, Gravity Media, Director of Engineering, Australia

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.: Networking Break

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.: Diversity and the Next-Generation of Sports Production Talent
SVGW Australia, a joint project between NEP and SVG, was formed two years ago and is making a difference for women working in the business of sport. The goal is to encourage more women into leadership positions to provide the role models for future generations. Learn why gender equality is not only the right thing to do but also the smart thing to do.
Confirmed Panelists:
Grace Haywood, NEP Hub Sydney, Operations Coordinator and SVGW Mentee
Gerry O’Leary
, NEP Australia, Training Manager and SVGW Mentor Program Administrator
Shauna Purcell, RISE: A Group for Gender Diversity in Media Technology, Head of Australia/New Zealand and Avid Audio Partner Account Manager & Head of Marketing ANZ
Louise Stigwood
, Amazon Media Services, Head of Enterprise ANZ

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.: Dalet Case Study

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.: Sports Production Roundtable
We’ll close out the day with a roundtable discussion among key leaders in sports production in Australia. What are some of the most pressing issues? What next-generation technologies are of most interest? And what are some recent production highlights?
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Confirmed Panelists:
Stephen Edwards, Foxtel, CTO
Quanah McBride, National Rugby League, General Manager, Digital Technology & Operations
Cora Spear, Foxtel, Group Director of Streaming Operations
Soames Treffry, NEP Australia, President

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