Sports Content Management Workshop

Monday, December 16, 2019

Location: Rhinelander Gallery, Second Floor
Time: 1:30 – 4:15 p.m.

The Sports Content Management Workshop is designed for SVG members and sponsors looking to learn about the latest developments in media-asset-management (MAM), archive and storage technology, content migration, and cloud-based workflows. This afternoon workshop will feature MAM leaders from major broadcasters, leagues, teams, and vendors offering first-hand perspectives and behind-the-curtain looks at their respective workflows. The SCM workshop is a can’t-miss event for anyone looking to build an efficient content-management and storage/archiving infrastructure, as well as to stay up-to-date on the latest technological developments in this vital industry sector.

Time Session
1:30 - 1:35 p.m.
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SwiftStack Welcoming Remarks

Presented by: Vince Auletta, SwiftStack, Director, Media Solutions

1:35 - 2:30 p.m.
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Best Practices in Migration: How to Manage My Content Lifecycle for an Ever-growing Library?

Today’s digital explosion drives sports-content creators to keep more media on-line and available to their users for longer periods of time. These organizations outgrow their annual storage space yearly, challenging storage budgets; decisions from the past impact their decisions going forward. Sports-media organizations discuss their approach to address and resolve these challenges in real-world large-scale production systems and archives.
Moderator: Tab Butler, MLB Network, Senior Director, Media Management and Post Production
Anne Graham
, Turner Sports Library, Assistant Manager, Media Management
Scott McBurney
, ACC, Associate Commissioner, Advanced Media
Jonathan Morgan, Object Matrix, CEO and Founder
Keith Nargi
, Qumulo, Director of Systems Engineering
Grant Nodine, NHL, SVP, Technology

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.
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Networking Break

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.
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Esports Spotlight: Inside Blizzard Entertainment’s Groundbreaking MAM Workflows at BlizzCon

Media management leaders from esports leader Blizzard Entertainment pull back the curtain on their groundbreaking workflows for the cavalcade of esports action at BlizzCon. In total, BlizzCon featured seven Stages and seven separate productions all culminating into a single premiere event. In order to manage the flurry of live and VOD content, Blizzard took a hybrid approach to asset management by utilizing AWS MAM and CMS along with on-site postproduction support in the form of a MAM flypack. Hear how this esports behemoth is continuing to blaze the trail when it comes to media management and storage.
Jun David
, Activision Blizzard Esports, Media Workflow Engineer
Kevin McCabe, Blizzard Entertainment, Development Operations Engineer, Live Operations Broadcast Technology Group
Chris Scoggins
, Blizzard Entertainment, Senior Media Asset Manager, Global Broadcast

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.
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Avid Case Study: How Syracuse University Is Uniting Its Academics and Athletics Media Workflows

Syracuse University has the tall task of balancing academics and athletics media-management obligations. In order to manage this ocean of content, Syracuse is looking to integrate Avid’s Media Central as the backbone of its media-creation ecosystem. This will allow the S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Athletics department to seamlessly share content so that it is accessible to both the University departments and ESPN/ACC Network operations. This workflow will also allow for both post- and real-time sharing of content. Further development will eventually also include the University’s library, Marketing & Communications departments, and other schools within the University.
Presenter: Neal Coffey, S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, Manager of Operations and Engineering

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
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State of Archiving Technology: What Does the Future Hold for Tape, Drives, Cloud, and the Data Center?

Find out from manufacturing leaders where they see their technologies going, how they design migration strategies from yesterday’s storage platforms to cutting edge offerings, while embracing the many tiers available from The Cloud, On-Prem Disk, Solid State, and On-site / Off-site Tape Archives.
Moderator: Tab Butler, MLB Network, Senior Director, Media Management and Post Production
Vince Auletta, SwiftStack, Director, Media Solutions
Tony Barbagallo, Caringo, CEO
Eric Bassier, Quantum, Senior Director of Products
Jack Wenzinger, AWS, Global M&E Partners SA
Hossein ZiaShakeri, Spectra Logic, SVP, Business Development and Strategic Alliances