Day One Announcements & Demos | Hashtag Sports 2017 Session


Day One Announcements & Demos

Monday, 6/26/2017 | Times Center | Main Stage at 1:10PM

What You Will Learn

Hashtag Sports is putting innovation centerstage and shining a spotlight on the sports ecosytem. Experts from Verizon Digital Media Services, Telescope, Cxense, and MANDT VR will take to our stage for six-minute displays on their cutting-edge innovation and product/partnership reveals that will be a focal point of the conversation for press, investors, and professional peers during HS17 and beyond.

Day 1 Preview

Keynote Interview with David Stern and Dan Porter: Redefining Sports Viewership

Session Info

Monday, 6/26.9:00AM.Times Center

David Stern, an avid sports tech investor, and Dan Porter, a serial app entrepreneuer who currently serves as CEO of Overtime, will team up to discuss how Generation Hashtag is changing sports viewership one highlight at a time.

The dynamic pair will banter about building a sports media juggernaut, leveraging technology in an attempt to reshape the media rights model, and how to activate a network of Gen Z fans en route to redefining content creation.

David Stern

Dan Porter

Jason Gay

Chiney Ogwumike + Justin Pugh: Athletes Uninterrupted

Session Info

Monday, 6/26.10:15AM.Times Center

Sports fans, always want more. More insight. More access. More engagement. And in today’s constantly evolving and increasingly crowded social and digital media landscape, there are now more options than ever for athletes to speak their minds and show a different side of themselves. But how do they determine the right vehicle for reaching and engaging with their fans? WNBA All-Star Chiney Ogwumike and New York Giants lineman Justin Pugh, will discuss how UNINTERRUPTED empowers some of the world’s biggest athletes to let the world see what they see, develop their most creative ideas, and tell the stories most important to them.

Chiney Ogwumike
Connecticut Sun

Justin Pugh
New York Giants

Jimmy Spencer

Future of Sports OTT: Live Events & Personalization

Session Info

Monday 6/26.4:30PM.Times Center

Live OTT offerings have captivated sports fans around the world, enabling viewers to tune into the latest games and matches on their mobile devices, connected TVs and game consoles, anywhere at their own convenience. But implementing a successful live video OTT stream can be exceptionally challenging, especially when considering a myriad of complicated elements, including unexpected delays, regional blackouts and the soaring numbers of concurrent watchers. A panel of representatives will discuss the critical tools and resources needed to ensure that a live OTT stream runs smoothly—and profitably—in the midst of the uncertainty of live event production. As well as how current and future technology can enable highly customized and targeted programming for each user to offer everything from niche channels to personalized linear highlight feeds. Sharing case studies, personal anecdotes and future predictions, these leading industry execs will leave the audience with key takeaways for the future of OTT Sports Programming— with simplicity, success and scale.

Kyle McDoniel

Peter Gallagher
Verizon DMS

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