Sports Tech Innovation Forum

22 November, BT Sport Studios
09:30 – 17:00 GMT

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Sponsored by

Confirmed speakers

Andy Beale
Chief Engineer, BT Sport

Damien Cullen
Senior Video Manager, The FA

David O’Carroll
Head of Operations, Aurora Media

Duncan Alexander
VP Data Editorial, Opta

Jaine Sykes
Head of Digital – Daytime, Sport & Factual – ITV plc

Jamie Hindhaugh
Chief Operating Officer, BT Sport

Paul Bojarski
CEO, Sceenic

Tim De Marco
Head of Engineering, IMG

Nia Wyn Thomas
Senior Producer, Premier League Productions

Dominic Sacco
Content Director,
British Esports Association

Luc Osborne
VP of Insight and Analytics, DAZN

Andy Hook
Technical Solutions Director, White Light Ltd

Gordon Castle
SVP Technology, Eurosport

Laurie Beamont
Head of Graphics, Moov

Matt Stagg
Director of Mobile Strategy, BT Sport

Mike Norrish
Director of Creative and Digital, BT Sport

Daf Rees
Deputy Director of Operations, Arena Television Limited

Steve Smith
Director of Content, Production & Operations, Sky Sports

Jessica Goodfellow
International Editor, Broadcast

Jake Bickerton
Editor, Broadcast TECH

Content overview

Sports broadcasting is consistently pioneering when it comes to incorporating technological innovations and this event celebrates the ever-expanding role this technology plays in all aspects of sports production.

The Sports Tech Innovations event covers:

  • Consumer trends in sports viewing, including 4K, HDR, high-frame rates and the devices and platforms used to access content.
  • What 5G will mean for televising sports/remote production
  • Case studies demonstrating pioneering uses of tech in sports production
  • The increasing role of AI in sports – what it enables and what will be possible in the future
  • How to plan, develop and market a successful sports OTT platform
  • AR/VFX developments in virtual studios, on-screen graphics and match analysis
  • The rise and rise of eSports
  • The growth of live streaming, direct-to-consumer broadcasting
  • Is TV no longer the platform of choice for sports broadcasts?

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