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About


Turner Sports presents Sports Business Innovation

 

January 5 - 7, 2017

Las Vegas, NV

Sands, Level 2, Hall D

Booth #45045

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About


Turner Sports presents Sports Business Innovation

 

January 5 - 7, 2017

Las Vegas, NV

Sands, Level 2, Hall D

Booth #45045

About

Sports Business Innovation (SBI) at CES is the preeminent gathering of leading business executives, investors and celebrity personalities and includes three days of thought leadership panels and tech-driven brand activations. 

2017 Panel Sessions

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Panels


Thursday, January 5

Panels


Thursday, January 5

9am – 12pm

PANELS

1:30 – 2:30pm

ELEAGUE SHOWCASE

4 – 10pm

NBA ON TNT
&
INSIDE THE NBA

*exact timing subject to change


PANELS

The New Era of League Innovation
9‐9:45 AM

League commissioners and star athletes will discuss ways technology is driving the ever-changing landscape of sport and how leagues and players are taking advantage of the inherent brand and business-building opportunities.


Life Off the Court
9:45-­10:30 AM

Often times, athletes are defined by what they accomplish on the field of play. This panel will examine unique tech-driven partnerships and business ventures realized by some of the world’s leading athletes to enhance their individual brands and establish a deeper connection with sports fans.


Evolution of Consumer Engagement
10:30‐11:15 AM

Whether on the big screen or next-best device, sports fans have an insatiable appetite for real-time sports content.  This panel will examine consumption habits of today’s fan and how brands can leverage these opportunities to provide highly immersive consumer experiences.


eSports
11:15 AM–­Noon

There’s no questioning the rapid growth and rise of esports, and there appears to be no slowing down. This panel will explore the current state of the esports industry, some of the biggest recent successes and future outlook of this global phenomenon.


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ELEAGUE


ELEAGUE Showcase
 

ELEAGUE


ELEAGUE Showcase
 

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ELEAGUE
1:30 - 2:30pm

ELEAGUE, the professional esports organization formed in partnership between Turner and WME | IMG, will present a showcase at CES including a preview of the first-ever “ELEAGUE Major,” a championship esports event featuring Valve’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) competitive video game.  The ELEAGUE Major will be held in Atlanta, January 22-29.  In its first season, ELEAGUE featured the popular CS:GO game with live event coverage available on Twitch and a weekly showcase televised on TBS.  The first season of ELEAGUE generated nearly 900 million gross minutes of video consumption across TBS and Twitch. ELEAGUE continues to deliver world class coverage of live esports competitions — including the expansion of its portfolio to include new titles in 2016 — and much more planned for the year ahead.

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NBA ON TNT


Inside the NBA

NBA ON TNT


Inside the NBA

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NBA on TNT & Inside the NBA
4 - 10pm

TNT’s Inside the NBA studio team — host Ernie Johnson and analysts Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal — will anchor a special live NBA on TNT telecast from CES including pre-game, halftime and post-game coverage surrounding the network’s NBA coverage throughout the evening.  Inside the NBA is a 13-time Sports Emmy Award winning studio show featuring a dynamic combination of basketball analysis, entertainment and social commentary.  Appointment viewing for the hardcore basketball fan and casual sports fan alike, Inside the NBA’s presentation often transcends sports and blends into the pop culture domain including moments from the show that regularly tend to “go viral.”

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Friday


Friday, January 6

Friday


Friday, January 6

9:30am – 1:15pm

PANELS

*exact timing subject to change


PANELS

Targeting and Engaging the Next Generation of Fans
9:30–­10:15 AM

Fans are consuming content through a growing number of platforms with a increasing emphasis on the real-time delivery of high quality content.  How do sports properties best leverage innovation and technology to meet the ever-changing habits of the next generation sports fan? 


Data Analytics and Sports Performance
10:15–11 AM

The margin of error on the field has never been smaller. Player personnel and business executives will speak to the use of data and analytics and how they are changing the way teams analyze the game and how it is used to maximize athlete performance.


Future of Sports Content
11–11:45 AM

With the continued growth of rights fees for live sports programming, league and media industry executives will discuss the evolution of television consumption and future of digital and mobile video platforms.


Going Deeper with the Consumer
11:45 AM–­12:30 PM

Experts projected over 38 billion connected devices by 2020; a rise of over 285% in ten years prior. Tech and sports industry experts project ways deeper connections with their customers will drive their respective businesses forward.


Tech Investing in Sports
12:30–1:15 PM

From virtual and augmented reality to eSports, sports-related technology and properties are experiencing tremendous growth. Leading innovators, entrepreneurs and investors will highlight innovations that are shaping sports engagement, as well as where they expect to see the greatest returns.

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Saturday


Saturday, January 7

Saturday


Saturday, January 7

10am – 12:30pm

PANELS
 

1:30 – 5:30pm

FORMULA E LAS VEGAS ERACE
Presented by visa


PANELS

Technology in Sports and Fan Accessibility
10–10:45 AM

Sports properties are leveraging technology and innovation to engage their fans in more interesting ways than ever before.  What are the future possibilities and inherent benefits / challenges moving forward?


Venue of the Future
10:45–11:30 AM

No longer are fans limited to the action they see on the court or field.  Team owners and leading industry executives will discuss how multi-device connectivity is driving unprecedented access to dynamic data and enabling opportunities for consumer personalization.


Disruption & Innovation in Sport
11:30 AM–­12:15 PM

Whether IoT, robots, drones, electric cars or otherwise, experts will discuss where they see the greatest new applications and opportunities within sport.

 

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Formula E: Las Vegas eRace


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Formula E: Las Vegas eRace


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Formula E Visa Vegas eRace
1:30 - 5:30pm

Following a series of thought leadership panels, the FIA Formula E Championship will stage the first ever Las Vegas virtual eRace as part of SBI. 
 
In a bid to win a share of $1 million prize pool, Formula E drivers will test their skills against qualifying fans on a specially designed track incorporating the famous Las Vegas Strip.

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Speakers


Moderators & Speakers

Speakers


Moderators & Speakers

 

CHRISTINA ALEJANDRE

GM OF ELEAGUE & VP OF ESPORTS

TURNER SPORTS

BRAD
ALLEN

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

NEXTVR

JAMES
ALLEN

MOTORSPORT
JOURNALIST

Moderator

NICK
ALLEN

Vice President, eSports

Twitch


ALEJANDRO
AGAG

CEO

FORMULA E

AVIN
ARUMUGAM

SVP, INternet of things

VISA

GEORGE
BARRIOS

Chief Strategy & Financial Officer

WWE

JARED
BARTIE

PARTNER

HERRICK

Moderator


GARY
BETTMAN

COMMISSIONER

NHL

SUE
BIRD

POINT GUARD

SEATTLE STORM

SCOTT
BLACKMUN

CEO

U.S. OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

TAYLOR
BLOOM

Co-Founder

SportTechie

Moderator


CHRIS
BOSH

 POWER FORWARD

MIAMI HEAT

ZAK
BROWN

Executive Director

McLaren Technology Group 

Moderator

SAMUEL
BURKE

BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT

CNNMONEY

Emcee

MAVERICK
CARTER

CEO

Spring Hill Ent. & UNINTERRUPTED


JAMES
DOLAN

Executive Chairman

Madison Square Garden Company

LISA
DONOHUE

Global Brand President 

STARCOM WORLDWIDE

Moderator

LANDON
DONOVAN

FORWARD

LA GALAXY

DR. MARK
EMMERT

PRESIDENT

NCAA


DAVE
FINOCCHIO

CEO

BLEACHER REPORT

NOAH
FISCHBACH

GENERAL MANAGER, SPORTS

GRACENOTE

BRYAN
DE ZAYAS

Director 

DELL GAMING

DENNIS
FONG 

Founder & CEO

Plays.tv


DEXTER
FOWLER

Center fielder

St. Louis Cardinals

BRIAN
FRANCE

CEO

NASCAR

NEHA
GANDHI

SVP of Content Strategy & Innovation

Refinery29

DON
GARBER

COMMISSIONER

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER


DAN
GILBERT

OWNER

Cleveland Cavaliers

DR. PETER
GUTZMER

DEPUTY CEO & CTO

Schaeffler Group

DAVE
HAGAN

CEO

BOINGO

GREG
HEWITT

CEO US

DHL Express


GRANT
HILL

NBA Analyst

TNT / NBA TV

DR. PAUL
JACOBS

Executive Chairman

Qualcomm

ERNIE
JOHNSON

STUDIO HOST

NBA ON TNT

Moderator

BRIAN
KRZANICH

CEO

INTEL


MARK
LANEVE

VP, U.S. Marketing, Sales & Service

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

TIM
LEIWEKE

CEO

Oak View Group

RICHARD
LEWIS

ELEAGUE HOST

TURNER SPORTS

Moderator

JOE
MONTANA

Managing Partner

Liquid 2 Ventures


HENRY
NGUYEN

Vice Chairman & Owner

LAFC

IMARI
OLIVER

VP, GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS

IMG

ERIC
PETROSINELLI

General Manager, Sports 

Zebra Technologies

VIVEK
RANADIVÉ 

Owner

SACRAMENTO KINGS


JOE
RAVITCH

CO-FOUNDER & PARTNER

RAINE

CLAUDIO
REYNA

Sporting Director

NYCFC

RALPH
SANTANA

EVP & CMO

HARMAN

EARL
SANTEE

MANAGING DIRECTOR

POPULOUS


RUSS
SAPIENZA

Partner

PwC

Moderator

LARRY
SCOTT

COMMISSIONER

PAC12

ADAM
SILVER

Commissioner

NBA

DEMAURICE
SMITH

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

NFLPA


FERRAN
SORIANO

CEO

CITY FOOTBALL GROUP & MANCHESTER CITY FOOTBALL CLUB

LENNY
STERN

CEO

SS+K

Moderator

STEVE
STOUTE

CEO

TRANSLATION

Moderator

JEAN
TODT

PRESIDENT

FIA


CLARK
XU

PRESIDENT

CHINA MEDIA CAPITAL HOLDINGS

 
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Sponsors


Marketing Partners
 

Sponsors


Marketing Partners
 

NextVR enables the transmission of live, long-form virtual reality content in broadcast quality – leading the way for live and on-demand VR to become a mainstream experience for sporting events, concerts, cinematic productions and more. NextVR's platform allows the fully immersive content to be streamed with pristine quality using current home and mobile Internet connections.  For more information, go to www.nextvr.com


Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. To expand its business model, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities with investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility. For more information regarding Ford and its products and services, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.


The FIA Formula E Championship is the world's first fully-electric single-seater racing series.  The championship represents a vision for the future of the motor industry, serving as a platform to showcase the latest innovations in electric vehicle technology and alternative energy solutions. 


Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) expands the boundaries of technology to make the most amazing experiences possible.  Information about Intel can be found at newsroom.intel.com and intel.com.


At StubHub, our mission is simple: help fans find fun.  We connect fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduce them to the ones they'll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the world, we enable fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of events, whenever they want, through our desktop and mobile experiences.  For more information, visit StubHub.com or follow @StubHub on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.  


City Football Group is the owner of a number of football related businesses with global relevance. These include professional football clubs (Manchester City FC, Melbourne City FC, New York City FC and a minority stake in Yokohama F. Marinos), academies, technical support and marketing companies. The Group also includes Manchester City Women’s FC and Melbourne City Women’s FC. CFG’s aims to provide the best possible experience and an unmatched opportunity for fans and communities to be empowered by football.


NFL Players Inc., the licensing and marketing arm of the NFLPA, connects businesses to the power of NFL players. NFL Players Inc. creates customized business solutions for partners, through licensing, marketing strategy and player activations. For more information, please visit nflpa.com/players.


Gracenote is the worldwide leader in entertainment and sports data powering the top media companies, pay-TV operators, sports federations, CE manufacturers and automakers on the planet. Through rich statistics and data, smart predictive analytics and sharp editorial insights on 4,500 of the world’s most popular sports leagues and competitions, we enhance the fan experience on every available screen. For more information, visit www.gracenote.com.


Herrick’s Sports Law Group delivers pragmatic legal services by developing innovative solutions to keep clients ahead of the game. Our sports lawyers advise on M&A, joint ventures, financings, naming rights, media, league formation, licensing, IP and tax. Our clients include the New York Yankees, Top Rank, the Pac-12 Conference, Legends Hospitality, Utah Jazz, World Surf League and New York Racing Association. For more information, visit www.herrick.com


Qualcomm’s technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people. We pioneered 3G and 4G – and now, we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices.  Our products are revolutionizing industries including automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined.  To learn more, visit Qualcomm’s website, blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.


HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and connected services. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. HARMAN’s audio brands are admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. 


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