Antony Arena is an experienced business leader with a demonstrated history of working in marketing, advertising and digital. Skilled in Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR), Digital Strategy, User Experience, Antony has successfully identified new trends, positioning Unbnd as a global leader in immersive technologies.
Lionel Bentolila is a founder of Aldea Solutions and has been its CEO since 2001. Aldea is a provider of high quality video services and solutions for the television and media industries. Prior to Aldea, Bentolila held senior management positions in sales, marketing and engineering at ABL Canada, a provider of broadcast video compression and networking equipment. His technology career began at Nortel Networks research and development labs. Bentolila holds an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale de Paris in France and studied at McGill University in Montreal, Canada where he completed his MBA.
Greg BOBOLO SVP, Strategy & Global Partnerships WAVE
SVP, Strategy & Global Partnerships | WAVE
Greg Bobolo, is the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships for WAVE. As a member of the executive management team Greg leads the global strategic direction for major professional sports leagues, key sports rights holders relationships and sports media companies. Greg also works closely with the sales, marketing, and content teams while also serving as a key deputy to WAVE's CEO.
Greg is an award winning (Ernst & Young EOY, Top 40 under 40 +) media executive and has spent the last 10 years working specifically in the sports media space. Most recently, and prior to his role at WAVE Greg served as the President & CEO of SendtoNews, a company he co-founded and led to become the largest sports video syndication business in North America and one of the largest sports video companies (top 10) in the world.
Matt BRABANTS SVP Global Media Distribution & Business Operations NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
SVP Global Media Distribution & Business Operations | NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
As Senior Vice President, Global Media Distribution & Business Operations at the NBA, Matt Brabants plays a central role in fueling the league's international growth, overseeing media distribution and business operations for the NBA, WNBA, G-League, and USA Basketball. Under his direction, NBA games and programming can be viewed in 215 countries and territories and in 50 languages.
During his tenure at the NBA, Brabants and his team have expanded the NBA's distribution footprint and oversaw the addition of many first-time league partnerships with well-established media companies, such as Tencent in China and Sony SIX in India. Under Brabants' leadership, the NBA has produced a number of internationally driven content initiatives, including the launch of 19 local language NBA.com destinations, the roll-out of "NBA Saturdays" and "NBA Sundays" across Europe, and the continued expansion of NBA LEAGUE PASS, the league's direct-to-consumer offering.
Antonio BRICEÑO Deputy Managing Director BEIN SPORTS NORTH AMERICA
Deputy Managing Director | BEIN SPORTS NORTH AMERICA
Antonio Briceño is an accomplished television industry veteran with more than 25 years' experience in programming, marketing and production. As Deputy Managing Director for beIN SPORTS North America, Briceño oversees all operations, production, marketing and distribution efforts for beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español, the authenticated streaming service, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, and recently-launched beIN SPORTS XTRA, a free, 24/7 English-lanugage network offering live sports, news, analysis and highlights.
Fred Fourcher founded Bitcentral, Inc. in 2000 and is a recognized thought leader in the industry who received an Emmy in 2017 for Bitcentral's innovative use of the MOS Protocol in our news systems. Bitcentral has more news production systems in TV stations than any competitors in the U.S.
Mr. Fourcher' s vision of always designing and delivering efficient media workflows for customers has resulted in FUEL™, an innovative cloud-based platform that powers live streaming and Linear on Demand™ (LOD™) dynamic channels. FUEL, a production, streaming and monetization solution, is transforming the broadcast industry from appointment viewing to delivering a dynamic viewing experience on any platform. FUEL is proving to increase viewer engagement by 600%, and advertising avails by over 1000%.
Eric HANSON Senior Director: Product Development PGA TOUR
Senior Director: Product Development | PGA TOUR
Eric Hanson is the Sr. Director of Product Development at the PGA TOUR. He leads the team that builds new capabilities and optimizes the TOUR's fan-facing digital portfolio; including PGATOUR.com, mobile apps for iOS and Android, and tournament-specific digital experiences. He started with the PGA TOUR in December 2018. Prior to joining the PGA TOUR's digital team, Eric led teams that built digital products for eCommerce, mobile apps, digital advertising and brand marketing.
Eddie HEARN Group Managing Director MATCHROOM SPORT
Group Managing Director | MATCHROOM SPORT
One of the World's best-known sports promoters, Eddie Hearn heads up the Matchroom Boxing operation in the UK and USA, putting on world-class shows from the Mecca of Boxing Madison Square Garden in New York, to breaking attendance records at Wembley Stadium in London. Eddie boasts an unrivalled stable of talent that includes Heavyweight icon Anthony Joshua OBE and many more. He landed boxing's first ever $1bn deal in May 2018 as Matchroom and streaming giant DAZN announced plans of their bold new move into the States.
Ken KERSCHBAUMER Executive Director, Editorial SPORTS VIDEO GROUP
Executive Director, Editorial | SPORTS VIDEO GROUP
Ken Kerschbaumer is executive director, editorial services, of the Sports Video Group and SVG Europe. He has been writing about how sports networks and leagues use video and audio technology to deliver a quality TV experience since 1991 when began his career at Television Broadcast magazine and TVB Europe.
In 1998 he was named editor of Digital Television magazine before joining Broadcasting & Cable in 2000 as senior editor, technology.
He left Broadcasting & Cable in 2005 to begin SVG. Today the organisation has a global presence as it supports advances in sports content creation and distribution.
Amikam KRANZ VP Media Sales & Operations INFRONT SPORTS & MEDIA AG
VP Media Sales & Operations | INFRONT SPORTS & MEDIA AG
Amikam (Kimi) Kranz oversees Infront's Media Sales & Operations unit, handling responsibility for all group-wide media sales and operational work. The international sales team utilises its extensive market knowledge and network to ensure rights holders find the best suited media platform, while the operations team leverages competencies across the group to deliver the best service to those media clients once deals are closed. Kimi joined Infront in 2004 as a member of the FIFA legal team. Through progressively senior roles in the football, summer sports and winter sports units, Kimi has developed comprehensive expertise of the media rights landscape for numerous sports federations, leagues and events. In his most recent position as Senior Director of Winter Sports, he was responsible for all HQ winter sports media properties and co-head of the media sales group worldwide. In addition, Kimi established Infront's Centre of Innovation in 2016.
Trained as a solicitor, he holds a Master of Law (LL.M.) from University College of London.
José Luis KRUYFF SVP Broadcast/OTT Americas MPP GLOBAL
José Luis KRUYFF
SVP Broadcast/OTT Americas | MPP GLOBAL
José Luis Kruyff is SVP at MPP Global for Broadcast/OTT and Sports in the Americas.
He was born in Mexico City and has an engineering degree from the National Polytechnic Institute. He has extensive experience in the technology field in companies like Hawk-Eye Innovations, deltatre, Microsoft, AT&T and Telefónica, among others.
Jose enjoys working on technology solutions for sports, is actively involved in youth soccer in Florida and supports HISPA to inspire middle and high school students to stay in school and achieve their dreams.
Devi MAHADEVIA Director of Emerging & Digital Sports Partnerships FACEBOOK
Director of Emerging & Digital Sports Partnerships | FACEBOOK
Devi Mahadevia is Facebook's Director of Emerging and Digital Sports Partnerships, where she is leading the effort to help established and rising sports properties build engaged, digital-first communities. Devi's journey through the sports world, including stops at the NFL and NHL, has fueled her present mission to harness the power of sports to bring people together. She holds an MBA from Wharton and a BS from the University of Maryland.
Jason MILLER SVP & Head of Properties EXCEL SPORTS MANAGEMENT
SVP & Head of Properties | EXCEL SPORTS MANAGEMENT
Jason Miller is an SVP and the Head of Properties at Excel Sports Management. Jason leads Excel's efforts in third-party commercial sales, naming rights, marquee partnerships, sponsorship strategy and commercialization services for leagues, teams, venues and other sports properties. He has quickly helped Excel establish a foothold in the soccer industry, most recently supporting LaLiga's commercial expansion into North America and also exclusively representing the newest MLS franchise, Austin FC, in their search for a first ever stadium naming rights and front of shirt sponsor.
Mahdi is the Director of Sales at Vimeo. He leads the fastest-growing division of the business, with a focus on helping media companies monetize and grow their audience through Vimeo's OTT and live streaming solutions.
With over seven years of online video technology experience, Mahdi was an early employee at Livestream.com, which was acquired by Vimeo in 2017. Prior to residing in New York for the last four years, he worked in London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.
In his role as Senior Vice President, Sales Americas, Brad is responsible for leading current operations within North America and South America to drive overall strategy and regional growth for Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist. He has deep experience working in complex environments across the cable, Telco and broadcasting industries. Previously, Brad served as Vice President, MSO Lead for Nokia. He is based in Denver, Colorado.
Bruno PARREIRAS Brazil Division Country Manager WTVISION, INC.
Brazil Division Country Manager | WTVISION, INC.
Bruno is co-founder of wTVision in 2001 in Lisbon, Portugal.
In 2005, as wTVision Global Sales Director and Business Development, he supported branch offices and regional structures towards internationalization, as Spain, Belgium and UAE.
Since 2011 he is Brazil Division Country Manager, opening a regional branch office and structure in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
wTVision started as a Software House, developing and integrating software technologies for the Live Sports Broadcast Market and providing also turnkey services. Presently wTVision develops its own Solutions with full Integration Architecture with third party technologies ranging from Live Sports, Elections, News and Entertainment Broadcasts up to PCR and MCR Automation Systems among other services as Branding, Consulting, etc. and also turnkey services for Sports, Shows, Elections, MCR and PCR, all around the Globe.
Bruno has a Computer Science Eng. Degree from the Faculdade Ciencias e Tecnologia of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal).
Heidi Pellerano joined Concacaf in February 2019 and is responsible for leading the Commercial division. In this capacity, Pellerano is responsible for developing and managing strategic partnerships to maximize the commercial opportunities of the organization. She has direct oversight of the departments of Business Development, Partnership Marketing, Digital and Emerging Technologies, Media Distribution, and Broadcast Productions. She is also a member of the executive leadership of the Confederation. Prior to Concacaf, Pellerano was an Executive Vice President at Wasserman where she was responsible for leading Wasserman's brands division and multicultural practice.
Jose ROCHA VP Programming & Production DIRECTV LATIN AMERICA
VP Programming & Production | DIRECTV LATIN AMERICA
Jose Platao Rocha is general manager of DIRECTV Sports and vice president of Content Development for DIRECTV Latin America, the leading provider of digital TV in the region, serving more than 13 million customers. He leads DIRECTV Sports' original content production and manages the channel's broad offering of sports broadcasting. Platao has more than 20 years of experience at DIRECTV Latin America, leading production for the broadcast of world sport events such as the soccer World Cups and the Olympic Games.
Ricardo RODRIGUES Head of Business Development, Americas TELSTRA
Head of Business Development, Americas | TELSTRA
Ricardo Rodrigues is the Head of Business Development, Americas, at Telstra Broadcast Services. Ricardo works closely with American sports and media companies to take their content to global markets, and to bring international content back to the Americas, with a focus on high value and live content. Before joining Telstra, Ricardo worked at Electronic Arts (EA), where he led Business Development for the Competitive Gaming group, executing media rights partnerships for FIFA and Madden NFL esports events with broadcasters such as FOX Sports, ESPN and The CW. Prior to this, Ricardo held Business Development and Strategy roles at NAGRA, Nokia and Warner Bros Entertainment.
Phil SCHOEN Sports Journalist BEIN SPORTS NORTH AMERICA
Sports Journalist | BEIN SPORTS NORTH AMERICA
Phil Schoen is regarded as one of the premier voices of soccer in North America. He was the play-by-play announcer for the first MLS match in 1996, three World Cups and countless international matches. Today you can find him calling soccer matches from LaLiga and more on beIN SPORTS alongside Ray Hudson, one of his favorite players growing up, and offering his insights on many of the network's programs. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Miami, Schoen earned a journalism degree from Bowling Green State University. He grew up listening to sports on the radio. He worked at his high school's radio station for fun, but eventually realized sports announcing was his calling. Schoen began pursuing his career in sports broadcasting by working at various radio stations in New Jersey and Ohio before following his love of soccer by working for a minor league team in Texas. A return to broadcasting also led to a move back to South Florida and the start of his television career.
David SPANGLER Vice President Business Development MYQUIZ
Vice President Business Development | MYQUIZ
David is an entrepreneur and business executive with a passion for helping companies solve complex problems by leveraging technology. He currently serves as the Vice President of Business Development for WaveAccess, the parent company of myQuiz, and is responsible for driving strategic growth through partnerships and vertical expansion. David is an avid sports enthusiast and former collegiate football player, and when not behind the desk can be found coaching and mentoring youth sports programs.
Alexander Steinberg's practice encompasses media, corporate and finance matters, including all aspects of content licensing and distribution, sports and media-related corporate acquisitions, ventures and investments, financing transactions, and other matters relating to general corporate practice.
Alexander regularly provides counsel to programming networks and other rights holders across a full spectrum of legal and strategic business matters, including domestic and international affiliation agreements (both with traditional distributors and "over the top" distributors), content distribution and licensing, and distribution via emerging technologies.
Alexander has represented buyers, sellers and sports franchises in all major professional sports leagues. In addition to representing clients in strategic transactional matters, Alexander acts as an advisor to the firm's clients on a wide range of general business law matters.
Angela SUGGS President & CEO FLORIDA SPORTS FOUNDATION
President & CEO | FLORIDA SPORTS FOUNDATION
As President and Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Sports Foundation, Angela Suggs works to support Florida's $57 billion sports industry. Now in her third year, Suggs leads the organization's efforts to assist communities with securing, hosting and retaining sporting events and sports-related business through the Foundation's grant programs; provide participation opportunities in the Sunshine State Games and Florida Senior Games; serve as Florida's leading resource for sport tourism research and facts; assist in the promotion of targeted leisure sports industries in Florida; and assist national and state governing bodies to promote amateur sport development.
Javier Tebas Medrano (San Jose, Costa Rica, 1962), of Spanish nationality, holds a degree in Law from the University of Zaragoza. His involvement in football began in 1993, when he was named president of Sociedad Deportiva Huesca. In 2001, Tebas was elected vice-president of LaLiga, before being named president in April 2013. His tenure as LaLiga president has revolved around three core areas; the introduction of a financial controls system, the collective sale of audiovisual rights and the league's internationalisation, while embracing innovation and data strategies.
Claudia TREJOS Sports Analyst/Commentator DAZN GROUP
Sports Analyst/Commentator | DAZN GROUP
Claudia Trejos, considered one of the most respected Spanish-language broadcasters in sports media, joined Unanimo Sports Radio in September 2019, as a co-host for the weekly show, ¡Sin Filtro! That same year, she become an analyst for DAZN, rounding out her experience as a television, radio and streaming personality.
With over 25 years in the industry, Ms. Trejos is an accomplished and authentic sports expert, journalist and role model for all women and minorities.
Prior to joining ESPN, Trejos worked at Telemundo Network as sports anchor for "Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste," Telemundo's nightly one-hour news magazine show. She also co-hosted NBA Max, the network's NBA highlights show, where she was the first female color-commentator in the league's history.
Matthieu VAN VEEN Chief Revenue Officer THE IRONMAN GROUP
Matthieu VAN VEEN
Chief Revenue Officer | THE IRONMAN GROUP
For over 20 years Mr. Van Veen has worked within the Sports and Entertainment business sector as a senior executive for the world's leading sports & entertainment companies. Today, Mr. Van Veen oversees all of revenue divisions of the World Triathlon Corporation (d/b/a The IRONMAN Group) which includes the IRONMAN series as well as several leading running, cycling and mountain biking series and events. Prior to joining WTC, Van Veen oversaw AEG Sports activities throughout Europe, AEG business in France and was a Senior Director at the National Basketball Association in Paris and New York.
Ray WARREN President NBCUNIVERSAL TELEMUNDO ENTERPRISES
President | NBCUNIVERSAL TELEMUNDO ENTERPRISES
Ray Warren is President of Telemundo Deportes. In this role, Warren oversees NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises' growing sports business and leads its strategy across all its platforms and networks. He is responsible for developing opportunities for both existing franchises and future acquisitions with a keen focus on the FIFA World Cup properties.
Warren joined NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises from NBC Sports, where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of NBC Sports Regional Networks.
His thirty-plus year career spans several senior-level positions at leading advertising and media companies, including serving as President of Carat Media Group Americas, Managing Director of OMD USA, and President and CEO of Raycom Sports. He also held several senior sales positions at ABC Television Network.
Warren serves on the board of Citizens through Sports Alliance, the York College Foundation, the York College School of Journalism and VStar Entertainment Group. He received his bachelor's degree in communications from York College of The City University of New York.