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  • Yahoo! NYC 229 West 43rd Street 11th Floor New York, NY 10036 (map)

A new event from NYC Media Lab, presented by Yahoo Sports and Verizon

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018.

Yahoo NYC
229 West 43rd Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10036

The future of sports will be driven by a convergence of emerging media and communications technologies— from the mobile to the immersive— that together are creating massive new opportunity for nimble media and technology companies in a growing market.

In the decade ahead, sophisticated new video technologies, virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and the promise of ubiquitous 5G wireless connectivity are among the trends that will radically change the way that sports media is created, distributed, consumed and monetized. The consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers estimates the sports market will grow to $78.5 billion in 2021 from an estimated $69.3 billion in 2017.

Sports/Media/Tech will explore the opportunity through a range of presentations, pitches and discussion with leaders from across industry.

The Program

8:00AM. Registration, Coffee and Networking
9:00AM. Sports, media and technology: the decade ahead
2020- the dawn of a new decade. What are the key trends likely to define the next decade in sports media and technology, and how can smart media, technology and sports companies prepare for the future? With Speakers: Evan Silverman, A+E Networks; Geoff Reiss, Yahoo! Sports; Christine Pantoya, NBA; Deepen Parikh, Courtside VC; Christian Guirnalda, Verizon.
9:45AM. Lightning pitches
Short presentations on three startups and technologies reshaping sports
10:00AM. Teams + Fans + Tech
What new technologies enable teams to build affinity with fans and communities and drive broader consumption of sports content? With speakers: Kyle McDoniel, Yahoo! Sports. 
10:30AM. Coffee & Networking Break.
11:00AM. Beyond Human
From new technologies for rendering artificial video to fantasy and e-sports, the future of sports is destined to include more and more machine-derived content. What are the opportunities, and how will these technologies reshape traditional sports? With speakersBarry Bedlan, Associated Press; Claudio Silva, NYU; Jason Xu, Battlefy. 
11:30AM. Glass to Glass
Technologies for capturing, distributing and rendering sports media content are evolving. What is the latest in video and immersive media technology? With speakers: Troy Ewanchyna, NBCUniversal; Saswat Panda, Livelike; Sarah Crennan, Yahoo Sports.  

12:00PM. Lightning pitches II
Short presentations on three startups and technologies reshaping sports
12:15 PM. 5G + Sports
More than a new wireless infrastructure, 5G is a platform for invention. How will this new layer of connectivity change sports? With Speakers: Sundeep Rangan, NYU; Sanyogita Shamsunder, Verizon.
1:00 PM. Lunch & Networking.


Barry Bedlan, Associated Press
Sarah Crennan, Yahoo Sports
Troy Ewanchyna, NBCUniversal
Christian Guirnalda, Verizon
Justin Hendrix, NYC Media Lab
Kyle McDoniel, Yahoo! Sports
Saswat Panda, Livelike
Christine Pantoya, NBA
Deepen Parikh, Courtside VC
Sundeep Rangan, NYU
Geoff Reiss, Yahoo! Sports
Sanyogita Shamsunder, Verizon
Claudio Silva, NYU
Evan Silverman, A+E Networks
Jason Xu, Battlefy

More speakers to be announced soon...

Earlier Event: November 30
Exploring Future Reality 2017
Later Event: May 15
Machines + Media 2018