Innovation tends to thrive around two entertainment video categories ... one of them being sports. Heads-up, sports fans: What if you could make a video mashup of your fantasy sports teams, using only data points, and in less than a minute? How about personalized game highlights that steer you directly to any replays that happened in The Big Game? Or -- your own sports oracle, tracking every game that's on, which pings you when something big happens on a different channel? All of this will unfold on the Imagine Park stage. Bonus: What's a sports fanatic session with out a sports enthusiast of a host?
Andrew Walworth, Grace Creek Media
"Turning Big Data into Personal TV Reports - Automatically and At Scale"
Brian Ring, Thuuz Sports
"Automated Sports Highlight Reels - More Depth, More Personalization, More Real Time"
Matt Wildrick, Rovi Corporation
"Sports Metadata - Creating an Immersive Experience for the Sports Fanatic"
Stewart Schley, Principal, Stewart Schley Content, LLC
Brian Ring is Head of Product Strategy & Business Development for Thuuz Sports, a Silicon Valley media technology company that is re-inventing sports television for both casual and avid sports fans alike. Brian has a 15-year track record of defining, building and selling innovative video & TV technologies. Throughout this period, he has been focused on developing front-end viewer experiences and back-end software infrastructure that can enable pay TV operators, programmers and content owners to offer advanced television experiences.
Stewart has been reporting about media and technology subjects for more than 20 years, for publications including Multichannel News, CED Magazine and Kagan World Media. He was the founding editor of Cable World magazine; the author of Fast Forward: Video on Demand and the Future of Television; and the co-author of Planet Broadband with Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini. Stewart is a contributing analyst to One Touch Intelligence.
Andrew Walworth is founder and CEO of Grace Creek Media, and owner of Sportskool Networks. Grace Creek Media is a US-based television production and distribution company. The company creates original content and develops video-based media projects for domestic and international distribution.
Matt Wildrick leads Rovi's global sports content and engineering teams, overseeing the design and development of sports products and services. Wildrick is primarily responsible for ensuring that metadata solutions around sports content continue to innovate and drive viewership and engagement across various consumer segments and device types.