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6 case studies will help you harness the opportunities of the ‘Future Stadium’ and you’ll go away with practical takeaways to take back and implement at work.
As a senior manager, head of department or director who directly deals with the future of your stadium, you’ll find great opportunities to enhance the match day experience and revenues .
The at-game experience remains the heart of sports' offering and the stadia themselves remain the most valuable assets on the balance sheet. Technology and new fan demands, however, are changing the game
Chief Executive Officer
Henk Markerink is CEO of Amsterdam Arena, responsible for its general management since the opening in 1996. Prior to its opening, he project managed the design and construction of the stadium. In 2014, Henk oversaw a partnership with Huawei to create the largest open-access wireless LAN infrastructure in the Netherlands, making Amsterdam Arena one of the most technologically advanced stadiums in Europe. Henk has also been involved in many other venue-related projects worldwide including Olympic and World Cup Stadiums, currently working on the World Cup projects of Qatar 2022.
Head of Digital Projects and CRM
Benjamin has worked for more than 12 years at FC Bayern Munich and is currently Head of Digital Projects at FC Bayern Munich since 2010. He is responsible for operations, marketing and development of digital projects and since 2014 has also been responsible for CRM.
VP/GM Digital Media
George Scott is a digital media executive with a unique background in Digital Sports and Entertainment. He has been in his role for over 8 years now and heads the digital, social and mobile platform and strategy for the National Football League (NFL) network of club sites. George is currently working to transform the NFL Clubs Digital Network into a leader in consumption, engagement, and monetisation across all platforms. George and his team created the Clubs Digital Summit where they annually host 100+ Club Digital Executives. In addition, he actively mentors young professionals wanting to start a career in sports and entertainment.
Senior Vice President, Field & Technical Operations
With over two decades of experience in sports television, Michael Davies serves as Senior Vice President, Technical and Field Operations, FOX Sports. He manages all day-to-day aspects of live broadcast operations and oversees integration of new and emerging technologies for FOX Sports and FS1, specialising in technical production and innovation for large sporting events. In addition to technical design and oversight, Michael shares oversight FOX LAB, a designed approach to exploring technical partnerships to enhance the viewing experience. FOX LAB has positioned the network at the forefront of technical innovation in sports broadcast, including several high-profile live activations in virtual reality as well as incorporating a high-tech production arsenal for coverage of events such as like the Super Bowl, U.S. Open, World Series and the Daytona 500. Michael has won multiple Sports Emmy Awards for his work with both FOX Sports and HBO including technical team remotes for NASCAR, MLB and NFL coverage and long-form sports programming.
Michael Conley joined the Cleveland Cavaliers as Vice President of Digital in 2013 after leaving Fox Sports where he was Director of Product and Technology. Michael oversees all digital, mobile, web and social media operations, services and marketing efforts for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Lake Erie Monsters, Cleveland Gladiators, Canton Charge and Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavaliers are the first team in the NBA league to natively build the innovative Virtual Reality technology into their official *Cavs mobile app. Working closely with the team’s corporate partnership, ticketing, marketing, operations and activation teams, Michael is also responsible for the continued advancement and monetisation of all digital-related platforms.
Director of Production
Steve joined Sky Sports in 1994 as a junior member of the production team. After working on the launch of Sky’s entertainment football show, Soccer AM, Steve moved into live football production as an assistant producer, and was promoted to director in 1998.
After directing over 1,500 live events throughout his career at Sky, Steve moved into his current role this summer, in which he is responsible for the overall output on Sky Sports. Steve works with the Executive Producers across all sports, as well as key senior personnel from across Sky, to ensure coverage is the best in the business and at the forefront of sports broadcasting.
Head of Revenue Operations
Philippe Margraff is currently the Head of Revenue Operations at UEFA. Philippe has had an extensive career with UEFA since 2001 where he started as Chief Operating Officer for UEFA Marketing and Media Management. In 2008 he then moved on to serving as Commercial Director for over four years before going into his most recent position. Prior to his time at UEFA, Philippe served as Deputy General Counsel for ISL Group for three years before becoming Managing Director at ISL Marketing AG for another three years.
VP - Global Media Distribution
Jeff Marsilio is the Vice President pf Global Media at the NBA. His first role in the NBA was in 2013 when he took the role of Associate Vice President of Global Media. Jeff has been leading the NBA’s drive with Virtual Reality. As he heads this up and deals with all the franchises, his aim at the NBA is to have millions of viewers around the world using Virtual Reality so that they experience what it feels like to have courtside seats without leaving their living room.
Head of Match Operations & Events
Before joining Cricket Australia, Antonia Beggs was a Championship Director at PGA European Tour. Antonia has worked with PGA European Tour since 2004 where she began as an Event Manager before moving onto Assistant Championship Director prior to her current role. She has been accredited for playing an integral part in the success of the 2014 Irish Open at Royal Portrush where she implemented an integrated marketing campaign which aided the Irish Open exceed its footfall target, which has never happened in the history of the tournament before.
Vice President, New Ventures
Sean Kundu is the Vice President of the team’s New Ventures group where he focuses on managing legal and business development for the team’s strategic investment opportunities. He is instrumental in supporting the team’s technology initiatives and, in particular, VenueNext, the company that developed the technology platform powering the Levi’s Stadium mobile application. Sean originally started with the 49ers in 2013, providing legal and strategic advice on setting up people operations for the team’s new entities and ramping up the staff by over tenfold in preparation for opening Levi’s® Stadium. Prior to this, Sean was at Morgan Lewis and Fisher & Phillips, where he represented and counselled Fortune 500 companies in finance, technology and retail industries.