Agenda

Thursday, September 14, 2017

7:00 AM

REGISTRATION OPENS / CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST


7:30 AM

CAREER BREAKFAST (Special Session)

Storytelling in Sports: How to Grow Professionally and Personally
Join industry executives as they share their insights on the best strategies for advancing your career. Topics will include the importance of networking, mentor/mentee roles and how to seek out the best opportunities within your company for growth. You will hear from ASHLEE HUFFMAN, General Manager - CSM Sport & Entertainment; MORANE KEREK, Chief Financial Officer - USOC; RENEE TIRADO, VP, Talent Acquisition - MLB; Head of Diversity & Inclusion - MLB, MLB Advanced Media and MLB Network; RONNIE TUCKER, Senior VP, Marketing & Digital - New York Road Runners and MARY WITTENBERG, CEO, Virgin Sport. Guest Moderator: LEN PERNA, President & CEO, Turnkey Sports & Entertainment.

8:20 AM

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

8:30 AM

FROM THE C-SUITE: ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW

CHRISTINE DRIESSEN, Executive VP & CFO - ESPN

9:00 AM

WOMEN'S SPORTS 2017: INVESTMENT, OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

During this discussion, panelists will look at the current status, investment, opportunities and challenges facing women’s sports from a participation, engagement, growth and commercial perspective. You will hear from AMANDA DUFFY, Managing Director, Operations - NWSL; MIKE GOLUB, President, Business - Portland Timbers & Thorns; ROBIN HARRIS, Executive Director - The Ivy League; and JAY PARRY, COO - WNBA. Guest Moderator: MAGGIE GRAY, Lead Anchor, Sports Illustrated/SI.com video.

9:40 AM

IDEAS THAT MOVE US FORWARD

In this session, you'll hear from: PAM HARRIS, CMO - Blue Man Productions; BENITA FITZGERALD MOSLEY, CEO - Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA; DEIRDRE GANUN LESTER, Global Head of Brand Partnerships - Whistle Sports; and ANN WELLS CRANDALL, Chief Marketing Officer - Big East Conference.

10:05 AM

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

10:30 AM

FROM THE C-SUITE: ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW

WENDY CLARK, CEO - DDB North America. Guest Moderator ERIC FERNANDEZ, Co-Founder & Partner - PCG SportsDesk

11:00 AM

TRAILBLAZERS IN SPORTS: HOW TWO WOMEN BROKE THROUGH BARRIERS IN THEIR CAREERS

Breaking down barriers in sports — whether race or gender — take a certain kind of person and a particular mindset. This discussion with JUSTINE SIEGAL — the first woman to coach for a major league organization — and LAUREN HOLTKAMP — one of the first women to referee full time for the NBA — will discuss their career paths to this point, the challenges they’ve faced and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. Guest Moderator: MAGGIE GRAY, Lead Anchor - Sports Illustrated/SI.com Video.

11:30 AM

2017 GAME CHANGERS HONOREES RECOGNITION

12:00 PM

LUNCHEON

1:30 PM

SNEAK PEEK

Battle of the Sexes: Behind the Scenes Sneak Peek and Q&A with ILANA KLOSS, CEO/Commissioner - Mylan World TeamTennis. Moderator: DAN KAPLAN, Staff Writer, SportsBusiness Journal.

1:40 PM

NEGOTIATING IN LIFE, NEGOTIATING YOUR CAREER

Whether applying for your first job, “throwing your hat in the ring” for a promotion, or becoming a candidate for the C-suite, everyone can use some guidance on how to negotiate. MICHELLE WILSON, Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer - WWE, will offer insights on navigating your way through the process. Moderator: DAN MANNIX, President & CEO - LeadDog Marketing Group.

2:00 PM

FROM THE C-SUITE: ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW

LINDA YACCARINO, Chairman, Advertising Sales and  Client Partnerships - NBCUniversal. Moderator: JOHN OURAND, Staff Writer, SportsBusiness Journal/SportsBusiness Daily.

2:30 PM

WORKFORCE 2025: DIVERSITY, TECHNOLOGY, INTELLIGENCE

Corporate diversity and inclusion. The influx of millennials. The growing role of artificial intelligence. These are only a few of the factors that are reshaping the workplace as we know it. Guest Moderator DELISE O'MEALLY, Executive Director - National Consortium for Academics and Sports, will dive into a conversation featuring SANDY CROSS, Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion - PGA of America; JOANN NEALE, Chief Administrative & Social Responsibility Officer - Major League Soccer; KARIN NELSEN, VP, Legal and HR - Minnesota Vikings; and NZINGA SHAW, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer & Senior VP, Community - Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena.

3:30 PM

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

4:00 PM

FROM THE C-SUITE: ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW

KIM PEGULA, Owner & CEO - Pegula Sports and Entertainment; Co-Owner - Buffalo Bills & Buffalo Sabres

4:30 PM

LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP

In this featured session, a cross-section of senior executives will expand upon and discuss some of the key areas that resonated over the course of the day. And they will share insights and lessons in leadership they have learned along the course of their careers. You will hear from VAL ACKERMAN, Commissioner - Big East Conference; DAWN APONTE, Chief Football Administrative Officer, Football Operations - NFL; JILL GREGORY, Senior VP & CMO - NASCAR; and DANIELLE MAGED, Executive Vice President, Global Solutions - Fox Networks Group, led by Guest Moderator HANNAH STORM, Anchor - ESPN, President - Brainstormin Productions, and President - Hannah Storm Foundation.

5:15 PM

NETWORKING RECEPTION

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