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Moderator: John Ourand

Reporter, Sports Business Journal

John Ourand has covered all things media for Sports Business Journal since 2006. Before then, he spent 12 years reporting on the media industry in the U.S. and Europe, reporting for such titles as International Cable magazine and serving as editor for outlets including Cable World and CableFAX Daily. His journalism career started in 1990 as a reporter for a Washington Post-owned weekly newspaper based in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Tuesday, October 16

ROUNDTABLE SESSION

The Future Looks Bright:  Examining RSNs and the Road Ahead

Daniel Finnerty, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Spectrum Networks
Ted Griggs, President, Group Leader & Strategic Production and Programming, NBC Sports Regional Networks
Sean McGrail, President & CEO, NESN
Moderator: John Ourand, Reporter, Sports Business Journal
Wednesday, October 17

FEATURED INTERVIEW

Taking the Reins: Leading ESPN into the Next Era of Sports Media & Technology

Jimmy Pitaro, President, ESPN; Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks
Moderator: John Ourand, Reporter, Sports Business Journal

FEATURED SESSION

Storytelling: Content Creation, Documentary Development and Programming

Libby Geist, Vice President & Executive Producer, ESPN Films and Original Content, ESPN
Peter Nelson, Executive Vice President, HBO Sports
Moderator: John Ourand, Reporter, Sports Business Journal