Olin Sports Business Summit

EVENT SCHEDULE

 

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EVENT SCHEDULE

7:30-8:00 Continental Breakfast                  
                       
8:00-8:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks                
                       
8:15-9:20 All About the Hoops (Facilitated by WashU MBA Candidate, Bryant Powell)        
  * Braden Moore, Philadelphia 76ers….."Applications of Business Analytics for an NBA Team"    
  * Kent Lacob, Santa Cruz Warriors………"Being the GM of a G-League Franchise"  
  * Panel Discussion of NBA and The Gaming Industry (Moderated by Mike Barnes, Anders CPA+Advisors)      
       ** Scott Kaufman-Ross (NBA) and Bill Squadron (Genius Sports)                
9:20-9:30 Short Networking Break                
                       
9:30-10:35 WashU Alum in the Sports Industry (Facilitated by WashU MBA Candidate, Asad Khimani)    
  * Jeroen Van Den Bergh, Endeavor……"Business Intelligence and Merger/Acquisition Integration"  
  * Jared Kleinstein, Fresh Tape Media….."Social Media and The Future of Video Content in Sports"      
  * Sean Wallis of W Partners and Greg Viverito of SeatGeek…………"SeatGeek Stadium: Front Row Seats to the Making of a Naming Rights Deal
                       
10:35-10:45 Short Networking Break                
                       
10:45-Noon Power-Hour of Sports Business Discussion - Part 1            
                       
  10:45-11:20 * Sport Finance Panel (Moderated by Steve Horowitz, Inner Circle Sports)
      ** Sal Galatioto, Galatioto Sports Partners          
      ** Randy Vataha, GamePlan LLC            
                 
  11:25-Noon   * Marketing and Branding Panel (Moderated by Geoff Goldman, Fox Sports Midwest)          
      ** Ethan Brown, Indiana Pacers                
   
  ** Andy Steen, Avaya  
   
      ** Keith Dobkowski, NFL Media                
                       
                       
Noon-12:45 Lunch                    
                       
12:45-1:50 PM If You Build It, They Will Come - Facility Discussions (Facilitated by WashU MBA Candidate, Bryant Powell)  
  * Molly Mazzolini, Infinite Scale……"A Case Study of Brand Integration: Little Caesars Arena"    
  * Brian Mirakian, Populous……………"E-Sports Facilities - The Next Wave"        
  * Alex Rodrigo, St. Louis Blues…….."Phase 2 of Renovations to Enterprise Center"      
                       
1:50-2 PM Short Networking Break and Afternoon Snacks (Ted Drews Ice Cream)            
                       
2-3:15 PM Power-Hour of Sports Business Discussion - Part 2            
                       
  2-2:35 * Storytelling and Crisis Management in Sports (Moderated by Bill Mendel, Mendel Communications)
      ** Jill Bodensteiner, St. Joseph's University        
      ** Melissa Weishaupt, Marketing/Communications Specialist      
      ** Bill Squadron, Genius Sports          
                       
  2:40-3:15  * The Importance of Community Relations (Moderated by Patrick Rishe, WashU)  
      ** Dan Farrell, St. Louis Cardinals          
      ** Steve Chapman, St. Louis Blues          
      ** Mike DeCola, HBM Holdings; General Chairman of 100th PGA Championship          

 

** The Business of Sports program within the Olin Business School has been generously underwritten by the Lacob family.  Joe Lacob is the majority owner of the 2015, 2017, and 2018 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors. **