The Evolution of the Fan
Friday, February 21, 2013


The 2013 Sports Symposium focused on evolving consumer experiences in the sports marketplace.  Panels composed of executives from teams, leagues, and sports media outlets as well as law partners with prominent sports practices addressed the business and legal challenges faced by the industry in each of three media contexts: the Stadium Experience, the Television Experience, and the Internet Experience.  Ken Hershman, President of HBO Sports, presented a keynote address on cutting edge efforts to meet the demands of the modern sports fan.


PANEL #1 – The Stadium Experience
Jim Holzman, Founder & CEO, Ace Ticket
Len Komoroski, CEO, Cleveland Cavaliers
Jeff Miller, VP & Chief Security Officer, NFL
Jon Oram, Parner, Proskauer Rose


PANEL #2 – The Television Experience
Ed Durso, EVP of Administration, ESPN
Brett Goodman, SVP, NBC Olympics/NBC Sports
Tom Ward, Partner, WilmerHale
Ed Weiss, General Counsel, Red Sox and NESN


KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Ken Hershman, President, HBO Sports


PANEL #3 – The Internet Experience
Mary Braza, Partner, Foley & Lardner
Anthony D’Imperio, VP, IMG
Scott Doyne, VP, NBA Digital/Turner Sports
Lauren Fisher, VP & General Counsel, SB Nation/Vox Media
Lucia McKelvey, EVP, Top Rank & Manny Pacquiao’s Deal Agent