2012 NBA All-Star Technology Summit: Events Schedule

Events Schedule

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23

  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Tip-Off Reception
    Waldorf Astoria, Grand Ballroom

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24

  • 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
  • Registration for Tech Summit and
    NBA Cares Day of Service
    Breakfast Buffet

  • 8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
  • Welcome

    Ahmad Rashad
    Host & Executive Producer
    One on One with Ahmad Rashad
    NBA TV

    Opening Remarks

    David Stern
    Commissioner
    NBA
  • 8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
  • Panel I: Mobile Content Strategies

    Moderator:
    John King
    Anchor, John King, USA
    CNN
    Panelists:
    • Irving Azoff
      Executive Chairman
      Live Nation Entertainment
    • James L. Dolan
      Exec. Chairman, The Madison Square Garden Co.
      President & CEO, Cablevision Systems Corporation
    • David Levy
      President, Turner Sales, Distribution & Sports
      Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
    • Claude Ruibal
      Global Head of Sports Content
      YouTube
    • Suraj Shetty
      Vice President, Product & Solutions Marketing
      Cisco
    • John Skipper
      President, ESPN
      Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks
    Description:

    The Internet no longer revolves around the PC. Tablets, readers, game devices, smartphones and other connected devices are demanding native strategies, content platforms and business models. What consumption, distribution and monetization patterns are emerging as the device market matures?

  • 9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
  • Break
  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Panel II: The Startup Divide

    Moderator:
    Wolf Blitzer
    Anchor
    The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
    CNN
    Panelists:
    Description:

    Minorities are underrepresented as tech company founders. What is driving the startup divide and how can it be bridged? This panel will examine the culture of tech entrepreneurship along with the opportunities, challenges and potential solutions for people of color and women in founding technology businesses and taking part in founder-level value creation.

  • 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
  • Break
  • 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Panel III: Digital Commerce

    Moderator:
    Poppy Harlow
    Anchor
    CNNMoney.com
    CNN
    Panelists:
    • Steven T. Chiang
      Executive Vice President, Games
      Zynga
    • Mark Cuban
      Author, How to Win at the Sport of Business
      Owner, Dallas Mavericks, 2011 NBA Champions
    • Daniel Gilbert
      Majority Owner, Cleveland Cavaliers
      Founder & Chairman, Quicken Loans
    • Stephen G. Pagliuca
      Co-Owner & Managing General Partner, Boston Celtics
      Managing Director, Bain Capital
    • Michael G. Rubin
      Founder & Chief Executive Officer
      Kynetic
    • Devin Wenig
      President, Global Marketplaces
      eBay
    Description:

    What do people buy online and why? How are companies leveraging new distribution channels and re-engaging their best customers? From traditional goods to ticketing, peer-to-peer sales and virtual goods: this panel gets inside the numbers on marketing, converting and retaining paying customers online.

  • 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
  • Break
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Panel IV: Social Platforms

    Moderator:
    Ernie Johnson
    Studio Host
    Turner Sports
    Panelists:
    • Charles Barkley
      Analyst
      Turner Sports
    • Common
      Recording Artist & Actor
    • Michael J. Dolan
      Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
      IMG Worldwide
    • John Kosner
      Executive Vice President & General Manager
      Digital & Print Media
      ESPN
    • Scott K. McCune
      Vice President
      Global Partnerships & Experiential Marketing
      The Coca-Cola Company
    • Dowson Tong
      Senior Vice President, Internet Services Division
      Tencent
    Description

    How fundamentally have social platforms changed the Internet? So far, they have enabled new methods of content distribution, created an always-on connection between brands and consumers and popularized new digital payment methods. What's next?

  • 12:30 p.m.
  • Summit Concludes

    Boxed Lunches Available
  • 12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Board buses for travel to NBA Cares
    All-Star Day of Service project sites

  • 1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service projects

  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Board buses for return to All-Star hotels