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The Sports Career Conference

presented by Steinberg Sports and Entertainment

Saturday, October 7, 2017
The W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills Hotel
930 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024


8:30am to 9:00am – Registration

9:00am to 9:10am – Welcome – Chris Cabott, COO, Steinberg Sports and Entertainment

9:10am to 9:30am – Keynote Address – Leigh Steinberg, CEO, Steinberg Sports and

9:30am to 10:30am – Sports Media Panel – Jacob Ullman, Senior Vice-President of
Production and Talent Development, FOX Sports; Liz Habib, Sports Anchor/Host FOX 11
News; Michael Mandt, Executive Producer of Original Content, NFL Network; Sam Farmer,
Sportswriter, Los Angeles Times; LaTroy Hawkins, Color Commentary Talent, Minnesota
Twins Television, and TuneIn MLB Radio; Moderator – Leigh Steinberg, CEO, Steinberg
Sports and Entertainment

10:30am to 10:45am – Break

10:45am to 11:45am – Careers with Teams Panel – Naomi Rodriguez, Vice-President of
External Affairs and Community Relations, Los Angeles Dodgers; Jennifer Vining-Smith,
Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, UCLA Athletics; Quinton Owens, Vice-
President of Premium Sales and Service, Los Angeles Chargers; Aaron LeValley, Vice-
President of Digital Strategy & Analytics, Los Angeles Kings; Chris Klein, President, Los
Angeles Galaxy; Marcus Banks, Associate General Counsel, Los Angeles Clippers;
Johnathan Franklin, Director of External Affairs and Community Relations, Los Angeles
Rams; Moderator – Chris Cabott, COO, Steinberg Sports and Entertainment

11:45am to 12:00pm – Break

12:00pm to 1:00pm – Integration of Sports and Brand Marketing Panel – John Fuller, CEO,
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (Sponsor of UCLA Athletics, the Los Angeles Clippers and Los
Angeles Kings); Sennai Atsbeha, Brand Marketing Director, Nike; Daryl Murphy, Corporate
Partnerships Director, Los Angeles Dodgers; Moderator – Amanda Gunville, Vice-President
of Business Development, Steinberg Sports and Entertainment

1:00pm to 1:30pm – Buffet Lunch on the W Terrace

1:30pm to 2:00pm – The Future of Biometrics in Sports – Avi Lasarow, CEO, DNAFit

2:00pm to 3:00pm – Sports Performance Panel – Adam Farrand, Vice-President of Pro/Elite
Sports, EXOS; Jim Huether, CEO, Hyperice Inc.; Gary Cablayan, CEO, EVO Sports Training
(Trainer of NFL Combine 40-yard dash record holder John Ross); Avi Lasarow, CEO,
DNAFit; Moderator – Matt Steinberg, Director of Football Operations and Media, Steinberg
Sports and Entertainment

3:00pm to 3:15pm – Break

3:15pm to 4:15pm – Sports Technology Panel – Brian Cavallaro, Chief Content Officer,
Mandt Virtual Reality; Richard Gillam, CEO, Direct Sports Network; Jared Darensbourg,
Panasonic Media Entertainment; Roberta Perry, Vice-President of Business Development,
Edwards Technologies; Martin Blencowe, Co-Founder, Cameo; Moderator – Mark Francis,
Vice-President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships, Steinberg Sports and Entertainment

4:15pm to 4:30pm – Break

4:30pm to 5:30pm – Sports Film and TV Panel – Charlie Ebersol, Chairman, The Company
(Producer – ESPN’s 30 for 30: This Was the XFL); Lucas Smith, Executive VP of Production
and Development, Endgame Entertainment (Producer – Last Chance U); Mark Ciardi, CEO,
Apex Entertainment (Producer/Director – The Rookie, Invincible, Million Dollar Arm); Mike
Tollin, Co-Chairman, Mandalay Sports Media (Producer/Director – Arli$$, Coach Carter,
Undrafted); Moderator – Leigh Steinberg, CEO, Steinberg Sports and Entertainment