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Vice President, Product Management, Sports, Vizrt
Dr. Remo Ziegler is Vice President, Product Management, Sports at Vizrt. He is responsible for the company-wide sports segment and product strategy.
Remo came to Vizrt from LiberoVision AG, a Zurich, Switzerland-based start-up company which was acquired by Vizrt in 2010. While at LiberoVision Remo’s main focus was on R&D as Head of Research. Remo also held the position of interim European Director of Sales.
Remo has contributed numerous innovations to the broadcasting industry, and he’s constantly leveraging his knowledge gained from different computer graphics and computer vision research labs from around the world.
Chief Technology Officer, PGA European Tour & Ryder Cup Europe
Michael was appointed as CTO for the PGA European Tour in November 2017, and sits on the Executive Leadership Team. His responsibility extends across Business Systems, IT and Digital Infrastructure, Data Management and Scoring Systems, and includes the Official World Golf Rankings. Whilst undertaking a transformation of the technology landscape at the PGA European Tour, two early accomplishments to highlight are the delivery of the technology infrastructure for the world-renowned Ryder Cup 2018 in Paris, and the launch of the new global Website and App in 2019.
Prior to joining the European Tour, Michael was the London 2012 Marketing and Communications Director for BT Global Services, where he was responsible for their award-winning Olympic and Paralympic Games technology and marketing campaign worldwide.
From there he went on in a consultative role to advise Organising Committees and technology sponsors for the Olympic Games, including Rio2016, Pyeongchang 2018 and Tokyo2020, as well as the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, and maintains a status as one of the leading authorities of technology in sport today.
Michael was a former member of the Paralympics Ireland commercial advisory board, remains a member on the executive board of UK Government’s Department for International Trade Global Sports Advisory Council and a business adviser to StreetGames, a British-based sports charity.
Senior Market Analyst, Futuresource Consulting
Chris is the lead analyst for Futuresource’s pro video research. He has a wide range expertise across the areas of video acquisition and live production equipment.
Chris manages Futuresource’s ongoing global market trackers in the pro video portfolio and also contributes insight to strategic market reports that focus on the use of professional video technologies including Futuresource’s recent esports report and forthcoming future of remote production research.