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BBC leader examines the future of digital sport

Thu 21st Jul 2011 | Football Industry Events

Ralph Rivera, Director of Future Media at the BBC, and the man shaping the corporations digital media strategy, will be speaking to an invitation only audience of 250 digital experts from brands, rights holders and agencies, at the inaugural Leaders in Digital Sport being hosted at Chelsea FC on 6th October as part of the Leaders Sports Summit.

Rivera has extensive experience in global digital media, and was appointed Director of Digital Media in November 2010 before being promoted to Director of Future Media in March 2011 reporting directly to the BBC's Director-General, Mark Thompson. He will provide a fascinating insight into the BBC's interactive services, plans for coverage of the 2012 Olympics and will examine how social, interactive and non linear developments in media will be relevant for sports organisation and their fans. 

Ralph joined the BBC from Major League Gaming in New York, where he was responsible for product development for the largest professional video game league in the world. Prior to that, he ran AOL's Games and Latino businesses, oversaw the expansion of AOL's international web presence and launched the social gaming platform games.com.

Rivera joins a number of world class speakers including recently announced Peter Moore, President, EA Sports with the conference programme available from www.leadersindigitalsport.com or by e-mailing digitalsport@leadersinevents.com

Leaders in Digital Sport takes place within the Leaders Sports Summit, a coming together of 5 leading conferences including Football, Sponsorship, Performance and the business of Horse Racing, over 5th and 6th October at Chelsea FC.  For more information visit www.leadersinevents.com, contact enquiry@leadersinevents.com or call +44 (0) 207 042 8666.

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