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Get Ready For iSportconnect’s 2019 Broadcast Masterclass

February 7, 2019

iSportconnect is pleased to announce that the 2019 Broadcast Masterclass will be held on Thursday 4th April at Fieldfisher in the City of London. This event will bring together senior level executives in the industry to focus on new ways for media companies, rights owners and technology partners to prosper, thrive and grow as the digital revolution continues to disrupt the sports broadcasting market.

The speaker lineup will feature:

  • Stephen Nuttall, Managing Director for Production & Media Rights, America’s Cup
  • James Gambrell, CEO, Supponor
  • Jan Olsson, Head of Sports Rights, SVT Sweden
  • Barry Flanigan, Chief Product Officer, COPA90

Stephen has over 30 years of experience working as a senior executive and as a consultant in the sports, media and digital industries. His current role at the 36th America’s Cup is his most notable amongst other roles, including being a Member of Ofcom’s Content Board.

Stephen was the Senior Director for YouTube EMEA for 5 years, after a 10-year-run at Sky, where he held a variety of positions rising to be Group Commercial Director as well as a board member of Team Sky (Sky’s cycling team), Freeview, the National Geographic Channel and A&E (UK).  Before Sky, Stephen was one of four founders of which raised over £125 million in finance and was recognised by The Sunday Times as the best digital business in Europe in summer 2000.

Jay (James) has over 25 years’ experience in operations, finance, technology, strategy development, implementation, turnaround and re-positioning. He works with innovative technology companies and start-ups in the software, technology, new media and telecom sectors to successfully scale businesses on a global basis.

Before joining Supponor, Jay was the CEO of, a company he successfully exited after leading an MBO. Prior to this, he was Executive Chairman of Atego, which he founded after leading an MBO of Artisan Software Tools where he was CEO. Jay has previously also spent time as CEO of Adaptive, an enterprise software company providing the leading repository technology for metadata management, enterprise architecture and business process management solutions for Global 100 financial services companies and governments.

Jay is a Chartered Director with both the UK’s Institute of Directors and the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors. He also has a Doctorate in Business Administration from the International School of Management (Paris, France); an MBA from Baylor University (Texas, USA); and a BSc in Business Administration from the State University of New York.

Jan has been responsible for sports rights at SVT, the Swedish public service broadcaster, for over eight years and is also currently the Vice Chairman of the EBU Sports Committee. Prior to his role at the biggest broadcaster in Sweden, Jan was the General Secretary at the Swedish Swimming Federation.

Barry has more than 20 years of experience building high-growth businesses across media, telecoms & technology sectors, with a particular focus on digital audience strategy and product development. He has worked for and with many leading brands worldwide including News Corp, AOL, Telegraph Media Group, Adidas, Condé Nast and the Guardian – helping them to grow and monetise fan communities built around digital content – before beginning his role at COPA90, one of the world’s most influential football media businesses reaching millions of fans worldwide.

With a maximum of 150 invite-only delegates, iSportconnect provides a media/agency free opportunity to network with influential senior-level sports business executives. We are famous for our intimate and relaxed environment, encouraging ideas exchange and helping to introduce you to the right new connections.

To register your interest in attending the 2019 Broadcast Masterclass, please contact Chloe McCombie at

Invitation Policy: The Broadcast Masterclass is a complimentary event for iSportconnect members who are from governing bodies, sports teams, brands and broadcasters. There is no fee to become an iSportconnect member. No sports agencies, professional service providers & suppliers are allowed.

For limited partnership opportunities, please contact Hugo Millns at



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