Leaders in conversation: the biggest names in the global business of sport sit down (or stand up) with Leaders Editorial Director James Emmett.
Leaders in EDI: Iffy Onuora x The Premier League
In conversation with the Premier League’s first head of equality, diversity and inclusion.Leaders in EDI is a new monthly series covering news, views, comments and debates happening across the diversity space. It also shines a spotlight on the progress being made and the challenges being faced in EDI across sport.For our inaugural episode, we explored the topic of ‘intentional inclusion’, with a man whose role is about those very two words. Former professional footballer and manager, Iffy Onuora, became the Premier League’s first Head of Equality, Diverity and Inclusion last year. The role was created to manage EDI matters at the league, and to encourage and support best practice at the 20 Premier League clubs.The conversation explored how Onuora is implementing purposeful action-based plans that are focused on advancing positive change at one of the world’s largest sports leagues.The Leaders in EDI podcast is part of the Leaders Meet: Diversity Series, delivered in partnership with Meta, which provides a platform for executives within sport to come together to drive diversity across the industry, accelerate the pace of change and inspire the next generation of executives, through thought-leadership events and digital forums. To find out more about the Leaders Meet: Diversity series, please go to https://info.leadersinsport.com/l/856843/2021-04-21/hfhrj
Leaders Broadcast Disruptors Audio Bulletin: 2022 sports media predictions
Leaders Editor-at-large and Head of Content James Emmett and David Cushnan bring you their predictions on the sports broadcast space for 2022Leaders Editor-at-large and Head of Content James Emmett and David Cushnan bring you their predictions on the sports broadcast space for 2022. The Leaders Broadcast Disruptors Audio Bulletin is a new regular podcast for discussion, debate, and exploration around the latest developments in sports content production, distribution and monetisation. On the conversational agenda: -How sports content producers will find alternative ways to seek new audiences, while utilising old methods of monetising existing audiences. -Where we may see an increase in ‘pop-up’ sports broadcast events. -How rights holders will put lockdown learnings into action. -How women’s sport will be used as a crucible for innovation in the sports broadcasting space. -How the Metaverse could factor into the reach of sports broadcast in remote locations. Along with these topics, James and David discuss exciting new developments, causes for concern and some more left-field predictions for the future of sport.
Leaders in Conversation: BBC DG Tim Davie vs AELTC CEO Sally Bolton
An unfiltered discussion between the leaders of the BBC and Wimbledon.Leaders in Conversation is a new series that puts you in the room, fly-on-the-wall style, for a discussion between the most influential leaders in sports and media. Our first episode is with Tim Davie and Sally Bolton, both of whom took the helm at their historic British institutions just over a year ago.Tim Davie became Director-General of the BBC on 1st September 2020. He is the 17th Director-General of the Corporation. Prior to this, Davie was Chief Executive of BBC Studios, the BBC’s principal commercial subsidiary. Responsible for creating and distributing content globally; Davie led BBC Studios from April 2013. Whilst in the role, he oversaw the merger between the BBC’s production arm and BBC Worldwide, the Corporation’s distribution company, and was responsible for an annual turnover of over £1.4billion.Sally Bolton is Chief Executive at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, having previously held the roles of Strategic Planning & Operations Director and Head of Corporate Affairs at the Club. Prior to this, Bolton spent two years as Managing Director of the Organising Committee for the London World Athletic Championships in 2017. Bolton assumed this role having led the team that delivered a highly successful Rugby League World Cup in 2013, a role for which she was recognized with the award of an OBE.In this unmoderated conversation recorded as part of October’s Leaders Week London, the two leaders reflect on the challenges of reforming, modernising and pioneering in what was a fascinating glimpse in to the day-to-day of leading uniquely British establishments.
One Careful Owner: Josh Harris x Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment
In conversation with the billionaire that has ownership interests across the NBA, NHL and Premier League. One Careful Owner is a new series from the Leaders Sport Business Podcast that features exclusive conversations with the people who invest billions into teams. Who have a unique handle on where the industry is going. On media rights. On globalisation. On asset creation. On trading players. On the risks, rewards and the pitfalls. On the pressures and demands. The unique challenges and often downright weird situations that only sports owners have experienced. And all while they’re doing their day job. Our latest guest is Josh Harris, the Co-Founder of Apollo Global Management, one of the world’s largest alternative investment firms. He is also one half of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, which owns the New Jersey Devils, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Prudential Center, the Dignitas esports team and has a stake in Elevate Sports Ventures, which provides venue, ticketing and hospitality solutions across the industry. In a keynote conversation conducted live as part of October’s Leaders Week London, Josh discusses his ownership philosophy, the differences between owning US and UK teams and where he sees brilliant investment potential. He also shares his perspective on the European Super League, the impact Covid has on team owners, changing consumption habits and paints a picture of what it’s really like in the room when team owners get together. Our next sport business conference, Leaders Meet: Qatar 2022, takes place on 28 – 29 November (later this month) and will see global sports industry decision-makers connect, share insight and do business with international sponsors, clubs, leagues and broadcasters involved or investing in Qatar. Visit leadersinsport.com to find out more and to join us in person, or from wherever you are.
Leaders London 2021 - what went down on day two
Behind the scenes at Leaders Week, London.David Cushnan and James Emmett are joined by former FIS General Secretary Sarah Lewis to review the action from day two of an action-packed return to sports industry conferencing at Leaders Week, London.On the agenda:* Contractual flexibility and long-term relationships in sports sponsorship;* The best conference session of any conference in any industry from any time;* 'Proportionality' and reacting to crises, plus other golden gobbets of leadership wisdom;* BBC Director General Tim Davie, Wimbledon CEO Sally Bolton, Purplebricks CMO Ben Carter, Rugby League World Cup CEO Jon Dutton;* Reaching new diverse audiences, and (trying!) to create inclusive environments in sport (and at Leaders);* Techno, techno, techno, techno.
Leaders London 2021 - what went down on day two
Behind the scenes at the Leaders Sport Business Summit.David Cushnan and James Emmett are joined by Nielsen Sports' Samantha Lamberti to review the action from a barnstorming return to face-to-face conferencing at the first day of the Leaders Sport Business Summit in London.On the agenda:* The buzz on the conference floor; and re-learning how to network;* The big themes from the day: change, change, and more change;* The huge momentum behind women's sport as new research indicates that 21% of UK adults follow more women's sport (https://leadersinsport.com/sport-business/leaders-special-report-womens-sport-bouncing-back-from-the-pandemic/) than they did 18 months ago.* HBSE's Josh Harris, Sky Sports' Jo Osbourne, and Unity's Peter Moore;* NFTs, and the new wave of technological innovations sweeping sport and the conference halls;* How evolving consumer habits, new technologies, and creative approaches to monetisation are changing the way we produce and consumer sport.Join us on Thursday for another full day at Leaders, and another live wrap-up show.
I've been a delegate at three of the Leaders in Performance Summits and I'm so glad to see that they've decided to share insights in a podcast setting. I've thoroughly enjoyed the Summits and I'm pumped to listen to the podcasts. Highly recommend their organization!