Deputy Director EBU Sport
Eurovision Sport - European Broadcasting Union
Glen Killane is Deputy Director of Sport at Eurovision Sport in Geneva, where he is responsible for all sports rights acquisitions. Eurovision Sport acquires TV and Radio sports rights on behalf of Public Service media organisations from over 50 countries in Europe the Middle East and Africa. The portfolio of events they have includes the FIFA World Cup 2022, The 2021 UEFA Women’s European Championships, The Tour De France, Vuelta Espana and the UCI World Cylcling Championships, World Athletics Championships, European Athletics, International Biathlon Union rights, Austrian Skiing and Swiss Skiing events, FINA World Championships and the European Championships Munich 2022 along with this year’s Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Glen ran Ireland’s largest television company, RTE Television from 2010 until 2016 and was also managing Director of eircom’s OTT pay Sports Channels and IPTV platform. He is a former Football Editor for ITV Sport in London and was Group Head of Sport for RTE from 2004 until 2010.
Managing Director
FIBA Media
Andrew Ryan is the Managing Director of FIBA Media – a long term joint venture between FIBA and DAZN Group set up to manage the production, distribution and commercialisation of FIBA’s premium basketball properties and events including the men’s and women’s Basketball World Cup. Before taking on this role, Andrew was Head of Media Legal and Business Affairs with the International Olympic Committee, advising on commercial media aspects of the IOC’s operations, with a primary focus on both rightsholder broadcast partner relationships and Olympic direct to consumer activities. Prior to that, he spent four years with Perform Group (now DAZN Group) where he was global Head of Legal (Commercial) and was heavily involved in the development and launch of the “DAZN” sports streaming service. Andrew has spoken at both domestic and European conferences and seminars on matters involving the sports media sector. He has also published a number of articles on the sector, including a comprehensive analysis of direct to consumer approaches by sports which was highlighted by Leaders last year as a must-read on the topic. Away from work, he was previously an independent director of Basketball England and the Head of Fundraising and Corporate Partnerships for UK charity Cricket Without Boundaries, and competes in a diverse array of sports including cricket, curling and ice swimming.
Sports Reporter
Deutsche Welle
Jonathan Crane has been working in broadcasting for more than a decade. He's currently a news and sports reporter for Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster, based in Berlin. Prior to moving to Germany in 2017, he had spells working for France 24 and Eurosport in Paris, and Reuters and Channel 4 News in London.
Public speaker, moderator & journalist
Deutsche Welle
California native Kres Harrington earned his public relations degree at Georgia State University. Starting his career as a journalist in 2002 with AFN, Kres honed his skills over a four year period in South Korea and Germany.
New Media Department Director
TV JOJ
TV Content Manager
Slovak Telekom & T-Mobile Czech Republic
Andrej Miklánek, born in 1972, Slovakia, TV content manager at Slovak Telekom (Slovakia) and T-Mobile (Czech Republic). Managing entire content portfolio including linear, non-linear, OTT and VoD content for all distribution platforms.
Senior Director Strategic Marketing & Corporate Development
FC Schalke 04
In his leadership role as Senior Director Strategic Marketing & Corporate Development, Torsten Wirwas is directly reporting to the Managing Board of FC Schalke 04. He is responsible for Strategic Brand Management, Consumer Marketing, digital transformation processes and international expansions of the club. Torsten looks back at almost 25 years of years of experience in communication, working across major sports events such as FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro, UEFA Champions League, F1 and the Olympics. He joined Schalke 04 from M&C Saatchi Sport&Entertainment - globally one of the most creative sponsorship agencies in the market.
Founder & CEO
Onefootball
Lucas von Cranach is the founder and CEO of the world’s leading football media platform, Onefootball. Driven by his enthusiasm and passion for football, he founded the company back in 2008 with the aim to provide fans with the go-to source for football content on a mobile device. Onefootball was the first sports app and among the first 1,000 apps ever to be released in the App Store, and, since then, has grown to become a reference model in the mobile platform business worldwide. The company now has 220 employees at its headquarters in Berlin and regional offices in London, New York, Mexico City and São Paulo. The Onefootball app has been awarded several times, most recently in 2017, as the best app product by Apple and Google.
Content Manager
A1 Hrvatska
After 15 years working on national TV stations as commentator, editor and show host, Saša was co-owner of TV production company before starting career in telco business. 2 and a half years ago Saša joined A1 Telekom Group which acquired UEFA Champions league rights. A year later he started to lead A1 Content department.
Communication Director
Ligue Nationale Rugby
I was born in Nantes (France) raised in Princeton (USA) and Lyon (France). Sports lover, I had a decent amateur career in Tennis and Rugby. I have been working in the entertainment business since 20 years, with 5 years as marketing product manager for video games (Atari, Wanadoo) and 15 years in both the sports equipment industry and sports event organisation.