January 31, 2020 | Soho Studios Miami

Bloomberg Power Players Summit


The Bloomberg Power Players Summit brings together dealmakers, risk takers and world-class athletes to discuss the future of the multi-billion dollar global sports industry. From transformative technologies and the shift to streaming to understanding the elite athlete’s competitive edge, we’ll bring you insights, candid conversations and exclusive Bloomberg data on the innovations and trends that will disrupt and dominate the game. Among the topics we’ll explore: How will business leaders capitalize on industry changes? What are the opportunities and challenges of investing in sports? How will the next generation of athletes build their brands in a multi-platform universe?


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January 31 - Friday

12:00 pm

Registration and Networking Lunch

Special Pop-Up Networking Session: Value Beyond the Game

This session will be taking place during the networking lunch. The value of sports extends far beyond the game. Join this pop-up networking segment to connect with other top executives on key challenges facing the sports industry. Topics include:

Proudly Sponsored By Nanotronics:

  • Sustainability
  • Innovating Materials and Manufacturing
  • Sports, Governments and Communities

Discussion Hosts: Matthew Putman, Co-Founder and CEO, Nanotronics; Julie Orlando, Chief Product Officer; James Williams, Chief of Staff, Nanotronics

Proudly Sponsored By Truist Financial:

  • Tackling the Future of Private Wealth

Discussion Host: Jeff Dunn, Head of SunTrust now Truist’s Sports & Entertainment Group

1:30 pm

Welcome Remarks


  • Jason Kelly

    Chief Correspondent, QuickTake, Bloomberg

  • Carol Massar

    Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio

1:35 pm

A New Era in Sports

Real-time data analytics, virtual reality, 5G connectivity and streaming are just some of the technologies drastically transforming the world of sports. At the heart of it all, is the increasing need to capture a new target audience by bringing new experiences to fans without abandoning the traditional core consumers. We’ll discuss how innovation and cutting edge partnerships are increasing fan engagement and reinventing the game for athletes and traditional approaches to the sports business.


  • Kathy Carter

    Chief Revenue Officer, LA 2028, Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Properties

  • George Pyne

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bruin Sports Capital


  • Jason Kelly

    Chief Correspondent, QuickTake, Bloomberg

  • Carol Massar

    Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio

2:00 pm

The Big Bet on Sports

The U.S. Supreme court’s decision to make sports betting legal has had a profound impact on the industry.  We’ll examine what has changed. What kind of mergers and alliance deals are forming as a result of legalization? How are fantasy sports companies getting involved in sports betting? Will sports wagers keep viewers watching?



2:20 pm

The Athlete’s Competitive Edge

The power of a name can only take an athlete so far; so many apply their leadership skills to transition to meaningful careers in business. As more athletes venture into the tech and business world, by either investing in startups or building their own companies, we’ll examine how life lessons learned in sports can set you up for success in business.


  • Najee Goode

    Linebacker, Jacksonville Jaguars, Co-founder and Chief of Fan-Engagement, VEEPIO

  • Ovie Mughelli

    Former All-Pro Fullback, Atlanta Falcons, Founder, Ovie Mughelli Foundation

  • Paul Rabil

    Co-Founder & CSO, Premier Lacrosse League

  • Jay Williams

    Entrepreneur, ESPN Analyst, Former NBA Player


  • Carol Massar

    Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio

2:45 pm

Power Moves: Plays Behind the Game

In this session top NFL team owner Kim Pegula discusses the future of football, fan engagement, and her priorities for the next decade.


  • Kim Pegula

    President & CEO of Pegula Sports & Entertainment, Owner & President of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres


  • Jason Kelly

    Chief Correspondent, QuickTake, Bloomberg

  • Carol Massar

    Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio

3:15 pm

The Shift to Streaming

The future of how we watch sports could drastically change by 2021. When broadcast TV rights expire, will the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB continue with the existing models or will they look to disrupt? Will traditional media companies like CBS, Fox and  ESPN maintain their dominance or will platforms like DAZN, Amazon and Facebook take over this space? If more fans move away from TV and move towards streaming will this be the collapse of the TV ecosystem as we know it? Bloomberg will pinpoint what to anticipate in sports media’s digital transition game.



3:35 pm

Tackling Sustainability through Sports

How can we drive meaningful change for our climate and communities through sports? We’ll convene industry leaders to discuss how they are making sports more inclusive, reducing the environmental footprint of their refreshments, teams and facilities, creating a more sustainable fan experience.



  • Carol Massar

    Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio

4:05 pm

The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations

David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group Co-founder and Co-executive
Chairman, presents a special live taping of his Bloomberg TV show.



  • Stephen Ross

    Chairman and Founder, Related Companies, Miami Dolphins Owner

4:50 pm

Closing Remarks, Cocktails and Networking Reception

6:30 pm

Event Concludes


Kathy Carter

Chief Revenue Officer, LA 2028 Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Properties

Najee Goode

Linebacker, Jacksonville Jaguars Co-founder and Chief of Fan-Engagement, VEEPIO

Al Guido

President San Francisco 49ers

Jason Kelly

Chief Correspondent, QuickTake Bloomberg

Cynthia Marshall

Chief Executive Officer Dallas Mavericks

Carol Massar

Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek Bloomberg Television and Radio

Ovie Mughelli

Former All-Pro Fullback, Atlanta Falcons Founder, Ovie Mughelli Foundation

Kim Pegula

President & CEO of Pegula Sports & Entertainment Owner & President of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres

George Pyne

Founder and Chief Executive Officer Bruin Sports Capital

Stephen Ross

Chairman and Founder, Related Companies Miami Dolphins Owner

David M. Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman The Carlyle Group

John Skipper

Executive Chairman DAZN Group

Kirk Tanner

Chief Executive Officer PepsiCo Beverages North America

Paul Rabil

Co-Founder & CSO Premier Lacrosse League

Jason Robins

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder DraftKings

Erik Schatzker

Editor-at-Large Bloomberg Television

Jay Williams

Entrepreneur, ESPN Analyst Former NBA Player


Founding Sponsor

Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) is a purpose-driven company dedicated to building a better future for its clients, teammates and communities. With 275 years of combined BB&T and SunTrust history, Truist is one of the nation’s largest financial services holding companies offering a wide range of services including retail, small business and commercial banking; asset management; capital markets; commercial real estate; corporate and institutional banking; insurance; mortgage; payments; specialized lending and wealth management. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Truist serves approximately 10 million households with leading market share in many high-growth markets in the country. Truist Bank, Member FDIC. Learn more at Truist.com.

Supporting Sponsor

Nanotronics is an industrial inspection company that has redefined factory control through the invention of a platform that combines AI, automation, and sophisticated imaging to detect flaws and waste in the manufacturing process.

Nanotronics is building New York’s first Smart Factory in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This new facility will allow Nanotronics’ artificial intelligence, researchers, computer scientists, chemists, skilled craftsmen, and physicists to work directly with machinists on the manufacturing floor to develop innovations that will lead partner industries to a smaller factory footprint, producing less waste while bolstering speed from R&D to production. Nanotronics’ new facility is projected to be completed by Q2/Q3 2020 and will serve as the blueprint for modern manufacturing.

Participating Sponsor

Our mission is to grow, strengthen and promote the economic health and vitality of Downtown Miami. As an autonomous agency of the City, the Miami DDA advocates, facilitates, plans, and executes business development, planning and capital improvements, and marketing and communication strategies. We commit to fulfill our mission collaboratively, ethically and professionally, consistent with the Authority’s public purpose. In 2020 we have a particular focus on further developing our Finance and Technology ecosystems.

Ticketing Partner

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Technology Partner


Presenting Partner


Talent Resources Sports (TRS) facilitates a wide variety of athlete engagements including product placement, personal appearances, and long-term brand endorsements. TRS builds event-driven platforms alongside media companies such as Sports Illustrated, Bloomberg, and Turner Sports, at culturally charged moments throughout the year. TRS centers these events around meaningful touchpoints to maximize exposure and participation. TRS works with corporate clients to integrate athlete-driven campaigns into an overall marketing strategy. TRS partners with properties and lifestyle brands to create fully integrated programs that bring brands, athletes, celebrities, and audiences together. TRS also helps launch consumer products as well as being an active venture capital investor in helping develop brands and consumer products. To learn more about Talent Resources Sports, please visit www.talentresourcessports.com.

For Sponsorship Information:

Bloomberg Live works with sponsors to integrate them into the conference, ideally in a way that augments the delegates’ experience and advances each sponsor’s goals. Bloomberg Live can deliver on a wide variety of goals— thought leadership, V.I.P. client treatment, generating borrowed interest via media (print, online, social), introductions to individual delegates, product demo or showcase, branding, use of conference content or content generation, media relations or other objectives.

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