ISE 2023 Announces Stephen Nuttall as Third Keynote Speaker

Stephen Nuttall, joins Epic Games, BK Johannessen and Fran Chuan of InnoQuotient to complete the keynote lineup for ISE 2023.

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ISE has announced Stephen Nuttall, sailing race’s head of television, as the third and final keynote speaker for ISE 2023. The event will take place from Jan. 31, 2023 through Feb. 3, 2023. The announcement comes as the established sailing competition, the America’s Cup prepares to take place in Barcelona in October 2024.

Nuttall’s keynote will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Room CC5.1 on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. The keynote will cover the challenging aspects of live broadcasting one of the most spectacular and difficult sporting endeavors in the world. In the keynote, attendees will get to hear first-hand how the team tackles planning, filming, editing and broadcasting live from the moving surface of the sea, in unpredictable — often harsh — weather conditions.

They will also discover how the stringent requirements for accuracy in all elements of racing are met. This ranges from the various sensors and imaging systems to precise measurements for the umpires. Nuttall will also shed light on the innovative technologies and the collaborative effort involved in broadcasting the sailing competition to a global audience.

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An Experienced Speaker

Stephen Nuttall headshot.According to ISE, Nuttall has over thirty years’ experience working as a senior executive and as a consultant in the sports, media and digital industries. His experience also includes being senior director for Google/YouTube in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and group commercial director of Sky.

In 2011, he founded First Decide to help sports and entertainment businesses advantage of the opportunities created by changes in the media industry driven by technological innovation. First Decide clients include the sports-rights holders (such as the 36th America’s Cup), broadcasters and private-equity investors.

Nuttall is also a member of Ofcom’s Content Board. He has an MBA from SDA Bocconi in Milan and from UCLA. Nuttall also holds a degree in Applied Physics from the University of Nottingham. Additionally, he is the deputy chair, vice president for engagement and a council member of the British Science Association (BSA). The BSA is a charity founded in 1831 that popularizes the role of science in U.K. society.