SVP/GM, Sports Operations
Turner Sports

Why Him? Hong’s been instrumental in leveraging live video and other content and programming for sports ranging from the PGA Championship to the NBA All-Star Game and Western Conference Finals across multiple platforms, giving fans a complete viewing experience.

Oversight: How does Hong assess his portfolio of digital sports properties? “On a macro level, it’s finding the appropriate balance between growing each of the businesses and brands on an individual basis, while also making sure we leverage centralized investments and expertise across the board,” he says. “It’s also one of the biggest opportunities.”

Who Wins A Fight Between Facebook and Twitter? “Facebook in a world where users prioritize their participation and self-expression; Twitter in a world where they prioritize access to those they otherwise might now have access to.”

What You Miss About Analog: “Important conversations were more likely to occur in person and face to face.”

Most Valuable Traits for a Digital Exec: “The ability to be bilingual: strategizing and operating in business terms, but also the ability to understand and communicate in technical terms and with technical team members.”

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