The 2019 panel and speakers lineup (tentative) for RTBC – 2019:

Agenda – Panel and Speakers – 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

These are topics for RTBC – 2019:

9:15 – 10:00 A.M. Session I – Marketing Agencies

  • Jordan Bressler | President | TSMGI
  • Jessica Fickenscher | SVP | Speedway Motorsports
  • Richard Varner | CFO | MotoAmerica
  • Ruthie Culbertson | VP – Business Development | Experiential Events Group

10:00 – 10:45 A.M. Session II – Driver Development

  • Steve Hoinville | Managing Director | Motum Simulation
  • Jim Leo | President | PitFit Training

10:45 – 11:00 A.M. Morning Break

11:00 – 11:30 A.M. Session III – Facility Security

  • Jason Dierdorff | Owner | Ascension Protective Services
  • Aaron Hmel | Director of Operations | PittRace
  • John Kindervag | Field CTO | Palo Alto Networks


11:30 – 12:30 P.M. Session IV – Racing Toward the Future – Driving Innovation through the Indy Autonomous Challenge

  • Doug Boles | President | Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Stefano de Ponti | CEO | Dallara USA
  • Matt Peak | Director of Mobility | Energy Systems Network
  • Rob Prucka | Professor | Clemson University – ICAR
  • Ralph Sheheen | President | Turn 3 Media
  • John Warniak | Vice President | SEMA

12:30 – 1:30 P.M. Lunch – Keynote Speaker

  • Lyn St. James – President | LSJ Racing

1:30 – 2:15 P.M. Session V – Track Operations

  • Chris Blair | EVP / GM | World Wide Technology Raceway
  • David Hyatt | President | Iowa Speedway
  • Kurt Johnson | President | Total Venue Concepts
  • AJ Moore | General Manager | Lake Erie Speedway


2:15 – 3:00 P.M. Session VI – Ticketing and Electronic Waivers

  • Keale Blache | EVP | Ticket Socket
  • Lauri Eberhart | Attorney | Apollo Sports Law Group
  • Clay Harshaw | Asst. Professor | Winston-Salem State University


3:00 – 3:15 P.M. Afternoon Break

3:15 – 4:00 P.M. Session VII – Broadcasting and Streaming

  • Cristina Cordova | Executive Director of Digital | World Racing Group
  • Michael Levy | VP – Global Rights Acquistion | FloSports
  • Joe Tripp | CEO | Turn 3 Media

4:00 – 4:45 P.M. Session VIII – Media

  • Bones Bourcier | Columnist | SPEED SPORT
  • Ralph Sheheen | President | Turn 3 Media

4:45 P.M. Networking Reception