Notable Accomplishments

  • Built the largest fiber-based video and data network in all of sports to transport 12 angles of broadcast-quality video from every game back to Secaucus, NJ to power all content creation and distribution activities nightly.

  • Successfully launched the League’s first cyber-security program with the goal of protecting the NBA technical environment (corporate, broadcast and team & arena) from attack, damage or unauthorized access.

  • Regularly delivered ground-breaking, interactive, data-driven systems to employees and fans.

  • Engaged in numerous insourcing and outsourcing projects in order to take advantage of economies of scale while increasing service performance and user-satisfaction.

  • Moved numerous legacy systems to the cloud.

 

  • Drove the adoption of best practices across the company in the areas of purchasing, use of RFP’s, financial analysis and business planning.

  • Led and participated in numerous resource design initiatives to ensure that the organization was best positioned to meet the company’s strategic goals.

 

  • Aligned closely with Human Resources to design and implement programs that would attract, develop and reward a world-class team that executed the vision globally.

 

  • Served on the arena review committee to ensure the design and build of new NBA facilities met league standards.

 

  • Established strong financial leadership for technology initiatives. Served on the NBA’s Expense and Capital Committee to ensure alignment among all stakeholders.

 

  • Built and maintained strong partnerships with key providers and partners with NBA business units to develop multi-year revenue-producing sponsor relationships with companies such as: SAP, Cisco, Tissot, Verizon, Zayo, KPMG; worth over $75MM to the enterprise annually.

 

  • Partnered with key business executives to build the case and drive executive support for multimillion-dollar initiatives.

 

  • Increased the level of transparency and built a greater level of trust between the IT department and NBA business areas via the creation of business-area steering committees, consistent reporting and increased communications.

©2017 by Michael S. Gliedman.