IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 9, 2014) - Paciolan, an industry-leading provider of ticketing, marketing, fundraising and sales automation solutions to more than 500 live entertainment organizations, announced today that Scott O'Neil, Chief Executive Officer of the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils, will deliver a keynote address at its annual PACnet community conference to be held Feb. 9-12, 2014 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach, Calif. O'Neil will deliver his afternoon keynote on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
"It is an honor to be a keynote speaker at PACnet '14 and I look forward to discussing a number of industry topics with the Paciolan community," said Scott O'Neil, Chief Executive Officer of the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils. "PACnet consistently brings together innovative executives and facilitates the collaboration of ideas, concepts and best-practices so that we may better address the challenges and opportunities of running dynamic, live entertainment organizations."
O'Neil was announced as the CEO of the Philadelphia 76ers on July 8, 2013, and is responsible for overseeing every aspect of the team's business operations. O'Neil was also announced as CEO of the New Jersey Devils on Aug. 15, 2013, leading the Devils' business operations, as well as overseeing the Prudential Center and its broad entertainment offerings. Both ownership groups for the 76ers and Devils are led by Josh Harris. O'Neil will also serve as an Alternate Governor for both the Devils and 76ers at the Board of Governors meetings for the respective leagues.
Prior to his current positions, O'Neil served as President of Madison Square Garden Sports, leading some of the most coveted brands in sports, overseeing the business operations of The Madison Square Garden Company's (MSG) three professional sports teams, the New York Knicks, New York Rangers and New York Liberty. O'Neil was the key architect in several of the largest deals in NBA history, resulting in record-setting revenue in sponsorships, tickets and suites. His team signed JPMorgan Chase as MSG's first-ever Marquee Partner and also secured Signature Partnerships with Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, Kia Motors and Lexus, all of which incorporated MSG's sports, entertainment and media assets, as well as those of the transformed Madison Square Garden arena.
O'Neil came to MSG from the National Basketball Association (NBA), where as senior vice president, he oversaw the league's team marketing and business operations. He advised NBA and WNBA teams on ticket sales and service, sponsorship development, and marketing. He also managed the NBA's Canadian business, Relationship Marketing, and the NBA Development League. O'Neil holds a degree in Marketing from Villanova University and M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.
"We are honored to have Scott O'Neil, one of the most accomplished business leaders in professional sports, as a keynote speaker at PACnet '14," said Dave Butler, Chief Executive Officer of Paciolan. "Scott brings a wealth of business and leadership experience, as well as proven strategies and industry expertise that align with a number of themes at PACnet."
PACnet '14 provides educational sessions covering executive trends, social media, consumer marketing, CRM, ticketing, and fundraising, all aimed at helping teams and venues sell more and maximize revenue streams.
Founded in 1980, Paciolan is the leader in venue enablement, powering ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions for leading organizations across North America. Collectively, Paciolan powers over 500 live entertainment organizations that sell over 120 million tickets annually. Primary markets include college athletics, professional sports, performing arts, arenas and museums. Paciolan is a wholly owned subsidiary of Comcast-Spectacor.
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