Vice President, Sports Business Development & Innovation
Kevin Lopes is the Vice President, Sports Business Development & Innovation at ESPN, where he leads the ESPN Edge Innovation Center, and identifies and evaluates potential third-party opportunities in advanced technology initiatives like NFT’s and digital immersive development.
Lopes has been with ESPN for 14 years, spending his first 10 years on the programming team where he had been responsible for scheduling and operational oversight of WatchESPN & ESPN3, including 15k+ live digital events, digital collegiate acquisitions and esports programming acquisitions and strategy.
In 2015, Lopes won a Sports Emmy for his contributions to the ESPN 2015 College Football MegaCast.
Prior to ESPN, Lopes worked at the Big East Conference in Providence Rhode Island. He holds a Bachelor’s in Communications from the University of Rhode Island where he serves on the Executive Boards of the Alumni Association and Harrington School of Communications Advisory council.