TV Technology’s ‘The Watch List’ 2020

In an {industry} the place content material is king, the folks behind the digicam chargeable for creating and delivering the content material are sometimes the “unsung heroes” of the present. As most viewers know, it takes a military of individuals to supply and ship the most effective in tv immediately. This yr, we had been reminded of their important roles when COVID-19 compelled media corporations to adapt and improvise to the brand new regular of social distancing. “The present should go on” took on an entire new that means.The Complete 2020 Watch ListFortunately our {industry} was already properly on the highway to IP and cloud, and these capabilities have vastly improved the pliability and effectivity required to supply by distant. This yr supplied the “trial by hearth” that validated these instruments that can influence the path of our {industry} for years to return. Below, TV Technology focuses on the people who find themselves making a distinction in media know-how, from acquisition to supply and all over the place in between. These are the “ones to look at.”1. Madeleine Noland, President, Advanced Television Systems Committee2. David Mazza, Senior VP and Chief Technical Officer, NBC Sports Group and NBC Olympics3. Aaron LaBerge, Executive VP & Chief Technology Officer, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution4. Grant Petty, Founder and CEO, Blackmagic Design5. Werner Vogels, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Amazon Web Services6. Poppy Crum, PhD, Chief Scientist, Dolby Laboratories, Adjunct Professor, Stanford University7. Joe Inzerillo, CTO, Direct-to-Consumer Group, Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution, The Walt Disney Co.8. Brinton Miller, Executive Vice President-Technology Strategy & Architecture, Discovery Inc.9. Lisa Pedrogo, VP, N.Y. Engineering and Strategic Initiatives, WarnerMedia Global Broadcast Technology Services10. John Mailhot, CTO & Director of Product Management, Infrastructure & Networking, Imagine CommunicationsMark Aitken 11. Mark A. AitkenSVP of Advanced Technology, Sinclair Broadcast Group, President, ONE Media 3.0Aitken joined SBG in 1999 and is chargeable for improvement and deployment of next-gen applied sciences akin to ATSC 3.0. He leads Sinclair’s ONE Media 3.0 and is a board member of Saankhya Labs. Aitken is also a member of the AFCCE, IEEE and SMPTE and lively participant in NAB, ATSC and different {industry} organizations. He is a recipient of a number of awards from Broadcasting & Cable, ATSC, TV Technology and NAB.David Ross 12. David RossCEO, Ross VideoSince Ross joined the corporate in 1991, it has grown into a worldwide firm with 900 staff making greater than 15 acquisitions previously 11 years. Along with dwell manufacturing merchandise and options, Ross is now a full service packager creating content material, working a fleet of eight vans, 4 flypacks and a brand new $4M studio. The firm’s tech improvements has led to Ross receiving many awards, honors and levels together with an Emmy together with his identify on it.Paul Shen 13. Paul ShenCEO, TVU NetworksShen has 35 years within the TV {industry}. He’s a serial entrepreneur who has based and constructed revolutionary corporations concentrating on digital and IP-based video. Throughout his profession, he’s been concerned in growing HD video requirements, ATSC, MPEG and video compression requirements. He constructed TVU to assist lead the evolution of the media provide chain by delivering revolutionary transmission applied sciences and data-driven workflows that use AI.Richard Duke 14. Richard DukeChief Cloud Solutions Architect, AvidDuke is chargeable for serving to prospects “cloudify” their workflows and infrastructure utilizing Avid’s industry-leading instruments, together with the Nexis storage platform, Media Central options and Avid’s Creative Editing instruments. Duke has been working within the movie and broadcast {industry} for greater than 20 years, and has developed and deployed a few of the most industry-leading options in private and non-private clouds.Glen Levine 15. Glen LevinePresident, NEP U.S. Broadcast ServicesLevine is a frontrunner within the tv broadcast {industry} with greater than 35 years of expertise in engineering and administration. He joined NEP in 2000, changing into president in 2014. Levine’s constructive influence at NEP is mirrored in his profitable integration of key companies to create NEP U.S. Broadcast Services, and in his artistic enterprise methods. Known as a down-to earth, get-it-done chief, Levine oversees a few of the greatest occasions worldwide and a group of greater than 600 employees. Dr. Andrew Cross 16. Dr. Andrew CrossPresident of R&D, Vizrt GroupIn his tenure at NewTek as president and CTO, Cross oversaw the day-to-day operation of the corporate, establishing plans and technique for the event of the complete line of NewTek merchandise. He has a Ph.D and has printed greater than 20 technical papers in peer-reviewed scientific conferences and journals. Cross is at present president of R&D for the newly fashioned Vizrt Group. Chuck Meyer 17. Chuck Meyer Technology Fellow, Grass ValleyMeyer has contributed to quite a few know-how advances all through his 30 years of growing merchandise for the published {industry}. His present focus is on virtualization of content material creation workflows and improvement of the know-how and instruments essential to allow them. He has held positions starting from engineer to CEO; has printed papers and articles, and co-authored “The Book” and by-product works. Meyer is a SMPTE Fellow, a acknowledged know-how innovator and has been awarded greater than 40 patents.Dr. Eric R. Fossum 18. Dr. Eric R. Fossum John H. Krehbiel Sr. Professor for Emerging Technlogies, Dartmouth CollegeFossum invented and commercialized the CMOS active-pixel picture sensor with intrapixel cost switch as a part of his work on the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech, which is the idea of 30 billion cameras to this point. He is a tool physicist, entrepreneur and now a professor of engineering at Dartmouth. He has obtained honors together with the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering and election to the National Academy of Engineering.Gary Demos  19. Gary DemosFounder, CEO, Image EssenceDemos has pioneered the event of computer-generated photos and digital picture processing to be used in movement footage, and was awarded an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scientific and Engineering Award together with John Whitney Jr., “For the Practical Simulation of Motion Picture Photograph By Means of Computer-Generated Images.” He is at present researching the quanta picture sensor. Demos additionally based DemoGraFX. He earned the AMPAS 2005 Gordon Sawyer Oscar for lifetime technical achievement, and is a SMPTE Fellow.Stephen Balogh 20. Stephen BaloghTechnology Policy Specialist of Content Protection Technologies, IntelDefending content material from piracy is a necessary and essential component within the age of digital media. Balogh has performed an necessary function in growing the applied sciences behind HDCP, (excessive bandwidth digital content material safety), a specification developed by Intel to guard digital leisure content material throughout digital interfaces. He can be president of Digital Content Protection LLC, a company that licenses applied sciences for shielding premium business leisure content material and obtained a 2014 Technical & Engineering Emmy Award for this achievement.Katie Hinsen 21. Katie HinsenExecutive Producer, DI and Dailies, Nice FootwearHinsen is an award-winning post-production govt with a background as a ending artist, engineer, editor, VFX artist and colorist. She brings her experience to bear in constructing, launching and operating post-production amenities globally, and is engaged in exploring and researching the technical improvements reworking the leisure {industry}. Hinsen is a mentor for rising expertise, and the cofounder of Blue Collar Post Collective. She is constructing and growing digital intermediate and dailies amenities throughout North America.Richard M. Friedel 22. Richard M. FriedelEVP, Corporate Engineering, Fox Television Stations GroupFriedel helps Fox’s 29 native stations all through the U.S. and is overseeing their rollout of ATSC 3.0. Previously, he headed Fox Network Engineering & Operations, chargeable for the technical operations of the nationwide and regional tv companies. Early on at Fox, he helped launch Fox News Channel. Friedel is a SMPTE Fellow and life member of IEEE. In 2018, he was awarded a lifetime achievement Emmy by the National Academy of Arts and Sciences.Renard Jenkins 23. Renard JenkinsVP, Content Transmission & Production Technology, WarnerMediaJenkins oversees groups that help international tv and have movie productions and offers manufacturing applied sciences together with studio and manufacturing functions, IT, manufacturing pipeline workflows and extra. His groups handle the technical technique, content material acquisition, IP infrastructure and website connectivity for dwell occasions together with sports activities, leisure and information for all WarnerMedia manufacturers. He has greater than 30 years of expertise at corporations together with PBS, TV One and Discovery.Mike Strein 24. Mike StreinDirector, Engineering & Technology, ABC TV Networks/ABC NewsStrein has spent the final 30 years with ABC News. He has overseen the transformation from analog to digital, from SD to HD and now from SDI to IP, and has been within the forefront of most technical advances on the community. Strein has greater than 50 Disney Inventor awards, which have resulted in additional than 30 U.S. patents. He is a SMPTE Fellow and at present on the board of AMWA.Michelle Munson 25. Michelle MunsonCo-Founder & CEO, EluvioMunson leads Eluvio, which was awarded the 2020 Engineering Excellence Award by the HPA. She beforehand based Aspera in 2004 and was CEO till 2017, together with by way of acquisition by IBM in 2014. She created the Aspera FASP transport know-how, an Emmy Award-winning know-how used within the digital media provide chains for high-speed, low-cost safe digital content material transport. She holds a number of patents and is a SMPTE Fellow.

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