The veteran media technologist will receive the 2018 Women in Technology Leadership Award at April’s NAB Show in Las Vegas.
TVNewsCheck will honor Diane Tryneski, HBO’s EVP of technology and chief digital officer, with its eighth annual Women in Technology Leadership Award.
The award will be presented during the NAB Show on April 10 at 6 p.m. in Room N-227 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Tryneski is best known for transforming HBO from a broadcast-focused technology operation to one supporting a global all-platform distribution strategy that includes traditional television, OTT and digital.
She has also encouraged the TV industry to move from its longtime proprietary hardware-approach to technology to one built on software and the cloud and she has championed establishment of standards that would facilitate that transition.
Prior to her work at HBO, Tryneski led the Discovery Networks’ Production Group, charged with creating content for TV and other screens, and before that, was instrumental in ABC-TV’s transition from tape to file-based workflows.
“Diane Tryneski has demonstrated, time and again, an extraordinary ability to grasp a technology challenge, envision a solution and then motivate and train a workforce to carry out that vision,” said TVNewsCheck Co-Founder and Publisher Kathy Haley, in announcing Tryneski’s selection for the 2018 Women in Technology Leadership Award.
Tryneski joined HBO in 2008 as senior vice president, broadcast and studio operations and engineering just as the company was moving from servers and storage to digital supply chain management. She worked at the Disney-ABC Television Group, where her last role was as senior vice president, TV operations, from 1987 to 2008.
Her three-year stint at Discovery Networks, where she was executive vice president of discovery production group, technology and media services, began in 2003
TVNewsCheck’s Women in Technology Leadership Award recognizes women who have contributed substantially toward advancing their industry technologically. It supports the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation’s Technology Apprenticeship Program, which places graduating engineers, who are women or people of color, in broadcast industry internships.
Previous Women in Technology Leadership Award honorees are Dr. Glodina Connan-Lostanlen, chief marketing officer at Imagine Communications; Michelle Munson, co-founder and former CEO of Aspera; Renu Thomas, then executive vice president of media operations, technology and IT at Disney ABC Television Group; Darcy Antonellis, now CEO of Vubiquity; Wendy Aylsworth, former senior vice president of Warner Bros. Technical Operations; Cindy Hutter-Cavell, senior engineer and practice manager, Cavell Mertz & Associates; and Andrea Berry, former senior vice president of media services at Fox Networks Engineering and Operations and now CEO of G.A.P. Media Group.