In a return to in-person celebration on Tuesday, TVNewsCheck honored six women exemplars who set the bar high: Above: Datazoom’s Diane Strutner, BBC’s Judy Parnall, Interra Systems’ Anupama Anantharaman, Netflix’s Kylee Peňa and NBCUniversal’s Kelly Abcarian. Fox Weather/Fox Television Stations’ Sharri Berg could not be present. (Images by JohnStaleyPhoto.com)
The recipients of TVNewsCheck’s Women in Technology Awards shared their tech predictions in a webinar last week. Among the most impactful: more collaboration around the transition to the cloud, better monitoring with the aid of machine learning and better standards around and use of data.
Kylee Peña, manager for creative technologies program management at Netflix (above right), and Diane Strutner, CEO and co-founder of Datazoom, share a common drive and devotion recognized as this year’s TVNewsCheck Women in Technology Women to Watch winners.
Kelly Abcarian, EVP of measurement and impact at NBCUniversal and one of this year’s TVNewsCheck Women in Technology Futurist Award winners, sees measurement as a “team sport” that will be “all about collaboration” that her work is helping to realize.
Anupama Anantharaman, VP of product management at Interra Systems and one of this year’s winners of TVNewsCheck’s Women in Technology Futurist Award, is working on the cutting edge of streaming monitoring solutions. Above: Anantharaman with a 2019 Best of Show award for Interra System’s Orion product at the NAB Show.
Sharri Berg, president of Fox Weather, COO of news and operations for Fox Television Stations and one of this year’s TVNewsCheck Women in Technology Leadership Award winners, has been piecing together emerging technology and talented personnel throughout her 34 years at the company. Along the way, she’s built her own reputation as an irrepressible innovator, a generous mentor and a prescient trendspotter in TV technology. Above: Sharri Berg at 2 minutes and 3 seconds before the launch of Fox Weather on Oct. 25, 2021.
Judy Parnall, BBC’s R&D head of standards and one of this year’s recipients of TVNewsCheck’s Women in Technology Leadership Award, has carved out a reputation as a leader always thinking several steps ahead, who engenders trust in colleagues and never fails to see the audience perspective in the technology and standards she helps develop.
In a webinar on Wednesday, TVNewsCheck‘s 2022 Women in Technology Award winners shared thoughts on everything from multi-cloud strategies to the rise of machine learning in television workflows to how NFTs, Web3 and the metaverse may affect TV production. Watch the full video here.
This year’s awards presentation and webinar from the NAB Show in Las Vegas will help UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, which is on the ground in Ukraine, providing emergency shelter and lifesaving aid including food, shelter, medicine and clean water.
Recipients of the 12th annual Women in Technology Awards will share their predictions for where media and entertainment industry technology is headed during a TVNewsCheck webinar set for 1 p.m. ET on April 13. Speakers are (clockwise from top left): Kelly Abcarian, NBCU; Judy Parnall, BBC; Kylee Peña, Netflix; Anupama Anantharaman, Interra Systems; Sharri Berg, Fox Weather/Fox Television Stations; and Diane Strutner, Datazoom. Register here.
The recipients of TVNewsCheck’s annual Technology Women to Watch Awards — Netflix’s Kylee Peňa and Datazoom’s Diane Strutner — are building high-performance teams and breaking down data silos. They’ll participate in a webinar on April 13 and receive their awards at the NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 26.
The recipients of TVNewsCheck’s annual Women in Technology Futurist Award — NBCUniversal’s Kelly Abcarian and Interra Systems’ Anupama Anantharaman — have been at the forefront of next-generation advertising currency and video conferencing, respectively. They’ll participate in a webinar on April 13 and receive their awards at the NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 26.
Sharri Berg, president of Fox Weather, and Judy Parnall, head of standards and industry at the BBC, receive the highest honor in TVNewsCheck’s Women in Technology Awards for spearheading the launch of a major new streaming channel and driving media technology dramatically forward. They’ll participate in a webinar on April 13 and receive their awards at the NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 26.
The 10th Annual Women in Technology Awards Presentation Ceremony and “Predictions for 2021” panel will kick off today, live on Zoom, at 4 p.m. ET. See the honorees, an honor roll of past honorees, here in the program. Still need to Register?
The recipients of TVNewsCheck’s Annual Women to Watch Award — Avid’s Kate Ketcham and Walt Disney Studios’ Sally Hattori — are deeply focused on improving technology to enhance storytelling. They will be honored in a virtual awards presentation and panel discussion on Oct. 19. Register for it here.
TVNewsCheck will present a virtualized 10th Annual Women in Technology Awards presentation ceremony and immediately after it, a “Predictions for 2021” panel session featuring all six honorees talking about how widespread remote production and other developments this year are likely to affect technology in 2021. Honorees are (top, l-r): SMPTE’s Barbara Lange, WarnerMedia’s Lisa Pedrogo, Perspective Media’s Janet Gardner, (bottom, l-r): Avid’s Kate Ketcham, Latakoo’s Jade Kurian and Walt Disney Co.’s Sally Hattori. To attend the event on Monday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. ET, please register here.
The IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (BTS) will be hosting its first “Women in the Industry” breakfast during the 2019 IEEE Broadcast Symposium in Hartford, Conn., Oct. 1-3. Giving the keynote on Oct. 2 will be Jaclyn Pytlarz, senior engineer at Dolby Laboratories. BTS said it “is excited to take the opportunity to recognize the accomplishments […]
ABC’s Tish Graham is the first woman to lead technology at a television station group. As the winner of TVNewsCheck’s 2019 Women in Technology Leadership Award, she discusses what it takes to succeed in the challenging and changing TV industry. (Video by John Staley)
Deb Grivois, Katy Noland and Larissa Gӧrner are this year’s winners of TVNewsCheck’s annual Technology Women to Watch Awards that will be presented during the NAB Show on April 9 in Las Vegas.
The recipients of TVNewsCheck’s inaugural Women in Technology Futurist Awards — the TVB’s Abby Auerbach and LG and ATSC’s Madeleine Noland — epitomize the quality of taking a long-range view of where the television industry should be moving and figuring out how to get it there.
Katy Noland, senior R&D technologist at the BBC, has been chosen as one of TVNewsCheck’s 2019 Technology Women to Watch and will be honored during the NAB Show on April 9 in Las Vegas.
Tish Graham is the first woman to lead technology at a television station group. Her efforts to revamp ABC’s stations for a multiplatform world through IP, the cloud and more are at the forefront of where the industry at large is heading. She will receive TVNewsCheck’s 2019 Women in Technology Leadership Award.
Larissa Görner, the strategic project manager in the office of the CTO at Net Insight, has been chosen as one of TVNewsCheck’s 2019 Technology Women to Watch and will be honored during the NAB Show on April 9 in Las Vegas.
The Hearst Cincinnati NBC affiliate’s director of engineering has been chosen as one of TVNewsCheck’s 2019 Technology Women to Watch and will be honored during the NAB Show on April 9 in Las Vegas.
Madeline Noland, who chairs the ATSC committee supporting implementation of ATSC 3.0, has played a key role in developing the advanced approach to broadcasting, shepherding it through standard-setting processes.
Abby Auerbach, the trade group’s EVP and chief communications officer, has played a fundamental and pioneering role in the decades-long effort to streamline the process of buying and selling local television advertising.
She’s being celebrated with TVNewsCheck’s annual Women in Technology Leadership Award in recognition of her leadership in overhauling technology at the ABC Owned Television Stations Group. Her efforts have helped the company adapt to a multiplatform future and changing economic times. In her role as the group’s VP of broadcast technology, she has demonstrated an ability to make tough decisions and rally her team behind implementing a new plan.
The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) today announced the individuals selected to participate in the 2018 Technology Apprenticeship Program (TAP). TAP exposes technology-focused graduates and young professionals to the broadcast industry through a six-month, hands-on training program that includes a paid two-month internship. “The need for innovative, technology-proficient talent in our industry is growing,” said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander. “The […]
Tech companies have employed a host of tactics to help lift the scant number of women and minorities who work within their ranks, like anti-bias training, affinity groups, and software that scans job postings for gendered language. Yet the numbers remain dire. Of men with science, technology engineering, or math (STEM) degrees, 40% work in technical careers; only 26% of women with STEM degrees do. That means that qualified women are turning away from the field before they even get started.
The winners of TVNewsCheck’s 2018 Technology Women to Watch awards have something in common beside their field of interest. Both KIRO Seattle’s Deborah Adeogba and Dolby Laboratories’ Jaclyn Pytlarz constantly seek new challenges and opportunities to stretch their knowledge and satisfy their scientific curiosity.
Diane Tryneski, HBO’s tech EVP and chief digital officer, has worked for broadcasting and cable networks since 1982 and has been guided by constantly seeking to move her state of the art forward. Right now, that means building out HBO’s IP infrastructure.
Jaclyn Pytlarz, Dolby’s senior engineer for applied vision science, will be recognized by TVNewsCheck for developing color mapping and display management algorithms on a wide variety of displays, including HDR and wide color gamut displays.
The director of news technology for Cox’s KIRO Seattle will be recognized by TVNewsCheck for having transformed workflows at several stations and for her ability to lead teams of people through change. She will be honored during April’s NAB Show in Las Vegas.
The veteran media technologist will receive the 2018 Women in Technology Leadership Award at April’s NAB Show in Las Vegas.
The eighth annual awards ceremony and reception for TVNewsCheck’s 2018 Women in Technology Awards will take place at the NAB Show in Las Vegas in April and will benefit the NAB Education Foundation’s Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Glodina Connan-Lostanlen of Imagine Communications and Yvonne Thomas of Arvato Systems’ Broadcast Solutions division were presented with the annual Women in Technology Leadership Award and Technology Women to Watch Award, respectively. Above, Connan-Lostanlen (left) receives her award from TVNewsCheck Publisher Kathy Haley. (John Staley photo)
NAB-goers can take time out for fitness and fundraising Tuesday, April 25, at Sunset Park in Las Vegas when the 4K 4Charity Fun Run takes off at 7:30 a.m. This year, the run/walk will benefit disaster relief organization Mercy Corps and Women Who Code, which promotes diversity and inclusion in technology careers.
TVNewsCheck’s 2017 Technology Women to Watch Award honoree Yvonne Thomas is an engineer who prefers to think like a user, mediating between clients and developers in her role as a product manager for Arvato Systems. Her latest work for Arvato’s media asset management system has her on the cutting edge of machine learning and cognitive computing.
Yvonne Thomas, product manager for Arvato Systems’ Broadcast Solutions division, will be honored during TVNewsCheck’s annual Women in Technology Awards presentation on April 25 during the NAB Show in Las Vegas. She is responsible for the media asset management system VPMS and closely follows new trends in the media landscape.
TVNewsCheck’s 2017 Women in Technology Leadership Award honoree spearheaded Imagine’s IP transition strategy while coaxing staffers and customers to embrace momentous change. Her mantra for company insiders: “It’s OK to fail. If you try to protect yourself and focus only on what you know, you’re not going to enjoy what’s coming.”