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.
Thomas Named TVN’s Tech Woman to Watch
TVNewsCheck will present its fifth annual Technology Women to Watch Award to Yvonne Thomas, product manager for Arvato Systems’ Broadcast Solutions division.
The award will be presented during the National Association of Broadcasters Convention on April 25 at 6 p.m. in Room N-227 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Thomas graduated with a degree in television technologies and electronic media engineering from the University of Applied Science Wiesbaden (HSRM), Germany, in October 2010. She received a prominent award of the ARD/ZDF Media Academy for her diploma thesis in September 2011 at the IFA in Berlin.
Following these studies, she started, at the beginning of 2011, to work at the European Broadcasting Union in Geneva in the Technology & Innovation Department as project manager. She was responsible for projects and strategic programs on 3D and future television technologies, such as UHDTV and LED studio lighting, and standardization activities within SMPTE, ITU, DVB and MPEG.
At Arvato Systems, Thomas is responsible for the media asset management system VPMS (Video Production Management Suite) and follows new trends in the media landscape.
“Yvonne Thomas is a young engineer who has been turning heads in technology forums, where she is already known for asking pointed questions,” said TVNewsCheck Co-Founder and Publisher Kathy Haley in announcing this year’s Technology Women to Watch Award selection. “Her work at the EBU confirmed she is a technologist who has an extraordinary ability to explain complex, emerging technologies to senior executives without a technology background.”
TVNewsCheck’s Technology Women to Watch Award turns a spotlight on women who show significant promise of advancing their industry technologically. It supports the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation’s Technology Apprenticeship Program, which places young engineers, who are women or people of color, in broadcast industry internships.
Previous Technology Women to Watch Award honorees are Alison Neplokh, chief engineer, FCC Media Bureau; Tania Paz, VP digital media operations and technology, Telemundo Network; Ann Marie Rohaly, director, accessibility policy and standards, Microsoft Corporate Accessibility Group; Sara Kudrle, product marketing manager for infrastructure, monitoring and control within the Strategic Marketing Group of Grass Valley; and Jennifer Leung, director of product for the National Football League.
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