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Daniel McDonnell, Managing Director, Timeline Television
Daniel McDonnell began his career as a trainee at the BBC in 1989. He worked for the corporation for 17 years as an engineer and VT operator and in later years as an editor.
He formed Timeline in 2006 to specialise in providing server systems and shared edit systems to the broadcast sector. The company has now grown to have more than 130 full time staff. Covering large sporting events such as Wimbledon, Timeline TV provides outside broadcasts, post-production and studio-based services to major UK and International networks such as the BBC and ITV, as well as to the independent sector.
For the America’s Cup the company developed robotic, waterproof camera systems to capture the action from the competing yachts. It also recently designed and built the world’s most advanced IP 4K HDR outside broadcast truck.
Dr Rob Oldfield, Co-Founder, Salsa Sound
Once an academic, now an entrepreneur; Rob completed his PhD at the University of Salford in Audio technology, and continued working at the university in a research and consultancy for several years until he co-founded Salsa Sound Ltd.
Rob’s interests are primarily in improving broadcast audio quality and developing new audio capture technologies for a better end-user experience.
Patented technology from his research led to the recent formation of spin-out company (Salsa Sound) which received backing from the Royal Academy of Engineering who appointed Rob as one of their Enterprise Fellows. Salsa Sound focuses specifically on sports broadcast and Rob’s goal is to make the sound of sport on the TV more engaging, more cinematic and more interactive.
Jérôme Wauthoz, Vice President Products, Tedial
Jerome Wauthoz joined Tedial in 2017 following more than 22 years at EVS Broadcast Equipment.
He has a deep understanding of live production workflows and extensive experience analysing customer needs across global markets. He launched his career at EVS as a software engineer and subsequently held management-level positions, including R&D manager; product manager and market solutions manager.
Prior to joining Tedial he served as vice president of products, responsible for overseeing the team tasked with developing the company’s next-generation solutions. Jerome holds a degree in Masters in Engineering in Electro-Mechanics from Liège University, Belgium where he also served as an assistant teacher.
Dr Ignasi Rius Ferrer, Product Owner Automatic TV, MediaPro
Ignasi Rius is currently the product owner of AutomaticTV within the Mediapro group devoted to automated sports production.
He has been involved in R&D projects in the media industry since 2007 after obtaining his PhD degree in Computer Vision in Barcelona.
Before AutomaticTV, he has worked as a project manager and research engineer in the video processing field for media in companies such as Mediapro and VSN and has been involved in many EU and spanish research projects both on the academic and industry environments.
Robert Ambrose, Managing Consultant, High Green Media
Rob Ambrose (@rambrose) is a consultant, industry analyst, writer and technologist providing strategic advice and content creation to media companies and their technology vendors.
As Founder and Managing Consultant at High Green Media, Rob has expert knowledge of media business systems and the content supply chain - ranging from scheduling and rights management through to content operations, media asset management and workflow. He’s focused on the transformative impact of cloud and data analytics on the media technology landscape.
He’s an active speaker and presenter on media and entertainment industry trends and has extensive international experience, working directly with media companies and vendors in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America. Rob holds an MBA with Distinction from Imperial College, London.