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Keran Boyd, Content Producer, IBC365 & IBC Show
Keran (she/her) is an experienced content producer and manager in digital media, broadcast, and global affairs. She produces content for IBC365 and the IBC conference. She also produces and co-hosts the Be Loud: Climate podcast which is a climate literacy podcast making the climate conversation accessible to everyone.
Bruce Devlin, Standards Vice President, SMPTE
In the late 1990s, Mr. Devlin had a dream that File Based working could be better. He started a small UK project that became a big EU project that became a global effort that became SMPTE’s MXF format. MXF was SMPTE’s first big software standard and as our media world moves towards software services and away from hardware infrastructure, Devlin feels that SMPTE’s standardization processes and procedures need to keep up with those changes. The fine balance between “Do it fast” and “Do it right” needs to be respected while simultaneously preserving SMPTE’s reputation for quality standards that meet the media industry’s needs. Bruce has served as both the EMEA, Central and South America Region Governor and the UK Region Governor of SMPTE. Working with the UK Region to deliver a huge program of quality meetings, it has become clear to him that SMPTE is primarily a membership organization whose standards activities act as a technical compass for the direction of the media industry. As Standards Vice President and participant in the recently announced SMPTE–DPP B-IMF work, Bruce hopes to show that SMPTE is not just a home for that work, it is THE home for that work.
Roberto Musso, Senior Product Manager, NDI Vizrt Group
Roberto Musso is Senior Product Manager for NDI, a brand of Vizrt Group. Roberto has an extensive background in technology having worked for various companies including Wang Laboratories, Sigeco, and NewTek in positions ranging from technical support to quality assurance in research and development.
He designed and built an NDI/Dante audio-based OB-Van which is currently used in production in Italy for the Volleyball Premier League and European Champions League. As Senior Product Manager, Musso drives product strategy and oversees new product launches.
Willem Vermost, Design and Engineering Manager, VRT
Willem Vermost recently moved to VRT as Design & Engineering Manager. Prior to this role, he was the subject of the transition to IP-based studios at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). With 20 years of experience in broadcast, he is an expert and project manager of international strategic, expert groups and events. Willem has a master in electrical engineering and a master in applied computer science. He worked on several projects, including the multi-award-winning VRT Live IP proof of concepts, the JT-NM Tested Program. He acted as a deputy in the JT-NM admin board and the AWMA board of directors. As a faculty member of the EBU Academy, he provides training on the transition to live IP-based media facilities and is passionate about the underlying mechanisms of IP-based media. Willem started the open-source project EBU Live IP Software Toolkit project (LIST) which has grown into an international project. Recent efforts at VRT focus on new possible workflows with Software-Based Studios.
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