IABM Announces 2017 Award Winners at Annual International Business Conference

IABM has announced the winners of its prestigious annual awards at the IABM Annual International Business Conference which took place in London on 30th November and 1st December 2017.

The awards recognize outstanding achievement in three key areas of the broadcast and media technology industry: the flow of young talent into the industry; technological innovation; and creative collaboration between technology vendors and end-users. A fourth award – Honorary Membership of IABM - is made to an individual who has played a major role in the development of the industry and contributed to the advancement of IABM over the course of their career.

The IABM Young Person of the Year was Aleksei Bukhalov, who is currently studying for a masters degree at the St. Petersburg State University of Film and Televison. Recognised, in particular, for his His dissertation is on applications of eye-tracking in the media industry – highly relevant to immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality. 

The IABM Peter Wayne Award for Design and Innovation was awarded to EVS, for their X.ONE Single operator live multi-cam production. The judges commented that: “Today's consumers expect access to more live events than ever before. it's not only traditional broadcasters but also brands, media companies, social media and internet platforms that need to produce broadcast-quality live content using smaller-scale resources. This product is the future of event coverage.”

Lastly, the IABM Creative Collaboration Award was awarded to SDVI Corporation with Fox Networks Group, Discovery Communications and Turner. This new award celebrates ground-breaking innovations that have been realised through creative collaboration between technology suppliers and their customers. 

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