SMPTE 2018 Membership Meeting

The SMPTE 2018 Board of Governors has presented its overall strategy to guide the organization into the rest of the 21st Century.

During the Annual General Membership meeting Tuesday morning at the SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, the 2019-2020 SMPTE Board of Governors announced its strategic business plan that will guide the Society toward becoming an even more valuable resource for individuals and organizations within the media and entertainment industry.

"The strategic business plan officially released today reflects the initiative championed by SMPTE president Matthew Goldman to examine the Society and to establish our guiding principles, vision, mission, and value propositions resulting in this new three-year strategic plan," said SMPTE Executive Director Barbara Lange. "I look forward to working with current and newly elected SMPTE Board of Governors leadership to achieve the ambitious objectives set out in this plan."

The refreshed SMPTE mission statement focuses on facilitating industry interoperability by setting industry standards, providing relevant education, and fostering an engaged membership community. This strategic plan further includes the Society's first formal vision statement: SMPTE enables the technical framework and global professional community that makes motion-picture, television, and professional media available for all humanity to enjoy for artistic, educational, and social purposes.

They also said that the new Executive Committee of the Board of Governors will include president-elect Patrick Griffis, vice president of technology at Dolby Laboratories; executive vice president Hans Hoffmann, senior manager, media production technologies, for the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Technology and Innovation department; education vice president Sara Curdle, product marketing manager at Imagine Communications; secretary/treasurer John E. Feeder; and past president Matthew Goldman, senior vice president of technology at MediaKind. Officers continuing in their current terms include SMPTE standards vice president Bruce Devlin of Mr MXF; and SMPTE membership vice president Peter Wharton, president of Happy Robotz.

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