The IABM woman of the Year award champions the achievements of business women on the supply side of the industry, acknowledging enterprising spirit, determination and the drive to perform in what has previously been a male-dominated business. The immensely high quality of all the candidates over recent years is ample proof that the influence of women within our industry is growing fast.
“Margaret Craig, CEO of Signiant, is a remarkable person. She has spent her whole career to date in the broadcast and media technology industry in leadership roles with some of the major players, including Snell & Wilcox, Leitch Technology and Ascent Media before taking the reins at Signiant as CEO in 2011,” said Peter White. “Margaret has driven the successful growth of Signiant by leading technology innovation, focusing product strategies and transforming company culture. As a result, Signiant technology is now chosen to meet the mission-critical needs of the world’s top Media & Entertainment enterprises – as well as many other companies that move massive amounts of data.”
Michelle Munson, CEO & Co Founder Aspera, an IBM Company
“The high calibre of all the shortlisted candidates for this year’s Woman of the Year award clearly demonstrates that our industry is moving on from its male-dominated past,” said White.
“This year’s winner, CEO and Co-Founder of Aspera, Michelle Munson, has not only led the business in a stellar, profitable growth path culminating in its recent acquisition by IBM, she has also played a key role as co-inventor of the company’s FASP® high-speed data transport technology, transforming the way big data is ingested, processed, managed, distributed and delivered today.”
“Just to be recognised amongst such an esteemed group of talented women in our industry is a great honour for which I am very grateful. I’d like to thank the IABM and our peers in this industry for this award and the tremendous support of the digital media and broadcast industry in encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship.” - Michelle Munson