Encouraging the flow of young talent into the industry is vital for its continuing development and success. IABM recognises this through its extensive training activities under the auspices of the IABM Education Foundation.
Student of the Year winner – Jessica Volk
Jessica is in her seventh semester studying Media Technology at Hochschule RheinMain University of Applied Sciences in Germany. The IABM Educational Foundation sponsors a number of students to visit IBC and NAB every year. “Jessica’s attendance at IBC and her report following the show were exemplary; visiting the show assured her of what she wants to focus on in the future,” said IABM Head of Training, Andrew Jones. “Before her visit, Jessica was a little apprehensive about her first steps into the industry, but her visit to IBC demonstrated that media engineers are needed and supported everywhere and Jessica is now looking forward to getting deeply involved in the industry.”
Young Person in the Workplace winner – Joe Masters
Joe Masters’ responsibilities for Technical Applications support at ClearCom have addressed all product lines focusing on Broadcast and Live markets. He has made it his mission to study products in depth, from the schematics to how each product is built, tested and used by customers. “Joe’s thirst for knowledge has shone through in many 2016 projects such as the Rio Summer Games and with large German broadcasters,” said Andrew Jones. “He has been outstanding at reviewing customer requirements and workflows to optimize their operations. A wise and seasoned head on a young pair of shoulders, Joe is destined for greatness in the broadcast industry.”
A graduate of Valenciennes University in France, this year’s winner of the IABM Young Person of the Year is Ludovic Michaud.
“Ludovic Michaud has demonstrated a strong understanding of transmission, compression and workflows and how they can be better applied to meet the challenges of delivering content everywhere,” said IABM CEO, Peter White. “Our challenge is to ensure that the broadcast and media technology business continues to attract the brightest talent; Ludovic Michaud demonstrates that we can.”