To mark the launch, today, of a new section of The Broadcast Knowledge highlighting what the industry is doing to promote a better gender balance in the broadcast industry, we have a panel discussion from the RTS about that very topic.
I’ve said it before, and again I implore everyone to take it upon yourself to do just one thing to improve diversity in gender, little or small. The numbers are clear that in technology, there is a large imbalance and, according to Rise director Carrie Wootten, Research shows that “having a more gender balanced structure leads to additional ideas, creativity, business development and crucially income generation.”
With experienced voices, from UK TV, TeenTech, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, NEP Sound engineer Anna Patching and the deputy chair of Women in Film and Television, we hear questions and answers about how companies can find female candidates, and how individuals can advance their careers.
The message is that there are things people throughout a company can do to address gender balance, so watch to find out more.
To mark International Women’s Day these videos are free to watch, but for 3 days only! Free registration required.
To mark International Women’s Day, Eyevinn Technology have opened their premium archives to allow you to watch two videos for free until 11th March which are normally reserved for patrons of the Streaming Tech Sweden conference – so act quickly to watch Netflix’s Megha Manohara discuss Netflix’s dynamic optimiser framework and how they ensure best quality over a variety of bandwidths.
Megha covers encoding testing, metrics such as VMAF, visualising the results, per-shot encoding and the way they validate with their audience they have done a good job.
Streaming Tech Sweden is an annual conference which prides itself on excellence and independence. Without sponsors, they are free to pick the best and the most relevant speakers working on at the cutting edge of video streaming. The talks from Streaming Tech Sweden 17 are free to watch, but those from 2018 are available for attendees only. Later in 2019, they will become free, but until then, this is a short opportunity to watch these two great talks in order to mark International Women’s Day 2019. Registration with the site is free.
The second talk available from Streaming Tech Sweden 2018 is from Codemill’s Johana Björklund talking about contextual marketing and ad personalisation. Johana explains how the ads work, how GDPR has changed the way personalisation is carried out and how video metadata is used to find pre-roll and post-roll ads.
Date: Wednesday 27th February 2019
12:30 PM EST / 9:30 AM PST / 17:30 GMT
Ofcom recently surveyed the 5 main UK broadcasters and found that women held only 25% of technical roles and so the report shines more light on a problem we all live with in this and many other industries. Pleasingly there are noticeable and increasing steps of late to actively counter the gender imbalance when it comes to workplace diversity.
More can always be done, but recent, successful, steps by IBC to even out male/female representation in the conference speakers is one example of taking concrete steps to ensure that the women who are in the industry are heard and seen. Fortunately IBC is not alone in this and many trade shows across industries have taken positive steps and, at the very least, included Women in Technology sessions in their agenda.
This webcast brought to you by SMPTE and SID, the Society for Information Display, looks at:
• Why Women in Technology activities are becoming more important in the high tech industry;
• How the display industry does in terms of diversity;
• What is next for the industry and how can women contribute to its success.