San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Digital Media: Production to Distribution Using IP
Bruce Devlin MA (Hons) C.Eng MIEE
Bruce Devlin has been working in the Media industry for 25 years. In his career he has designed RF antennas, circuit boards, FPGAs, ASICs, hardware systems, video algorithms, compression algorithms, software applications, software systems and media workflows. He has worked for the BBC, Thomson, Snell & Wilcox and is currently the Chief Technical Officer on the senior management team of AmberFin where he leads their technology strategy and helps media organisations around the world improve their businesses by migrating to file based working. Although a technologist at heart Bruce never forgets that profitable, successful media companies, that show great content, pay for all the technological toys he invents. Bruce is an alumni of Queens’ College Cambridge England, a member of the IABM, a fellow of SMPTE, has won many technology awards, author of many patents, co-designer of the MXF specification and has written books and standards that help to drive the professional media industry forwards.
Ben Davenport Bmus (Hons) Tonmeister
During the past decade, Ben has played a key role in some of the most complex and progressive file-based media solutions and projects in the industry and gained a wealth of experience around file-formats, workflow and the convergence of broadcast and IT. At AmberFin, Ben is responsible for creating and delivering the lifecycle plan for AmberFin iCR's features and functionality. Before joining AmberFin, Ben was Harmonic's Solutions Marketing Manager. Prior to that, Ben held a number of technical marketing positions at Omneon before its acquisition by Harmonic. Ben holds a Bachelor's degree in Music & Sound Recording (Tonmeister) from the University of Surrey.
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