Ian works for BBC R&D as senior technology transformation manager. He has worked in production since 1997 and has been at the forefront of many changes including the move from SD to HD and from tape based to file based workflows. He joined R&D in 2015 having previously worked in News, Television, Children’s and Technology departments. His current areas of focus are the transition to IP and cloud infrastructures as well as general production workflows and 5G. Ian’s work covers many areas of the broadcast value chain and he has led award winning projects that include the deployment of private 5G networks and new ways to cover live events. He is interested in how technologies can transform the audience experience and is currently looking at how flexible, dynamic media can be adopted at scale across the industry.