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Ian Wagdin

Ian Wagdin

Senior Technology Transformation Manager, BBC R&D

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.



  • Everybody sees what happens on the screen and what goes out, but there's so much work and effort goes into production, the preplanning and making these things happen, to be recognised for that work that goes on preproduction is amazing!
    Richard Wormwell
  • Being able to show those unsung heroes within the technical innovation space is a really important achievement and it's a great awards to be part of...
    David Harnett
    Timeline TV
  • To recognise people that do stuff that isn't normally recognised, you know it's normally the hosts, the executive producers and the creative directors, but yeah the technical stuff makes it happen!
    Lisa Edwards
    Studio Ramsay
  • We're such an important industry to the country, and to everyone we serve from our clients to everyone at home, and there's a huge amount of work that's gone into the last couple of years innovation wise and it's great to be recognised.
    Jai Cave
    Envy Post Production