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Ian Wagdin

Ian Wagdin


Senior Technology Transformation Manager

Ian has worked for the BBC for over 20 years in a variety of roles from technical operations to technical innovation lead. 

Currently he works in BBC R&D where is helps teams transfer technologies from the lab to the real word. He also has a role in identifying new technologies and how they may be applied by the BBC.  

Having working in many areas of production operations Ian has a broad knowledge of production workflows. He was at the centre of bringing HD and fle based working to the BBC and in recent years has worked on pilots for UHD production. 

He also has an interest in Live IP and how new technologies and ways of working can benefit production teams and audiences. Recently he is leading a number of industry initiatives looking at 5G and cloud based working. 



  • 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


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