Card has spent the last two years on the BBC Broadcast Engineer Trainee graduate scheme, working towards his MSc in Broadcast Engineering.
During this time, Card has worked with the Radio Projects, World Service Distribution and Research and Development’s Immersive and Interactive content team.
Card is currently investigating how AI and machine learning can assist programme teams who require vision monitoring for his final project.
The technologist was chosen to receive the award by a panel of industry judges, chaired by digital media consultant Terry Marsh, who said: “The standard of entries was remarkably high this year but Lawrence’s broad industry perspective and wide technical knowledge, coupled with his self-motivated, tenacious and confident approach makes him a very worthy winner.”
“Winning the RTS Young Technologist of the Year Award is a great accolade and sense of achievement that I am proud of,” added Card.
“I hope my enthusiasm and desire to win the award helps encourage others to both go the extra mile with everything they do and consider applying for the award themselves."
The Young Technologist Award was established by the RTS with funds received from the family of A.M. Beresford-Cooke, a distinguished engineer who contributed much to the development of British broadcasting technology through his work on towers and masts for VHF and UHF transmission.
The winner is awarded an all-expenses paid trip to IBC in addition to an invitation to the RTS Cambridge Convention 2019.
Jake Brightman, a Studios Technical Assistant at ITN, was also announced as runner-up and recipient of the Coffey Award for Excellence in Technology 2019.