RTS Young Technologist 2013
The RTS has announced the winner of the annual RTS Young Technologist Award, which is presented in memory of A.M. Beresford-Cooke.Daniel Cherowbrier, Business Manager, Arqiva, was chosen to receive the award by a panel of judges chaired by Terry Marsh, Digital Media Consultant. Daniel is a graduate of Ravensbourne College with a BSc (Hons) Broadcast Technology.
At Arqiva, Daniel previously managed the Feltham multiplexing centre housing the systems for the three commercial multiplexes on Freeview. He has recently moved to the role of Business Manager at Arqiva Digital Platforms, which involves bridging the divide between traditional platforms and emerging technologies. Daniel also leads on university engagement to deliver the next generation of graduates to the company.
Terry Marsh, Chair of the RTS Young Technologist Award Jury, said: “The RTS Young Technologist of the Year recognises the potential future leaders in broadcasting and related technologies. The jury was impressed with Daniel’s technical know-how, drive and management skills as well as his entrepreneurial talents, and look forward to great things from him in the future.”
Daniel Cherowbrier added, "I am honoured to have even been considered for this award but to win is very special. I have been very lucky to be trained by some of the best engineers in the broadcasting industry and am now fortunate enough to be working with them. The industry as a whole is going through change at great pace, making it an exciting place to be. I look forward to seeing some of this at IBC and how we can use it to generate new and exciting propositions for viewers."
Bob Sparks, Director of Technical Sales Support at Arqiva, who nominated Daniel, said: “I have met few people of Daniel’s age with his drive, tenacity, ability to learn quickly and build relationships with his peers and customers. In my view he exemplifies the attributes that a Technologist must have.”
The runner up prize, the Coffey Award for Excellence in Technology, was presented to Vladislav Korotkov, Solution Design Specialist at BskyB.
The aim of the RTS Young Technologist Award is to advance education in the science, practice, technology and art of television and its allied fields, giving the winner the opportunity to attend the International Broadcasting Conference (IBC) in September. It was founded 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.