Simon Fell - Director - Innovizr Ltd

Simon is currently working with the EBU based in Geneva Switzerland where as Director of Technology & Innovation he is responsible for steering EBU Technology & Innovation in its mission of being an indispensable partner to EBU Members, driving media innovation and integration, setting standards and defining and sharing best practices in media production and delivery. His role also involves driving business development for the EBU.

Simon Fell was until Feb 2013 CTO for IT at Heathrow, responsible for strategy, technical innovation, programme development and technical standards,. He has also been Technology Consultant to Freeview from 2009 to 2011 working on the launch of Freeview HD, Connected TV, VOD services, and liaison with CE manufacturers. He also has an active involvement with many other clients as a consultant in the new media and broadcast technology space. Simon was until August 2013 chairman of the the DTG’s Technical Council and has chaired the Innovation & Content Working Group for the IBC 2010 Conference and presided as Deputy co-chair in 2011.

He was until 2009 the Director of Future Technologies for ITV. He was with ITV from 1991.
Having been involved since before the merger of Carlton and Granada, Simon saw much change and development as Digital Television and the Internet have transformed the media landscape.

Throughout that time he was deeply involved in operations and engineering and in latter years established and ran ITV’s Future Technologies unit that helped pilot and rollout new platforms for ITV in mobile, HDTV and online.

In his time as Director of Technology for ITV Consumer he led the technology team behind the rollout of itv.com, ITV player and new mobile initiatives.

He championed HDTV leading the successful HDTV trial on DTT in the London area and later ITV-HD on Freesat. He has been involved in the DTG since it’s inception and has served as a member of the DTG Council and as chairman of the High Definition Forum. He is a Fellow of the Royal Television Society and has until 2009 represented UK Broadcasters on the EBU Technical Committee. He has had thirty years' experience as an Engineer in the Television Industry; previous jobs include Director of Engineering for Rushes, Chief Engineer of 625 and Electronic Engineering at Channel Four. He has also worked in America with Rank Cintel USA and in Leeds with Yorkshire Television


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