New role

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New SMPTE governor: Dr. Siegfried Foessel.

Siegfried Foessel named SMPTE governor.

Dr. Siegfried Foessel, head of the Department of Moving Picture Technologies, has been elected to serve a two-year term as governor for the international section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).

The international section includes Europe (minus the UK), Africa, and South and Central America. The SMPTE is a global network of industrial companies and individuals active in the media and entertainment sector. It provides professional development opportunities in the form of conferences, workshops, and online seminars.

One important aspect of its work involves standardizing technologies and infrastructures within the ever-changing movie, TV, and media industry. In coordination with other standardization bodies, such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), it focuses on specific applications in the media sector.

Each of the ten regional SMPTE governors is responsible for an area that contains at least 500 members. In addition to representing specific interests on the overarching SMPTE board, Foessel is also part of the SMPTE conference program committee, a member of the standardization group, and is involved in discussions about SMPTE’s strategic direction.