Q&A Series

James Ragsdale, Executive Director of the Society of Broadcast Engineers provided insight on the trends and challenges facing the industry right now.

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What are the biggest trends impacting the community/industry right now? 

The rollout of ATSC 3 and the proliferation of HD radios in new vehicles places more demands on technical personnel, and concerns about cybersecurity.

What challenges does the broadcast engineering community need to overcome, because of these trends? 

Change is happening faster than ever, and keeping up requires a constant learning attitude.

What’s one thing you wish more broadcast engineers knew about? 

SBE Education and mentoring programs. Our focus is on keeping engineers knowledge on the cutting edge of developments.

What are the top 3 things that attendees should go hunt down on the show floor to expand what they learn at the SBE Ennes Workshop? 

Seek out the organizations and companies leading the charge.  

What discussions should they be having with the exhibitors? 

Asking exhibitors “what do I need to know to implement your new technology?” would be a great start to a meaningful conversation.