Archives: Technology

NAB 2014: 4K, HEVC and Internet

2014/04/07 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: CBS, NAB.

The real NAB Show began this morning in Las Vegas by a beautiful sunny day. The “real” because that was the first morning of the exhibit. The conference program began on Saturday but for me, the main interest of NAB is the exhibit as the conference program seems to always be less interesting than others • Read More »

Avid moves to the Salesforce.com model

2014/04/05 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: Technology, Television.

Usually, my annual presence to the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention begins on Sunday.  That day, I generally attend the key press conference, that gives me the chance to know what the large players in the broadcast market are focusing on before the show floor opens on Monday. This year, I got to Las • Read More »

Quantel acquires Snell

2014/03/13 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | 3 Comments | Filed in: CBS, Television.

In a not so surprising move, Quantel did announced the acquisition of Snell today. In a news release, the company is of course very upbeat about it qualifying it of a “new force in media technology”. Well, I am not sure I’ll be that quick to say that. Is combining two companies that have a • Read More »

Software R&D: From Waterfall to Scrum, Promoting waste

2014/03/06 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: Technology, TV.

It’s interesting to observe the trends in software R&D over the years. There are two different approach in the market place and each promote waste in it’s own way. This has a very significant impact on the job market and on organisation and this is why I am touching this in this post. Waterfall The • Read More »

All Head Hunters are Parasites?

2014/03/01 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | 6 Comments | Filed in: Technology, TV.

I am beginning a new blog series today about jobs, work and the technology sector. I published an blog entry last year call So…I am overqualified which generated significant reactions and that inspired me do this series. I have been the hiring manager for well over 100 positions in my 30 year career. With an average • Read More »

What is social media anyway?

2013/11/09 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: Technology.

Fundamentally, the distribution has always been the key of the media business. “Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one” was once said by A. J. Liebling, but the truth is, owning a press without the means to distribute your paper doesn’t have a lot of meaning. The Internet have somewhat • Read More »

Twitter and the myth of the “second screen”

2013/11/02 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: Technology, Television, TV.

With it’s expected IPO coming this week, Twitter has put back the concept of the “second screen” on everyone’s radar it seem. I have heard more discussion about it in the last couple of weeks than in the past year, I think. Thrust marketers to create buzzword and try to make money out of everything. • Read More »

WWW: A look back at the Web in relation to TV and Social Media

2013/08/25 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: Technology, Television, TV.

My first look at the “Web” was in early 1992. At the time, the Internet was just beginning to open-up to non-research organization and we had a modem phone connection to a non-profit ISP. A colleague of mine had found and downloaded a copy of the “WorldWideWeb” software from CERN’s Tim Berners-Lee that was available • Read More »

Innovation in older organizations

2013/06/24 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: Technology, TV.

I am sure it’s something that you have observe yourself: A new company appears and brings innovation to the marketplace. If the innovation is successful, their innovation is adopted by the marketplace, the organization grows and with time, it becomes less and less innovative. Over ten years ago, the CEO of an organization where I • Read More »

So… I am overqualified!

2013/06/18 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | 3 Comments | Filed in: CBS, Technology, Television, TV.

I have been working on a project for an LA startup for the last three years. On the technical side (my responsibility), I was able to deliver more than what I thought possible to date, so everything looked good. The problem? Well, it was linked with 3D for the home and that market has not • Read More »