Archives: TV

NAB 2014: The Inflection Point

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

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention has opened with it’s conference program today (the exhibition starts on Monday). I think that this year’s edition is happening at a very significant time; this is the year when the networking technology has reach a point where it can compete favorably with the dedicated infrastructure. This is • 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 »

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 »

The end of the road for “Broadcast Engineering”

2013/10/27 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: Television, TV.

I had a little bit of nostalgia today when I learned the the magazine “Broadcast Engineering” was publishing its last issue this week. I remember reading it regularly in the 80s when I was beginning my carrer in television engineering. It was one of my favorite “trade magazine” at the time. I didn’t know really • 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 »

3D at home: The mirage

2013/06/17 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: CBS, Technology, Television, TV.

With ESPN announcing it’s plan to shut down it’s 3D channel at the end of the year, it becomes clearer that 3D at home will be a missed opportunity. Without a serious sports channel, it is not possible to built a “3D tier” at the distributors’ level and without that there will be no money • Read More »