Dick Hobbs is a well-known commentator and consultant on media technology. He has been in the industry for many years, and in the past has been editor of both IBC Daily and IBC TV News. Known for both his lively humour and his detailed knowledge of the industry, he remains in demand for conferences, training and project support.
His first IBC was in 1978 and he has attended every one since then, as exhibitor, visitor, conference speaker and journalist. He has been part of the IBC Awards team since 2009, and counts among the highlights meeting Sir David Attenborough and Ernie from Sesame Street. Currently he chairs the international judging panel for the Innovation Awards, and is executive producer for the IBC Awards programme.