Principal & CEO, Kibo121
Barbara Lange is Principal and CEO of Kibo121, a boutique consultancy firm focused on guiding media tech companies in taking practical steps on their path to sustainability. Ms. Lange completed 12 successful years at SMPTE, the global professional association that supports the technical framework and professional community which makes quality motion imaging available to consumers in a variety of media formats. As Executive Director, Ms. Lange was responsible for executing the SMPTE Board’s strategic vision to ensure continued relevance in a fast-paced global media technology ecosystem. In 2021, Ms. Lange led the launch of SMPTE’s newest initiative, Rapid Industry Solutions, a concept that enables a proactive approach to solving industry problems across commercial and academic organizations. Ms. Lange holds a BA in Chemistry and German from Washington and Jefferson College and completed the Executive Development Program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She has been recognized for her leadership by Washington & Jefferson College, the IEEE, StudioDaily50, and TVNewscheck’s 2020 Woman in Technology Award. In 2021, she was honored by TVB Europe as a 2021 Technology Leader to Watch and by Broadcast & Cable with the 2021 Tech Leadership Award.