Vice President, NABA
John Lee is the Vice-President of the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) and Chairman of its Technical Committee. He is also Vice-Chairman of the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) Technical Committee and Chairs its Cyber Security Sub Committee. He is currently a Digital Engineering Consultant for FOX Networks Engineering and Operations. Previously John was Executive Director, Technology Solutions, for CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada's national public broadcaster. In this role, he was responsible for all DTV and Radio transmission facilities, all satellite stations and facilities, telecommunications, mobility, telephony, unified communications; and for IT, including data centers, end-user computers, applications, Information Security and governance. In 2001, he and his project team won the Canadian Gemini Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement for the National Satellite DVC Project and, subsequently, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) International Broadcasting Excellence Award in 2002 for the same project. He was the executive sponsor of the Next Generation Converged Network (NGCN) project, a high-speed 58 city software-defined fibre-optic network which won the 2012 CBC President's Award for Technical Innovation. John is a member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec, SMPTE, the Video Services Forum, NABA, WBU and other industry committees and associations.