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Richard Waghorn

Richard Waghorn

Director of Transformation and Technology, RTÉ
Ireland
Richard is Director of Transformation and Technology at Raidió Teilifís éireann (RTé), the public broadcaster in the Republic of Ireland. Since joining RTé five years ago, Richard has led the consolidation of RTé's technology operations into a single division and overseen the optimisation of the technology environment, including the build of a private cloud, the HD upgrade of studios and playout, and the digitisation of content and workflows with a new CMS and collaborative tools. Richard has recently taken on additional responsibilities to support transformation across the organisation. Richard is the product owner of Saorview, the free-to-air DTT platform in Ireland and has led the strategy and development of a new connected product, Saorview Connect. He is a Board Director of 2rn, RTé's broadcast transmission and communications network company, which provides services for a number of broadcast, telecoms, broadband and IoT customers. Prior to moving to Ireland, Richard was the Chief Technology Officer at the SABC in South Africa for three years. He led the Technology division which included all technology and operations for TV, radio and IT.  Previously, Richard worked at the BBC. As Controller of Distribution he played a key role in the development of the UK digital switchover strategy and oversaw the implementation of the BBC's infrastructure to support the delivery of the switchover programme. Richard was a Board Director of Freesat, and in 2002 was the Project Manager for the launch of Freeview.
Sessions
  • IBC is the only exhibition we attend. It’s very important for those in the broadcasting industry.
    Jochen Albrecht
    CTO - Albrecht Electronic
  • IBC represents an important annual industry dialogue where the worlds of technology and media intersect.
    Erik Huggers
    CEO, Vevo
  • IBC is the exhibition that gives us the most exposure in the broadcasting industry. The exhibition is a really special show and is close to everyone’s hearts. It gets better every year and has got a great vibe.
    Anoushka Farouk
    Marketing Manager - TSL
  • IBC is not about quantity it’s about quality. Conversations we have are enlightening in every sense. Everyone is here to do business.
    Robert Lisman
    Director of Marketing - Primestream
  • The greatest thing about IBC is that it provides the facilities to network with industry professionals whilst getting great knowledge on new technology.
    Gina Canzano
    Technical Support Engineer - BW Broadcast

 

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