Congratulations to Our Industry Innovator Award Recipients

Recipients were selected by a panel of experts and evaluated on their professional achievements, technical and business innovations and influence within their industries.
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The Industry Innovator Awards are presented by six NewBay publications: TV Technology, Digital Video, Video Edge, Radio, Radio World and Government Video. Recipients were selected by a panel of experts and evaluated on their professional achievements, technical and business innovations and influence within their industries.

These awards are designed to shine a spotlight on the people behind the companies and technologies on which our industries depend, and celebrate their contributions and continuing success.

It's a pleasure to honor those who make such a difference in their fields—innovating in technology and business while also inspiring others. We offer them a heartfelt "thank you."

Click here to download the Industry Innovator Awards guide.

The Digital Video recipients are:

  • Claudia Barbiero, Vice President Marketing, LiveU
  • Jerry Boonstra, CTO, Jukin Media
  • Avichai Cohen, COO and Co-Founder, LiveU
  • Allen Dial, Senior Vice President of Picture and Post, Ugly Brother Studios
  • Larry Jordan, Executive Producer, Larry Jordan & Associates Inc.
  • Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design
  • David Ross, CEO, Ross Video
  • Boris Yamnitsky, Founder and President, Boris FX

The Video Edge recipients are:

  • Jeff Edson, CEO, ASSIMILATE
  • Ajay Luthra, Vice President, Advanced Research and Technology, ARRIS
  • Paddy Rao, Senior Vice President of Product and Engineering, DISH Network (Sling Media)
  • David Ross, CEO, Ross Video
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