SMPTE Workflow Systems Medal Award Recipients
John Anthony Footen
In recognition of pioneering the introduction of workflow-improving approaches such as Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) into the media industry, and leadership in both the Standards and Education pillars of the SMPTE mission. John has been very active in the area of workflow improvement for many years now. He has been a leader in AMWA and EBU’s FIMS effort, chairs SMPTE’s 34CS technology committee, has been active in workflow-related activities within such as BXF, and is an industry leader in the application of SOA to media. He has been a regular speaker and moderator at SMPTE conferences, and an author on service oriented architecture. John is also a leader in the development of IT based systems and infrastructures into the production process.
John Anthony Footen is current AVP, Broadcast Consulting at Cognizant Technology Solutions. He began his television career 30 years ago after receiving degrees in film and television production and computer science from New York University.
Footen’s leadership role in developing products combining computers and media applications has resulted in two technical Emmy awards.
The 2012 Workflow Systems Medal is awarded to Brad Gilmer, Executive Director of the Advanced Media Workflow Association, Consultant, and prolific writer and speaker for his leadership in file based workflow topics. Gilmer’s early work on file based workflow while at Turner Entertainment became a model for many broadcasters to follow. Mr. Gilmer’s leadership of the AMWA has moved MXF implementation to the forefront of modern facilities, and begun a process that will complete the important work necessary to implement SOA in widespread use through the joint work AMWA has begun with the EBU on FIMS.