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Dagmar Driesnack


Dagmar Driesnack  |EMEA, Central & South America Region Governor for a Two-Year Term, 1 January 2022 – 31 December 2023 

Solution Manager  -Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG 

When I started to write my Diploma Thesis at the IRT (Institut fu?r Rundfunktechnik) in Munich in 2005, I never imagined that I would stay there for more than 15 years. But I met so many enthusiastic and supporting colleagues there. Later I have represented the IRT at various groups of the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) and finally also at SMPTE. I have joined and chaired several EBU groups (HD receiver specification, Video Systems Group, Beyond HD Group), presented the IRT on various conferences, trade shows, and finally had the chance to speak at the SMPTE Annual Technical Conferences in 2018 and 2020. When the decision had been made to close the IRT, I took the opportunity to change the view from the broadcaster and R&D perspective to the manufacturer side, and I joined Rohde & Schwarz in May 2021. The years working with so many different people in Europe (at IRT and EBU) helped me to get an overview of the current topics the broadcasters are dealing with and what the future could bring to them in terms of changes in workflows, people’s skills and change of their mindsets. I would like to motivate young people to join and help the Society, share, and bring together knowledge and all the different perspectives. I’ve worked a lot with young students and also experienced colleagues and this collaboration of different perspectives is my motivation – learning from each other.