Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 18:15
Dolby Europe
4-6 Soho Square
W1D 3PZ London
United Kingdom
Event Details: 

John Ive’s career has been a classic example of a journey with no end point. Over a career in the broadcast and media industry spanning more than 40 years he has been intimately involved in many of the strategic and technical developments that have revolutionised the way we work and what the industry produces.
And it doesn’t stop there, he is still contributing to the on-going revolution, as we “Fast Forward in to the Future”.

The meeting was a great success and a video of John's presentation by Totem films
 is on SMPTE connect on You tube

John has provided his of slides for you to study




SMPTE UK Section established a lecture in honour of the late Bill Lovell, recognising his dedication and his enthusiasm for the industry.
Throughout many years of work at the BBC and then at ARRI Media, Bill tirelessly championed new technologies, demystifying the science and providing practical understanding to countless camera professionals.
His passion for sharing knowledge and experience was reflected in his being among the first to attend SMPTE UK meetings when it was founded.

With his sudden  death in March 2013 we all lost a good friend and good teacher.


John Ive has a career in the television industry spanning 40 years including periods with the BBC,
the former IBA (Independent Broadcasting Authority) and Sony Professional.
His experience covers; senior management, technology, operations, marketing, training, research & development. He currently holds the position of Director of Technology and Strategic Insight at the IABM.

In recent years he has consulted and given presentations worldwide on industry business trends, television operations, new technology including IT and file-based workflows, content distribution, professional audio, High Definition and Ultra High Definition.
As a Director of Pro-MPEG he was a leading player in the introduction of file-based workflows through participation in the development of the MXF file format, today an industry standard interchange format.

As a research engineer at the IBA and subsequently as Head of Research at Sony Professional Europe
he was a member of the team that pioneered the development of digital technology in broadcast production including the digital video tape recorder and digital effects. As a Director he subsequently went on to manage Sony’s broadcast product and business strategy in the Europe.

He keeps himself grounded, having received several years ago from a family member, an original Baird mechanical television and original Baird recordings on wax disks, television with a staggering resolution
of 30 lines!

John Ive is a fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), a fellow and silver medal holder of the Royal Television Society, a chartered engineer and member of the IET.
He is also a member of the IBC Council and a member of several advisory groups.

Married to Jane Lewis and with two grown up children (neither following their father’s footsteps)
he indulges in the basics of video production and professional audio recording at his home studio, thus completing the circle back to a career that started with the BBC


Tube Northern Line to Tottenham Court Road  
NOTE Central Line does not Stop at TCR So use Oxford Circus (Central Bakerloo and Victoria lines).

or bus 1,7,8,10,14,19,24,25,29,38,55,73,98,134,176,242,390 TfL Maps 

Leave Tottenham Court Road station by the Main Exit  turning left into Oxford Street
After about 50 metres, turn left into Soho Street. (Starbucks on the corner)

Leave Oxford Circus Station by Exit 7 to Oxford Street (or exit 6 or 8 into Argyll Street and turn right to Oxford St)
and Turn Right to head  east along Oxford Street
After 600m  turn right into Soho Street. (Starbucks on the corner)

Turn sharp right into Soho Square  

The Dolby building at 4–6 Soho Square is directly in front of you at the North West corner of the Square