13 Oct DEG Announces TechOps Award Winners [Media Play News]
Above | Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by Dolby Winner — Mike Daruty, NBCUniversal
By Stephanie Prange
October 12, 2022 | DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group announced the winners of its TechOps Awards at a ceremony in Los Angeles Oct. 12.
“It is DEG’s pleasure to produce our second annual — and first in-person! — TechOps Awards for all these often-unsung innovators in our industry whose mission it is to enable and constantly improve content delivery to consumers in best quality when and where they want to enjoy it,” said Amy Jo Smith, DEG president and CEO.
The winners are:
Technology Leadership Award — Mark Sgriccia, Lionsgate (l., accepting from Disney’s Dave Lindsay, r.)
Best Multi-Company Team Collaboration Award — Warner Bros. Discovery Global Content Servicing and Solutions Team and Giant Interactive Client Services Team, Warner Bros. Discovery + Giant Interactive
Technology Innovation Award — (two winners) Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Single Ingest Pipeline Team, Disney (pictured), and Dmytro Bielievtsov, Grant Reaber and Alex Serdiuk, Respeecher
Everyday Hero Award — (two winners) Yelena Makarczyk, Blu Digital Group (l.), and Cassandra Moore, NBCUniversal (r.)
Technology Achievement Award Presented by Whip Media — (three winners) Al Rundle, Disney; Ravindra Velhal (r.) and Rick Hack (pictured), Intel; and Adriana Becerra, Tubi
Localization Trailblazer Award — Teresa Phillips, Spherex
Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by Dolby Winner — Mike Daruty, NBCUniversal
People’s Choice Award [voted by attendees at the event]— Warner Bros. Discovery Global Content Servicing and Solutions Team and Giant Interactive Client Services Team, Warner Bros. Discovery + Giant Interactive
Sponsors of the awards event include presenting sponsor Xperi, cocktail sponsor Blu Digital Group, Technology Achievement Award sponsor Whip Media, Lifetime Achievement Award sponsor Dolby and sponsor Audacy.
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See the full list of TechOps Award nominees.