Dr. Barry Blesser will give the opening keynote at the NAB Broadcast Engineering Conference.
Blesser is director of engineering for 25-Seven Systems and writes the column "The Last Word" in Radio World Engineering Extra. He'll speak about the broadcast engineering profession and its next generation of leaders.
Blesser has been a technical and management consultant to approximately 50 high-tech companies over 40 years, according to the National Association of Broadcasters. He was a former professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is considered a founder of digital audio, working "at the junction of audio, acoustics, perception and cognitive psychology."
He developed the first commercial digital reverberation system for the German company Elektro-Mess-Technik (EMT), helped found Lexicon and has developed audio products for Orban and others. He also is co-author of the book "Spaces Speak, Are You Listening? Experiencing Aural Architecture."
NAB Senior Vice President of Science and Technology Lynn Claudy called Blesser "one of the true original pioneers in digital audio technology." He'll speak Sunday, April 11 at 9 a.m. at the NAB Show.
Sample Blesser columns:
"A System Model for Human Interactions"
"Broadcasters: Head-Space Farmers in a New Ant Hill"
"Radio Must Enfranchise Creative Talent" (Digital edition)
NHK's Nishiyama to Keynote Engineering Conference
Hirokazu Nishiyama, managing director of Japanese public broadcaster NHK, will give the keynote address to the Broadcast Engineering Conference at NAB2007.