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Here is a link to a webinar that ran this week (June 9, 2020). It was produced by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), Toronto Section.

The Toronto Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) hosted a webcast on June 9, 2020 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm (eastern times) to discuss the role that the next generation cellular technology will offer the television and movie production and distribution industries. Due to COVID-19 social gathering restrictions this meeting was run virtually as a webcast.

All indicators suggest 5G is becoming an important technology as applications are expected to directly impact how businesses run. As such, the implications for accessibility (autonomous vehicles), the reach of mobile broadband (virtual and augmented reality, streaming, broadcasters) and the improvements in safety, health and security (remote surgery, traffic control) are some of the businesses that will see change.

The following industry leaders spoke at this webinar event:

  • Michael Martin, President, MICAN Communications – 5G Overview – The 10 Things that make 5G different.
  • Craig Snow, Huawei Technologies Canada, Accounts Director, Enterprise Business – Technology & Architecture – How it all works?
  • Sayan Sivanathan, Bell Canada, Senior Manager – IoT Channel Partner Program – Operator’s Perspective – When will it come?
  • Tony Jones, Mediakind, Principal Technologist – Applications – How will the industry use 5G?

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About the Author:

Michael Martin has more than 35 years of experience in systems design for applications that use broadband networks, optical fibre, wireless, and digital communications technologies.

He is a business and technology consultant. He offers his services on a contracting basis. Over the past 15 years with IBM, he has worked in the GBS Global Center of Competency for Energy and Utilities and the GTS Global Center of Excellence for Energy and Utilities. He is a founding partner and President of MICAN Communications and before that was President of Comlink Systems Limited and Ensat Broadcast Services, Inc., both divisions of Cygnal Technologies Corporation (CYN: TSX).

Martin currently serves on the Board of Directors for TeraGo Inc (TGO: TSX) and previously served on the Board of Directors for Avante Logixx Inc. (XX: TSX.V). 

He has served as a Member, SCC ISO-IEC JTC 1/SC-41 – Internet of Things and related technologies, ISO – International Organization for Standardization, and as a member of the NIST SP 500-325 Fog Computing Conceptual Model, National Institute of Standards and Technology.

He served on the Board of Governors of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) [now OntarioTech University] and on the Board of Advisers of five different Colleges in Ontario.  For 16 years he served on the Board of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), Toronto Section. 

He holds three master’s degrees, in business (MBA), communication (MA), and education (MEd). As well, he has three undergraduate diplomas and five certifications in business, computer programming, internetworking, project management, media, photography, and communication technology. He has earned 15 badges in next generation MOOC continuous education in IoT, Cloud, AI and Cognitive systems, Blockchain, Agile, Big Data, Design Thinking, Security, and more.