Senior Research Manager
Ant is part of the departmental Technology Transfer team, a group within R&D responsible for taking concepts and innovations from the lab and into the BBC and wider industry. Currently he's working on the licensing of a number of technologies including the halfRF MINO radio camera technology, and legacy speaker designs (sometimes the old ones really are the best ones!).
Joining the BBC as a project manager in the Information & Archives department over 10 years ago, Ant worked on a range of technical infrastructure and operational change projects in the archive area before joining the Prestospace collaborative EU research effort. When the archives research was brought under the wider Research & Technology group in the mid naughties, Ant came with it, and has broadened his interests beyond archives research since.
Ant led the development of the last version of the R&D website and Blog, and was more than happy to see another team take on this new generation- especially since they've done such a swimmingly excellent job of it. He's also been the face of R&D on dozens of films over the last few years, and written a large number of the blog posts you may have seen on the last blog.
These days he's very much focused on getting the best value for the BBC from the inventions of the department, so do please get in touch via the info email if you'd like to know more about licensing the great technology from the team. He's also working on the BBC's UAS policy, making sure that as these new devices become available the BBC is able to use them effectively, efficiently, and most importantly, safely.