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RTS announces Young Technologist Award winner

Lawrence Card is a BBC broadcast engineer trainee

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced BBC broadcast engineering trainee Lawrence Card as the winner of its annual RTS Young Technologist Award.

Sponsored by netgem.tv, the award aims to advance education in the science, practice, technology and art of television and its allied fields.

Card has spent the last two years on the BBC broadcast engineer trainee graduate scheme, working towards his MSc in broadcast engineering. He is currently investigating how AI and ML can assist programme teams who require vision monitoring for his final project.

Prior to joining the scheme, Card studied a Masters in electronics engineering and gained a distinction, leading to his first industry role as an operations engineer at ITV. He also volunteers as the engineering team leader at St Albans-based community radio station Radio Verulam.

Terry Marsh, chair of the RTS Young Technologist Award jury, said: “We are thrilled to name Lawrence the RTS Young Technologist of the Year and celebrate the wealth of talented young individuals entering the field.

“The standard of entries was remarkably high this year but Lawrence’s broad industry perspective and wide technical knowledge, coupled with his self-motivated, tenacious and confident approach makes him a very worthy winner.”

Card added: “Winning the RTS Young Technologist of the Year Award is a great accolade and sense of achievement that I am proud of. I hope my enthusiasm and desire to win the award helps encourage others to both go the extra mile with everything they do and consider applying for the award themselves.”

The RTS Young Technologist Award 2019 will be presented at the RTS Craft and Design Awards on 25th November.

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