SMPTE Names Matthew Goldman of Ericsson as Its Next President

He'll lead the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers for a two-year term.
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Matthew Goldman

Matthew Goldman, senior vp of technology, TV and media at Ericsson, has been elected president of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.

Goldman, who begins a two-year term on Jan. 1, succeeds outgoing president Robert Seidel, vp of engineering and advanced technology at CBS, who will continue to serve on the SMPTE board of governors as the society’s past president.

Also elected to SMPTE offices for two-year terms are Patrick Griffis, vp of technology at Dolby, who will serve as executive vp; Richard Welsh, CEO of Sundog Media Toolkit, who will serve as education vp; and Peter Wharton, vp of technology and business development at BroadStream Solutions, who will continue to serve as secretary/treasurer.

“The influx of IP into broadcasting, the embrace of software-defined networking and processing, and the rise of a fully-connected world are just a few examples of the extraordinary evolution taking place across the media and entertainment industry,” Goldman said Thursday in a statement. “SMPTE has been working diligently to address the industry’s growth and to provide standards and education programs that are relevant — in concept and practice — to the current and future work of its engineers, creatives, and other professionals. I look forward to this new opportunity, as SMPTE president, to contribute to this important work and to help guide the society toward ever-greater growth, stability, and success.”

The SMPTE annual Technical Conference & Exhibition will be held Oct. 25-27 at Hollywood & Highland, capped by the SMPTE Centennial Gala on Oct. 28.