Full Name
John Lee
Job Title
Chairman, World Broadcasting Unions' Technical Committee
North American Broadcasting Association - World Broadcasting Unions
Speaker Bio
John Lee is the Chairman of the World Broadcasting Union’s (WBU) Technical Committee as well as Chairman of the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA)’s Technical Committee’s Cyber Security Sub-Committee. He is also He is currently a Digital Engineering Consultant working for several large organizations.

Previously John was Executive Director, Technology Solutions, for CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada’s national public broadcaster, where he served for 38 years. In this role, he was responsible for all Digital Television and Radio transmission facilities, satellite stations and facilities, telecommunications networks, mobility services, IP telephony, unified communications; and for IT, all data centers, end-user computers, applications, Information Security and governance.

In 2001, he and his project team won the Canadian Gemini Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement and, subsequently, the U.S. National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) International Broadcasting Excellence Award in 2002. He was the executive sponsor of the Next Generation Converged Network (NGCN) project, a high-speed 58 city software-defined fibre-optic network in Canada which won the 2012 CBC President’s Award for Technical Innovation.

John is a member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec, the Video Services Forum, SMPTE, NABA, the WBU and other industry committees and associations.
John Lee