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The Barlow Memorial Lecture 2011

Being the BBC in the Information Age - Towards the New Broadcasting System
When Mar 25, 2011 02:30 PM to
Mar 26, 2011 06:00 PM
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Matthew Postgate, Controller Research & Development BBC, discusses the way in which the BBC has had to respond to the opportunities created by the information age. Matthew Postgate has been the Controller BBC Research & Development since October 2008. Matthew is responsible for leading BBC R&D to ensure the corporation continues to deliver value to the BBC, wider industry and academia working across the media value chain. Matthew also serves on the BBC's technology board and is the BBC's Director on the board of YouView.

Prior to his current role with BBC R&D Matthew was the BBC's Controller of Mobile with responsibility for coordinating the corporation's public service presence across all mobile platforms. During this time he successfully led the relaunch of BBC Mobile to become the UK's leading mobile site and led the delivery of BBC iPlayer on mobile. He also established the unit within the BBC that provides compliant interactivity to programming.

Matthew joined the BBC as an Executive Producer working across emerging media platforms and was a key member of the team that launched BBC iPlayer.

Programme: Friday 25th March
Research Poster Presentation from 2.30 pm North Cloisters, Wilkins Building
Reception 5.00 pm South Cloisters, Wilkins Building
The Barlow Memorial Lecture 5.30 pm Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building