Dr Veena Rawat, president of Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC), will be the keynote speaker at this year’s DVB World to be held at the Hotel Le Méridien Nice, France from March 7-9.
Dr. Veena Rawat has been for many years the head of one of the world’s most influential research and development laboratories, the CRC in Ottawa, Canada. She will address the claim that “broadcasting is obsolete!”. According to her, ‘reports of the death of broadcasting are exaggerated’, and she will explain why.
“We are looking forward to this year’s DVB World programme packed with a range of speakers to interest all. It is with great anticipation that we look forward to Dr. Rawat addressing the DVB World delegates and I am sure that we can expect an insightful and inspiring presentation from her,” said Feyo Kolff, DVB World conference programme coordinator.
Dr. Veena Rawat has been the president of the CRC since 2004. The CRC, an agency of Industry Canada, is responsible for conducting applied research and development in radio communications, broadcasting and information technologies. CRC employs 400 staff including 230 scientists and engineers.
Dr. Rawat has 34 years of senior management experience with Industry Canada. Before joining CRC in 2003 as executive vice-president, she managed Industry Canada programmes related to spectrum engineering, standards development, access to spectrum for new radio services and technical regulatory issues for all radio services.
In 2003, she became the first woman to chair the World Radiocommunication (WRC) Conference of the ITU, where issues impacting billions of investment dollars in the communications industry are addressed. The secretary-general of the ITU awarded Dr. Rawat a gold medal for her chairmanship.