IABM 2019 Awards

The Peter Wayne Golden BaM Award

The Peter Wayne Golden BaM award was inaugurated by the IABM in 1990 in memory of a former Deputy Chairman of the Association, Peter Wayne. All the 20 winners of the IABM’s NAB Show and IBC BaM Awards® are automatically shortlisted for the year’s top broadcast and media technology prize – the Peter Wayne Golden BaM Award® for Design and Innovation. 

2019 Winner -EVS Overcam

IABM Friend and Colleague Andrew Jones

The Andrew Jones Young Person of the Year Award


This award has been renamed in honour of our friend and colleague Andrew Jones who we sadly lost in March 2019. Andrew was IABM's Head of Training and played a vital part in the development of our educational initiatives and fostering the next generation of talented people for our industry.

Andrew had a major impact on IABM’s knowledge and educational capability and that will make up part of his huge legacy to us and the industry, his mantra was ‘Never stop learning’ and he inspired many with his passion for knowledge and its communication.

The award recognises someone new to the industry (under 25 years old) for their hard work, diligence and potential.

2019 winner - Alexander Quince, dB Broadcast

Broadcaster/Media Company of the Year

This award recognizes and rewards broadcasters or media companies that have demonstrated throughout the year that they are at the forefront of creating and distributing ground-breaking content through innovation across the content chain.

2019 Winner - NOA (News Over Audio)

Creative Collaboration Award

This award celebrates ground-breaking innovations that have been realised through creative collaboration between technology suppliers and their customers, recognizing break-through solutions resulting from close partnerships that provide measurable commercial or creative benefits to the customer.

2019 Winner - Grass Valley with Sveriges Television (SVT), Net Insight, Arista, ClearCom - The World’s Largest IP Remote/At-Home Production 

Technology Leader of the Year

This award recognizes a person who is at the forefront of disruption and innovation within the broadcast and media industry who, through inspired leadership, has helped to deliver ground-breaking technology and business benefits.

2019 Winner - Manfred Reitmeir (Rohde & Schwarz)

BaM Shinning Star

This new award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the industry over an extended period of time in any field of endeavor, but who typically goes ‘under the radar’ in terms of personal recognition

2019 Winner - Sadie Groom (Bubble Agency & Rise)

Honorary Member

2019 Winner - Naomi Climer

Naomi Climer joins an exclusive club that is a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of people who have made a major impact on the broadcast industry as it has grown and developed over the last 40+ years.

After joining the BBC as an engineer more than 30 years ago, Naomi rapidly moved into leadership roles, first setting up two new local radio stations, then taking up the post of Controller Technology at BBC News. This was followed by a 13-year career at Sony Professional Services Europe, culminating in the role of Vice President Professional Services with P&L responsibility for $1bn of products, services and solutions.

Typical of her innate grasp of where technology can take us, Naomi saw the potential of the cloud early, and in 2012 took up the role of President, Sony Media Cloud Services to incubate and build Sony’s cloud business for the global B2B environment. In 2015, Naomi was appointed President of the IET, then took up the Chair of the UK government’s DCMS Future Communications Group, followed by a stint as Governor of the National Film and Television School. Today Naomi holds several non-executive director, chair and trustee positions – including chairing the IBC Council. In the Queen’s 2018 Birthday Honours, Naomi was awarded a CBE for services to the engineering profession.

“Our award winners this year have all made great contributions to advancing the art and science of broadcast and media, demonstrating outstanding leadership and innovation to power our industry’s ongoing success. I congratulate them all on behalf of everyone at IABM; we share their values and drive, and are committed to fostering excellence and collaboration by providing our members with all the tools they need to succeed as the rate of transformation in our industry continues to accelerate,” IABM CEO, Peter White, concluded.