Nicholas Smith - technology chef

Technology “Chef”, Nicholas Smith

November’s here and it’s time to start thinking about food – of course when am I not thinking about food?  

Holiday meals bring family and friends together around the table to share delicious food. Whether your table features a turkey or you’re a ham house – it’s the side dishes that can really connect the meal, and make the main dish stand out. In our house, that special side dish is the green beans with onions and bacon. At your table, it might be the gravy or perhaps the cranberry dressing. No matter what your uniting dish, the same concept holds true in the tech world – there’s always one technology that holds the system together and makes it all work, just like a finely orchestrated holiday dinner.

Whatever working environment you may get pulled into, amazing technologies are readily available to enhance your business. In the live production world, it might be NewTek’s NDI – a near plug-and-play conduit and management path for all your live content to exist on the network. This allows production to be mobile, moving from the landlocked studio to wherever you need it to be. Maybe it’s Exterity’s ability to unify content – be that on-demand or live content, digital signage or the latest cafeteria menu all under one CMS. Or perhaps, for your client, it’s the API’s which tie together storage, archiving, transcoding, cloud delivery, and social media to one interface – No one will have to ask, “Where did we put that file?”.

No matter the kind of technology it may be – take a look at these recipes. These are the dishes that not only enhance the main course but complete the meal by tying it all together. For those of us in the technology industry, that is our job – We’re the chefs. Anyone can utilize one solution, but our role is to connect them all and cook-up a feast for our clients – so they can focus on enjoying the meal.


Nicholas Smith
Director of Media Technology – North America





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