Secretary General at FIAT/IFTA and project manager at the RTVE Archive
Virginia Bazán-Gil is project manager at the RTVE Archive where she is in charge of innovation projects connected with automatic metadata creation and image recognition tools mainly for the archive but working with other business areas of the company such as Innovation and Digital Strategy and the RTVE Website. As a member of the RTVE University of Zaragoza Chair, she is also involved with research on Speech Technologies , Natual Language Proceesing and Computer Vision applied to the AV archive. She has been involved also in innovation and development projects with research institutions and broadcast vendors.
Her teaching experience includes academic and professional training for different companies and public institutions. She has been an assistant professor at Universidad Carlos III (Madrid). Virginia has been a guest lecturer at the University of Zaragoza, University of Barcelona, University Carlos III and University Autonoma de México, and also at the FRAME training course organized by INA supported by the EBU Academy and FIAT/IFTA. She is Secretary General at FIAT/IFTA. She is also involved with other international organizations such as RIPDASA (Iberoamerican Network for the Digital Preservation of Sound and Audiovisual Archives) and EUscreen.
Ilse Assmann (M.Com, SACIA Certified Broadcasting Communications Technology Professional) founded Apricity Consulting after first managing the SABC Media Libraries and then the SABC TV News Resources before accepting a position at M-Net, Africa’s leading subscription Television Broadcaster to head the Television Archives and Video Library as the Media Information Management department. Ilse successfully led the department towards a digital workflow and the digitization of M-Net’s analogue collection. Ilse has served on various local and international archive organisation committees and is a former President of IASA (International Association for Sound and Audiovisual Archives).
FIAT/IFTA President and Digitisation and Acquisition Manager at meemoo (B)
Brecht Declercq, MA, MSc is the 11th President of FIAT/IFTA, the world association of media archives, and the Digitisation and Acquisition Manager at meemoo – The Flemish Institute for Archiving. As such he is responsible for the preservation of the Flemish audiovisual heritage, including one of the largest audiovisual digitisation programs worldwide. He worked for the Belgian public broadcaster VRT for almost 10 years in several digitisation, media asset management and access projects and led the FIAT/IFTA Preservation and Migration Commission from 2016 to 2019. He’s a frequent conference curator, presenter, writer and reviewer. He advises the Flemish ministry of Culture and several audiovisual archives and media organisations globally.
Dale Grayson is Head of Rights and Policy for the All3media Group which comprises 40 television production and distribution companies from across the UK, Europe, New Zealand and the USA. He is also Director of Content for footage rights agency Adventure Film Archive and offers rights and archiving consultancy via Northbound TV. He chairs the Royal Television Society’s Archives group, is a Trustee of the Yorkshire and North East Film Archives, and a member of FIATIFTA’s Value, Use and Copyright Commission. Dale began his career in BBC Libraries and Archives and worked at ITV, where he led on rights management and established the award-winning ITV Archive footage sales business.
Denise Barcella currently leads and coordinates the sector dealing with the preservation of the audiovisual heritage at the Data and Archives Department (D&A) of the RTS (French speaking Swiss Public Radio and TV network).
After obtaining a master's degree in Geography at the University of Lausanne in 1995, she was hired at RTS as a documentalist specialized in moving images. She has had several functions and specializations at D&A, including reorganizing work processes, training employees in new techniques for indexing moving images, and establishing internal databases in collaboration with IT departments. In 2017, she took over the D&A sector dealing with the audiovisual heritage of the RTS, a heritage that dates back to 1935 for radio and 1954 for TV.
Jennifer Wilson began her archivist career as a film cataloguer with the Scottish Film Archive before moving to BBC Scotland. She has remained there for the last 25 years in roles ranging from Sports Librarian to Taxonomist, working on a variety of projects such as the development of BBC Scotland’s Digital Library and file-based delivery workflows for transmission. In her current role as Archive Manager her main focus is on archive digitisation and accessibility. Jennifer is also an active member of the FIAT/IFTA Media Management Commission and enjoys the opportunity to exchange views and experiences with colleagues across the globe.
Researcher and archivist, DR Research and Archive.
Louise has worked in DR Archive for more than 20 years as a researcher in radio, tv and text, and for the past 7 years she has also been working with archive outreach activities. She began her international archive engagement in 2017 and she is now a member of the Value, Use and Copyright commission in FIAT/IFTA.
Louise has a master’s degree in musicology (2000) and a master’s in digital journalism (2017).