Clyde Smith is the Senior Vice President of New Technologies for FOX Network Engineering and Operations. In this role he supports Broadcast and Cable Networks, Production and Post Production operating groups in addressing their challenges with new technologies, focusing on standards, regulations and lab proof of concept testing and evaluation.
Prior to joining FOX he was SVP of global broadcast technology and standards for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. where he provided technical guidance for the company’s domestic and international news and entertainment teams.
He previously held positions as SVP of Broadcast Engineering Research and Development at Turner and SVP & CTO at Speer Communications.
Following the Challenger Accident he joined a team implementing the presidential investigation board recommendations at the Kennedy Space Center, as Supervisor of Communications Design and Development Engineering. During his 8 years at the Kennedy Space Center, he supported 48 shuttle missions, three interplanetary probes and numerous Department of Defense initiatives.
Smith also supported initiatives that were recognized by The Computer World Honors program with the 2005, 21st Century Achievement Award for Media Arts and Entertainment, as well as an Emmy Award for Pioneering Efforts in the Development of Automated, Server-Based Closed Captioning Systems.
He is a recipient of the SMPTE Progress Medal, The Broadcasting and Cable Technology Leadership award and the Storage Visions Storage Industry Service Award.