Clyde Smith is chairman of the NABA working group on file-based formats, and Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology for FOX Network Engineering and Operations. He is a SMPTE Life Fellow, a recipient of the SMPTE Progress Medal, the David Sarnoff Medal, and Outstanding service award, Broadcasting and Cable’s Technology Leadership award, The Storage Industry Service Award and is an Honorary Member of the (IABM). His previous positions include SVP of global broadcast technology and SVP of Broadcast Engineering Research for Turner. He also worked for eight years, in Communications Design and Development Engineering at the Kennedy Space Center, supporting video, photo, voice and timing and countdown systems for 48 shuttle missions, three interplanetary missions and numerous other initiatives.