Wes Simpson has always been interested in delivering media signals over networks. After starting his career in mobile telephony and then moving into fiber optics, he has focused on high performance video transport for the past 25 years. Wes has developed and delivered well-received training seminars covering IP video and media networking technology for a wide range of private clients and organizations such as the VSF, the IEEE BTS, and SMPTE. He is a contributing editor for TV Technology and frequently speaks at events including VidTrans, SMPTE, NAB, and IBC. He has written two books which have both been released as second editions: “IPTV and Internet Video” and “Video Over IP.”
Wes was a founder of the Video Services Forum, and was made an Honorary Member.
He is a SMPTE Fellow, and currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Connecticut Subsection. Wes serves on the SMPTE 32nf subcommittee that created SMPTE ST 2110 as well as on the Board of Editors for SMPTE’s Journal of Motion Imaging. He is also a voting member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Technology and Engineering Emmy® Awards Committee.
Wes earned a BSEE from Clarkson University and an MBA from the University of Rochester.