Tuomo George-Tolonen
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8 Feb 2019 | 12:00 - 12:30 | Main Stage | AV Magazine Add to calendar
Audio Panel Debate: What Impact Will the 700MHz Clearance Have on the Industry?
Abstract:
With the clearance of the 700MHz band edging closer, our panel discusses the impact this will have on the industry. The line-up for this session is:
• Andy Tapley, Sound Supervisor, BBC Studioworks;
• Tuomo George-Tolonen, Senior Director, Pro Audio Western Europe, Shure;
• Alan March, Senior Manager Spectrum Affairs and System Design, Research and Innovation, Sennheiser;
• Terry Tew, Managing Director, Terry Tew Sound & Light;
• Jonathan Edwards, Broadcast & RF Coordinator, Terry Tew Sound & Light.

The debate will be hosted by Clive Couldwell, Editor, AV Magazine.

Speakers:

Tuomo George-Tolonen
Tuomo George-Tolonen
Senior Director, Pro Audio
Shure
Tuomo George-Tolonen is the Senior Director for Pro Audio at Shure with over 20 years of experience in the professional audio industry. At Shure, he has a particular emphasis of large system RF co-ordination as well as work with the Product Development team. He is also a Steering Committee member of BEIRG (British Entertainment Industry Radio Group) and has been at the forefront of the discussions and developments with Ofcom to secure a future for wireless equipment in the professional audio industry in the UK.
Alan March
Alan March
Senior Manager of Spectrum Affairs
Sennheiser
Alan March has worked in the pro audio industry for in excess of 30 years. In that time, he has performed, sales, marketing, application engineering and business development roles. Employed by Sennheiser as a Senior Manager of Spectrum Affairs, currently Alan is also Vice Chairman of ETSI ERM TG17 (the ETSI standardisation group for Radio Microphones and In-Ear Monitors), Vice President of APWPT (the Association of Professional Wireless Production Technology), sits on the steering group of BEIRG (the British Entertainment Industry Radio Group) and regularly attends CEPT and ETSI meetings, as an industry representative. Alan has taken an active role in the development of spectrum allocations and their potential consequences for our industry, for the last 14 years.
Andy Tapley
Andy Tapley
BBC StudioWorks
Andy Tapley has worked for the BBC in television sound for 31 years, supervising a wide range of content from drama and sport to light entertainment and music productions. Most recently he was responsible for the sound on the BBC’s Saturday night live production ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
As well as mixing shows he designed and is responsible for the audio and comms technical infrastructure at BBC Studio Work’s studios at Television Centre and Elstree.
Terry Tew
Terry Tew
Managing Director
Terry Tew Sound and Light
Terry Tew started out in the world of audio as a DJ in his early teens and from there trained and joined the BBC as a sound engineer. After a successful and entertaining career at the BBC, working on shows like One Foot in the Grave, ‘Allo ‘Allo and Top Gear, Terry opened the hire company Terry Tew Sound & Light. Thirty years on, the company continues to provide the very best solutions and service to clients and shows including Strictly Come Dancing and The Voice and films such as Star Wars and James Bond.
Jonathan Edwards
Jonathan Edwards
Broadcast & RF Coordinator
Terry Tew Sound and Light
Jonathan’s interest in the industry started at an early age and went on to study Audio Engineering and Acoustics for four years. After working on a variety of London West End shows, he joined Terry Tew Sound & Light 18 years ago. His role there includes spectrum planning for three BBC studio centres including BBC TV Centre, the prep and maintenance of the company’s radio mics and IEMs, and he has planned the RF behind a multitude of the UK’s favourite TV shows and prestigious events.