BT engineer wins top technology title

A graduate member of the BT TV team has been voted 2014’s top young technologist by the Royal Television Society (RTS).

​Software engineer Bobby Moss said he was shocked but thrilled to learn he’d won the annual RTS Young Technologist Award.

“I was encouraged to enter by my manager, but didn’t really expect anything from it, so the phone call telling me I’d won came as a very nice surprise,” he said.

The awards scheme invites entries from early career engineers, with the aim of identifying potential future leaders in broadcasting and related technologies.

The judges said Bobby stood out as an impressive ideas person who quickly implemented innovative ways to support the business.

Since joining the BT graduate scheme last September, Bobby has worked on a number of web-based applications and is currently involved in a pioneering project to support the diagnostic work of BT TV engineers.

He is also an ambassador for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Network, running workshops and mentoring new young technology talent.

His prize for winning the award includes, in September, attendance at the International Broadcasting Conference (IBC) in Amsterdam – where physicist and TV presenter Professor Brian Cox will be a keynote speaker – and at the RTS London Conference, which has the theme this year of Power, Politics and the Media.

Bobby added: “I feel honoured to have won the award – and also very fortunate to be working with amazing people who are passionate about what they do, and determined to make flagship products like BT Sport a success. The pace of innovation is truly breathtaking and it’s a thrilling time to be working in BT TV.

“I hope to be able to share the knowledge I gain at IBC with colleagues to help us generate exciting new ideas, build on our existing successes and share our passion for TV with the next generation of young technologists.”

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