Mr. Aitken joined the Sinclair Broadcast Group in 1999 and serves as Senior Vice President of Advanced Technology. He is responsible for the formation of ONE Media, an innovation driven technology venture focused on development of ‘Next Generation’ systems, and a driver of key ATSC 3.0 breakthrough technologies, serving as its President since 2016.
Mr. Aitken has been involved in the broadcast industry’s migration to advanced services since 1987 and is a member of the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (AFCCE), the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE). As well, he is a member of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) TV Technology Committee which is focused on the broader technical issues of our industry and an active participant in the ATSC. Mr. Aitken is also a Board member Saankhya Labs, an Indian based chip designer and leader in SDR and SDN technologies.
He is a recipient of the 2008 “Broadcasting and Cable” Technology Leadership Award, 2013 recipient of the ATSC "Bernard Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award", 2018 awardee of “Future's” Industry Innovator Award and the 2018 NAB Television Engineering Achievement Award.
- BEIT Express Opening Session
- Wednesday, May 13 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET