William R. Beckett is the Senior Research Director at NBCUniversal MediaLabs. His focus is designing and implementing solutions for automating media creation using machine learning techniques. Prior to joining NBCU he worked for AT&T Labs Research. In that role he designed and implemented solutions for mobile network operations, DDoS defense, secure electronic payments, digital rights management, financial reporting and customer care. He holds an MS in Computer Information Systems from Boston University and has been granted 7 patents.
Tom D’Angelo has worked in broadcast video production for twenty years. Before that he provided AVL services to Fortune 500 corporations. Tom is Emmy Award nominated (Best Director category, Mid-Atlantic) and has been part of various teams nominated or winning national Emmys. He is a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), a moderator on Facebook’s Church Sound Media Tech’s (CSMT) group and the administrator of this website. As the Media Director at a megachurch in the 1980’s Tom developed a love for the Church and church performing and technical artists. It is to them that controlbooth.tv is dedicated.