Jenkins, Renard

Jenkins, Renard

President at SMPTE; I2A2

Renard Jenkins is the President and CEO of I2A2 Technologies, Labs and Studios. A software development and consulting firm specializing in the creation of ethically responsible tools, solutions and experiences for the M&E, Marketing & Research, Education and Healthcare industries. He is an experienced executive in the Technology, Film, Television and Radio industry. Jenkins also currently serves as President of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and sits on the board of the Hollywood Professionals Association and the Advisory Board of Exceptional Minds. He has held Executive roles across the Technology, Media and Entertainment industry. He served as Warner Bros. Senior Vice President, Production Integration & Creative Technology Services [PICTs]. Prior to rejoining WarnerMedia and Warner Bros., Jenkins served as Vice President, Operations, Engineering & Distribution at PBS, where he was responsible for the strategic direction, technology development, engineering, and operational management of PBS’s entire media-supply chain. He has also worked for TV One, Discovery, ESPN, NBA Ent., MLB, NFL and Turner Broadcasting.He is a recipient of numerous awards, including two national Emmys, a Peabody, 2 Headliners, a 2020 Broadcasting and Cable Technology Leadership award. Jenkins was also awarded the Innovator of the Year award in 2017 for his cutting-edge work and accomplishments in UHD, HDR, NGA and supply chain technology through the PBS Advanced Format Center and other industry activities.He is a champion and advocate for ethics, inclusion, innovation, diversity, equity, acceptance, accessibility, and the removal of harmful bias wherever possible in the technology and media industry. He is also a certified sound engineer, AI/ML engineer/practitioner as well as an application designer. He is passionate about the visual arts and when time permits, he loves to provide pro bono location sound, live mixing, studio recording, post-production and finishing services for aspiring filmmakers, animators, and musicians. His family moto is “In all things integrity and integrity in all things.”

Sessions/Events
Media in the cloud: Addressing the Fundamentals to Enable AI and Automated Workflows
Monday, April 15 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM PT
Examining AI in Media Uses Cases
Monday, April 15 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PT