Today Paul Shulins is President of Shulins’ Solutions, a radio and tv broadcast consulting firm based in Andover Massachusetts, specializing in remote control solutions, studio design and construction, antenna protection systems and ratings metrics. Previously, Paul joined Burk Technology as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in September of 2017. Prior to joining Burk Technology, Paul had been the Director of Technical Operations for Greater Media’s Boston, Massachusetts five FM Radio Stations for twenty-nine years. He has been working as a Radio Chief Engineer for forty years. Paul has been responsible for the planning and day-to-day management of one of the first major market studio consolidations in 1998 for Greater Media’s Boston radio stations. He has designed and constructed many custom, on-air program playback systems, technical facility monitoring and control systems. He is a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and has held an SBE Radio Engineer Certification since 1982. Paul is also a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and has co-chaired the BTS Broadcast Symposium for several years. And was recently elected by the BTS AdCom as a distinguished lecturer. Paul has presented numerous papers at the IEEE Broadcast Symposium, the NAB Broadcast Convention, and the NAB Radio Show. He has also been a frequent contributor to Radio World Magazine and authored several chapters in the 11th edition of the NAB engineering handbook. Paul has also served as an elected member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society's administrative committee for three years. Today he is the President for IEEE’s Broadcast Technology Society. Paul earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire System in 1979 with majors in physics, chemistry and natural sciences. He is a private pilot, and enjoys astronomy, skiing, and photography, and operates his Arizona observatory remotely collecting deep sky images.
Samina Husain received her Bachelor of Electrical Engineering in 1987 from Concordia University, Montreal and her executive M.B.A in “Management of Technology” in 2008 from University of Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. In her role at Reycom AG, in Switzerland, her areas of responsibilities were within IPTV/OTT solutions business development. In her role previous she focused on IPTV and Hybrid STB business development and headed corporate marketing, at Albis Technologies Ltd. (a spin-off from Siemens Switzerland Ltd.). Prior to this her responsibilities were within solution management for the Nokia Siemens Networks end-to-end IPTV solution. From 2005 to 2006 she was responsible for business development in the China market for the Siemens Home Entertainment IPTV solution. She has over 25 years experience in the satellite and telecommunications industry and has held various roles from customer operations, product management to project management in North and South America, and Europe. She joined IEEE as a university student, and later became a professional member active both in WIE and BTS. At the 2009 BTS symposium she presented a joint paper on the “Business Case and Technical Requirements for IPTV STB”.
Jon Montalban works as a Senior Researcher and Assistant Professor at the University of the Basque Country since 2016. He has been part of the TSR (Radiocommunications and Signal Processing) research group for more than ten years. He has held visiting research appointments at Communication Research Centre (CRC), Canada, and Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland. He was part of one of the international groups that developed the Layered Division Multiplexing technique, currently part of the ATSC 3.0 standard. His current research interests are in the area of wireless communications architectures and networking for 5G and beyond. He is the co-recipient of the Scott Helt Memorial Award to recognize the best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting in 2019. He has served as a reviewer for several renowned international journals and conferences in the area of wireless communications and currently serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Access and the IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting.
As a Distinguished Lecturer, Guy is willing to travel to any BTS Chapters. Guy Bouchard is director, transmission systems at Télé-Québec. He is responsible for digital delivery infrastructure at Télé-Québec. During his 33 years with the CBC, Guy has worked in analog and digital television transmission and production systems, as well as satellite and terrestrial microwave communication systems. He holds a degree in telecommunications from the Université du Québec. He is a board member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society AdCom. Guy has served the broadcast industry since 1979 with a special interest in digital communications systems. He has written and delivered papers on DTV, Satellite and MPEG Transport Technology for the NAB, CCBE, IEEE, Canadian Digital Television (CDTV), and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)
Ralph Hogan is Associate General Manager for Engineering and Technical Operations and as such is responsible for the engineering and IT services of the Division of Public Service at Rio Salado College,Tempe, AZ. He manages a department of six technical support staff. Ralph has held many nationally recognized positions in the broadcasting field. He is currently the Past President of the Society of Broadcast Engineers. Past Founding President Emeritus of the Association of Public Radio Engineers, a past member of the National Public Radio (NPR) Distribution and Interconnect Committee and is currently President of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and professional member of IEEE Eta Kappa Nu. Ralph is a Life Senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, a Fellow member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, Chair of the SBE National Certification Committee and currently serves on the Executive Board for the Society. He also volunteers time as chair for the SBE ATSC Specialist certification committee, is a past chair, IEEE Broadcast Technology Society Education committee. As chair of the IEEE BTS education committee, Ralph oversaw the development of the “Bridging the Gap” training course for the society. He currently serves as Past Membership Development Chair for IEEE Region 6. and Past Chair of the IEEE Region 6 Phoenix Section and previously held positions of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Ralph participated in establishing the IEEE Palouse Section where he served as Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary. Additionally, he served as the Emergency Alert System (EAS), State Emergency Communications Committee (SECC) chair for the State of Idaho for 12 years. He also served 6 years on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Engineering Advisory Committee. In 1986 as chief engineer of KSLU FM, he installed public radio’s first touch screen digitally controlled master control facility. Mr. Hogan has 50 plus years in public broadcasting and received a B.S. degree in Engineering Science from Louisiana State University in New Orleans. He holds an FCC General Radiotelephone Operators License with Radar Endorsement and has earned the Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer, Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer and Certified Digital Radio Broadcast Specialist certifications from the Society of Broadcast Engineers.
Jim Stenberg is the EVP of RF infrastructure at Signal Infrastructure Group PBC. In his position he oversees the design, specification, procurement, installation and operation of nextgen TV Single Frequency Networks (SFN) and other RF equipment. Prior to joining SIG, he was with American Tower Corporation for 8 years as a principal broadcast RF engineer where he was a subject matter expert for the company regarding broadcast antennas and rf systems particularly their multi-tenant broadband systems. Earlier he ran his own broadcast consulting and field service business, worked for several filter/antenna manufacturers and designed and built numerous TV and FM RF systems. In 2020 he was awarded the NAB Television Engineering Achievement Awarded. He lives in Portland, Maine and has a BSEE from the University of Massachusetts - Lowell.