AIMS designates leaders of education and marketing areas

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) has recently announced that Alun Fryer of Ross Video will serve as chair of the new AIMS Education Working Group (EWG) and AIMS board member Andrew Starks of Macnica will serve as the chair of the AIMS Marketing Working Group (MWG).

Fryer is technical marketing lead for HyperConverged Solutions at Ross Video, where he provides leadership across product roadmaps, customer insights, industry, and technology trends. As the new EWG chair, he will oversee work to define what is needed to improve training and expand educational opportunities.

“As the IP technology stack has come of age, education and training of industry professionals is crucial to drive successful deployment,” said Fryer. “I’m excited to be part of the AIMS initiative to remove barriers and enable professional development of IP media networking expertise.”

Starks serves as the director of product management for Macnica, where he leads the company’s standards efforts. He has been a significant contributor to the IPMX initiative, including the development of the IPMX roadmap and its marketing plan. As chair of the Marketing Working Group, Starks will continue AIMS’ efforts to make the broadcast and Pro AV communities aware of the resources and events being made available by the alliance and its membership.

“I’m honored and excited to take on this new role,” said Starks. “My goal is to continue the great work of past MWG chairs and to explore new ways to bring standards-based IP technology to more industries.”

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