Chris Winter is Manager New Services, Strategic Development, ABC Innovation in Sydney
Chris Winter comes from a long background in new media: as the establishing manager of the ABC’s digital TV service ABC2, interactive TV and multi-platform projects, datacasting and mobile TV trials, and digital TV and iTV free-to-air industry policy groups. His previous life was in radio, on-air and off, and included several years as international marketing manager for an ABC-developed non-linear, multi-user audio editing system sold to some of the biggest radio newsrooms in the world.
In his current role, Chris has been working on projects to deploy ABC current and archive content on a number of platforms including off-deck mobile portals, Google Earth and Google Maps, and developing and managing new relationships with third party content providers, technology research bodies, government agencies and media organisations.
Chris is also managing the ABC’s involvement in a joint venture planning the development of a NSW test bed for Australia’s National Broadband Network, whose establishment was announced earlier this year.
He is a member of the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA), the Music Council of Australia, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences; has contributed to the annual conferences of the Screen Producers Association of Australia since 1999 and been a X|Media|Lab participant since they began in 2003.
In 2004 Chris was the joint recipient of an Australian Recording Industry Association Award for Best Music DVD for his production work on Midnight Oil’s Best of Both Worlds, and was presented with AIMIA’s 2007 Outstanding Contribution Award.
He became a board member of screen development body Metro Screen Ltd early in 2009, and joined the Australian Government’s Information Technology Industry Innovation Council in May.