SMPTE and IABM are to share knowledge and expertise across their membership bases. In the first stage of their collaboration, members of each organisation can take advantage of the other’s information repository and training courses at discounted rates.
“A knowledge exchange with IABM makes a great deal of sense for both of our organisations,” said SMPTE Executive Director, Barbara Lange. “IABM’s strength is in business knowledge and research, while SMPTE brings expertise in standards-based technologies — a synergy that will add great value for our respective communities.”
The collaboration will also give certain SMPTE members privileged access to executive-level IABM Business Intelligence via an exclusive portal and webinars, and IABM members will be able to access SMPTE webcasts. As part of the agreement, SMPTE and IABM will continue to explore further areas of collaboration to benefit their members.
IABM’s training offering includes a wide range of on-site standard and bespoke courses as well as a number of e-learning courses covering the latest technologies.
“With the pace of transformation in our industry only continuing to accelerate, it makes great sense for two of the industry’s top organisations to work together in a partnership to deliver a richer experience for SMPTE and IABM members and help them stay at the leading edge of our rapidly changing business,” said said Peter White, IABM CEO.