Most recently a Product Manager and Product Owner at global services company Arvato Systems, Yvonne is well known in the broadcast media industry, often invited to speak about emerging technology trends at international events. Yvonne also serves as the Education Director for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), a role she assumed at the beginning of last year. Before joining Arvato Systems, Ms Thomas previously worked as a Project Manager at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) where she primarily focused on 3D and future television technologies.
The industry has recognised Yvonne’s work throughout her career. While at the EBU, Yvonne won the first prize in the 2011 Women and Media Technology awards (sponsored by German broadcasters ARD and ZDF) for her diploma thesis that explored the relationship between display sizes and stereoscopic perception. In 2017, Yvonne was honoured at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2017 with a Technology Women to Watch award from TVNews Check.