Rise is a global advocacy organisation supporting gender diversity across the media technology sector, and the annual awards ceremony is a celebration of the outstanding talent, skills, expertise and achievements of exceptional women across broadcast technology and services.
Vision[Ai]ry uses artificial intelligence (AI) to detect, locate and track the position of faces within the video stream directly from the camera. This eliminates the need for a camera operator to manually adjust for the position of the subject in the image. “I’m incredibly proud to have won this prestigious award, especially given the talent and caliber of the other nominees,” Walker notes. “Vision[AI]ry was a very complex solution to develop and launch, but it was one of the most satisfying projects I’ve ever been involved with from conception to launch. I’ve been fortunate to enjoy a rewarding career developing cutting-edge broadcast technology, and it’s great to see groups like Rise working to encourage more women into media, especially in technical and commercial positions. Women can thrive in any role in this industry, but people are often unaware of the career paths that are available. We can all play our part in highlighting these and giving young women from every background the opportunity to contribute to our future success.”