John McAfee, founder of security technology company McAfee Inc., will headline today’s Technology
Luncheon. Keeping with tradition, NAB will honor the recipients of NAB’s Engineering Achievement
Awards, and also present its NAB Service to Broadcast Engineering Award.
McAfee will discuss his views on the shifting media and information technology landscape and how to
manage daily cybersecurity threats. He will also share his insights based on more than 20 years of
experience working with companies such as NASA, Univac, Computer Sciences Corp. and Lockheed
“Many companies today are grappling with serious concerns about security and privacy,” said NAB
Chief Technology Officer Sam Matheny. “Protecting valuable digital assets will be top of mind for NAB
Show attendees this year, making John McAfee’s luncheon address particularly timely and relevant.”
McAfee pioneered the commercial antivirus industry when he formed McAfee Associates in 1987; the
company then acquired by Intel for $7.68 billion. In 2013, McAfee founded Future Tense Central. The
company develops Web and mobile applications that allow users to manage accessibility of their data
and information; this includes text message encryption application Chadder, phone feature controller
D-Vasive and application auditing program DCentral1.
McAfee also will participate in the NAB Show Super Session “Protecting our Assets: Cybersecurity and
the Media” in the afternoon.
Since 1959, the Engineering Achievement Awards
have been given to individuals nominated by their
peers for significant contributions to advancing the
state of the art in broadcast engineering. This year,
radio engineer Thomas F. King and television
innovator Richard M. Friedel have been named the
2015 recipients of the NAB Engineering Achievement
Awards. Additionally, the NAB Service to Broadcast
Engineering Award will be presented to Ray Conover,
senior engineering consultant for Hubbard
King is the president of Kintronic Labs, a company
founded by his father, Louis King, who also was a
2007 recipient of the NAB Engineering Award. King worked with the Star-H Corp. in the joint
development of the Kinstar AM low-profile, high-efficiency, wideband antenna, which was the first of
its kind accepted by the FCC for full-time omnidirectional operation. Most recently, he has been an
advocate to improve AM broadcasting with the industry and at the FCC.
Friedel is the executive vice president and general manager for Fox Networks Engineering and
Operations. He oversees technology strategy and day-to-day operations for the Fox Network Center in
Los Angeles. Additionally, he heads the Fox House Technical Operations Center and provides technical
support for 14 regional production centers. Friedel is a fellow of the SMPTE and a member of Audio
Engineering Society, Society of Broadcast Engineers and Society of Cable and Telecommunications
Engineers. He also serves as president of the Video Services Forum, is the Fox representative on the
NABA Board of Directors and is an ATSC board member.
Conover is a senior engineering consultant at Hubbard
Broadcasting. In 1983, he established the technical
parameters surrounding the company’s shift to satellite
news gathering, and also coordinated the test phase of
the business that would later become CONUS
Communications Co. He subsequently went on to
design the required SNG vehicle systems and the CONUS
SNG control center. Conover served as chairman
of the Consumer Electronics Association antenna
committee that documented standards for the
performance, test and measurement of TV receive antennas.
James (Jimmy) F. Goodmon, Jr., vice president and general
manager of Capitol Broadcasting Co. (CBC) New Media
Group, will receive the first-ever Digital Leadership Award.
In his position with CBC New Media Group, Goodmon develops strategies for emerging business
opportunities, in addition to overseeing acquisitions, investments and start up projects. Under
Goodmon’s direction, CBC New Media was one of the first companies to successfully deliver
over-the-air digital signals to mobile devices, and it was also successful in building patented
technology to help broadcasters confine their streaming TV signals to the local designated market
His efforts have grown CBC’s digital by 15 percent or more in each of the last 10 years. WRAL.com is
one of the largest local TV station websites in the country with more than 4.5 million visitors each
month and its apps are market leaders, with an impressive half a million lifetime downloads and 25
million screen views each month.