Workflow Systems Medal
General Partner, Playground Global
The Workflow Systems Medal, established in 2012 and sponsored by Leon D. Silverman, honors the recipient by recognizing outstanding contributions related to the development and integration of workflows, such as integrated processes, end-to-end systems or industry ecosystem innovations that enhance creativity, collaboration, efficiency or novel approaches to the production, post-production or distribution process.
The 2020 Workflow Systems Medal is awarded to Bruce Leak, in recognition of his pioneering leadership role that led to the development of the Quick Time extensible multimedia framework, the first mass-market, cross-platform digital video format for personal computers. QuickTime enabled a revolution that allowed users to digitize, compress, and playback media on personal computers for the first time. QuickTime continues to be relevant not only for media professionals, but also in internet streaming and formats used on mobile devices. Bruce’s passionate curiosity in emerging technologies continues to cultivate technological advances today.