Mike Palmer

Masstech Innovations, CTO

Mike Palmer is Masstech’s CTO, responsible for defining and overseeing the company’s technical strategies for developing new technologies that allow it to grow its position in existing and new markets. In his prior roles as VP of business strategy and VP and general manager of the company’s News Business Unit, Palmer played a key role in driving the development of the first media asset management (MAM) system to deliver drag-and-drop inter-site sharing of news media between differing vendors’ production and newsroom systems, directly within the desktop interface of leading newsroom computer systems. This multiple award-winning innovation gives journalists rapid, easy, and non-disruptive access to content stored locally or at any bureau in their group.

Palmer is an active contributor to SMPTE standards and is also spokesperson emeritus of the MOS Protocol Group, an organization which he led for nearly 15 years and which was awarded a 2017 Technology and Engineering Emmy. Palmer is also a recipient of Broadcasting and Cable's Technology Leadership Award. Both awards recognize the impact of technical standards and highly integrated systems on the work done every day by thousands of journalists around the world.

Palmer joined Masstech from the Associated Press, where he was director of ENPS design and integration strategy. Earlier, he held both editorial and technical management positions at the local, group, and national levels in the U.S.

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