NAB Adds Harris President Howard Lance as Keynote Speaker
Harris chairman, president and CEO Howard Lance will be a keynote speaker at the 2010 NAB Show in Las Vegas. In a morning session titled “Dual Utilization of Broadcast Technology for Industry and Government” on April 14, Lance will discuss how the integration of government and commercial technologies can create “cross-over” applications that benefit both sectors.
In the address, Lance will focus on how commercial broadcast technology has increased the performance and reduced the price of military equipment for many intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance applications – including the use of consumer technology by government and defense leaders to help homeland security, war-fighting, and peacekeeping efforts.
For example, technology initially developed for commercial broadcasters has led to solutions that enable the military to capture, store, retrieve, analyze and disseminate hundreds of thousands of hours of video they receive from unmanned aerial vehicles and ground sensors. This cross-over use dramatically improves the military’s ability to provide soldiers with better situational awareness on the networked battlefield. Additional capabilities and applications are also in development.
Lance was appointed president and CEO and elected to the Board of Directors at Harris in 2003.