Our team
140 years' digitisation experience

We have brought together a highly-talented team of specialist media migration professionals. With extensive experience and knowledge spanning both physical and digital media, our team have honed their skills in the broadcast industry and at leading national collecting institutions. Coupled with our technology, we have the skills and expertise to manage digitisation projects of any size and complexity.

Our management team includes -

Ron - Managing Director

Ron partners with Joe in managing the operations of DAMsmart. Based in Sydney, Ron’s entrepreneurial and management skills have played key role in the successful establishment, and fast growth of DAMsmart.

Ron is a pioneer in the Australian audiovisual business, which he started in almost 30 years ago. He joined the industry in 1982, when he founded Silver & Ballard Pty Ltd (S&B). Ron’s business has gone from strength to strength, culminating in the establishment of DAMsmart in 2007.

Joe - General Manager

Joe has been heading up the business in Canberra since establishing DAMsmart with Ron in 2007. With over 25 years of specialist audiovisual experience, Joe is one of the most knowledgeable people in the industry when it comes to analogue and digital video, film and audio production, management and archiving.

Before starting DAMsmart, Joe headed up Preservation and Technical Services at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. While at the NFSA Joe developed a reputation as being one of the leading authorities on media migration, preservation and archiving in Australia.

Adam - Business Manager

Adam heads up sales and marketing for DAMsmart. His background is in marketing and business management, with over 10 years experience working across a wide portfolio of blue chip clients. He has been quick to pick up the fundamentals of the industry, and is already writing articles for industry publications.

Prior to joining DAMsmart, Adam was the General Manager of one of Sydney’s leading activation marketing agencies. Adam brings with him a depth of marketing and business development experience with strong technical skills to match.

Andrew - Media Migration Manager

Andrew heads up the technical operation at DAMsmart. Andrew manages everything from our sophisticated SMART digitisation platform through, to the maintenance of our VTRs, both the modern ones and the antique ones, through to research and development. He also works alongside Joe developing custom workflows and integration testing for all our new projects.

Andrew has over 10 years experience in the television broadcast industry. He refined his technical skills working as the Digital Media Specialist with the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, where he researched and developed standards for encoding analogue material for preservation, the web, production and cinema.

Call us

Call 02 6242 6456 to talk to us about your next digitisation project.

Why digitise?

Film, video & audio collections are under threat from degradation and technology obsolescence. The National Film and Sound Archive recently pointed to a 10 year window to digitise their collection due to obsolescence. The only way to preserve our media - to monetise it, to share its cultural significance - is to digitise.

What are we working on now?

We're digitising and preserving a collection from the Nelson Mandela Foundation. 

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