We have brought together the most talented specialist media migration professionals around. 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
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
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 02 6242 6456 to talk to us about your next digitisation project.