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Toshiba's Daniel Young Receives CTA Technology Achievement Award

Austin, TX – October 20, 2016 – 

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ today named Daniel Young, a staff engineer for Toshiba America Information Systems, the winner of the 2016 CTA Technology Achievement Award. The award, announced coinciding with CTA's Technology & Standards Forum held here this week, recognizes Young’s important work in developing standards advancing digital audio and video technology.

"Daniel has been an amazing contributor to the CTA standards program," said Dave Wilson, vice president, technology & standards, CTA. "His working group manages one of our most widely used standards, and under his leadership it has completed several key enhancements for our industry.”

Young has been active in CTA's standards program since 2012, and in 2014 became chair of the Uncompressed Audio/Video Digital Interfaces Working Group. Under his chairmanship, the group has completed four important documents in just two years including CTA-861.3, HDR Static Metadata Extensions; Erratum to CTA-861-F, A DTV Profile for Uncompressed High Speed Digital Interfaces; CTA-861.3-A, HDR Static Metadata Extensions; and CTA-861.2, Advanced Audio Extensions. For 17 years Young has worked at Toshiba on television manufacturing, factory testing and automation, software quality assurance testing, digital signage displays and connected home solutions.

This week's Forum featured a strong focus on cybersecurity, including a series of sessions aimed at improving the privacy and security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Industry participants emphasized the significance of stronger passwords for consumers, implementing security at a product's development stage and best practices for securing smart homes and smart cities.

Other highlights at this week's CTA Technology & Standards Forum included:

  • Release of a new online CTA tool enabling CTA members to self-assess their cybersecurity efforts;
  • The first meeting of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s multi-stakeholder process to improve Internet of Things security upgradability;
  • Publication of ANSI/CTA/NSF-2052.1, Definitions and Characteristics for Wearable Sleep Monitors and ANSI/CTA-2056, Physical Activity Monitoring for Fitness Wearables: Step Counting;
  • Health & fitness technology sessions on the importance of accuracy in biometric wearables and human mindfulness with technology;
  • A session on the progress of augmented, virtual and mixed reality as well as 360° video.

Today, CTA issued a call for speakers for its next Technology & Standards Forum to be held May 9-11, 2017 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, CA. CTA’s standards committees produce standards, guidelines and technical reports which help grow the consumer technology industry. All are welcome and encouraged to join any of these technology activities. For further information please visit