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Iron Arrow FALL 2017 Luncheon Speaker

Deon LeCointe, Chief 2006-2007

Luncheon Speaker

Deon LeCointe is the Senior Manager for Sports and IP Technology Solutions in the Solutions of North America division at Sony Electronics. In this role, Deon oversees sales, marketing, and technology development for the audio and video acquisition products used by sports production professionals in North America.

Deon was born on the island of St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. He is the last of 4 children to parents who emigrated from the island of Nevis in the West Indies. Even though he grew up in paradise, Deon longed for a life on the mainland. He has fond memories of watching the ball drop in Times Square on New Years Eve and dreamed of someday being able to enjoy a life in New York City. Growing up, he always had a knack for electronics. This interest likely developed because Deon also had a knack for breaking electronics. Over time, he turned his destructive interests into a real skill, and eventually into a hobby fixing VCRs, televisions, and computers for neighbors and friends.

After graduating high school in 2002, Deon was accepted to the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Following his passion for electronics, he pursued a degree Electrical Engineering with the hopes that he would someday design and build the next-generation of electronic devices and technology. During his time at the University, Deon became heavily involved in a number of student organizations and initiatives. These included the National Society of Black Engineers, the Caribbean Students Association, the Council of International Student Organizations, the Virgin Islands Student Association, the Homecoming Committee, the Brothers Overcoming Negativity and Destruction, and the Committee on Student Organizations. He was tapped into Iron Arrow, “the highest honor attained at the University of Miami” in the spring of 2005, and later served as Medicine Man and then Chief of the organization. Hoping to get an edge on a very competitive marketplace, Deon was accepted into the highly selective 5-year Dual Degree program at the College of Engineering. In 2007, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Deon joined Sony in 2007 and was accepted into the firs ever Associate Sales Support Engineer Rotational Training program. In this program, he traveled the country for 2 years learning the technologies and techniques used by film and broadcast television professionals. With this training as a foundation, Deon was catapulted into an industry he didn't even know existed. Before his current role, he has worked in a number of roles related to post-production workflow technologies, video codecs and compression, IP Video transmission, 4K live production, and content management systems for broadcast and news.

Deon currently resides in New York City, but can often be found traveling to sporting events around the US and Canada in an effort to keep his finger on the pulse of the next trends in sports video production technology.

 


In the Fall of 2010 at the Homecoming Tapping Luncehon, Jaret Davis addressed the Tappees. His words were so highly requested by both members and tappees in attendance that the Tribe has made his address available to all. Jaret's address to the Honored Tappees and to the Tribe can be found here.

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