Leonardo is a PhD in Electrical Communication from the University of Tokyo, a one-time researcher in video compression, a veteran in digital media standards and now an entrepreneur.
Everybody should have a mission. I see my mission as helping the development of interoperable digital media technologies for industry to exploit and society to enjoy.
This mission drove my early professional years, when digital media technologies were still maturing. At that time I saw the need for an organisation that would create digital media standards so that consumers could seamlessly communicate and industry operate in a global market of interoperable products, services and applications.
This organisation is the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). MP3, digital television, DVD, Blu-Ray, MPEG-4, DASH, MMT and host of other MPEG standards have ushered in the digital media age and support its development.
Today the same mission drives my work as CEO of CEDEO.net, a company with the goal to bring digital media technologies as close as possible to users while sparing them the hassle of actually handling technologies. Emblematic examples of what we do at CEDEO are:
- WimTV, a service platform for users to offer B2C services such as live and on demand video, free and pay, with subscription and TV-like scheduling, but also B2B services such as trading videos
- Stream4U, a live streaming service for events that involve a large number of viewers, globally distributed, behind corporate firewalls, and require high quality and scalability.
- TVBridge, a solution for broadcasters who want a complete solution that leverage the power of broadcasting supported by second screen for new services
- ADAPT, a solution for content and service providers who wish both to monetise their assets with professional customers and consumers in a variety of distribution modalities.