Leonardo is a PhD in Electrical Communication from the University of Tokyo, a one-time researcher in video compression, a professional in digital media standards and now also an entrapreneur.
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.
I did this in my early professional years, when digital media technologies were still maturing. 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 and host of other MPEG standards have ushered in the digital media age and continue to support its development.
I continue my mission now 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. Here are emblematic examples of what we do in CEDEO
- 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
- ADAPT, a solution for content and service providers who wish both to monetise their assets with professional customers and with consumers in a variety of distribution modalities.
- 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