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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 an entrepreneur.Everybody should have a mission. In my early professional years, when digital media technologies were still maturing. I saw my mission as helping the development of interoperable digital media technologies for industry to exploit and society to enjoy.

I needed 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 universally known Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG), which I conceived in 1987,established in 1988 and chaired until June 2018 when I left after the organisation was hijacked by obscure forces. MPEG standards have ushered in the digital media age and supported its development.

Today, however, the MPEG engine had run out of steam, technology-wise and business wise. The same obscure forces that have hijacked MPEG have kept it hostage for years impeding its technical development and keeping it locked to outmoded licensing business models that have strangled the industry and deprived consumers of the benefits of standardisation.

On 30 September 2020 the Moving Picture, Audio and Data Coding by Artificial Intelligence (MPAI) was established. MPAI is a better organisation that overcomes technology stagnation and the licensing stalemate.

My work as CEO of CEDEO.net is to bring digital media technologies as close as possible to users while sparing them the hassle of actually handling technologies. Emblematic products and services from CEDEO.net are:

WimTV, a service platform for users to offer B2C services such as live and on demandfree and pay video, with subscription and TV-like scheduling, and other B2B services such as trading videos
Stream4U, a live streaming service platform for events attended by a large number of globally distributed viewers, possibly located behind corporate firewalls, and requesting high quality and scalability
TVBridge, an implementation of Multimedia Linking Environment that enables broadcasters to inexpensively develop content and deploy companion screen services without relying on digital television and set top boxes
DNASearch, an MPEG-G compliant  tool for efficient storage, transmission and analysis of files of DNA reads from high-speed sequencing machines. DNA files become liquid: inexpensive storage – immediate transmission – facilitated processing

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