Vincent Grivet, is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique (Paris France) and Paris Tech Telecom. He worked for eighteen years for the international activities of the Orange Group, including a time as Chief Executive Officer of Wanadoo, Orange’s internet services unit in Belgium. In 2006, he was a co-founder of Maxtel, an entrepreneurial Wireless Broadband start-up which obtained significant spectrum rights in a competitive bid. He currently works for the TDF Group, where he is in charge of Broadcast Development and Innovation.
Julian Clover is a Media and Technology journalist based in Cambridge, UK. He is the editor of Broadband TV News, an online business-to-business publication and is a presenter on Cambridge 105 Radio. An accomplished conference moderator, Julian is a regular chairman at Cable Congress, ANGA COM and the Broadband TV News Business Breakfasts. He has also chaired election hustings for the 2017 and 2019 General Elections and the 2019 European Election.On radio, Julian presents Cambridge Breakfast on Cambridge 105 Radio (with Lucy Milazzo) as well as anchoring the station’s coverage of local and national elections, the Cambridge Folk Festival, Remembrance Sunday and Midnight Mass.
Paul Gray leads the home devices research, spanning television sets, smart home, consumer electronics, and domestic appliances. His main research area is TV sets, focusing on the European region, broadcast technology, smart TV, and new TV features. Paul is also heavily engaged in researching the development of the Ultra HD ecosystem.
He joined Omdia, formerly IHS Markit, more than 10 years ago. With more than 30 years’ experience in the TV set supply chain working for NXP and Philips in semiconductors and displays, Paul continues to research the TV set business. He has also worked on wearable and media devices and has tracked and forecast the smart TV business from its very beginning. Paul has been cited by, among others, the Financial Times, Korea Times, Korea Daily, Nikkei, and Le Monde. He has also offered expert viewpoints in online, radio, and television programming. Paul holds a degree in electrical engineering and a diploma in industrial studies.
Angelo is an experienced interactive media professional. He has worked in technical television departments focusing on digital technology and specifically on interactive TV. Angelo is overviewing the standardization bodies activities mainly in the interactive TV field; he isinvolved in the open technical standard designing working group of the DVB – the Digital VideoBroadcasting Project for the delivery of digital TV – and of the HbbTV Association – the HybridBroadcast Broadband TV, a global initiative aimed at harmonising the broadcast and broadbanddelivery of entertainment services to consumers through connected TV devices.
Martin Faehnrich graduated in 1985 in telecommunication electronics (‘Nachrichtentechnik’). He started his career in CCTV business, developing video processing real-time systems for professional large-scale CCTV systems.
He joined Panasonic in 1999 and became quickly leader of the TV video signal processing team, working very closely with Japan. In 2002 he was appointed to set-up a section for standardisation at the European TV-development centre in Germany (PLDC).
Since 2008 he is manager standardisation. He and his team are in charge of Panasonic’s AV related standardisation activities in Europe. He is also member of several top-level activities at various industry associations, including HbbTV Steering Group.
Jon Piesing played a major role facilitating the convergence of the original French and German initiatives which together become HbbTV. He is vice-Chair of the HbbTV Association and Chair of the Specification Group. He is Chair of the Technical Module of the DVB project and a member of the Steering Board there.
He is a member of the Steering Committee of the CTA Web Application Video Ecosystem (WAVE) project and acting as project manager of their device testing developments. He has been a leading figure in the development of specifications for integration of TV and interactivity for more than twenty years. This has included being the chairman of groups in DVB, the Open IPTV Forum and the UK DTG.
Jon is now Director, Standardisation for TP Vision (who manufacture Philips TVs for Europe and a number of other territories). He has previously held senior positions related to standardisation in several different units of Philips.
Dr Louay Bassbouss
Dr Louay Bassbouss is a researcher and Senior Project Manager R&D in the Future Applications and Media (FAME) business unit at the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS). He works on future web applications, multimedia technologies and standards, media streaming over 5G, and technologies that enable Metaverse experiences across different devices and platforms.
Louay actively participates in various standardisation groups in W3C, HbbTV and CTA. He is the co-chair of the W3C Second Screen Working and Community Groups and actively contributes to various testing activities in HbbTV and CTA WAVE. Louay is also a lecturer at the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) in the field of open distributed systems and advanced web technologies.
Daniel Silhavy is a scientist and project manager at the business unit Future Applications and Media (FAME) of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS). He is the lead developer of the dash.js project and the development coordinator for the 5G-MAG Reference Tools.
His main area of expertise includes Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) Streaming focusing on MPEG-DASH, Digital Rights Management (DRM), 5G Media Streaming and video-encoding.
Daniel is actively contributing to standardization work done in DASH-IF and CTA-WAVE. Moreover, Daniel is giving lectures at the Technical University of Berlin and is supervising Bachelor and Master theses. Daniel has published various technical papers covering topics around ABR media delivery, 5G Broadcast, 5G Media Streaming and streaming analytics.
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