STANDARDS EXPERIENCE (non-exhaustive list)

Since 1997 I have been an active member of various standards bodies and industry groups, including numerous chairman positions and seats on the (steering) board:


Steering Board

various WGs


WG Guidelines

WG Interop

TC100 TA19

PT 100-15

Board Member

WG Chairman

WG Chairman



Technical Paper Committee



various WGs

website & events

Open Platform Initiative for Multimedia Access

Standards Committee

active participation

various WGs

active participation

various WGs

SPEAKER EXPERIENCE (non-exhaustive list)

As an experienced and accomplished speaker and panelist I have been invited to speak at many international conferences and other industry events:

CES • DVB World • NAB • IFA • IBC • EBU • Broadcast Asia • InterBEE

AngaCom • IFA+ Summit • Medientage München • 3D Masters

mipcom • miptv • 4K Summit • 4K & HDR in Russia


Since 2003 I have supported contract negotiations by acting as the technical interface to all major Hollywood studios

20th Century Studios • Dreamworks • MGM • Paramount

Sony Pictures • Universal • Walt Disney Pictures • Warner Bros

as well as to the MPA and MovieLabs with well-established contacts on CTO level.

FURTHER EXPERIENCE (non-exhaustive list)

The following list contains examples of some other projects in which I was significantly involved:

First MHP Demonstrations

1999 • Project Lead

EBU Technical Review No. 282

Ultra HD Consumer Brochure

2016-2018 • Main Editor

Brochure "Ultra HD Explained"

World's first 2160p50 HEVC live broadcast

2014 • Project Lead

Sky press release

"Yello" HDR Production

2016 • Production Manager

"The Race" - Live in Berlin (Video)

gfu Tech Guide Ultra HD

2021 • Main Editor

gfu Tech Guide Ultra HD

Ultra HD Plugfests

2014-2018 • Initiator & Organizer

7th Plugfest - Interview (German)

INNOVATION EXPERIENCE (non-exhaustive list)

Since the beginning of my professional development as a Research Associate at the Institut für Rundfunktechnik - the research and development institute of the public broadcasters in Germany, Austria and Switzerland - I have significantly accompanied and influenced the development and introduction of numerous technologies in the media industry in various positions. In the early years, this included:

  • the support of the introduction of DAB
  • the development and introduction of EPGs for ARD and ZDF,
  • active participation in the standardization and introduction of MHP, and
  • project management in the introduction of PDRs for Premiere (now Sky).

Later in my career, I increasingly acted as a driver for the entire industry in the introduction of new technologies, e.g. by leading working groups at standardization bodies or industry grous, but also as an evangelist and speaker or panelist at international trade shows and congresses. In particular, during my time as Director Innovations and Standards at Premiere/Sky, this included:

In the more recent past, my focus as Senior Director Advisory Services EMEA/APAC at Imagine Communications has been primarily on:

  • the introduction of HDTV,
  • the introduction of 3DTV and
  • the introduction of UHDTV.
  • supporting enterprises in their migration to broadcast IP and
  • change management.

Over the course of my career, which began in 1992, I have evolved from being a contributor to being a driver. The following lists some of those career steps with a view to my experience in different disciplines such as Innovation and Standards, working for public as well as private broadcasters and manufacturers in the Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment industry: