Leonardo Chiariglione graduated from the Polytechnic of Turin in Electronic Engineering and obtained his Ph. D. degree in Electrical Communication from the University of Tokyo.
He has been at the forefront of a number of initiatives that have helped shape media technology and business as we know them today. Among these is the Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG) standards committee (http://mpeg.chiariglione.org/) which he founded in 1988 and chairs. MPEG has produced standards that help the industry offer end users an ever more enjoyable digital media experience using the impressive portfolio of standard technologies that have created an industry worth several hundred billion USD. The role of MPEG technologies in media has been recognised by 3 Emmy Awards
Dr. Chiariglione is the recipient of several awards: among these the IBC John Tucker award, the Eduard-Rhein Foundation award, the IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics award and the Kilby Foundation award.
Since January 2004 he is the CEO of CEDEO.net (http://www.cedeo.net/), a high-tech company with the mission to develop technologies and design, implement and operate advanced digital media solutions that hasten the next phase of pervasive media-empowered communication.