Director Technical Standards, Qualcomm
Talks: Workshop Track 1 Session 1, Day 1, 13:30 - 14:30
Workshop Track 3 Session 2, Day 1, 15:00 - 16:00
Session 2, Day 2, 11:30 - 13:00
Panel, Day 2, 14:30 - 16:00
Thomas Stockhammer the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degrees from the Munich University of Technology, Munich, Germany. He was a Visiting Researcher with Rensselear Politechnical Institute, Troy, NY, USA, and University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA. After acting as a cofounder and a CEO of Novel Mobile Radio Research for ten years and a consultant for Siemens mobile, BenQ mobile, LG Electronics, and Digital Fountain, he joined Qualcomm in 2014 as the Director Technical Standards. In his different roles, he coauthored more than 200 research publications and more than 200 patents and 1000s of contributions to standardization efforts. In his day job, he is the active and has leadership and rapporteur positions in 3GPP, DVB, MPEG, IETF, ATSC, CTA, ETSI and the DASH-Industry Forum in the area of multimedia communication, TV-distribution, 5G broadcast, content delivery protocols, immersive media representation and adaptive streaming. Among others, he leads the MPEG-I and Scene Description efforts in MPEG, he is the Chair of the DASH-IF Technical working group, the rapporteur of 3GPP Video and XR activities as well as the chairman of the DVB over 5G activity. He also received the INCITS Technical Excellence Award 2013 for his MPEG DASH work, the 3GPP Excellence Ward 2017 for his work on Enhanced TV, the CTA Technology & Standards Achievement Award 2019 for his work on CTA WAVE Device Playback specification and an Emmy Inventor Award for his work on 3GPP DASH in 2022. He is a Regular Speaker and Program Committee Member at events such as IBC, DVB World, Mile High Video, Media Web Symposium or EBU’s BroadThinking.