Dr. Leonardo Chiariglione

Founder of MPEG

President and Chairman of the Board of MPAI

CEO of CEDEO.net

Leonardo Chiariglione obtained his MS degree from the Polytechnic of Turin and his Ph. D. degree from the University of Tokyo.


He has been at the forefront of a range of initiatives that have helped shape media technology and business as we know them today. Among these the Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG) standards committee which he founded and chaired for 32 years. In June 2020 he left ISO and the group he founded no longer exists.


In September 2020 he created MPAI - Moving Picture, Audio and Data Coding by Artificial Intelligence, a non-profit organisation developing AI-enabled data coding standards while bridging the gap between standards and their practical use. In a little more than one year, MPAI has published 5 standards and has a total of 15 ongoing projects.


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, a company providing advanced media technologies and solutions and advising major multinationals on matters related to digital media.