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Expert in Digital Television Broadcasting

Expert ID: 734755 New Jersey, USA

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Expert is well known in the Digital Television (DTV) industry. Prior to launching AGC Systems, he held various technical and management positions at Philips Electronics’ Research and Consumer Electronics Divisions, and at interactive television developer ACTV (now part of Nagra). While at Philips, he had a leadership role in the development of the ATSC digital television system (and its progenitor, the “Grand Alliance” digital HDTV system), and was a key member of the Advanced Television Research Consortium (ATRC) HDTV development team.

Prior to his DTV work, he developed various audio, content delivery and broadcast technologies at CBS Laboratories. He was also Chief Engineer and a broadcast engineer in New York City.

Technology development
Government regulations
Business analysis
Investigation of intellectual property claims
Technical and scientific photographic services
Broad knowledge of unmanned aerial systems
Tutorial Webinars
Technical Writing

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - Stamford, Connecticut - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1979 Degree: MS Subject: Engineering Institution: Columbia University
Year: 1977 Degree: BS Subject: Engineering Institution: Columbia University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2003 to 2018 Employer: AGC SYSTEMS LLC Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Client consulting.
Technology consulting, including product definition and development,
broadcast systems, consumer electronics, digital forensics, intellectual
property analysis and defense, industry standardization, and business startup.
Clients include national and international Fortune‐500 technology companies, consumer electronics companies, trade associations, and broadband IP networks.
• To achieve clients’ business objectives, developed and executed diverse
technology programs: analytical reports covering wireless, video, audio,
compression, and Internet technologies; expert technology advice to
investment and law firms; digital set‐top box product development;
intellectual property licensing support; and public policy influence at the U.S. Department of Commerce (NTIA), FCC, and EPA.
• Results: Clients achieved competitive objectives including valuable investment intelligence; regulatory influence resulted in constructive federal policy. Strategic development of intellectual property portfolios led to positive business growth and licensing programs: successful intellectual property assertion, with 8‐figure revenue
• 7‐figure settlement of IP litigation • development and sale of over 11M product units producing over $500M in sales revenue.
Years: 1998 to 2001 Employer: Philips Electronics Title: Program Manager Department: Consumer Electronics Responsibilities: Head of DTV Product Development.
Key role in startup of new HDTV product development organization. Supervised combined department operations budget of over $2 million, with 10 direct reports and 12 support professionals, reporting to VP/GM of Product Development.
• Newly‐formed organization needed strong leadership to move forward with aggressive product development plan. Quickly built best‐in‐class 22‐person electronic design staff. Assembled and led multi‐product project management team including hardware, software and mechanical design teams.
• Results: New product developed on schedule and within budget.
Years: 1996 to 1998 Employer: Philips Electronics Title: Department Head Department: Advanced Television Responsibilities: DTV Research.
Managed 22 direct reports and reported to VP, Research. Secured $2.5 million research funding, developed and managed digital television systems research program. Key part of inter‐company “Grand Alliance” technical oversight group, coordinated multi‐site engineering teams, contributed to development of industry standards, and marketing and promotion of company technology.
• Company needed to shift balance of R&D away from pure research. Started several department initiatives, with product division funding and staff career objective‐setting. Planned and participated in advanced discussions with major semiconductor companies.
• Results: Attained $1.2 million funding from product divisions. Secured buy‐in on deliverables. Critical milestones achieved on schedule and with minimal staff disruption as company objectives varied. Successfully negotiated multi‐million‐ dollar business agreement with major Japanese semiconductor company.
Years: 1990 to 1996 Employer: Philips Electronics Title: Research Staff Department: Advanced Television Responsibilities: DTV Research.
Conducted advanced technology research. Company pushed to get new technology integrated into cross‐industry television standard; department required project continuity after internal transfer of Project Leader.
• Results: Assumed project leadership, and led planning and execution of system integration plan, including design and execution of test plan to verify system operation. Coordinated project schedule and resources, including activities of software and hardware engineers. Mentored technical staff to test and integrate system. Achieved successful integration and timely delivery of system; built reputation of Philips as first‐class system proponent and collaborative player in highly‐politicized competitive testing program. Success of
program contributed to FCC digital television broadcast transmission standard.
Years: to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Project Engineer Department: Responsibilities:
Years: to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Broadcast Engineer Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
FCC General Radiotelephone License
Publications and Patents Summary
Thirteen patents issued; 3 patents pending. Multiple trade and industries publications and columns.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Produced Expert Witness Report, resulting in settlement. Produced Expert Witness Report for criminal case, resulting in Plea Bargain.
Training / Seminars
Executive management.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Native proficiency
Spanish Professional working proficiency
French Limited working proficiency

Fields of Expertise

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