Stephan Wenger


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Dr. Stephan Wenger, born in 1965, is CTO of a startup still in stealth mode.  Until May 2009, he was working in Nokia's Intellectual Property Rights department and based in Nokia's research facility in PaloAlto, CA, USA. Previously, he has been a Principal Scientist in the Nokia Research Center in Tampere, Finland.  He also was an Adjunct Professor at the Tampere Technical University, where he tought classes on video compression and performs consulting.  Before joining Nokia, he has been an independent consultant in the field of media coding and transport.  Dr. Wenger has in-depth knowledge of modern video compression technologies (e.g. H.264/AVC) and the transmission of coded video and audio over networks.  On behalf of Nokia and his previous clients, Dr. Wenger contributes frequently to the main standardization bodies in the field (ITU-T, ISO/IEC/MPEG, IETF, 3GPP) and is also an internationally recognized expert on the intellectual property situation particularly in the field of video compression.