Vidyo’s advisory board includes industry veterans who provide advice and counsel on a variety of business and technical considerations. Members of our advisory board include:
Prof. M. Reha Civanlar
Dean of School of Engineering at Ozyegin University, Istanbul
Professor Civanlar was formerly a VP in DOCOMO USA Labs and prior to that head of Visual Communications Research at AT&T Labs – Research. Dr. Civanlar is an IEEE fellow recognized for his contributions to video transport over communications networks, and a pioneer in scalable video coding. He holds 23 video patents and more than a hundred publications. He received his B.S., M.S. from Middle East Tech. Univ., Turkey, and Ph.D. from NCSU, all in EE.
Co-founder & CEO of RemoteAbility, Co-founder of VocalTec.
Mr. Cohen is a VoIP veteran with a track record of success in bringing leading edge technologies to market. Mr. Cohen holds 4 US patents for communication technologies and was awarded the “VoIP Visionary Award” by PulverMedia. At VocalTec, Mr. Cohen designed and patented the “Audio Transceiver” which served as the foundation for transferring voice over the Internet (VoIP).
Professor Henning Schulzrinne
Chairman of the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University, New York
Professor Schulzrinne received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts.. Protocols co-developed by Professor Schulzrinne include RTP, RTSP and SIP, and are now Internet standards used in almost all Internet telephony and multimedia applications. His research interests include Internet multimedia systems, ubiquitous computing, mobile systems, quality of service, and performance evaluation.
Prof. Thomas Wiegand
Editor of the H.264/MPEG4-AVC video coding standard and its extension SVC and Associate Chair of VCEG, JVT, and MPEG Video.
Dr. Wiegand is a world renowned expert in video communications with over 250 publications and standard contributions and 20 Patents. Currently he is the head of the Image Processing Department of the Heinrich Hertz Institute and Professor at Technical University of Berlin, Germany. He received the Dr.-Ing. degree from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in 2000 and the Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Hamburg, Germany. In 2008, he was a recipient of the Prime Time Emmy Award for the H.264/ MPEG4-AVC standard.
John is a Silicon Valley veteran with extensive business development and marketing experience in consumer, enterprise, and infrastructure technology businesses. John is an advisor to and private investor in early stage technology companies. He was a venture partner with WaldenVC, and with Gabriel Venture Partners. He has served on the board of more than 10 public and private companies, including Infoseek (IPO, then acquired by Disney), PlaceWare (acquired by Microsoft), eVoice (acquired by AOL), NetBotz(acquired by APC) , Applied Science Fiction (acquired by Kodak), and Airgo Networks (acquired by Qualcomm), and has been an active advisor in his other investments.