I am...

... a senior consultant...

… with Rightscom Ltd., a London-based consultancy where I am advising clients in the music industry on rights management solutions. Core to this work is an appropriate handling of semantics -- especially when the boundaries of individual media industries are becoming more and more blurred.

... the chief technology officer…

… of DDEX, which is setting XML-based communication standards for online media industries. DDEX’ B2B standards are widely used in the music industry today, helping to fill many MP3 players.

... a standards nerd…

… having being involved in MPEG, SDMI (where I chaired the Functional Requirements Working Group) DAVIC, AES, OPIMA, TV Anytime and, now, DDEX. For my work at MPEG I have received “ISO/IEC Certificates of Appreciation”.

... an author

… of a series of articles and the editor of the first multi-disciplinary book on digital rights management.

... a public speaker

… about topics such as MP3, music, rights management, supply chain optimisation.