Andrea Basso

andreabassoAdjunct Associate Professor

Dep . Electrical & Computer Engineering

University of Victoria,

British Columbia CA.

 Senior Technologist & Consultant | CEO | CTO



Andrea Basso, PhD (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL CH and Stanford Univ. USA).

As business angel, startup evaluator and mentor Dr. Basso is currently collaborating with several European and US incubators and Investments funds focused on the early stage technology fostering.

In previous positions as CEO of Sisvel Technology Dr. Basso had management responsibility of a team of 15 people (7 researchers and 8 technologists) in the area of video and multimedia, visual processing, wireless communications and indoor/outdoor navigation.

As CTO of the Sisvel group Dr. Basso oversaw evolution of Sisvel strategic technology areas and worked on business strategy and new market development.

While in Bell Labs and AT&T Labs –Research USA, as Research Manage has developed 22 years of research experience he lead research on multimedia technologies and he has developed innovative services and architectures for IPTV and Over The Top (OTT) as well as the associated Intellectual Property.

As director in NMS Communications (USA), Dr. Basso was heading the video product division with responsibility for the definition of the company enhanced services architectures for wireline and wireless video with focus on 3G.

Dr. Basso is involved in the development of standards in several international bodies including IETF (AVT MMUSIC), ISO/MPEG (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MPEG-7), 3GPP, ITU-T and IMTC (International Multimedia Communications Consortium). As a past Member of the IMTC Board of Directors, Dr. Basso actively participated in various IMTC activities and promotes international multimedia standards. As Carrier Technologies Working Group Chair he oversaw the activities in Voice over LTE (VoLTE), Metadata, Packet Streaming Services (PSS) including MPEG DASH, and 3G-324M.

In the context of Intellectual Property Dr. Basso has an extensive experience and capability of innovation. He has 44 granted patents and more than 80 patent applications.

Dr. Basso has published 60+ papers, several books chapters, 40+ Patents. He is a frequent speaker in international scientific conferences and events.