Igino Manfre’ - Curriculum Vitae


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October 2010

Born in Rome in 1955,
European Citizen, Italian Nationality
Social Security Code MNFGNI55H14H501N; VAT number 07651611001


1985, laurea (italian higher bs) in electronic engineering (analog and digital hardware design) at "La Sapienza" University of Rome with the thesis Optical Data Storage: from the barcode to holographic memories [103/110].

Current Activity

Free lance designer of broadcast systems and related ICT management systems. Broadcast Video Consultant.

About 30 years of experience in ICT; since 1988 as designer and system integrator of ICT systems for electronic publishing (videodisc, CD) and in in the last 20 years in television area. As Stream's MPEG lab technical manager since 1995 to 2001, my leading interest has been video compression within which I've had the opportunity (even collaborating with CSELT since 1989) to live the birth and evolution of digital broadcasting toward MPEG and h264 within DVB framework. In broadcast area collaborating to the set-up (design and management) of Telecom Italia's Stream, the first MPEG based Video on Demand over ADSL of the world (a clone of Bell Atlantic Stargazer), after become the first DVB cable Tv and, last DVB satellite operator [since 2001 merged with Tele+ in Sky Italia]. I saw the birth of Digital Terrestrial Television, from the first announcements (Montreux 1999) to the collaboration with organizations aside the Communication Commissions boards (Fondazione Bordoni, 2005-6) during the studies for the Italian switch-off. As consultant I contributed to the roll-out of IpTV in Italy (Fastweb, Alice, Wind), to mobile broadcast and management (troubleshooting of H3G's mobile streaming and in DVB-H in H3G and Alice). As consultant I collaborated to the technical design and trainings aspects of HP Rome Digital Media Lab, now a worldwide reference at corporate level. Within last consultancy, 8 months long until april 2011, I care the system aspects of lab management and integration. Since spring 2008 I collaborate as consultant with Interact SpA for Broadcast technologies and Video over IP aspects (between the many, design of the IpTV gateway of Italian Economy Ministery corporate tv, design of the newsroom Ip gateway of 2009 G8 summit held in l'Aquila, renew of streaming section of Italian Parliament website). I've always care of storage aspects, as user (looking for disk performances and sizes, dealing with the early RAID systems, from VoD to newsroom needs), as well as designer for legal recording and broadcasting (in SHS Multimedia and as consultant of HP C&I). I've seen with skepticism to the rise and fall of media asset manager not integrated with ERP and workflow manager.
Since february 2013 I'm collaborating through Converger and HP CMS to the project Transition to Tapeless (T3 or Tcube) of RAI, Italian National Broadcaster

Since the mid 90ies I followed exhibitions and congresses worldwide, and from 1997 I'm SMPTE active member,
In early 2005 as consultant I collaborated to the move of production and transmission plant of Orbit WLL from Italy to Bahrain.
In early 90ies with Alcatel Bell I partecipated to the realization of a prototypal optical disc based complete multimedia electronic documentation system for telephone switching systems (Multimedia2Go, an Impact European project). Between 1997 and 1999 on behalf of Stream I care a project of the fourth E.U. framework program finalized to the usage of video and virtual reality segments in the e-commerce applications at the time still rolling out (Teleshoppe, AC99).
Teaching I Held some lessons in masters focussed on broadcast video and media management at Rome La Sapienza University (Communications dpt, 2005, 2006, Mathematics dpt 2008) and at ELIS (1999, 2000, 2006).

Foreign Languages

Fluent professional spoken and written English (frequent travels in Europe and abroad since 80ies, english technical text writing).
Basic french and spanish (south America [1988], France and Belgium [many times], Algeria [1985, 1989])

Information Technology Knowledge


Reading, biking, walk in the nature


Immediate through reservation, preferrably within a structured collaboration plan.

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Last Update February 28th 2014