Glenn ReitmeierVice President, Technology Standards, Policy and Strategy, NBC Universal Glenn Reitmeier is Vice President of Technology Standards, Policy & Strategy at NBC Universal.Since joining NBC in 2002, he was involved in the creation and launch of NBC's new high-definition cable channel, Universal-HD and the new DTV multicast channel, NBC Weather Plus.He currently serves as a Board member for ATSC and HANA, and is a Vice-Chair of the NABA Technical Committee. Prior to joining NBC, he spent 25 years in digital video research and development at Sarnoff Labs.Glenn
is widely recognized as a pioneering visionary, creator and architect of digital television.Early in his career, he was instrumental in establishing the ITU 601 component digital video standard, which is currently in worldwide use as the backbone of modern television broadcasting and production facilities.
During the competitive phase of HDTV standardization, Glenn
lead the Sarnoff-Thomson-Philips-NBC development of Advanced Digital HDTV, which pioneered the use of MPEG compression, packetized transport, and multiple video formats.Glenn was a key member of the Digital HDTV Grand Alliance, taking a leadership role in its formation and in all of its all technical decisions, communications with government and industry, and interoperability efforts that lead to establishing the ATSC digital television standard. Glenn is the recipient of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers' Progress Medal and the Leitch Gold Medal, and is an inaugural member of the Consumer Electronics Association's Academy of Digital Television Pioneers.He
holds over 50 patents in digital video technology and is recognized in the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame