Director Standards Coordination, Technicolor
DVB Steering Board Member

Dietrich Westerkamp graduated from the University of Hannover in Germany, working first as a research assistant on data compression for images. Since 1985 he has been with Thomson, and is currently the director of standards co-ordination. Over the past 20 years he has been involved in many projects to improve television systems, from HD-MAC, PALplus, DVC (the standard for digital camcorders), and MPEG to DVB and HDMI today. In DVB he serves as an industry member on the steering board. Within EICTA he chairs the HDTV group that developed the HDready and HD TV product logos and their underlying standards.