Hugo Gaggioni

Hugo Gaggioni

Sony Electronics
Chief Technology Officer, Sony Imaging Products and Professional Solutions – Americas

Hugo Gaggioni is chief technology officer of Sony Imaging Products and Professional Solutions – Americas, a division of Sony Electronics.

Gaggioni, who joined Sony in 1988, holds several patents and has authored more than 40 technical publications in the areas of video compression, digital filter banks, HDTV, and UHDTV devices and systems. Prior to joining Sony, he worked at RCA Corporation and Bell Communications Research.

Gaggioni was a member of the Advanced Television Advisory group to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission from 1987 to 1994. He is also a fellow of SMPTE and the recipient of the 2004 Leitch Gold Medal award and the 2018 David Sarnoff Medal Award. In 2008, Gaggioni received the U.S. Broadcasting and Cable Technology Leadership Award. In addition, in 2019, he received the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award and in 2021, he became a member of the Sports Video Group’s Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Gaggioni holds degrees in telecommunications, systems engineering, and electronic engineering from the University of Essex in Colchester, England, University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia University, respectively.

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