iSize Team

iSize is a deep-tech company specialising in deep learning for video delivery. It comprises members holding PhDs in video signal processing, machine learning and advanced networking systems, including university professors in these areas. Advanced machine learning is beginning to disrupt content and iSize believes it will enable such advanced technologies to enter the market in a manner that is backward compatible to existing video encoding and transport standards.

We are a team of 5 PhDs in video signal processing, machine learning and advanced networking systems, including two members who are University Professors in these areas. Advanced machine learning is now beginning to disrupt content delivery (albeit at its very nascent stages at the moment), and we believe we are the right team to allow for such advanced technologies to enter the market in a manner that is backward compatible to existing video encoding and transport standards. The CEO has an extensive background in finance, investments and business development.

We managed to deliver current technology with a very compact yet experienced team that includes a good mixture of very senior research and development staff with international experience and junior developers who have commitment to fast delivery.

Sergio Grce, MSc
CEO

Sergio Grce holds an MSc in Investment Management and a First Class Hons BSc in Economics. During his 12-year investment banking career, Sergio worked for some of the largest investment banks, including Merrill Lynch, Nomura, Royal Bank of Scotland and Jeffries. In 2016, through Sergio’s strong interest in AI technologies, as well as its applications for video imaging, art and gaming, iSize was formed utilising Sergio’s skills in putting strong teams together, managing both technical and commercial operations.

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Yiannis Andreopoulos, PhD
CTO

Professor Yiannis Andreopoulos has 17 years’ experience in video coding and machine learning, 150+ research papers, 3 patent applications, 10 contributions to JPEG/MPEG standards, £3M+ in research grants as Principal Investigator at UCL and extensive engagement with industry in consulting and advisory roles. As CTO of iSize Technologies, he is dedicated to challenging the broadcast industry to see how deep neural networks can enhance and accelerate existing video coding standards for internet video.

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iSize Advisors

We work with several industry experts that help us understand the current market trends and problems faced by the major players in the media and entertainment industry.

Mitch Askenas

Media and Technology Executive at Comcast Technology Solutions

Mitch is a high growth oriented media & technology executive with 20+ years of experience at early stage and large companies, launching profitable new businesses, driving strategy & revenue growth. A regarded expert in all things OTT and intersection of media and technology. Industry Expertise: Entertainment, Broadcast & Media, OTT, SaaS, Digital TV, Digital Marketing, Mobile, e-Commerce, Social Media, Business Strategy, Internet of Things (IoT).

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Pam Fisher, MBA

Executive Director at The Media Institute

Pam is Executive Director of The Media Institute and an experienced business innovator with an extensive background in digital media business models, markets and technologies. She has led successful technology start-ups in the UK and US, one resulting in a full listing on the London Stock Exchange. She has consulted with 100+ companies such as BAFTA Reuters and the BBC in the field of M&E technology and business strategy and has an MBA from London Business School.

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Andrew Antonopoulos

Technical Solutions Manager – OTT & Cloud at Arqiva

Andrew is a senior technical solutions specialist with 10 years experience and expertise in OTT, Cloud and CDN. He was responsible for designing and delivering the first End-to-End IPTV/OTT service in East Africa while at LiquidTelecom and have managed the cloud infrastructure and CDN for VoD and Live streaming at Channel 5. At Arqiva he is bringing innovative and cost-effective solutions and network designs for Arqiva’s OTT & Cloud services.

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Maria Ingold

CEO, mireality

Maria Ingold heads strategic and technical innovation consultancy, mireality. She brings over 25 years’ expertise in deploying successful emerging visual technology across film, TV, video, games and media. As the former CTO for a Disney / Sony JV, Maria created some of the most successful on-demand movie services in Europe from launch. Maria is also a global public speaker, including the TEDx talk “Innovating the Impossible”, a BAFTA film and TV judge, and on the Industrial Advisory Board for the University of Essex, School of Computer Science and Engineering.