2009 Leadership Awards

IMTC Awards Ceremony, March 3, 2010, Lausanne, Switzerland

Pierre-André Probst

The Leadership Award honored Pierre-Andre Probst, former Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 16 (SG16) and Executive Vice President of Swisscom, for his long and distinguished career in CCITT and ITU standardization. For over 30 years, Mr. Probst participated in standardization work as delegate, Rapporteur, Working Party and Study Group Chairman. During his ITU career, Mr. Probst was instrumental in the creation of SG16 reuniting the “conferencing” subjects dispersed in SG8, SG14, and SG15 into a single multimedia study group and he served as the first Chairman of ITU-T SG16 (Multimedia Systems, Services and Terminals) from 1997 to 2008.In parallel with his ITU-T participation, Pierre-Andre Probst led a very active professional life at Swisscom with a full range of responsibilities; starting as an Engineer, he retired a few years ago as Member of the Management Board and Executive Vice President for Corporate Operations. Mr. Probst holds a Master of Science in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ).

2009 Service Award Recipients

Recognizing significant contributions to IMTC

  • Pablo ‘merkur’ Kohan, XIMPO
  • Ralph Neff, PacketVideo
  • Masashi Tonomura, Sony
  • Susan Lowe, Global Inventures.
  • Jim Polizotto, Global Inventures