Antonio Arcidiacono

Antonio Arcidiacono is the EBU’s Director of Technology & Innovation.

Antonio has extensive experience in conceiving, developing and taking new products and services to market.

He is an internationally acclaimed expert in digital television, satellite communications, IP-based multimedia services and mobile telecommunications. With strong knowledge of the European market, he has worked closely with the leading players in the fields of Digital TV and Multimedia Services, and with European institutions at a technical, standardization, regulatory and competition level.

Antonio was Director of Innovation, and a Member of the Management Committee, at Eutelsat from 2008 -2018 where he was responsible for launching innovative IP based satellite services. He joined Eutelsat in 1990 and took part in key phases of its development from an international organization to privatization in 2001 and to the IPO in 2005.

Before working at Eutelsat, Antonio worked for the European Space Agency and started his career working for Telespazio and Selenia Spazio.

Antonio has a Doctorate in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Pisa. He is fluent in Italian, English and French.