Professor David Taubman FTSE
Digital media expert
Professor David Taubman is an outstanding inventor and entrepreneur whose pioneering work has greatly advanced the field of media compression technology.
He is the sole developer of an algorithm that is central to the JPEG 2000 suite of international standards for image and video compression, applied across geospatial, military and medical imaging, video broadcast and digital cinema.
The national archives of many countries are based on JPEG 2000, and software developed by David’s Kakadu Software Pty Ltd is widely used in international archives.
David’s deep theoretical and practical expertise, extensive industry collaborations, and service to international standards bodies, make him a leader in shaping our digital future.