Ferdinando is a Product Manager for Webex AI Audio Innovations, with the objective of advancing audio AI technologies to significantly enhance the Webex audio experience for customers. He is currently focusing on using generative AI for speech coding and for improving the quality of narrowband audio. Before stepping into product management, he dedicated over a decade to audio research in both academia and the industry. A published author of scientific papers and patents, Ferdinando has also contributed to various standardization activities within the telecommunications (3GPP) and broadcasting (MPEG, DVB) audio sectors. He holds a Ph.D. in Audio Signal Processing from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at Southampton, UK, and an MBA from the University of California, San Diego.
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