Jean-Louis Diascorn is a senior product manager for compression encoders at Harmonic and previously at Thomson Video Networks. In his current role, Jean-Louis leads the use of AI in compression. Prior to 2006 Jean-Louis designed content protection systems and contributed to ATSC specifications in conditional access and PSIP at Thomson Corporate Research (now Technicolor). During seven years as a design engineer he worked on some of the first SD and HD MPEG-2 encoders in the world. Jean-Louis holds a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Polytech Nantes in France and has been awarded several patents in content security and compression.