Mauricio Alvarez is the CEO and co-founder of Spin Digital, a company specialized in video compression for ultra-high-quality media. Mauricio holds a degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Antioquia in Colombia, and a PhD degree in Computing Engineering from Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in Spain. Mauricio has more than 15 years of experience in the field of video compression and high-performance computing. He has worked as a researcher for several international institutions such as the UPC in Barcelona, IBM Labs in Haifa, Fraunhofer HHI in Berlin, and the Technical University of Berlin. He has been part of several international research projects combining the media industry and the ICT sector, and he has published several papers and a book in the field of video compression and parallel computing architecture. He is also the technical coordinator if the EU-funded Immersify project.