Pat Griffis

Dolby Laboratories, VP, Technology, Office of the CTO

Patrick Griffis is the vice president of technology in the Office of the CTO at Dolby Laboratories where he is charged with helping define future technology strategy for the company. Prior to Dolby, he spent 10 years at Microsoft leading digital media standards strategy on a global basis including adoption of the Digital Living Network Alliance as a baseline media sharing standard in Windows 7 and standardization of Windows Media Video technology as an international standard in SMPTE. Prior to Microsoft, Griffis spent 15 years at Panasonic in senior management positions including vice president of strategic product development at Panasonic Broadcast where he helped launch DVCPRO and drive HDTV strategy for the USA.

Griffis started his career at RCA earning eight patents in TV product design. He is the SMPTE vice president of education, a member of the SMPTE executive committee, and a SMPTE Fellow. Griffis is also a past member of the board of the ATSC and past vice chairman of the board of the Digital Living Network Alliance. He is an invited member of the industry executive advisory group IBC Council, and the Academy of Digital TV Pioneers. Griffis served two terms as president of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society. He holds a BSEE from Tufts University and an MSEE from Purdue University.

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