Alberto Messina started as a research engineer with RAI in 1996, when he completed his MS Thesis about objective quality evaluation of MPEG2 video. After starting his career as a designer of RAI’s Multimedia Catalogue, he has been involved in several internal and international research projects in digital archiving, automated documentation, and automated production. His current interests are from file formats and metadata standards to content analysis and information extraction algorithms. R&D coordinator since 2005, he leads research on Automated Information Extraction & Management/Information and Knowledge Engineering, where he is author of more than 80 publications. He has extensive collaborations with national and international research institutions, in research projects and students tutorship. He has a PhD in Business and Management, with a specialisation in the area of Computer Science. He has been active member of several EBU Technical projects, and now he leads the EBU Strategic Programme on Media Information Management. He worked in many European funded projects including PrestoSpace, PrestoPrime, TOSCA-MP, IBC Award – winning VISION Cloud, BRIDGET and currently in MULTIDRONE. He has served in the Programme Committee of many international conferences, including Web Intelligence 2009-2013 and 2016, Machine Learning and Applications 2009-2013, MMM 2012, CIKM 2016. He’s ACM Professional member since 2005 and nominated Contract Professor of Multimedia Archival Techniques at Politecnico di Torino from 2012 to 2015. He actively participates in International Standardisation bodies, mainly in EBU and MPEG, where he contributed to MPEG-A, MPEG-7 and MPEG 21 extensions.