Chris Lennon Joins Ross Video – Office of the CTO: Director, Standards Strategy
A keen golfer and racing driver, Lennon currently lives in the USA at an elevation of 7400 feet in Monument, Colorado. Canadian-born, he spent several years working at CHCH-TV in Ontario before moving to the US to join a small company called Enterprise Systems Group, which eventually became part of Harris Corporation, where he eventually became CTO Group Lead. Lennon has held a variety of leadership positions in the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), including Standards Director, Local Section Manager, Technology Committee Chair, and others. He is a SMPTE Fellow and recipient of SMPTE’s prestigious 2008 Citation. He also serves as Executive Director of the Open Services Alliance (OSA), a global industry organization focused on interoperability among microservice oriented media systems. The OSA produced the media industry’s first microservices standards, working closely with SMPTE, in 2020, and continues to lead the way in this rapidly evolving area. A prolific writer, Lennon has produced an impressive number of white papers, trade publication and technical journal articles, and has contributed to the two most recent editions of the industry “bible”, the NAB Engineering Handbook. He also recently partnered with industry legend Clyde Smith to co-author a brand new book called “The Media Workflow Puzzle”, providing a comprehensive look at the entire media workflow from start to finish.
Commenting on his new role, Lennon highlights Ross Video’s growth and innovation as a key attraction. “I’m delighted to be joining Ross – one of the most vibrant and dynamic companies in live production. Ross has always prided itself on innovation and on influencing industry standards for the benefit for everyone. This industry-first approach has brought amazing success, and I’m looking forward to working with the team and our trade partners to define the next generation of industry standards." Troy English, Ross CTO, is very happy to have Lennon onboard. “Chris is a highly respected industry figure who has spent much of his career helping to shape this industry’s technical landscape. Ross has always tried to steer a pragmatic course between what’s best for us, the industry and our customers, and I know Chris will play a valuable role in helping us maintain that balance.”
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Ross powers live video productions for billions of global viewers daily with the industry’s widest range of high impact, high efficiency solutions and services. Ross makes it easy to create compelling news, weather and sports broadcasts, engaging content for sports stadium screens, entertainment shows and rock concerts, educational institutions, legislative assemblies, corporate presentations and inspiring content for houses of worship.
Ross solutions have impressed the audiences and marketing partners of Eurosport, BBC World, SKY, Yahoo! Finance, and the international esports powerhouse ESL. Ross provides an unrivalled range of products and services that includes cameras, real-time motion graphics, production switchers, robotic camera systems, augmented reality/virtual studios, video servers, infrastructure and routers, social media management, newsroom systems and live event production services.