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Chris Lennon

 

chris_lennon_photoChris Lennon | USA - Western Region Governor for a Two-Year Term, 1 January 2022 – 31 December 2023

Office of the CTO: Director, Standards Strategy  - Ross Video 

Chris Lennonserves in Ross Video’s Office of the CTO as Director, Standards Strategy. He is responsible for Ross’ activities in global standards and trade organization  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’sprestigious2008 Citation. He founded MediAnswers in 2013, as a leader in strategic and technology consulting for the media and entertainment business.

He is known as a thought leader, with a reputation built on not only working with the world’s leading media organizations,in addition to hisleadership of several leading-edge industry efforts in many diverse areas, like BXF, NABA/DPP Content Delivery Specs,the ATSC’sPMCP, 3DTV, OBID Audience Measurement, Multilink SDI using CWDM, microservices in media and many more.

Chris is a prolific writer, authoring dozens of white papers, trade publication and technical journal articles, and contributing to the two most recent editions of the industry “bible”, the NAB Engineering Handbook. He also recently partnered with industry legend Clyde Smith to assemble the most exciting new book to come to our business, “The Media Workflow Puzzle”. This is the only book to provide a comprehensive overview of media, all the way from production to distribution, and includes input from a who’s who of the media industry’s thought leaders. Chris also , 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. 

In his spare time, he is a championship winning race car driver, author of “The Peak of Racing”, and high-performance driving coach, and runs a global tour company, Winding Road Adventures 

Short Version: 

Chris Lennon serves in Ross Video’s Office of the CTO as Director, Standards Strategy. He is responsible for Ross’ activities in global standards and trade organizations. 

Chris has held a variety of leadership positions in the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), including Standards Director and many others. He is a SMPTE Fellow and recipient of SMPTE’s prestigious 2008 Citation.   

Chris is a prolific writer, authoring dozens of white papers, trade publication and technical journal articles. He recently partnered with industry legend Clyde Smith to assemble the most exciting new book to come to our business, “The Media Workflow Puzzle”. This is the only book to provide a comprehensive overview of media, all the way from production to distribution, and includes input from a who’s who of the media industry’s thought leaders. 

He founded MediAnswers in 2013, as a leader in strategic and technology consulting for the media and entertainment business.  

Chris 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.

Prior to Cisco, Chris held engineering positions at Diversified, helping customers realize large- and small-scale deployments of SMPTE ST 2110, and assisting in their SDI to IP transitions. While with Evertz Microsystems, Chris worked as a Systems Engineer delivering large scale projects from start to finish. Chris also worked at Bell Media Toronto, where he helped to deliver the first UHD broadcast in Canada.  

Chris is a Certified Broadcast Technologist with the Society of Broadcast Engineers and holds a Diploma from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Broadcast Systems Technology.