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NAB Show 2023



Dec 14, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Addressing Cloud-based Interop Challenges

With the move to the cloud, broadcasters have been faced with many new challenges. Chief among those is a shift from monolithic, primarily on-prem equipment to cloud-based systems and services. This includes a move toward a microservices-oriented architecture. The whole notion behind microservices is to use small, simple, focused services that do one thing reliably. This offers many advantages, but this can be tricky when it comes to making all of these microservices work seamlessly together (across vendors and across platforms). The good news is that organizations like the Open Services Alliance for Media, SMPTE and the EBU are helping to solve these challenges. We’ll dive into the challenges and some of the solutions that are emerging today.


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 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.

Chris 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 has served in a variety of roles, including Chair in the SMPTE Rocky Mountain Section.