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Topic: Overcoming obstacles to scaling a tech company in Canada
Guest Speaker: David Ross, CEO, Ross Video
David Ross is the CEO and majority owner of Ross Video, having R&D and head office based in Ottawa, manufacturing in Iroquois Ontario, with additional significant manufacturing and sales offices in London, Singapore, Virginia Beach, Salt Lake City, California, and more. Since David graduated as a Computer Engineer and joined the company in 1991, it has grown from a small analog switcher company with about 25 employees to a global company with over 700 employees that has made 14 acquisitions in the past 10 years.
Ross Video designs, manufactures and delivers technology and services that power live video productions seen by billions of viewers around the world every day. Ross Video's goal is to make it easy for customers to create compelling news, weather, and sports broadcasts, engaging material for sports stadium screens, e-sports events, legislative assemblies, entertainment shows and rock concerts, as well as inspiring content for houses of worship.
Ross Video delivers the world's widest range of live productions products. This includes services for augmented reality and virtual sets, mobile live-event solutions, real-time motion graphics, video servers and instant replay boxes, real time sports analysis graphics, robotic camera systems, social media management, productions switchers, video routers, infrastructure products, video servers, newsroom systems and more.
Ross also create the video content itself, delivering live sports shows to ESPN, NBC, Fox and more. This year, Ross Mobile Productions expects to produce over 1000 games and events in its 6 sports production vehicles based in the United States.
David and his team have managed to achieve this growth internally funded, without a single down year in 27 straight years, while maintaining an average growth rate of 17 percent.
David was the 2017 Ottawa CEO of the Year and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa the same year. In 2018 he was elected as Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
Presented nine times annually, the Mayor's Breakfast Series is a popular event which includes networking over coffee, a buffet breakfast and a presentation from guest speakers which include high-profile political, business and community leaders. Mayor Jim Watson also updates attendees on recent City Hall issues and initiatives.
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