Lennon, Chris

Lennon, Chris

Executive Director at Open Services Alliance

Chris 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 is known as a thought leader, with a reputation built on not only working with the world’s leading media organizations, in addition to his leadership of several leading-edge industry efforts in many diverse areas, like BXF, NABA/DPP Content Delivery Specs, the ATSC’s PMCP, 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.

In his spare time, he loves to golf and is a championship winning race car driver (including the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb), author of “The Peak of Racing”, and high-performance driving coach, who also enjoys taking groups to Germany (car nirvana for him), as part of  Winding Road Adventures.

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