ExecTuesday is a networking/presentation evening we host on the second Tuesday of each month for senior members of our technology community. If you would like to be added to our invite list, please contact us. Regards, Terry Matthews.

Highly Successful Growth Via Unfashionable Strategies

David Ross is the CEO and majority owner of Ross Video, a local firm with R&D and head offices here in Kanata, manufacturing in Iroquois Ontario, and significant additional manufacturing and sales offices in London, Singapore, Virginia Beach, Salt Lake City, California and other international cities. It is our pleasure to welcome David as the guest speaker for our final ExecTuesday of 2019 (wow, already!), the evening of December 10th.

Ross Video began life as a small analog switch company. Since David graduated as a Computer Engineer and joined the company in 1991, it has grown into a global leader in technology and services that enable customers to create compelling news, weather and sports broadcasts, as well as engaging material for sports stadium screens, e-sports events, legislative assemblies, entertainment shows, rock concerts and more.

The company has completed 14 acquisitions along the way, and now produces the widest range of live production gear, including mobile live-event solutions, real-time motion graphics, robotic camera systems, augmented reality and virtual sets, real-time sports analysis graphics and instant replay boxes, newsroom systems, cloud-based media management tools and more. The company has even begun producing the video content itself, delivering live sports shows to ESPN, NBC, Fox and others, and is on track this year to produce more than 1000 games and events in its 6 sports production vehicles based in the US.

Impressively, David and his team have funded this growth entirely through internal funding. They have not had a single down-year since David joined the company, and have maintained an average annual growth rate of 15%. David will be with us in December to explain how they have achieved this. He will share some key lessons learned, his thoughts on why Canada lacks more such tech success stories, and the one thing he believes a company must do to be the next Ross Video. We hope you can join us to hear more about this tremendous local story …

David RossDavid Ross
CEO, Ross Video

In my view, if Canada is to be more than a branch economy in the tech sector, experienced C-Level Leaders – even those who are semi-retired – need to come together regularly to share their experiences, best practices, ideas and more. They need to share their network, and help identify business opportunities for our next generation of industry leaders and participants.
Terry Matthews
Terry Matthews