Challenge Everything: Why Audacity Is the Key to Long-Term Growth in Technology Companies

The IEEE Ottawa CS Chapter, IEEE Ottawa ComSoc/CESoc/BTS Joint Chapter, IEEE Ottawa TMC, PCS, and SSIT Joint Chapter, and IEEE Ottawa AICN are inviting all interested IEEE members and other engineers, technologists, and students to another Lunch and Learn in the heart of the Kanata Tech Hub.

SEMINAR: Challenge Everything: Why Audacity Is the Key to Long-Term Growth in Technology Companies
SPEAKER: Stuart Russell (CTO & Co-Founder, You.i TV)

DATE: May 2nd, 2017
TIME: Refreshments, Lunch, and Networking: 11:00 a.m.; Seminar: 11:00 p.m. – 01:30 p.m.
PLACE: The Marshes Golf Club, 320 Terry Fox Drive, Kanata
PARKING: Free parking available.
ADMISSION: Open to all, free of charge. Registration is required.

Stuart Russell is the Co-founder of You.i TV, and the creator of the technology on which the company is based. An expert in optimized computer rendering algorithms and physics, Stuart is more than just a software engineer or designer – he is a software innovator. Stuart has invented and patented software technology including rendering engines and emulators, and has won numerous software and business awards and accolades, including multiple wins of Best Software by Smartphone Magazine (then known as PocketPC) and an Ernest C. Manning nomination.

Success in technology comes down to identifying and taking advantage of inflection points – but doing so is easier said than done, especially if you’re in a position where you’re already successful. The technologies that succeed in the long run are the ones that have the audacity to challenge the status quo, and take advantage of the recurring patterns of innovation. Stuart Russell has experience doing this with multiple technologies in multiple companies, including his current role as CTO and co-founder of You.i TV. When he was building You.i Engine with his team, they challenged multiple accepted beliefs, about everything from GPUs to engine toolsets to platform design and development conventions. The result has been a product that’s powering some of today’s leading TV interfaces, and wins out against more traditional approaches frequently. He’ll bring this experience to his presentation, which will break down the innovation inflection points using historical and current examples, and provide you with a framework for how to look for and identify your next audacious move. It’s the real key to long-term, sustainable success in the technology industry, and will power the next wave of technology innovation in Ottawa, in Canada and the world.

THANK YOU TO OUR PATRONS for making this event possible
March Networks (
Kanata North BIA (
Invest Ottawa (
you.i tv (
Smart & Biggar (
Carleton University, Faculty of Engineering and Design (
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Engineering (
The Marshes Golf Club (

Eric Karmouch, Ph.D., SMIEEE
Chair, IEEE Ottawa Computer Society (
Chair, IEEE Ottawa Lunch and Learn (

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