Tech Dragon Joins OSF Board
2020 is looking good at OSF with a number of announcements in the coming weeks.
First up, Co-founder of the USA’s largest private founded broadband network Mike Harris has joined the OSF board of Directors as a Non Executive Director with the mandate to guide growth and policy at OSF the welsh technology company that develops and integrates real-time VFX and virtual production systems.
Most recently Mr Harris successfully Co-Founded Sifi Networks, the company behind the largest private funded fibre-to-the-home broadband network in the USA, Sifi now connects thousands of homes in Fullerton, California with more cities coming online in 2020.
Harris is also known as the Owner and Chairman of top Welsh football club The New Saints, but his business roots are in managing IT companies. In the 90’s Harris founded and successfully sold his own network systems integration business ‘Total Network Solutions’ to BT.
With Harris at the helm Total Network Solutions was recognised by the Financial Times as one of the UK’s fastest growing technology companies, and Harris took the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Technology as both overall winner and again as runner up 2 years later.
OSF Founder Asa Bailey said “I’m very proud to have Mike on-board and we’ve already moved on Mike’s advice, moving Realtime Pipeline™ to an annual SLA model for studios and Producers. A strategy that is already enabling OSF to invest in our support team and make better plans for the business.” OSF Realtime Pipeline™ is the end to end real-time VFX and virtual production pipeline solution developed by OSF, Bailey went on to add “with Mikes experience of building enterprise network integration businesses, both here in the UK and USA, we have gained a real asset to our board as we gear up to expand our system sales, rental, training and support businesses.”