Chris Lapp

Technical Solutions Architect

Media and Entertainment

Chris Lapp is the Technical Solutions Architect for the Media and Entertainment Vertical in North America. As a Technical Solutions Architect, Chris provides thought leadership to Sales Teams, helping Media customers realize their business outcomes through Cisco Technology. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Cisco from past experience in the broadcast industry with operations, manufacturing, and System integration. Prior to Cisco, Chris held engineering positions at Diversified, helping customers realize large and small scale deployments of SMPTE ST 2110, and assisting in their SDI to IP transitions. While with Evertz Microsystems, Chris worked as a Systems Engineer delivering large scale projects from start to finish. Chris also worked at Bell Media Toronto, where he helped to deliver the first UHD broadcast in Canada. Chris is a Certified Broadcast Technologist with the Society of Broadcast Engineers and holds a Diploma from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Broadcast Systems Technology. Chris is also an active member of SMPTE and participates in standards.


Cisco Point of View on: NextGen Broadcasting

It's not just the move to IP that’s important to braodcasters. It’s also the move to IT. Broadcasters are now moving their infrastructure to more software-centric workflows. This helps create a cloud-native environment for broadcast media.

The Cloud can be Simple, Agile, and Secure for Broadcasters

At a time when production from anywhere is a must, those that create, distribute, and secure content needed to pivot overnight, adopting new tech and workflows. This blog reviews the need to move to the cloud can provide agility and security for the new normal.

February 22, 2021


Busting the Buffer Myth for Multicast Media Over IP

Deep buffers on network switches cost money and can add increased latency and reduce performance when used incorrectly. This blog offers the basics of buffering and offers tips to selecting the right buffer for media and broadcast engineers.