President of Global R&D at Vizrt

Dr. Andrew Cross

Dr. Andrew Cross in the President of Global R&D at Vizrt. Dr. Cross is the creator of NDI® the innovative IP based video protocol that has taken the broadcast & streaming industry by storm.

In his tenure at NewTek as President and Chief Technology Officer, Andrew oversaw the day-to-day operation of the company, and established the plans and strategy for the development of the full line of NewTek products. Andrew joined NewTek in 1998 as a Senior Software Engineer and further served as Director of Video Engineering and Vice President of Software Engineering. In 2011, Andrew was named Chief Technology Officer before assuming the additional responsibilities of President in 2014.

While at NewTek, he led the development of NDI®, TriCaster®, 3Play®, TalkShow®, and other products in the company portfolio. He was instrumental in creating the integrated live production and streaming video products that have transformed online video production – making it available to everyone.

Andrew has a Ph.D in computer vision from The University of York, and has published more than 20 technical papers in peer-reviewed scientific conferences and journals.

When Vizrt acquired NewTek in 2019 Andrew was named as President of R&D for the newly-formed Vizrt Group.