Our Customer-driven Approach
At Osprey we are on a mission to revolutionize the use of video and images to automate and remotely manage industrial operations. Unlike traditional video surveillance models, we believe that this important visual information should not be the exclusive domain of corporate security, but rather it should be seen as an asset that can be leveraged throughout the organization, with a measurable return on investment. We also believe that our customers should be able to benefit from intelligent visual monitoring without dealing with the complexity and expense of deploying and managing hardware and software. These beliefs are what drove us to create Osprey Reach, and to deliver it as a managed service.
We see three key trends that are creating an unprecedented opportunity to deliver even more value to our customers and partners:
- Major advances in camera capabilities, including smartphones
- Emergence of the Industrial Internet of Things, with billions of connected sensors
- Availability and power of cloud computing
These are exciting times for Osprey, and we look forward to announcing more customer-driven innovations in the near future.
Osprey’s management is an experienced interdisciplinary team with expertise in video surveillance technologies, video analytics and cloud-based software, along with oil and gas operations. The team has a proven track record in growing successful, customer-focused technology companies.
Michael von Hauff, Chief Executive Officer
As CEO, Michael is responsible for the company’s overall strategy and execution and oversees product development and research. Michael has extensive experience in designing technologies for the oil and gas industry, having developed software programs to audit field equipment and as a consultant for the implementation of cloud technologies. Prior to co-founding Osprey, Michael led the development of the first low powered security camera for industrial wireless protocols and an embedded video analytics application for remote surveillance camera systems. Michael has a BSc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Calgary.
Sean Rouillard, Vice President, Sales
Sean joined Osprey Informatics in May 2014 and serves as the Vice President of Sales. Prior to Osprey, Sean held the position of the Regional Accounts Director – Sales for Alcatel-Lucent, a global leader in mission-critical telecommunication network solutions for Energy, Transportation and other sectors. Over the past 20 years, Sean has held senior sales and marketing positions in major international enterprises including TELUS Communications, Oracle and Zedi. His ongoing focus on supporting the customer’s corporate objectives has earned him the trust of his clients and success in the marketplace.
Ryan McDonald, Executive Chairman
Ryan leads Osprey’s corporate development and key strategic initiatives. As a product management and marketing strategist, Ryan has more than 15 years of experience in identifying, developing, and successfully marketing new technology products for the energy industry and others. Products Ryan has helped develop have generated over a billion in sales and been used by millions of people. Companies Ryan has worked with include GE, TransCanada, Husky, Guest-Tek, Evoco and over 40 others. He possesses a rare blend of technical and business understanding to go along with oil and gas industry expertise, having managed the global IT infrastructure for a TSX 100 energy company. A two-time Deloitte Fast 50/500 winner, Ryan has an Honours Electrical/Computer Engineering degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
Lukasz Skalka, Chief Technology Officer
Lukasz is responsible for the ongoing product development and integration new products into the Osprey visual monitoring platform. He has extensive experience in developing telecommunications, electronics and cloud technologies in both Silicon Valley and Calgary. As a consultant, he worked with energy companies to bridge traditional electronics engineering with emerging cloud technologies. Lukasz also has significant expertise in application development, including hardware-user interface development, machine-to-machine applications, video transmission, and OPC integration. He has a deep understanding of all aspects of product development, from strategic planning to UI design. Lukasz has a BSc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary.