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Mr. Steve Harris

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Vice President, General Manager

Cineplex Digital Solutions
137 Northfield Dr. W
Waterloo , Ontario n2l 5a6

Company Description: Cineplex Digital Solutions is a full service, digital signage company. CDS helps clients create dynamic and compelling digital signage programs. Clients in the...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Dartmouth College
  • L.L.B.
    George Washington University
  • LL.B.
    George Washington University
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Steve Harris, general manager of Cineplex Digital Solutions, shows off digital signage the company created for The Beer Store. next play/pause pre
Steve Harris, general manager of the Cineplex Digital Solutions office in Waterloo, looks forward to the move. "We really have run out of room here," he said of the company's existing space on McMurray Road.
The new space not only will enable growth, it will be better suited to what the group does, he said.
Soon after, Harris joined Kirkpatrick as a partner.
"You could send a still photo over an ISDN line (a switched telephone service capable of transporting voice and digital data) over to another computer and display it on a CRT (cathode ray tube) television," Harris said.
A lot has changed since then. "All of the things that have happened with software, bandwidth, and flat screen display technology have really enabled this industry," Harris said.
"We are an end-to-end services company when it comes to digital signage," said Harris.
The company's customers have included Labatt Breweries, The Beer Store, Coca-Cola, Holt Renfrew and Rogers Communications. It manages the displays for the ONroute service centres along Highway 401.
The screens can be of any size. "We did work for the Air Canada Centre and some of those displays can get quite large," Harris said.
With the development of powerful smartphones and tablets, as well as touch-screen technology and gesture-controlled screens, the digital display industry is again evolving, Harris said.
Property owners want to use the new technology to create "architectural media" that transforms a space into something that is compelling and engaging rather than just displaying a message or an ad, he said.
"Architects work with glass, steel, concrete and all those traditional architectural elements, but media screens are another element they can work with ... they can use media to transform a space in way that they couldn't if they just put in a fountain."
Cineplex Digital Solutions teamed up with Kitchener-based Christie Digital to create a unique digital display wall for Scotiabank at the Yorkdale Mall in Toronto. Christie's MicroTile technology coupled with the Cineplex Digital Solutions concept and design created "a true architectural media piece and something very sculptural," Harris said.
The Cineplex team either develops original content or works with what the client already has, he said. "They might have a commercial that they want to use but since most digital signage networks don't support audio, we can take that video and rework it with supporting text to make it appropriate for the digital signage medium."
The advent of powerful smartphones is changing the industry, Harris said. People can now use their smartphones to interact with an animated digital sign in order to get prizes, coupons or deals. They might connect to a game that is part of a marketing campaign. "I think gamification will become much more important," Harris said.
In shopping malls, the combination of digital signage and smartphones will do anything from help you navigate around the mall and find deals on items you might be interested in to help you find your car after you leave the mall, he adds. "All of that is now part of that same digital ecosystem."
Waterloo has been a great place to develop this part of the Cineplex business. It is close to the Communitech Hub, home to numerous digital media companies, the Canadian Digital Media Network, and the University of Waterloo's Stratford Campus, which focuses on generating digital media talent.
"So there is a huge talent base here and it makes a lot of sense to be here," Harris said.
The McGinn Group | Experience. Integrity. Perspective., 30 Dec 2005 [cached]
Steve Harris, Senior Consultant
Steve is a proven leader in communications, bringing more than 35 years of corporate communications experience to The McGinn Group.Steve served as Vice President of Global Communications at General Motors, and Senior Vice President of Communications for DaimlerChrysler.He has served on the Board of Directors of the Arthur Page Society, the PR Institute, and the Foundation for American Communications and the Automotive Press Association.Steve is a founding partner and member of the Advisory Council for the University of Southern California Annenberg Center for Strategic Public Relations.He received his B.A. in Journalism from the University of Southern California.
The Board, 26 Sept 2014 [cached]
Steven B. Harris
Steven B. Harris
Board Member
Steven B. Harris, 26 Sept 2014 [cached]
Steven B. Harris Board Member
Steven B. Harris
Steven B. Harris was reappointed by the Securities and Exchange Commission as a Board Member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in March 2013. He was originally appointed to the Board in June 2008. As a PCAOB Board Member, Mr. Harris is Chairman of the PCAOB Investor Advisory Group and represents the Board as Chairman of the Investor Working Group of the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR), based in London.
Mr. Harris was the Staff Director and Chief Counsel of the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee under Chairman Paul S. Sarbanes during the consideration and passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and is widely credited with helping to shape the reform legislation and the establishment of the PCAOB.
Mr. Harris served as Staff Director and Chief Counsel of the Committee for more than 15 years. He also served as Staff Director and Chief Counsel to the Securities Subcommittee, as well as Counsel to the full Committee. During his tenure with the Committee, from 1981-2007, Mr. Harris worked on all legislation, investigations and oversight conducted by the Committee, including modernization of banking and securities laws, the savings and loan industry crisis, the 1987 stock market crash, investigations of the mutual fund industry, and interstate banking.
Before joining the Board, Mr. Harris was Senior Vice President and Special Counsel at APCO Worldwide, where he advised clients on financial transactions, corporate governance, crisis management, investigations, foreign investment, trade promotion, and government affairs.
From 1979-1981, Mr. Harris served as Counsel to U.S.
Mr. Harris is currently a member of the Board of Directors of The Washington Campus, a nonprofit educational organization.
Mr. Harris graduated with honors from Dartmouth College and earned an L.L.B. from George Washington University.
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