Former Research In Motion® Technical Leader adds depth to Senior Leadership Team
ScreenScape Networks Inc., the leader in place-based media software solutions, today announced that it has appointed Ken Schneider as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Prior to joining ScreenScape, Mr. Schneider spent six years at Research In Motion® (RIM) in a variety of senior roles including being responsible for overall system architecture of the BlackBerry® solution.
“In Ken we have hired a hands-on CTO with the skill and experience necessary to strengthen the company through our current growth phase,” said Mark Hemphill, ScreenScape Founder and CEO. “Ken is a pioneer in the advancement of software for Internet-connected devices. To build a secure, global, high performance network like ScreenScape’s, you need a seasoned technologist like Ken to lead the way. His expertise reinforces ScreenScape’s technology advantage in this exciting new market.”
Mr. Schneider is a software industry veteran with a resume that covers overall system architecture and the design of large scale, high performance systems. An alumnus of the University of Waterloo, Computer Science, his subsequent 30 years of management and software engineering expertise adds technical depth to the ScreenScape leadership team.
“I am extremely pleased to have the opportunity to be part of such an exciting company, which within a short period of time has emerged as clear leader in an explosive market. ScreenScape’s existing products, coupled with the vision of the senior leadership team and the great people in Charlottetown and Oakville made the decision to join ScreenScape an easy one,” said Ken Schneider, ScreenScape CTO. “2013 promises to be an exciting year for ScreenScape and its customers. Make sure your seat belts are fastened and enjoy the ride!”
ScreenScape is an online service for engaging audiences in real world places through the use of digital displays. Thousands of business use it to power digital signage and execute location-based marketing programs in places like stores, restaurants, gyms and waiting rooms.
“To appreciate the potential of this industry you have to understand what’s happening at the device level,” continued Hemphill. “The rapid evolution of smart TV, the advancement of the Android™ platform along with steep declines in the price of Internet-connected devices are combining to simplify the way businesses deploy place-based media solutions.”
About ScreenScape Networks
ScreenScape (http://screenscape.com) is an Internet Service and Community that offers a smarter, simpler and more cost-effective way for anyone to use screen displays in their venue. The service has been described by pundits as Web 2.0 digital signage as it combines professional display authoring tools with the content sharing principles and techniques of social media.
Members of ScreenScape form a community of venues interconnecting to establish a shared resource and marketplace for exchanging content. ScreenScape is the platform of choice for building flexible digital signage networks that span organizational boundaries.
Source: ScreenScape Networks