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Apogee

September 07, 2017 09:00 ET

Apogee Scales Up Innovation Focus to Empower the Campus of the Future, Names Chief Technology Officer

Digital media innovator Rajiv Shenoy to drive company vision of harnessing technology to help higher education institutions transition to and excel in today's digital era

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 7, 2017) - With the goal of scaling up innovation to help higher education institutions excel in today's digital era, managed technology services leader Apogee announced the appointment of the company's first Chief Technology Officer Rajiv Shenoy. Over the past few months the company also expanded its regional account management team. The team is focused on helping campus partners align and adopt technology based on insights from the strategic plans of hundreds of colleges and universities so they can understand how to best help them meet their goals.

Rajiv Shenoy, Apogee's CTO, was Founder and CEO of Orca TV, a digital media company and creator of the Campus Life Channel, which was acquired by Apogee in 2016. As CTO, he will help solve higher education's technology, networking and video challenges while advancing Apogee services to improve the student and campus experience. As part of his vision, Shenoy plans to develop a set of resources for administrators for everything technology, such as a series of soon-to-be launched CTO Perspectives.

"Technology is playing an increasingly mission-critical role that will make or break universities as they strive to find better ways to educate future generations. The one truth about technology is it always changes. The addition of a CTO signifies our commitment to understand and advance technology to help make higher education more accessible, affordable and personalized," said Chuck Brady, CEO of Apogee. "Shenoy brings unflagging energy, knowledge and expertise to help higher education administrators embrace technology as a strategic and integral part of their schools' success."

In addition to team expansion, Apogee has also expanded its portfolio of products and services, and now provides a robust end-to-end solution that includes leading-edge technologies. This comprehensive Managed Campus Suite includes: Apogee Networks, a ResNet and Administrative network solution that connects the campus to enhance learning outcomes; Apogee Video, a cable and managed IP video service that transforms the way students learn; and Apogee Engage, a groundbreaking managed digital media platform that enhances student engagement.

"Whether it's moving to the cloud, embarking on IOT initiatives, or deploying a new LMS, we are seeing an exponential growth in the reliance of technology in higher ed. I'm excited to help university leaders leverage technology to realize efficiencies, reduce operating costs and most importantly enhance student success," said Shenoy. "To prepare for the future, it means investing in the foundational components already present today -- Internet and Wi-Fi -- in pragmatic and predictable ways." 

Looking ahead, Apogee believes a sea change is taking place in higher education. Two of the most significant of these trends are:

  • The "blended learning experience" -- one which combines online and offline learning -- will be the next natural step in higher education.
  • Personalized learning will improve retention and student success.

"2018 is going to be an exciting year for our team," said Brady. "We aim to be higher education's partner in innovation and the go-to resource for everything technology. Our goal is to help colleges and universities see how the digital media age will serve as the reinvigoration -- not disintegration -- of higher education."

About Apogee
As higher education's largest provider of managed technology services, Apogee helps colleges and universities transition to and excel in today's digital era. Its comprehensive Managed Campus Suite includes ResNet and Administrative network solution that connect the campus to enhance learning outcomes, video that transforms the way students learn, and new digital engagement technologies that captivate students. Partnering with Apogee enables schools to derive greater return on their IT investments and increases student satisfaction while achieving budget stability and predictability. Find out why nine out of 10 schools that choose to outsource ResNet and video choose to partner with Apogee at apogee.us.

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