ScreenScape Networks Inc. has appointed Ken Schneider as its chief technology officer. Prior to joining ScreenScape, 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, founder and CEO of ScreenScape, which has headquarters in Oakville, Ontario, and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
"Ken is a pioneer in the advancement of software for Internet-connected devices," Hemphill continued. "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."
An alumnus of the University of Waterloo in computer science, Schneider is a 30-year software industry veteran with a resume that covers overall system architecture and the design of large-scale, high-performance systems.
"To appreciate the potential of this industry you have to understand what's happening at the device level," Hemphill said. "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."