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Vidyo Appoints Amir Shaked Senior Vice President of Product Management
July 10, 2012 | William Zimmerman
Shaked to Oversee Product Strategy and Roadmap
HACKENSACK, NJ- July 9, 2012 - Vidyo Inc., the world's fastest-growing video conferencing company, today announced that Amir Shaked has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Product Management. In this capacity, Mr. Shaked is responsible for driving the product strategy and management of Vidyo's entire product portfolio. Mr. Shaked previously held positions as president, CEO and general manager in companies focused on video conferencing, new media, e-commerce, application acceleration and telecommunications applications.
Prior to joining Vidyo Mr. Shaked was with ComQi, a global multi-channel message management company, where he was responsible for the company's indirect sales and for building an ecosystem of partners to facilitate end-to-end solutions for ComQi in North America.
At Press-sense, an e-commerce and business process automation software company, Mr. Shaked was President of the Americas, responsible for the company's global OEM relationship with Xerox, delivering 50% of the company's revenues. Before his tenure at Press-sense, Mr. Shaked was the CEO of DiskSites, an application acceleration company he sold to Expand Networks, and the founder and CEO of CeLight, an optical communications company where he raised $47M from leading investors including Goldman Sachs.
Previously, Mr. Shaked held the position of President of North America at Accord Video Telecommunications where he was instrumental in achieving a 10X ROI for investors, realized when Polycom acquired Accord for $350M in 2001. He led North America from pre-revenue to market leadership in the F500, state, federal and service provider markets, generating 80% of Accord's sales.
Prior to his tenure at Accord Video Telecom, Mr. Shaked founded the Americas' Carrier Messaging Division at Comverse Technologies, establishing the company as the market leader in the wireless and fixed network carrier messaging market. Before that, he ran product management for Comverse, delivering products whose lifecycle revenue exceeded $1B.
"As Vidyo continues its rapid growth, Amir's significant experience will be incredibly valuable to Vidyo as we continue to grow and expand our industry-leading video communications and collaboration technology and product platform," said Ofer Shapiro, Vidyo's co-founder and CEO. "Amir's proven ability to align product strategy to the execution of business goals will play a critical role in Vidyo's future success and we are excited to welcome him to our ranks."
Amir has a B.Sc. Summa Cum Laude in math and computer science from Tel Aviv University.
The Vidyo Difference
The Vidyo communication and collaboration platform is software-based, highly flexible and can be easily customized for individual enterprise and vertical market video conferencing needs. The patented VidyoRouter(TM) architecture introduces Adaptive Video Layering(TM), which dynamically optimizes the video for each endpoint leveraging H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC)-based compression technology and Vidyo's IP. Adaptive Video Layering eliminates the MCU and offers unprecedented error resiliency, low latency rate matching thus enabling natural, affordable, high-quality video to work over the Internet, LTE and 4G networks. The platform allows users to quickly leverage the latest hardware innovations and new consumer devices, making it uniquely attractive to partners. Vidyo has been active driving H.264 SVC and SIP videoconferencing interoperability in various standards bodies since 2005.
About Vidyo, Inc.
Vidyo, Inc. pioneered Personal Telepresence enabling natural, HD multi-point videoconferences on tablets, smart phones, PCs and Macs, room systems, gateways, telepresence solutions and affordable cloud-based broadcast solutions. Headquartered in the US, with 12 additional international offices, the company has more than 225 employees and has to date raised $97M. Learn more at www.vidyo.com, on the Blog or follow @vidyo on Twitter.
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