About Userful Corporation: A World Leader in Zero Client Software and Cloud Management Solutions
Connecting the World of Displays
Userful Cloud Client and Virtualization Software Platform
Userful cloud client and virtual desktop software platform centrally delivers high-performance access to desktops, rich multimedia content, and touch-interactive displays of every size using industry standard zero-client devices.
Userful cloud client computing and virtualization software platform centrally distributes multiple operating systems and customizable content to multiple interactive displays ranging in all sizes from mobile devices and desktops to interactive displays and video walls. Userful centralized computing software platform is a cost effective model for embedding intelligence in even high definition interactive displays. The flexible platform is compatible with ultra thin and zero client devices from world-class partners including HP, Acer and Atrust. Userful has powered more than one million interactive displays across education, enterprise, retail, and government since 2003.
How we thought up a better computing solution
During the dot-com era over a decade ago, I was managing a fast growing web development company. Setting up the most necessary tool, a computer, took massive amounts of time and expense for each new employee. Every computer was costly. Just to get started, they required an array of software and antivirus licenses. Then they needed to be individually installed, updated and managed. It was not sustainable for my small company's budget or resources -- or most companies for that matter. I thought that there simply had to be a sustainable way to buy, deploy and manage computers. I decided to create my own. That was the kernel of the idea that created Userful in 1999.
How we are changing computing for any interactive display
Over the past decade, we have helped schools, businesses, and public computing environments revolutionize the traditional computing infrastructure by shifting to a new centralized and virtualized model with our solution. It has helped them increase access to computing for a lot less in upfront and ongoing costs, without sacrificing performance.
Centralized and virtualized desktops were just the beginning for us. We can develop our open software platform to do amazing things. Our Userful software platform can be customized to deliver multiple operating systems and interactive content from a central computer to multiple interactive displays of any size, from the mobile device in a pocket to the giant video wall at a movie theater - no app required. Our software platform also folds in management for all devices, all from one cloud-managed application.
Timothy Griffin, Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Tim has combined inspired product design and entrepreneurship to evolve centralized desktop computing. In 1999, Tim founded Userful to make centralized desktop computing and management efficient, economical and environmentally friendly through new ultra thin and zero client solutions. He is a true entrepreneur, having previously founded and led consulting, research, and design companies. Tim is a visionary, responsible setting the strategic direction for the corporate and product roadmap. He has pioneered laptop and input device design research which he has further pursued through research and development with Userful products. Tim holds a Masters Degree in Product Design from the University of Calgary with a focus on human computer interaction.
Jamey Miles, VP Business Development
Jamey has brought over fifteen years of executive and senior management experience in international business development and sales management. Her practical leadership has resulted in progressively senior management roles with multiple high tech start ups like Acceleware, Accenture and Hitachi-ID (formerly M-Tech). Jamey joined Userful in 2010 where she leads global business development and focuses on business development in the Americas and global strategic partnerships.
Emmanuel Boutboul, VP OEM & Channel Sales
Emmanuel has headed up international marketing, business development and sales teams in the global technology industry for over fifteen years. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and has been the CEO at Handshake Communications and VP Marketing and Sales at MiniFrame. He joined Userful in 2011 where he now leads the EMEA region. Emmanuel also focuses on developing partnerships with leading hardware manufacturers around the world. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
Daniel Griffin, VP Multiplied Computing
Dan has transferred a wealth of creative capital, systems re-engineering and change management plus years of sales and customer experience to Userful since he joined the team in 2003. He has been instrumental in developing a successful business unit focused on public computing solutions for North America, and establishing regional offices to focus on business development. Dan now dedicates his time to forming strategic alliances and furthering new applications of zero client computing.
Eli Aviv, VP Finance
Eli has led senior accounting and finance for numerous technology companies for over fifteen years with a focus on fund-raising, risk management and financial planning to support mergers, acquisitions and partnerships. He played a key role in the acquisition of M-Tech by Hitachi-ID. Eli joined the Userful team in 2010. He holds a bachelor degree in Economics, a Master of Business Administration from Ben Gurion University in Israel, and is currently a Certified Management Accountant candidate.
Carolyn Evans, Director of Marketing Communications
Carolyn has crafted marketing communications strategies for over ten years in science and technology roles with government and tech companies. Before joining Userful, Carolyn built global integrated marketing plans for software and hardware product launches with SMART Technologies. She was also a product manager for a hardware product line. Carolyn earned a bachelor degree in Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University. She is the newest member of the management team, having joined Userful in 2013.
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