Digital signage veteran Linda Hofflander joins Agosto as company launches Skykit

Agosto Inc, a tier 1 premier Google for Work partner, has launched Skykit, a born-in-the-cloud digital signage content management system, according to a company press release. The company also shared that Linda Hofflander has joined the company as vice president for global channels and alliances for Skykit. Hofflander, a well-known digital signage veteran, brings nearly two decades of experience to the position, as well as a network of industry connections.

Skykit is the first and only end-to-end Google-based digital signage solution, according to the announcement. Using a powerful browser-based CMS built on the Google Cloud Platform to run all centralized services for Skykit, end users have the ability to control, collaborate and quickly send content to any number of displays from Google Drive and Apps. Users can create content in the platforms they already use, which speeds up the content approval process that can be a bottleneck for other digital signage CMSs. Content updates can be made in real-time using mobile devices.

The Skykit digital signage CMS allows almost any type of organization to easily scale their communications in many ways, including promotions and brand reinforcement, the release said. Early adopters of Skykit include companies in the food service, retail, education and ad networks industries.

"Skykit has experienced very healthy organic growth since its release earlier this year," said Agosto CEO Irfan Khan. "We're in an excellent position now to focus on building a partner ecosystem, and Linda is the perfect fit for this strategy. We're absolutely thrilled to have her join our team."

Hofflander has served on industry association boards, including the ICX Association and the Digital Signage Federation. She is currently on the Speakers Bureau for the ICX Association, and regularly appears at digital signage shows and events, participating in roundtables and leading education sessions. Hofflander is a published author on digital deployments for industry magazines and blogs. Prior to joining Agosto, she was director of the Vertical Business Group at Samsung Electronics America, where she launched the Vertical Business Solution Teams for retail, education, finance, health care and transportation.

At Agosto, Hofflander will focus on a partner community for Skykit that includes channel partners-distributors, DSIs and VARs with vertical expertise, according to the release. She will also focus on strategic alliances to provide hardware, software, implementation services, content creation services and other solutions.

"Skykit partners have an amazing opportunity to bring value to their customers with a robust, intuitive cloud-based CMS," Hofflander said.

Topics: Association, Associations / Events, Banks / Financial, Cloud-Based Digital Signage, Content, Content Management, Distributors / Resellers, DOOH Advertising, Education / Schools, Healthcare / Hospitals, ICX Summit, Logistics / Transportation, Retail, Retail Digital Signage, Tradeshows, Transportation, Transportation / Travel

Companies: Samsung Electronics America, ICX Association

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