Rick Smith: Technological Innovation Guru

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Rick Smith is the current Chief Executive Officer of Securus technology. Due to his expertise and commitment in the technology field, he was appointed in 2008.Securus technology is a prison based communication company located in Texas. Before he joined Securus, he was the president of Eschelon Telecom Company. Under his leadership, he has managed to implement the use of video calls as a way of prisoners to communicate with their visitors. This has aided in the elimination of face to face meetings. Not only has he developed the communication sector in prison, but has also engineered use of bio-metric identification of prisoners.The Securus communication company serves at least 2,000 correctional centers in both the United States of America and Canada. Smith has acted as a catalyst to his company investing over 600 million dollars. This has in turn enhanced service delivery in the justice system. This innovation has helped in increasing safety and broadened the communication industry. Since the establishment of Securus Company, it acts as a pillar in innovation technology and has achieved over 140 patents courtesy of Rick Smith.

Rick’s educational background is worth recognizing. He holds a degree in electrical engineering, Masters in business administration and mathematics. He is also an active member of the board in Telecom Company. Under Smith, Securus technologies company is seen a substantial investment in services development and law enforcement. Smith claims that he receives thousands of emails and letters from customers expressing their appreciation in Providence of both civic and justice system communication solutions. Many customers appreciate safety that has been maintained in prisons.Rick Smith is internationally recognized as a technological investor. He is entirely involved in all the daily operations of the company. In execution of expansion plans and development, this insightful leadership has been able to satisfy various clients. He has initiated Securus company good relations with other major service providers in the correctional industry. In licensing of their tech solutions, Smith has been on the front line.

Smith is known for his involvement in enforcing teamwork and entrepreneurship in Securus. Day and night, subordinates in this company have worked out their efforts to develop products and ensure service efficiency. He has always been on the look in knowing the current trends in the technological arena. He is involved in the pursuance of short courses and always attends business summits regularly.Smith efforts and constant dedication in technology have earned a good reputation for the company far and wide. Their tools are praised due to their ability to monitor prison activities. Combating crimes has also been an additional activity for the Securus Company. This company has gained popularity in the communication industry for it has helped enhance contact between prisoners and their families.

You can also visit his LinkedIn account : https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-smith-11a77814/

Classdojo’s New App to Offer Next Generation Parent-Teacher Communication Platform

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ClassDojo raised $21 million in the second round of venture funding. This funding is aimed at upgrading their application, which helps parents communicate to teachers consistently about the students’ behavioral developments and activities. ClassDojo has eliminated the conventional system where a parent could meet their child once in a semester. ClassDojo is commonly used in teaching from Kindergarten to 8th-grade classes. Currently, the application is being used by over 85,000 schools. This app has been praised for creating a community that strengthens teacher-parent relationship.

 

The firm was launched after the founders saw a free, easy to use platform that could create a culture and community among teachers, parents, and students. On the contrary, other edtech service providers saw opportunities in creating curriculum, testing platforms, and grade books. Contrary to other service providers, ClassDojo management believes that privacy is essential in their app and doesn’t make revenues from users’ data. According to the firm’s management, they are planning to create premium features and contents that parents and teachers would pay to use.

 

Although they are faced with competition from other firms such as Remind, FreshGrade, Kickboard and Nearpod, the company has managed to thrive in the market. This is evident from their rapid growth from being education tech accelerator to their current position of Y Combinator.

 

About ClassDojo

 

ClassDojo is a leading edtech service provider that connects teachers, students, and parents. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in San Francisco, California. It is popularly known for its unmatched ability to create a positive culture within classrooms and schools. ClassDojo platform is available in 40 languages and is available in 180 nations worldwide. In the United States, it is used by 2 in 3 schools. This communication platform has been acknowledged by most of its users for bringing a ground-up change in the classical school systems.