Michael Nguyen brings valuable experience from hardware channel to support exponential growth for the SaaS-based digital signage CMS
MINNEAPOLIS—Feb. 11, 2019—Skykit, LLC, an Agosto, Inc. company and the first digital signage content management system (CMS) built on Google Cloud and integrated with G Suite and
Nguyen has extensive experience within the hardware channel community, and with Google Chrome in particular. He was most recently at global technology company AOPEN®, where he was National Business Development Manager for Google Chrome Enterprise.
“Michael will be instrumental in cultivating Skykit’s robust partnerships with resellers, VARS, and system integrators,” said Linda Hofflander, VP, Global Channels and Alliances for Skykit. “His combined expertise in Google Chrome, digital signage, and the hardware channel is a valuable formula to support Skykit’s rapid growth.”
During his five year tenure at AOPEN, Nguyen worked strategically with the technology solutions, product management, R&D, and marketing teams to create competitive, commercial-grade Google Chrome offerings for digital signage and edge computing. His expertise helped foster and close opportunities with Fortune 50 companies across North and South America, doubling commercial Chrome OS device sales year-over-year from 2016 through 2018. Nguyen also led engagements with Google to support the development, sales, and launch of AOPEN Chrome devices.
In addition to his IT channel credentials, Nguyen brings an entrepreneurial spirit to Skykit. In 2012, he and a partner launched Glazed Cafe, a coffee and donut shop where he oversaw the openings of multiple locations from groundbreaking to grand opening. His accountability for the daily operational activities of every location—including staff supervision, purchasing, inventory, and customer service—provided him with important insights into the QSR industry. Nguyen earned a B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara in 2005.
Skykit is a Chrome-based digital signage content management system (CMS) built on Google Cloud to make it infinitely scalable. The CMS lets users create and edit content with tools they already use—such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Google Slides, YouTube videos, web streams and more—and easily publish content to one screen or thousands with the click of a button. Skykit was recently awarded the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) 2018 Tekne Award in the software category.
Skykit is an award-winning, born-in-the-cloud digital signage software platform designed for infinite scalability. Easy to manage through the Chrome browser on any device, users can control, collaborate, and update content in real-time on any number of displays, anywhere in the world. Skykit has seamless integration with Google Drive and Apps, and lets users create content in the applications they already know and love. Skykit was launched in 2016 by Agosto. To learn more, visit www.skykit.com. Follow: Twitter | Google+ | Blog.
Founded in 2001, Agosto is a cloud services company that helps organizations leverage Google Cloud products in the private and public sectors, providing technical solutions, change management and training, custom development, migration and deployment from legacy systems, ongoing admin support, and product development. Agosto is one of the largest Cloud Platform Partners globally, and was named Google Global Partner of the Year for Cloud in 2013. The company has been included in the Inc. 500 | 5000 four times. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and with offices in Toronto, Ontario, Agosto’s clients include 1-800-Got-Junk?, the State of Wyoming, Unilog, Groupon, Jaguar Land Rover, and the Library of Congress, among others. For more information visit www.agosto.com. Follow Agosto: Twitter | Blog | LinkedIn.
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