NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- City Information Services Incorporated (CityIS, Inc.), the global video communications company, today announced that Tom Glodowski has been named Vice President – Chief Technologist, CityIS, Inc. with immediate effect. In this role Glodowski will be responsible for providing technical leadership across the United States. Tom will be based in the New York Metro region, reporting to James de Poortere, CEO, CityIS, Inc.
Glodowski joins CityIS as a 23-year veteran of the high technology communications industry with hands-on knowledge and insights as an end customer, manufacturer, consultant and manufacturer partner. His combined 14 years of technical and executive leadership within Cisco and TANDBERG makes Tom a high-impact asset to CityIS' clients. His pragmatic approach and ability to demystify complex technologies has won him acclaim from customers and colleagues alike.
Tom has held a variety of systems engineering and consulting positions during his formative years at Cisco. From technical management to executive leadership positions, Tom's most recent position was the Senior Director of Systems Engineering with technical oversight for Cisco's $3B U.S. Service Provider business.
At TANDBERG, Tom worked within the Global Accounts Team to support the Fortune 50 global enterprise clients across multiple industry verticals. Focusing on video communications, Tom has added technical expertise in business strategy, architecture and design. Within TANDBERG's Service Provider customers, Tom's primary focus was business development, technical strategy and architecture for the TelePresence and Business Video Communications managed service offerings.
In addition to Cisco and TANDBERG, Tom also worked in key network engineering roles at General Electric and was a Managing Partner and Principal at an IP communications consulting firm that he and his partners sold in 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the Spring Garden College and a Master of Science Degree in Computer Engineering from Villanova University.
Commenting on the appointment, CEO, Jim de Poortere said: "Not only will Tom's technical leadership and business acumen strengthen our senior management team, but his broad industry experience, expert-caliber guidance and his in-depth knowledge of unified and visual communications will provide our clients an advantage as they look to collaboratively communicate across the campus, the country and the world. Along with the other recent appointments to Viju's global team, the group remains confident that our continued commitment to technical excellence will support our ambitious growth and profitability targets."
Tom will apply his technical knowledge, business savvy and industry experience in data communications, IP multi-service networking, telephony, video and unified communications with a keen focus toward growing technical strategy, engineering excellence and new service models at CityIS.
CityIS is a Cisco TelePresence Master Authorized Technology Partner (ATP) and a TANDBERG Migration Master partner.
CityIS, a Viju Group company, is a video communications specialist. Together, they are setting the standard for video conferencing, telepresence, audio visual integration and collaboration & visualization solutions.
CityIS assists organizations achieve true business transformation by improving operational efficiencies and realizing competitive advantage through global video communications. The company delivers a unified communications platform, changing the way organizations communicate and interact.
Corporate offices are located in New York, New Jersey, London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Amsterdam and Singapore. Their global reach is supported by local engineers and extends beyond 90 countries worldwide with a global alliance partner network.
About Viju AS
Viju AS is a leading international supplier of collaboration, communication and visualization solutions for the oil industry and for other sectors such as banking, finance, public sector, health, pharmaceuticals, professional services and media.
Viju is Cisco's largest 'Visual Communication Specialist Partner' in the world with offices across Europe, North America and Asia and a network of leading local partners in the rest of the world. Viju has experienced strong growth the last 4 years despite the challenging international economic situation, with a CAGR of 62 % in this period. Viju revenue for 2011 is expected to be above USD 125 million.