Business Leader, Prison Communication, Technology

Securus Technologies Inc. has been providing communication solutions for correctional facilities for over 25 years. It was incorporated from a surprising merger between two heavy-weight brands in the industry, T-Netix and Evercom. In recent years, the company has been on an exponential growth through its acquisition spree of other organizations faceted to the communication industry providing complimentary telecommunication products. In September, 2004, it acquired patency of Syscon Justice Systems, a reputed Offender Management Systems provider. The company has since assumed a position as a leader in the industry providing digital communication technologies for the Criminal and Justice System. Read more about Rick on Bloomberg.com.

As part of its strategic growth plan, the company completed a total shape-over of its sophisticated customer service systems, and took on a 24 hours a day services to support the best and widely known call center in the industry. With more than 1000 employees, Securus Technologies Inc. has expended its Telecommunications, Call Service Systems and Information Analysis solutions to virtually 4000 public safety, and correctional facilities. Further, more than 1 million inmates in America have benefited from their services.

The technological systems in ST Inc. is inimitably unique. The telecommunications company plays host to hundreds of technological braniacs; engineers, technologists, and designers. Together, they come up with sublime innovative ideas to support the top-notch technological softwares. Through this, family, allies and relatives of the incarcerated get cost-effective, but unmatched quality communication channels.

Rick Smith Named Securus CEO

In 27th June, 2008, Securus incumbent CEO, Richard Falcone happily announced Mr. Rick Smith as the company’s forthcoming CEO. That was to be effected in 23 June the same year. Mr. Smith’s assumption of the Chief Executive status was unanimously agreed. He has adequate experience, and termed to be a man of unwavering focus. That is key to maintaining the reputation of the company.

His biography paints a rather unusually seen persona. With an array of good qualities; an outstanding background, a potent brew of industrial skills, an untarnished track record and vast experience, Rick Smith was the best choice by the board to lead the firm to higher heights. His wide experience in the Telecommunications industry enabled him to act in full capacity in various managerial positions in several disciplines at Frontier Corporation, namely; Finance, Operations, Sales and Marketing, and IT.

Previously, he served as the CEO of Eschelon Telecom LLC for almost a decade. Under his leadership, the firm realized an expanded revenue margin from 30 million dollars to 350 million dollars. Following this success, Eschelon’s IPO IN 2005 was a success. His success at the helm of EBITDA saw its revenue grow by forty-eight percent. According to Wikipedia

His academic years are also nothing short of excellent. He holds a Master’s and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from New York state University at Buffalo. He also attended the University of Rochester- where he graduated with an MBA degree.

Technology

Technology is the cornerstone of the school environment. People in different countries around the world are embracing technology in a lot of different ways. There are SMART boards that are using in classrooms that allow children to interact. Teachers also have access to Talk Fusion technology that allows them to send video emails to parents. The virtual field trip is also popular. There is even an app like ClassDojo that is changing the way that teachers and parents communicate.

This is a ground-up change that gives the teacher the ability to bring portions of the classroom to parents through technology. This app is being used in schools around the world to motivate children to do better. When kids are aware that their parents are checking out what they are doing it will be much easier for them to stay focused. They are going to want to impress their parents in the videos that a teacher may send.

The Class Dojo app gives teachers a chance to create a community that involves both the parents and the students. In so many instances there is a parent and teacher discussion that leaves the child out. At other times there are teacher and student discusses that get lost in translation when kids relay the messages back to their parents. The communication gap is closed as teachers and parents use these apps along with their children to follow progress.

It is important for parents to know what their children are doing in school, but this can become a very complicated equation sometimes. Parents are often faced with the dilemma of trying to balance work and home life. Adding in homework and projects from school just add another level of work to a busy schedule. With the ClassDojo app parents get the chance to stay up to date on what their children are doing without totally getting caught off guard.

Teachers are able to send messages to parents with the ClassDojo. That means that parents never have to get surprised by the last minute project assignments that students should have started working on weeks ago. There is nothing worse than working with a child on a project the night before it is due. Something always goes wrong or there is always something else going on at the same time. With the ClassDojo app parents can communicate with teachers and prepare for things like this in advance.