Simcoe to spearhead product strategy to meet growing needs of higher education institutions.
Feb 07, 2019
Austin, TX – February 7, 2019 – Apogee, higher education’s largest provider of managed technology services, today announced the promotion of William (Bill) Simcoe to Vice President of Product Management. In this new executive position, Simcoe will focus on shaping and delivering Apogee products to meet the fast evolving and growing needs of students, faculty and staff at universities and colleges nationwide.
“This appointment symbolizes two critical strands of our strategy. First, Apogee’s commitment to recognizing and promoting our best talents. And second, our passion and investment in ensuring higher education institutions have the right technology foundation and connectivity in place to increase student engagement and embrace new learning methods like active learning and online collaboration,” said Chuck Brady, Apogee’s CEO. “Operational excellence, systematic innovation and ‘customer first’ are driving principles in product management, and I believe Bill has the qualities needed to help us truly excel in all these areas.”
Since joining the company 18 months ago as Director of Product Management, Simcoe has helped to significantly develop Apogee’s value proposition across all solutions sets from ResNet. One of his biggest projects has been Apogee’s new Managed Campus offering, a service that manages various operations of the university’s academic, research, and student wired and wireless networks. He has taken the lead in helping Apogee partners develop new and effective ways to provide seamless connectivity, deliver engaging video and media content in a predictable service cost model. He is also driving new initiatives for universities to bring students together in-person, online, and through social media.
“We are in a fast-changing time in higher education, and an exciting phase at Apogee as we roll out next-generation products designed to help colleges and universities meet the challenges of providing secure, reliable connectivity—which has never been more fundamental and important than it is today. I’m excited to take this new role and help Apogee continue to innovate and develop solutions that our customers truly want and need,” said Simcoe.
Simcoe has over 20 years’ experience in technology, product management, support and sales. Prior to joining Apogee, he was Senior Manager-Product Management at Silicon Labs where he had hands-on experience working with leading vendors in the IT and telecom space, including Cisco, Juniper, Nokia, etc. to help them develop their own products. Earlier he served as Product Manager at Discover Financial Services.
Simcoe holds an MBA from University of Texas at Austin and a BSEE in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He holds a patent for “Systems and methods for humidity measurement using dielectric material-based relative humidity sensors.”
As higher education’s largest provider of managed technology services, Apogee helps colleges and universities transition to and excel in today’s digital era. Its comprehensive Managed Suite includes ResNet services that connect the campus to enhance learning outcomes, video that transforms the way students learn, and new digital engagement technologies that captivate students. Partnering with Apogee enables schools to derive greater return on their IT investments and increases student satisfaction while achieving budget stability and predictability. Find out why nine out of 10 schools that choose to outsource ResNet and video choose to partner with Apogee at apogee.us.