Today we are talking to Aaron Suzuki, the CEO and Founder of SmartDeploy. And we discuss how SmartDeploy is reimagining desktop management. The challenges of balancing tradeoffs as a management team, and why treating your employees with respect is the smartest business move in the long run.
All of this, right here, right now on the Modern CTO Podcast!
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About Aaron Suzuki:
Aaron Suzuki is the founder and CEO of SmartDeploy, a Seattle-based IT management software
company. Aaron applied his experience and vision to build software that applies mobile and cloud
computing principles to PC desktop delivery. It is through this foundation
that SmartDeploy addresses increasingly complex technical requirements with out-of-the-box
automation and the simplicity of a consumer application for business customers of all sizes.
Prior to SmartDeploy, Aaron founded and grew a successful Seattle-based consulting business called
Prowess Consulting. A thriving business today, Prowess made its mark in the early 2000’s using virtual
machines to massively improve the efficiency of technology sales and marketing teams. This experience
in part informed the decision to start SmartDeploy in 2009. Since then, Aaron and the team have
continued to adapt and expand the software to fit today’s corporate IT requirements and have
grown SmartDeploy into a top-rated, leading endpoint management solution chosen by thousands of
organizations worldwide to manage over 3.2 million endpoints.
Earlier in his career, Aaron served as director of Business Development at Entirenet and president of
Inetz Media Group. An avid cyclist and passionate alpine skier, Aaron holds a B.S. degree from Brigham
Young University and an M.S. degree from the University of Iowa. Aaron is also a respected voice in the
technology community. You can hear his technology insights and experiences monthly as a co-host
on Petri.com’s Enterprise Dish podcast.
Founded in 2009, SmartDeploy allows over 3,200 customers globally to easily manage their endpoints.
By providing simple yet intelligent desktop management software, SmartDeploy saves customers days
and hours of their time on imaging, hardware refreshes, updates and more. In addition, SmartDeploy is
one of the only providers with the flexibility of deploying via the cloud. Deploy to and from anywhere,
without a VPN connection.
SmartDeploy is a leading provider of modern endpoint management software with a unique layered
approach that enables centralized, single-image management of Windows and applications.
SmartDeploy’s award-winning technology combines the best of progressive solutions like SCCM,
centralized solutions like VDI and legacy imaging solutions like Ghost without any of the drawbacks of
these solutions. More than 3,000 organizations, including Aetna, the US Department of Transportation,
Nissan, Nintendo, ETRADE, and GE Healthcare, rely on SmartDeploy for endpoint management.
SmartDeploy is a private company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.