In our series Executive Moves, we introduce our new CTO, who will oversee all technology at ISM Connect and identify the emerging growth company’s future needs.  

Hired as our new Chief Technology Officer, Manandhar experience includes several prominent leadership positions. From 1994 to 1998, Manandhar worked as a software engineer in the advanced development team at Sun Microsystems, NYNEX, and Siemens.  In 1994, Manandhar brought internet to Nepal, where he started the first two Internet Service Providers. His experience demonstrates vision, leadership and a desire to innovate.

A leader building digital experiences

In 2005, Manandhar founded the software company, Aerva, a modern, cloud-based software platform and CMS designed for scale, security, and reliability for any digital display.  As Aerva’s CEO, Manandhar led a world-class, durable team from Cambridge, MA and grew the business into a standard for digital publishing.  Some of their notable customers include contracts with the US Navy for employee communications, software management for Anheuser-Busch, airport screens for APN Outdoor in New Zealand, several hundred restaurant locations in Mexico.

Functionally Aerva powers multiple music video networks and interactive displays at centers, retail, ad fulfilment, digital communications at universities, research labs, government facilities and fan engagement in sporting venues and dozens of brand activations in iconic places like Times Square. ISM Connect will leverage Aerva to power its digital screen network that offers smart engagement technology and delivers custom content to attract consumer attention and influence consumer experiences.

How he will help our business

“Sanjay not only has a substantial amount of experience, but he is also innovative and creative.  He has built his own legacy in starting two successful businesses, and he has many areas of expertise that we feel ISM Connect will really benefit from. Sanjay is the perfect candidate for this position and we are excited to see his ideas and works come to fruition.” said Kent Heyman, CEO of ISM Connect.

“The depth and breadth of Sanjay’s knowledge and expertise is amazing. With his technological leadership, we are confident ISM Connect will continue to provide new and exciting avenues for customer experience and ultimately enhanced customer engagement.  We are fortunate to have Sanjay join the ISM family.” said Ryan Owen, President of ISM Connect.

ISM is an industry innovator building the world’s first fully-integrated network of smart engagement technology.   ISM’s network of 100 venues, 10k retail locations and reaches an audience of over 100 million consumers.  We modernize the way fans experience events, brands market and venues present themselves.

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