Kramer Electronics just appointed a new global CEO in Itzhak Bambagi. Bambagi was in executive roles at IBM and DEC/Compaq over the past 18 years and he actually led IBM’s IT transformational experience using cloud technologies and various digital workplace initiatives across EMEA.
The appointment heralds an exciting time for both Bambagi and Kramer. “I am both proud and honoured to be joining Kramer as their CEO,” declared Bambagi. “For the past four decades, Kramer has led the way with advanced AV solutions and the Kramer brand is known and respected worldwide. I have been a long-term admirer of Dr. Joseph Kramer’s dedication, work and vision and look forward to working with the global Kramer teams to further enhance the company’s evolution and making Kramer even greater.”
With a history in software and cloud developments, Bambagi will be driving Kramer’s ProAV plans to tighten integration, software and cloud driven functionality. He explains, “Bringing software and cloud components further into the ProAV arena is the next step. By allowing remote support and management, we can bring standard uniformity to multi-site installations, wherever they are in the world. Hassle-free solutions and an outstanding user experience are key and my IBM experience will assist in delivering technology that ‘behaves’ in ways that are wholly familiar to – and expected by – IT departments.”
“The way customers consume IT and AV in an IoT enabled world will have a tremendous impact on our industry. Converging technologies bring a multitude of challenges and opportunities with software-driven solutions, cloud power and scalability as well as opportunities for new business models, such as AV as a Service (AVaaS). We aim to reinforce Kramer as the ‘go-to’ brand for pro AV remote management and cloud advancements. We will, of course, continue to develop our pro AV innovation and support, educate and collaborate with our loyal customer base which has made Kramer so great for the last four decades.”