DALLAS, March 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Ziosk network, with tablets live in all 50 states and more than 55 million guests engaging on its screens per month, today announced the appointment of Barry Schliesmann as the Company’s Chief Product Officer. Mr. Schliesmann brings extensive technology leadership experience to Ziosk and will report directly to Jack Baum, chairman and chief executive officer. In his role, Mr. Schliesmann will be responsible for leading product strategy and development.
“We’re excited to welcome a creative, innovative and proven technology leader with a passion for developing global products and service offerings to the Ziosk team,” said Mr. Baum. “We look forward to leveraging Barry’s extensive experience and expertise in consumer electronics, in-flight entertainment and media to strengthen and support next-generation product offerings and content for our network.”
Prior to Ziosk, Mr. Schliesmann held the position of Chief Product Officer at Thales InFlyt Entertainment and Connectivity where he defined, architected and implemented the Company’s product strategy and roadmap. There he defined and delivered next generation "at home in the air" quality connectivity and entertainment solutions.
“I’m thrilled to join the Ziosk team as the company continues to grow its capabilities and expand its reach to venues worldwide,” said Mr. Schliesmann. “Together, we look forward to working with our partners to enhance the guest experience to drive frequency and financial performance.”
Schliesmann previously led product delivery of Android-based software and services at Motorola for over 60 global mobile device products including the iconic RAZR, Droid, and XOOM tablets. He also helped launch Motorola’s first SaaS media and marketplace service business to 15 global carriers and more than three million subscribers in less than 12 months. Prior to that he developed and delivered first-of-its kind digital interactive solutions for the NFL, NASCAR and PGA Tour at Sportvision, Inc. and held various positions at IBM, Digital Equipment Corporation and the FBI.
Mr. Schliesmann holds a B.A. in Political Science from Fordham University and an M.A. in Criminal Justice from John Jay College.
Based in Dallas, Ziosk is the maker of the first entertainment, ordering and pay-at-the-table tablet for the restaurant market. The original Ziosk® technology and newly launched Ziosk Aurizon™ next generation tablets, each feature 7-inch and 8-inch devices with encrypted credit card readers. The tablets reside on each table, enabling guests to see menu items, play games, view news and entertainment, order food and beverages and ‘pay on demand;’ all of which gives guests control over their dining experience. With its interactive capabilities, Ziosk and its footprint have created the Ziosk Media Network™, a digital media platform for partners to create engaging experiences at the point of purchase. Ziosk is revolutionizing the experience and economics of dining. For more information, please visit www.ziosk.com.
Mary Nelson, ICR for Ziosk