Jamaica: Jamaican Innovator Elbows Room From Zoom – SmartTerm Takes Flight In Local Schools

Come October 5, distance learning will become the reality for tens of thousands of students, and Jamaican Shamir Saddler is hoping to help schools improve their educational and administrative processes.

Saddler is the CEO of SmartTerm, a United States-based start-up company launching an affordable videoconferencing solution for schools as an alternative to Zoom and other meeting platforms.

In an effort to make education innovative and administrative processes efficient, the company was formed in 2014 and piloting began two years later with St Richard’s Primary, Wolmer’s Preparatory, and Papine High.

“We wanted to ensure that the platform that they were going to use was actually built by them, for them, so they could have a means of seamlessly transitioning from a physical space to an online space,” he recalled.


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