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CEO & President

Wes in the News

About Wes

Wes Cruver, President and CEO, founded KZO Innovations in 2007 as a software development and R&D company to market innovative streaming video technologies to the commercial sector.KZO’s initial product is an interactive communications platform that seamlessly integrates video, audio, presentations and multilingual text within a proprietary Web 2.0 architecture.

Before founding KZO Innovations, Wes co-founded Kidz Online, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, when he was 11 years old. Kidz Online is a leading provider of comprehensive online communications and training solutions and services for global youth.It was at Kidz Online that he developed a unique leadership style and domain-expertise in video technologies.

In addition to his leadership role, Mr. Cruver is the chief software architect for the KZO platform and the inventor-of-record for all current KZO patent applications. Wes has extensive programming experience and was instrumental designing and implementing KZO’s 8 Gbit/s optical network.

About KZO Innovations

KZO Innovations was formed as a software development and R&D company to market innovative streaming video technologies to the commercial sector. Its initial product is a cutting-edge video delivery platform based upon open source Flash code and written in Java which allows customization for adding dynamic and interactive features. It has incorporated proprietary digital tools and online collaboration modules into a unique e-Learning platform for higher education as described in this article appearing in Campus Technology. There are numerous additional applications for this technology including corporate training and communications. An affiliated company, KZO Government Group, was formed to market KZO Innovations technologies to the Federal Government using various contract vehicles and government contractors. As a result of a contract with Lockheed Martin to bring innovative and transformational training approaches and technologies to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's College, this sister subsidiary is rapidly expanding since there is a vast demand for online training in Federal Government Agencies and contractors are seeking solutions.