Q. Wade Billings Joins Ambi to Guide Ambitious Growth and Development of the Ambi Learner Engagement Platform

Billings joins two other top Instructure executives migrating to the fast-growing education company with global aspirations

BOSTON--()--Ambi has hired another top executive to build out its executive team. Q. Wade Billings has joined ambi as senior vice president of technology. Formerly the VP of technology for Instructure, Mr. Billings—widely credited with keeping Canvas at the top of the list in reliability for learning management systems in higher education with 99.9 percent uptime—is the perfect leader to guide ambi through its rapid expansion plan while maintaining consistent reliability and uptime of its Learner Engagement Platform. Click to Tweet.

Mr. Billings, who will become the SVP of technology, follows the hiring of Mark Blosil in December 2018 as SVP of sales. “Ambi has an ambitious agenda, so having a core team of top educational technology executives will help us execute,” said Saad El Yamani, Founder and CEO of ambi. “A critical component of our strategy for our go-to-market phase is building a tight-knit management team of seasoned executives who have the exuberance and experience to build world-class products to scale, so each hire in this phase is extremely important. QWade also fits into the ambi executive team and culture perfectly, especially with his keen sense of humor and ability to put everyone else around him at ease. His experience with building, expanding, and maintaining consistently reliable and secure technology will help ambi keep pace with our expected growth in the United States and global markets."

“Throughout my career in learning technology I have yet to see a user-friendly tool that centralizes the learner experience in one place for students. Students today are clearly overwhelmed and stressed, and it's time we bring learning to them in an easy and digestible format,” said Mr. Billings. “I strongly believe ambi is poised to become the category king in the learner engagement category, which we are passionately defining and establishing. I am excited and honored to be a part of the team that is ushering in the next wave of technology for education.”

“We are penetrating an industry where reliable, scalable, and safe technology practices are crucial. We couldn't be happier to have anyone other than QWade leading the effort to ensure ambi meets the market’s needs, especially because he has already been at the helm of one of the most reliable companies in the industry,” said El Yamani.

Ambi is reinventing how learning takes place in higher education by putting students at the center of the experience: a Learner Engagement Platform designed for the student first, creating a more engaged, involved, and immersive learning experience for everyone. Ambi is the product of three years of research and more than eighteen months of development to build a Learner Engagement Platform where learning takes place without limits. The interface is as familiar as the social networks students use on a day-to-day basis, but with a tight integration to the course materials and features from Learning Management Systems like Canvas from Instructure, and Blackboard. It has also been built with student privacy and safety in mind, and fully compliant with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

Note to media: Ambi has been selected to present at the 2019 ASU GSV Summit Growth Track where the most innovative technology companies that will transform learning and work in the next decade present their solutions.

About Ambi

Ambi is changing how the world learns by engaging today’s students, together. Ambi is a Learner Engagement Platform matching how today’s students communicate and interact on social media, which gives everyone a more engaged, involved, and immersive learning experience. With ambi, campuses are more connected and can easily share college news, information, announcements, and events. Learn more at ambi.school.

Canvas is a registered trademark of Instructure, Inc.

Blackboard is a registered trademark of Blackboard, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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New executive to lead tech development & growth for ambi Learner Engagement Platform: student-first platform combining academic content & social life.

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Jennifer Harrison for ambi, Jennifer@JHarrisonPR.com or 916-716-0636