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I N N O V A T E ™

Kivuto has been transforming the way schools distribute digital resources to students and faculty for over 20 years. Today, Kivuto streamlines the management and delivery of academic software, eTextbooks, cloud licenses, and all other types of digital resource for educational institutions.


Though the tools used in classrooms are changing, Kivuto’s mission remains basically the same – to make it as easy as possible for schools to distribute those tools and for students to access them. – Carlos Meza, CEO, Kivuto

OUR PAST Kivuto evolved from the vision of its founder, Ram Raju. While running the University of Dalhousie’s computer store, Ram saw a need for a less manual, more efficient way to provide students with course software. So he created one. In 1997, Ram founded PowerKnowledge Technologies (later renamed e-Academy). He began as his only employee, with software distributed on burnt discs using elaborate vending machines. From this modest start, the company evolved fast. Digital downloads replaced delivery by disc. Partnerships with software publishers like Minitab, VMware, and Microsoft allowed the company to provide more value to its rapidly expanding client base of academic institutions. By the time the company relocated to Ottawa and rebranded to Kivuto Solutions, it had international reach and partnerships with some of the world’s top schools and software publishers. The goal, according to Ram, was: “To build a global company that reduces and eliminates barriers for distributing digital learning tools to students.”

Kivuto’s Leadership Team