DigitalChalk CTO Inducted into Computer Science Hall of Fame

ASHEVILLE, NC (PRWEB) October 19, 2017

DigitalChalk is excited to announce that our Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Troy Tolle, has been selected for recognition as an inaugural member of the new North Carolina State University Department of Computer Science Alumni Hall of Fame. Out of nearly 9,000 Computer Science alumni at NC State, Tolle is one of only 25 inaugural inductees into the Hall of Fame. This prestigious honor serves to highlight alumni who have made outstanding contributions in their professional field, their community, and the global community.

Tolle graduated from NC State with a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering in 1998, and with his M.S. in Computer Science in 2000. He was also the recipient of the esteemed Caldwell Scholarship, which is a merit-based award given to students who meet a high standard of academic excellence and leadership. During his time at NC State, Tolle also took on both Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant positions, which provided him with the opportunity to teach students and work alongside some of the best faculty at the university. Outside of the classroom, he led computer science focused clubs and groups on campus.

After graduating from NC State, Tolle became a consultant for CrossLogic Corporation, where he built software systems for companies like Sprint, Wachovia, Yellow Transportation, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and even the United States Department of Defense.

In January of 2007, Tolle co-founded DigitalChalk with CEO Russ Stinehour. Since then, he has become a leading pioneer and innovator in software development and eLearning technology. His LMS platform for DigitalChalk envisions the use of emerging technologies to bolster all types of learning for all types of learners. Tolle’s work with DigitalChalk continues to ensure the cutting edge progress of LMS and cloud-based eLearning systems.

Additionally, organizations in North and South Carolina have partnered with Tolle to build startup communities and mentoring networks for developers and innovators that need help with software implementation. Tolle has also been able to work with other local and national companies at a board level and with elected government officials to advise them on technical decisions and provide input on technology, startups, jobs, and innovation.

Each inductee into the Hall of Fame is featured on a recognition wall outside the computer science office, and with an achievement summary on the department’s website.


DigitalChalk ( is the leading provider of learning management system (LMS) solutions, designed to help small to midsized businesses create, execute and manage their learning and development programs for employees and customers. Founded in 2006 by CEO Russ Stinehour and CTO Troy Tolle, DigitalChalk is known for its flexible full-featured LMS and superior customer service. DigitalChalk LMS gives businesses and corporate development professionals the ability to create and deliver training programs with engaging, impactful learning experiences for employees or customers. It enables monitoring of user progress, comprehension assessment, and automation of notifications to end-users and stakeholders, with reporting functions through a built-in tool.

For those who want to sell their courseware online, DigitalChalk’s eCommerce Suite (built into the LMS platform), enables any business or individual to easily offer online courses with complete shopping, checkout, and payment processing functionality.

If you are interested in learning more about the DigitalChalk LMS contact our sales team at sales(at) or 877-321-2451 (opt. 1).

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CEN creates North Americas largest DOOH network

NEW YORK (PRWEB) October 19, 2017

The Christie® Experiential Network (CEN), leaders in creating immersive and engaging experiential Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) solutions, is proud to announce a partnership with Times Square Strategies and MVP Interactive.

CEN, the world’s first experiential media network in movie theaters, has tapped Times Square Strategies and MVP Interactive to fuel its game-changing and highly engaging mix of branded, interactive content and mobile-based interactions. The network connects theater owners, brands, agencies, advertisers, and consumers with its unique digital in-lobby environments. In achieving this, the network provides 100 percent coverage of the movie-going audience; delivering multiple exposures and higher dwell times during their visit to the theater.

Kevin Romano, EVP Christie Global Media states, “We are thrilled to partner with MVP Interactive and Times Square Strategies. Moviegoers are spending more time within the cinema lobby environment as the industry continues to build 5-Star venues, complete with club-like lounges and upscale food and beverage service. Our CEN lobby platform provides advertisers with creative engagements that generate memorable experiences and impressions that are designed to be entertaining and relevant to this discerning and hard to reach audience.”

CEN is in alignment with the DPAA principles as its President & CEO, Barry Frey, identifies, “This is such an exciting time as the full throttle capabilities of digital advertising are now available outside the home. We see here another important example of innovative companies delivering increased value to today’s consumers and brands.”

MVP Interactive’s technology platform significantly enhances CEN’s network with award-winning augmented reality and gesture recognition technology. In addition, MVP’s highly robust audience measurement platform, DART (Data Analytics Reporting Tool), compiles all of the emails captured, audience measurement data, and social shares tracked during an engagement and puts this information into a proprietary dashboard that allows for extensive reporting. Anthony DiPrizio, CTO of MVP Interactive says, “Our applications are developed to seamlessly manage and distribute large amounts of interactive content in real-time utilizing the MVP API and virtual private cloud (VPC). This gives Christie the flexibility to change content, provide engaging user touch points and seamlessly capture valuable data and consumer insight."

“We’re very excited to be partnering with Christie. With our technology partner, MVP Interactive, we’ve created what we believe is the broadest reaching and most scalable interactive network in North America. Our platform will live on over 200 displays, with audience measurement that rolls up to a singular dashboard, allowing Christie to compile crucial audience data,” said Michael Steinberg, Principal at Times Square Strategies.

In addition, "The Christie Experiential Network allows us to showcase our content and software capabilities, which further validates the growing demand for brands and marketers to leverage technology to connect with their consumers,” says James Giglio, CEO of MVP Interactive.

About the Christie Experiential Network

The Christie Experiential Network draws upon Christie’s more than 85 years of experience in the exhibition industry to create the first fully-integrated, dynamic and immersive digital out-of-home network that connects brands and Hollywood studios with today’s sophisticated consumers. CEN provides a dynamic platform for advertisers to increase their reach and engage consumers by delivering content through their versatile Ayuda content management system to brilliant digital and experiential displays. Theatre operator’s benefit from Christie’s well established national network of service technicians and 24/7 Operations Center to insure all systems is running smoothly. Christie manages all aspects of the network including sales, content creation, interactive programming, deployment, nationwide monitoring, and maintenance.

About Times Square Strategies LLC

Times Square Strategies is an integrated media solutions company helping real estate, retail and sports properties uncover new revenue streams by identifying underutilized space that could be generating incremental revenue using the latest technologies in the out-of-home world. In addition, Times Square Strategies helps brands create engaging, exciting and effective media placements.

About MVP Interactive

MVP Interactive is a consumer engagement software company that enhances brand experiences through interactive technology and social media. Our products integrate touchscreens, gesture technology, augmented reality, virtual reality, facial morphing, social media platforms and mobile applications to give consumers unique access to their favorite teams and brands.

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors, complete system displays, and cinema audio solutions; Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images, accompanied by awe-inspiring sound. Visit

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US Based Futran Solutions, Inc. Acquires Indian App Development Company, Apportunity Futureware

Edison, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 19, 2017

New Jersey based IT Consulting and Staffing Solutions Company,Futran Solutions, Inc. has recently acquired Apportunity Futureware, an established Indian app development company operating out of Mumbai and Chandigarh. Futran Solutions provides IT services in artificial intelligence, big data sciences, web development, and mobile apps development. The company serves variegated industries like life sciences, insurance, finance, gaming, retail and media and communications.

In view of its expanding spectrum of services in the mobile app development scene, Futran Solutions has strategically decided to add more knowledge and expertise to their existing processes. The acquisition of Apportunity Futureware is being viewed upon as an extension of the exercise.

Mr. R. Narayan, COO of Futran Solutions said: “With this acquisition, Futran Solutions can now address all small and large corporations with their web and mobile applications. Apportunity will lend us agility in the development of iOS, Android, Web based applications. Apart from this, Apportunity brings a range of capabilities in appification such as, Market Viability analysis, suctioning, UI/UX, Development, testing, market strategy, app launching solutions, etc.”

Apportunity has provided exclusive solutions for the mobile development needs of startups as well as well-established enterprises. Mrs. Jyoti Vazirani, President, Futran Solutions, reiterated: “We went ahead with this strategic acquisition to give Futran the opportunity to offer its clients mobile development solutions and acquire new clients who are in need of mobile development solutions right from the idea to the opportunity.”

About the companies

Futran Solutions, Inc. is a full-service IT organization with solutions in big data, artificial intelligence, web and mobile development.

Apportunity is an integrated app development company that services both web and mobile platforms. It also extends into services like app testing, mobile app launching solutions and mobile application viability analysis.

For more information, please contact:

Public Relations, Futran Solutions

Phone: 732-236-8877

Email: vjyoti(at)futransolutions(dot)com

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