US: Urban Mapping, Inc (UMI), the web mapping and on-demand data service provider, has appointed technology veteran John Marshall as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Marshall brings more than 20 years of entrepreneurial and executive experience in software development and Internet services to UMI.
As CTO, Marshall will lead all development and operations at UMI, with a focus on its flagship service, Mapfluence, the cloud-based mapping and data analytics platform. He brings a wealth of technology management and entrepreneurial experience in companies ranging from Fortune 100 corporations to Internet startups including AOL Time Warner, Luminaire, Crystal Graphics, Mixtly and Coveted Closet, adds the company. As vice president of technology architecture at AOL Time Warner, he was responsible for platform integration and developing new products in digital rights management. During his seven-year tenure at AOL, he led architecture and development efforts for the flagship AOL client and real-time voice and video communication services, receiving two AOL Technology Excellence Awards for his work. Marshall earned his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Harvard College and holds two patents for Internet technologies.
“John’s technology leadership at AOL Time Warner, and more recently as founder of Mixtly, a service that combines real-time communication and location services, make him a great fit to lead Urban Mapping’s growing engineering team,” said Ian White, CEO of Urban Mapping.