Waitsfield, VT (PRWEB) March 11, 2008
AvantLogic, developers of MapsAlive, the premier interactive map and floor plan application, today announced the formation of an Advisory Board. AvantLogic has named Todd Savitt, Chief Sales Officer at SmartDraw.com, and Julia Lerman, consultant, author, and Microsoft technology expert, to the board. They will provide marketing and technical expertise to accelerate the launch of MapsAlive and position the product for continued growth.
Todd Savitt has more than 20 years of marketing and business development experience and has helped several leading technology and Internet-based companies become successful. At SmartDraw.com, a leader in business graphics software, Mr. Savitt is responsible for developing and executing strategic sales and business development initiatives. As a member of the AvantLogic board, Mr. Savitt will provide marketing and sales guidance to build the MapsAlive brand.
Julia Lerman is an international consultant with 20 years experience in the software industry. Ms. Lerman is a Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider and INETA Speaker. She is a prolific blogger and author of articles for MSDN Online, MSDN Magazine, and ASPAlliance. She is currently writing a programming book for O'Reilly and will be speaking at Microsoft TechEd 2008 US, one of Microsoft's premiere and largest developer events. Ms. Lerman contributes technical expertise to the architecture of MapsAlive.
"I am pleased to have both Todd and Julie participate in the strategic direction and planning of technical and marketing initiatives," said George Soules, president of AvantLogic. "These well-connected industry veterans will greatly improve the launch of our MapsAlive interactive map and floor plan application."
AvantLogic is the creator of MapsAlive, a web application that lets anyone create interactive maps for web pages. A map can be any image such as a diagram, floor plan, photo, or geographic map. Interactive maps allow viewers to move their mouse over markers to quickly gather information and see images and text associated with locations on the map. MapsAlive is popular among residential and commercial real estate professionals, and is also used to create interactive web content for travel and tourism, education, and law enforcement.
Based in Waitsfield, Vermont, AvantLogic was founded in 1999 as a software consulting company specializing in web applications, commercial grade software, and safety-critical computer systems. Clients include ABC Television, Bombardier, DaimlerChrysler and the New York Power Authority. AvantLogic launched MapsAlive in 2007, and is now focused on making MapsAlive the premier tool for creating online interactive map tours.