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Former Digital Chocolate VP Cyril Barrow Joins ThingLink as Chief Operating Officer

Cyril Barrow has been appointed as chief operating officer of ThingLink, the most popular in image publishing platform for brands and consumers. Barrow will lead ThingLink’s global operations and execute the company’s growth strategy.

Barrow brings 13 years of process management, IT, mobile and social gaming experience to the ThingLink, including development of global operations both for enterprise and start-up companies. As a vice president of platform operations for Digital Chocolate, Barrow provided coordination and management for the company’s games development, production and logistics systems. In this newly created position, Barrow will lead ThingLink’s global operations and execute the company’s growth strategy.

“Cyril’s experience and insight will serve us well as we accelerate the growth our interactive image network and engage a global consumer audience,” said ThingLink CEO Ulla Engeström.

In the past 18 months ThingLink has grown its image tagging tool into an in-image publishing service used by over 30,000 publishers across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. Publishers include musical artists, record labels, newspapers, film companies, TV networks, music festivals and media agencies, including the National Post, Guardian, MTV, Interscope Records, Pink Floyd, Evanescence, Bruno Mars, David Lynch Foundation and IKEA. ThingLink currently employs 15 staff in Finland and the United States.

For more information visit ThingLink.com and Twitter @ThingLink.

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Kalle Aaltonen joins Thinglink

Kalle Aaltonen joins Thinglink as senior software engineer. We simply had to hire him because he solved our merciless programming try out faster than anyone before.

Kalle was previously working at Accenture, and he has fours years of experience from startup life at Whitevector. Kalle’s interests include building scalable distributed systems, information retrieval and Java. His thesis work on how mutation testing could apply to computer science education was published in ACM SPLASH.

Welcome to the team, Kalle.

Climbing mountains is Kalle’s passion and he likes uphill battles in tough terrain. Kalle is also a vegetarian, which means a majority of the Thinglink team members are now vegetarians!

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