Austin, TX – 9/10/15 – Smart Picture Technologies, Inc., announced today that it has named Doug Worple as chairman of its board of directors. Worple has served on the Smart Picture board since its inception and had previously served as chairman from April of 2013 to April of 2014. He has been asked to step back in to help close out the series A-1 financing, and lead the executive search for a new CEO. Worple replaces Joe O’Sullivan, of Dublin, Ireland, who remains a board member.
“We are most pleased to have Doug back in the chairman’s seat,” said Kari Myllykoski, founder of Smart Picture Technologies. “He brings to the table an abundance of business acumen as well as deep expertise in finance, branding and digital innovation.”
Worple currently holds leadership roles at several other companies. He is chairman of the board of Now Computing, which owns Gameband, a wearable technology product with a specific focus on gaming and whose first licensing partner was Mojang, makers of Minecraft. Worple is also on the board of advisers for OCT8NE, a software company offering a plug-in for ecommerce companies that enables personal selling online.
In addition, Worple is also chairman of Barefoot Proximity, a Cincinnati, Ohio, advertising agency that he founded in 1993. Controlling interest in the firm was sold to global agency network BBDO, an Omnicom company, in 2007. Barefoot serves some of the largest and best known brands in the world, including those owned by ExxonMobil and Procter & Gamble. From 2011 to 2013, Worple served as the worldwide director of commercial innovation for BBDO and its Proximity network of agencies.
Prior to founding Barefoot, Worple worked in finance and brand management at Procter & Gamble. He earned a BBA in Finance and Accounting from Iowa State University and an MBA from Xavier University.
About Smart Picture Technologies
Smart Picture Technologies is disrupting the home and commercial field sales process by taking the traditional truck and tape measure estimation process and replacing it with a Computer Vision powered SaaS measurement platform. Fast and accurate quotes, estimates and proposals can now be accomplished virtually by simply snapping a picture with any smartphone, uploading the picture to the cloud and taking the required 2D or 3D measurements. The solution is device agnostic with no added hardware, special camera or measuring tape required and is accurate up to ¼ of an inch. This technology allows for faster response times and new ways to increase quality control, while avoiding the inefficient and costly practice of sending personnel back and forth to job sites. In addition, because Smart Picture leverages the device every consumer has in their pocket, the solution opens up countless direct-to-consumer business models. The patented and patent-pending technology powering Smart Picture has been in development for over three years and leverages the latest “Computer Vision” technology. The company’s intellectual property includes 13 patents in various stages of the patent process. In 2015, the Austin, TX-based Smart Picture was named a finalist for Red Herring magazine’s “Top 100 North American Award,” a prestigious list of the most promising private technology companies. To find out more about the Smart Picture Measurement Cloud, along with details on a free trial, visit: smartpicture3d.com.