9Slides Inc., a leading developer of online presentation platforms, today announced the appointment of former Microsoft and software industry veteran Aaron Khoo as Director of Engineering.
Khoo is a software industry veteran with a strong background in building and leading software teams and managing the delivery of projects, from conception to completion, for a variety of companies, including Microsoft. Prior to joining 9Slides, Khoo served in the executive capacity as President and Chief Technology Officer for several technology startups. He spent nearly 10 years with Microsoft as principal development lead on a variety of projects, including Xbox, Interactive Entertainment Business Analytics team and Windows Gaming Experience. He holds several patents for software and gaming and a PhD in computer science from Northwestern University.
“Aaron brings in vast experience working with large companies like Microsoft where he managed technical teams and projects as well as experience building things from scratch in the startup world,” said Ruchit Garg, President and Founder of 9Slides.
Today’s announcement is the latest in a series of business moves by the company to position it for strategic growth. The company’s flagship product, also called 9Slides, is an online presentation service that combines slide presentations with video for viewing on any device, from personal computers to smartphones. The company recently launched an iPad version, which allows consumers to create and update presentations on the go and currently is a top rated app. It has been named by Box as most notable app of the month and Tech & Learning Magazine as one of the top solutions for 2012.
About 9Slides: Headquartered in Redmond, Wash., 9Slides is a privately held company that is helping change the face of online presentations. 9Slides enables business consumers to capture and share audio-video commentary to the presentation slides. 9Slides presentations can be watched on most of the mobile devices using HTML5 technology and provides a compelling interactive experience over PC, Mac or even the iPad. The company has received investment from globally renowned investors. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.9slides.com.
Source: 9Slides Press Release, May 1, 2013.