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David Neuman Joins Redpoint

As Principal in Northern Illinois and Milwaukee Market

Dave Neuman will work with customers to identify helpful solution offerings

CHICAGO – May 1, 2013 Redpoint, a services firm that solves complex business problems using proven, leading-edge technologies and agile best practices, today announced that Dave Neuman joined the firm as Principal. With his understanding of agility and software development, he will focus on driving business and providing oversight for Redpoint engagements in the Northern IL and Wisconsin region.

In this new position, Neuman will work with customers to identify helpful solution offerings including agility coaching, mobile solutions, ruby on rails development, big data and enterprise software development. He is also charged with managing the Redpoint Milwaukee office.

With almost two decades of software development, consulting, and leadership experience, Dave adds depth and breadth to Redpoint’s leadership team. He has extensive experience developing and delivering technology services and solutions to clients in multiple verticals including Manufacturing, CPG, Professional Services, and Field Services. More recently he has focused on developing and managing IT strategies, platforms, and organizations in leading Financial Services and Insurance companies. Prior to joining Redpoint, Dave served as Director of IT with Markel Corporation, a global specialty insurance provider, where he led the implementation of new products and e-commerce capabilities, led acquisition and major partnership integrations, and successfully completed an Agile transformation.

“I am excited for Dave to join Redpoint because of his experience in business, software delivery and agility. His background is very complementary to the technologies, culture and approach of Redpoint. Using a blend of technology, services and agility, Dave will add value to both our existing and future clients.” said Matthew Mead, Managing Director & CTO of Redpoint Technologies.

Dave embraces networking and advancing the local technology community through local meetups, conference speaking, and mentoring opportunities. Also, he has been active in local business development serving in multiple roles as a Board member of his local Chamber of Commerce.

About Redpoint Technologies

Redpoint Technologies, a part of the SPR family of companies, was founded in 1999 with offices in Chicago, Milwaukee and Indianapolis. Redpoint solves complex business problems using proven, leading-edge technologies and agile best practices. With deep roots in enterprise development platforms like Java and .NET, Redpoint has, in recent years, become one of the Midwest’s premier Ruby on Rails development firms. To learn more about how Redpoint can help your organization optimize agility or help with enterprise development, please emails us at info@redpointtech.com or call 312-756-1760.

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For Immediate ReleaseMedia Contact
Laura Field, ClearEdge Marketing
lfield@clearedgemarketing.com
312-961-5054

Crain’s Chicago Business Launches iPad® App

Built in Partnership with Redpoint Technologies

New Crain’s Chicago Business app delivers continuously refreshed content
with full offline functionality

CHICAGO – February 14, 2013 Crain’s Chicago Business and Redpoint Technologies have launched a new Crain’s app for iPad, the first iPad app for the brand atop a new unified publishing platform. Developed in partnership with Redpoint Technologies and the interactive digital team at Crain’s, the powerful new app touts complete content from Crain’s Chicago Business’ weekly print edition and breaking news from its website. The Crain’s Chicago Newsstand app can be downloaded from the App Store.

“We knew we wanted an iPad app that reflected the Crain’s brand: exceptional quality, rich content delivered in a targeted, useful format that is forward-thinking and modern,” said David Snyder, Publisher, Crain’s Chicago Business. “We selected Redpoint as our partner because of its deep roots in enterprise application development, user experience and mobile technology. We knew the Redpoint team would work exceptionally well with our digital staff and help bring our vision to life.”

Redpoint designed the Crain’s Chicago Business app to capitalize on the interactive capabilities of the iPad and engage readers in a meaningful way:

  • Automatic overnight updates deliver fresh content each morning
  • Full offline functionality lets readers access Crain’s news anytime, anywhere
  • Breaking news is refreshed hourly and continuously updated
  • Extensive multimedia content includes galleries, slideshows, and video
  • Readers can browse according to their preference by scanning headlines or reading full articles
  • Navigation between publication sections is fast and easy
  • Unique page-flipping technique allows users to browse page–by-page
  • Crain’s famous business lists are specially formatted for tablet readability
  • Portrait and landscape orientation modes accommodate user preferences
  • The app integrates with all of Crain’s advertising partners so ads have full functionality
  • Non-subscribers can sample free content upon download, then purchase a subscription via the App Store or at ChicagoBusiness.com
  • Existing Crain’s subscribers can register to unlock full access to content

“As we built out the Crain’s app, we wanted to ensure users would have full and seamless access to the latest, most relevant content Crain’s Chicago Business is publishing,” said Rob Wenc, Principal at Redpoint Technologies. “We incorporated cutting-edge functionality into the app’s core architecture, synchronization engine, navigation, and user experience to make this one of our most innovative apps yet. We also ensured that publishing to the iPad didn’t burden Crain’s already busy editorial staff, so we integrated this solution very closely with Crain’s existing content management system and workflow.”

The Redpoint team followed agile software development principles to deliver early iterations of working software to Crain’s within weeks of the project launch. Redpoint and Crain’s then worked in close collaboration to build out the app’s features and functions.

CLICK TO TWEET: New @CrainsChicago app powered by @redpointtech delivers invaluable business news online and off. Download is free: http://bit.ly/TdA7sr

About Redpoint Technologies

Founded in 1999 with offices in Chicago, Milwaukee and Indianapolis, Redpoint solves complex business problems using proven, leading-edge technologies and agile best practices. With deep roots in enterprise development platforms like Java and .NET, Redpoint has, in recent years, become one of Chicagoland's premier Ruby on Rails and mobile application development firms. For more information, visit www.RedpointTech.com.

About Crain’s Chicago Business

Crain’s is the professional power source for news and information about doing business in Chicago. With a readership over 236,000, more than 1 million unique site visitors per month and nearly 70% of print subscribers in top management, Crain’s award-winning journalism delivers. Through print, digital, video, mobile and events, Crain’s has been raising tax brackets since 1978. www.chicagobusiness.com.

Apple and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

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Redpoint Technologies Named Finalist for 2012 Illinois Technology Association CityLIGHTS Award

13th Annual CityLIGHTS Awards honor top performers in technology whose innovation and success drive growth in Illinois.

CHICAGO, IL – April 10, 2012 – Redpoint Technologies has been named a finalist in the 2012 Illinois Technology Association (ITA) CityLIGHTS awards in the New Concept Award category. Redpoint, using the state-of-the-art Ruby on Rails web application development framework and working on behalf of this startup, built and launched BeBeVu. Bebevu is a service that allows expectant parents to access ultrasound video, and share this video with friends and family using social platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

The ITA received a record-setting number of nominations this year, with the ITA’s panel of judges selecting the top entries in each of nine award categories.

“It was no easy feat for the judges to determine the finalists for each award,” said ITA CEO Fred Hoch. “The past 12 months have been a time of unprecedented growth, accomplishments and innovation in Illinois, and this energy is reflected in the quantity and quality of CityLIGHTS awards nominees.”

The panel of judges consists of 68 esteemed technology leaders including Dan Lyne, World Business Chicago; Patricia Anderson, Apartments.com; Howard Tullman, Tribeca Media FlashPoint Academy; Ed Domain, Tech.li; Mark Achler, Redbox; Jai Shekhawatof, Fieldglass; Irv Shapiro, Ifbyphone; Lance Pressel, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce; Roger Liew, Orbitz Worldwide; Ross Kimbarovsky, Crowdspring; and Troy Henikoff, Excelerate Labs.

There are nine award categories: The CityLIGHTS award; CEO of the Year; Technologist of the Year; the Newcomer award; the Rising Star; the Lighthouse award; the New Concept award; the Best Strategic Use of Technology award; and the Prominent Woman in Tech award, the 2012 write-in award category.

About Redpoint

Founded in 1999 with offices in Chicago, Milwaukee and Indianapolis, Redpoint solves complex business problems using proven, leading-edge technologies and agile best practices. With deep roots in enterprise development platforms like Java and .NET, Redpoint has, in recent years, become one of Chicagoland's premier Ruby on Rails development firms.

About the ITA

The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) is a driving force behind the growth of Illinois' vibrant technology industry. We are relentless in championing the development and application of technology, from start-up companies to industry leaders, leveraging the transformative nature of technology to revolutionize industries. ITA uniquely capitalizes peer-to-peer collaboration, networking, and access to experts across the breadth of business to cultivate the Illinois technology industry. The unique and powerful integration of these valuable and experienced resources differentiates the ITA as a source of accelerated growth for the technology industry of Illinois. For more information about ITA, please visit www.illinoistech.org. Contact the ITA at headquarters@illinoistech.org, follow the ITA on Twitter at @itabuzz and the CityLIGHTS conversation with hashtag #ITACITYLIGHTS, and visit www.illinoistech.org to find out more about how ITA supports the growth of the local industry.