LOS ANGELES, Sept. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chirp, the global leader in data-over-sound technology solutions, today announced that Marco Carvalho has joined the company as EVP and Chief Strategy Officer, effective immediately.

Based in Los Angeles, Marco will be responsible for leading Chirp’s growth across the Americas, to further accelerate their dominant position across the US and Latin America. With Chirp’s recent partnership with Hijinx and Netflix’s Beat Bugs toy range, Marco will lend his expertise and will drive initiatives to continue to create toys that magically interact with content on any device.

“Marco is a world-recognized inventor, entrepreneur and design thinker, and has been recognized for his exceptional work by many renowned institutions,” said Moran Lerner, CEO of Chirp. “By leading the growth of our US footprint from the epicenter of magic and entertainment, we feel that we can lead the innovation conversations that are happening around data-over-sound technology and bring these ideas to life in many different applications. We are extremely fortunate to have someone with Marco’s caliber join our executive team.”  

Marco is also currently the founder of Immersive Play where he oversees the development of content, consumer products and technologies to expand storytelling beyond screens. He was previously CEO and co-founder of Toys Talk, an award-winning toy company headquartered in Brazil. Marco has decades of experience in the product development and high-tech product industry.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to join such an amazing company and executive team, and to be able to apply my experience in Entertainment and smart product technology to the innovations at Chirp like their recent venture with Hijinx and Netflix’s Beat Bugs series,” said Marco Carvalho, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Chirp. “I am excited to expand Chirp’s already superior position here in the US, and identify new opportunities where this innovative technology can be applied, whether in the Entertainment and IoT categories, consumer packaged goods or the utilities and communications industries.”

Previous to living in Los Angeles, Marco lived in China for 10 years and was focused on product development and supply chain management at SBV Group for Brazilian and Global customers.

About Chirp
Chirp™ is the world's most trusted data-over-sound technology. Chirp harnesses the unique qualities of sound to transmit data, enabling the interconnection of millions of new types of things in a seamless, scalable, cost-effective and powerful way. This unique technology offers almost unlimited problem-solving possibilities across all sectors, including telecommunications, financial services, IoT, entertainment and broadcasting, interactive gaming, toys, robotics, transportation and many others. Chirp’s team includes some of the world’s leading scientific minds and leading acoustic technologists and engineers. Learn more about Chirp at Chirp.io

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