TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2015 /CNW/ - Eyecarrot Innovations Corp (TSX-V: EYC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Norbert Horvath as product advisor. Mr. Horvath will aid in engineering and architecting the digital health database. In addition, Eyecarrot has appointed Joe Lia, Supervising Producer of Survivor, as the Director of Video Production. Mr. Lia will oversee the development and execution of all video related content for Eyecarrot.
Norbert Horvath is a technology executive, entrepreneur, and team builder with broad experience in large scale mission critical systems. Mr. Horvath's past ventures have led a number of large scale multi-disciplinary efforts covering healthcare, non-profit, oil exploration, publishing and media. In particular, he brings immense experience within the healthcare sector having led the successful launch of nationwide Electronic Health Records in multiple countries. According to a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation study, the countries utilizing Mr. Horvath's designs now have the world's most advanced and comprehensive nationwide health systems resulting in record drops of HIV transmission rates, maternal mortality, and chronic disease while instituting cost savings and efficient public health measures. In 2008 and 2009, Mr. Horvath was appointed Technical Advisor to the Vice Chair of the US President's Council on Financial Literacy leading technology efforts for multiple nationwide initiatives during the 08/09 housing financial crisis.
Joe Lia graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. He made a series of independent feature films and then moved into television where he has spent ten years working on the popular American reality competition show, Survivor. His strong creative track record in writing and directing for fiction and non-fiction on multiple platforms, coupled with his production experience and numerous contacts in the industry, will allow Eyecarrot to create content at the highest level. Mr. Lia is also an Eyecarrot success story. At age 30, his vision became severely impaired and Chief Scientific Director, Dr. Selwyn Super, helped him to use his two eyes together to experience 3D (stereo vision) for the first time in his life. His personal experience with Eyecarrot will ensure our story is told with the utmost passion.
"Eyecarrot continues to put together a world class team who are passionate and dedicated to engineering vision science through big data." Commented Dr. Brent Norton, President and CEO of Eyecarrot.
Update on Director
Dr. John Flanagan has been invited to become a Life Fellow of the College of Optometrists, the leading optometric organization in the United Kingdom, for his research in glaucoma and diabetic eye disease and contributions in the development of optometric education in both the UK and Canada. Prior to joining UC Berkeley in 2014, Dr. Flanagan held faculty positions at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo, and the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto. Dr. Flanagan has supervised 42 graduate students and has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications. In addition, he has published 10 book chapters, three books and has given numerous invited lectures around the world.
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