James Ontra has specialized in digital presentations for over 20 years. In the early 90s, when PCs first offered sight, sound and motion, James developed applications implemented at high profile events like CES, the Olympics and exhibits in Epcot Center. As technology evolved and video became more mainstream, he developed presentation management platforms that could be used in everyday business scenarios. Through several businesses — iXL, Ontra Presentations, PPTshuffle and now, Shufflrr, James has solely focused on methods to manage all file formats, PowerPoint in particular, for better presentations.
In this conversation, James discusses Shufflrr.
Geetesh: What exactly is Shufflrr, and what motivated you to create this platform?
James: Shufflrr is presentation management — a document management system for presentations. We developed it simply because our clients asked for it. Over the years, clients from a range of industries all faced the same challenge: controlling their brand and message across a dispersed group of users, while at the same time, giving those same users a fast, easy way to create and share a presentation. Add reporting and other functionality, and you have a holistic approach to managing presentations. Corporations are waking up to the value of treating presentations as an important part of the marketing mix. And Shufflrr makes it easy for them to do so.
Geetesh: There are other Shufflrr alternatives out there, but you seem to have added features to make Shufflrr easier to use and share – can you tell us more?
James: We offer a holistic approach to presentation management, summed up best by our tagline, Share, Shuffle, Show:
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