Welcome!

Microsoft Cloud Authors: Janakiram MSV, Pat Romanski, Steven Mandel, John Basso, Liz McMillan

Blog Feed Post

21 Yr Old CEO Composer Empowers Ygen & Composer John Williams Inspiration

New Orleans, LA, August 07, 2014 --(PR.com)-- "I hear young people of all ages saying they never really thought they could make any of their dreams come true," says 21-year-old CEO, international charity founder, award-winning novelist, RJ Tolson, an English and Political Science double major.... "But I'm here to tell you, where there is inspiration there's a way."

At only 17 years of age and while still attending high school at Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, CT, RJ Tolson began posting chapters to his Chaos Chronicles Book 1: Zephyr The West Wind, an action & adventure filled extravaganza of superheroes, mysteries, mythology, magical realism, fairy tales & folklore, alien beings, paranormal power & creatures of epic proportions, myths & legends and love & romance, to Wattpad.com, a youtube equivalent for writers. Tolson's Wattpad fan base grew rapidly to many thousands and unbeknownst to Tolson, London's Universal Kingdom Print Publishing Group was amongst his loyal followers. In fact, so much so that in less than a year Universal Kingdom Print signed the 18-year-old Whittier College freshman to a five book Chaos Chronicles Series with Zephyr The West Wind the first in the installment.

Within a year of signing with Universal Kingdom Print, Zephyr The West Wind garnered RJ Tolson a Finalist Award in the 2013 Beverly Hills Book Awards and National Indie Excellence Book Awards. At that same time and only 19-years-old, Tolson launched a National Literacy Campaign. Traveling from New England to Florida and across the West, he urged middle and high schoolers to forge new paths and excel chiefly through the skills of reading and writing. Shortly thereafter, this movement became the impetus for Tolson’s recently released nonfiction self-help book, "Project Limitless Volume I: The Success Initiative," and part and parcel of Tolson's The Success Initiative are the interconnectedness of success & innovation, motivation & improvement, consciousness & thought, philosophy, epistemology, entrepreneurship, business, money, investing and time & stress management.

While RJ Tolson is committed to encouraging all young Americans to excel to their full potential, he has a special interest in ensuring his message reaches Latino and African-American youth in low income areas. During an interview on NBC Telemundo Emmy Award-winning national and international television morning show, "Un Nuevo Dia," Tolson shared his efforts to get more youths reading and remarked, "Imagination is the main key... by reading and using their imagination they can be successful."

RJ Tolson shared similar sentiments last May with the predominantly Latino student body at Whittier High School in Whittier, CA and African-American middle and high school student body at Oscar Nominee & Emmy Award-Winning Actress Cicely Tyson's Community School of Performing & Fine Arts in East Orange, NJ. "What you guys have to recognize is you have global competition out there,” Tolson emphasized “...when you have that competition you have to achieve, strive to be great. If you don't you're really going to lose the opportunities like jobs, achieving your dreams." Given he at just 18 years of age founded a multi-divisional corporation and international charity, Forever Trust, which supports 58 U.S. based international relief and development organizations, hearing such a message from him resonated with the students.

Tolson will be carrying his message of empowerment through the skills of reading and writing to his next stop, New Orleans, LA. On Friday 8/15 and Saturday 8/16 RJ Tolson will be a guest speaker on three panels at the New Orleans Authors & Readers Convention, which is being held at The Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal Street. Readers will have an opportunity to meet Tolson during a meet & greet event on 8/15 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Additional details and registration information are available at www.authorreadercon.com.

Tolson's creative talents don’t stop with literary works or business. He is a musician, lyricist and composer and sights legendary composer, conductor and pianist, John Williams, and Williams' award-winning compositions to such films as the Star Wars series, Superman and the first three Harry Potter films, as an inspiration for his newly released Zephyr The West Wind Original Book Soundtrack. "I recall visits each summer as a little boy to Tanglewood in Lenox, MA with my grandparents to see John Williams conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra," comments Tolson. "My grandmother was originally from Gt. Barrington, which is near Lenox, so whenever we visited one of her favorite things was to see John Williams and the Boston Symphony perform. Those performances and amazing compositions, particularly the Star Wars series, left a lasting impression and inspired me to compose."

Compose RJ Tolson did and directly after his first semester at Whittier College he interviewed with the Boston Symphony for a composers summer internship. The interviewing process entailed not only Tolson’s composing a piece but a solo guitar performance of his composition before John Williams and other judges. Much to Tolson's delight he received a score of 10 from Williams, with 10 being the highest possible score.

The impact of such classical music geniuses as John Williams is certainly evident in RJ Tolson's newly released Zephyr The West Wind Soundtrack. Tolson's touching and award-winning coming of age, metaphysical & visionary children's and teen & young adult science fiction & fantasy book, Zephyr The West Wind, gave him a splendid canvas for original music and a chance to display his mastery of virtual orchestra composition, while the wonderful instrumental textures illuminate the classical music influence. The soundtrack opens with the vibrant melody of "Zephyr's Letter" and from the outset Tolson's unique ability to convey the fantasy, fairy tale & folklore filled world of myths, legends, paranormal creatures and magical realism resonates. Whether it be a plaintive and haunting passage like "The Trial of Adulthood: Barghest's Theme" or a remarkably beautiful, heartfelt piece such as "Zephyr's Travels (Tyring Theme)" and "Leon's Theme" or a light and playful exuberant composition like "Autumn's Theme" and “Awakening,” Tolson captures the mood wonderfully. The darker, threatening moments within the metaphysical & visionary novel are masterfully presented in the tracks, "Deadly Encounters" and "Chaos." In essence, the subtlety of the compositions and Tolson’s ability to conjure complex emotions are evident throughout this extraordinary original book soundtrack.

Contact Information:
Woods & Associates Management Firm
Eloise Woods
866-862-1932
Contact via Email
www.woodsandassociates.net/

Read the full story here: http://www.pr.com/press-release/572662

Press Release Distributed by PR.com

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By PR.com Newswire

PR.com is a unique website where companies can promote literally everything about their business and/or organization in a one-stop, all inclusive business marketplace. A cross between a public relations and advertising entity, PR.com is a directory of businesses, products and services, jobs and dynamic articles that include exclusive celebrity interviews. In addition, PR.com is one of the most effective and widely used press release distribution services on the Internet. With a full PR.com company profile, each business listed on PR.com has a powerful means by which to generate quality leads as well as gain worldwide and local exposure for all of their products, services and other business information. PR.com offers the best advantages of the Internet on one website.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
"My role is working with customers, helping them go through this digital transformation. I spend a lot of time talking to banks, big industries, manufacturers working through how they are integrating and transforming their IT platforms and moving them forward," explained William Morrish, General Manager Product Sales at Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - comp...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Venafi, the Immune System for the Internet™ and the leading provider of Next Generation Trust Protection, will exhibit at @DevOpsSummit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Venafi is the Immune System for the Internet™ that protects the foundation of all cybersecurity – cryptographic keys and digital certificates – so they can’t be misused by bad guys in attacks...
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, will deep dive into best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
In today's uber-connected, consumer-centric, cloud-enabled, insights-driven, multi-device, global world, the focus of solutions has shifted from the product that is sold to the person who is buying the product or service. Enterprises have rebranded their business around the consumers of their products. The buyer is the person and the focus is not on the offering. The person is connected through multiple devices, wearables, at home, on the road, and in multiple locations, sometimes simultaneously...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.
Akana has announced the availability of version 8 of its API Management solution. The Akana Platform provides an end-to-end API Management solution for designing, implementing, securing, managing, monitoring, and publishing APIs. It is available as a SaaS platform, on-premises, and as a hybrid deployment. Version 8 introduces a lot of new functionality, all aimed at offering customers the richest API Management capabilities in a way that is easier than ever for API and app developers to use.
Personalization has long been the holy grail of marketing. Simply stated, communicate the most relevant offer to the right person and you will increase sales. To achieve this, you must understand the individual. Consequently, digital marketers developed many ways to gather and leverage customer information to deliver targeted experiences. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lou Casal, Founder and Principal Consultant at Practicala, discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) has accelerated our abil...
With so much going on in this space you could be forgiven for thinking you were always working with yesterday’s technologies. So much change, so quickly. What do you do if you have to build a solution from the ground up that is expected to live in the field for at least 5-10 years? This is the challenge we faced when we looked to refresh our existing 10-year-old custom hardware stack to measure the fullness of trash cans and compactors.
The emerging Internet of Everything creates tremendous new opportunities for customer engagement and business model innovation. However, enterprises must overcome a number of critical challenges to bring these new solutions to market. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Martin, CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, outlined these key challenges and recommended approaches for overcoming them to achieve speed and agility in the design, development and implementation of Internet of Everything solutions wi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CDS Global Cloud, an Infrastructure as a Service provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CDS Global Cloud is an IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) provider specializing in solutions for e-commerce, internet gaming, online education and other internet applications. With a growing number of data centers and network points around the world, ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that LeaseWeb USA, a cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting brands. The company helps customers define, develop and deploy IT infrastructure tailored to their exact business needs, by combining various kinds cloud solutions.