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TAG Infrastructure Presents: New Technology

October 10th, 2018



11:00am – 11:30 Registration
11:30 lunch Served
11:45 Event Starts
1:00 Program Ends
1:10 Tour of Microsoft Technical Center (Optional)


We have assembled a program and panel that embodies four of the top IT executives in a cross section of Georgia’s businesses:  Juan R. GorrichoTSYS which represent one of top global payment processors, Thomas Stanley, SR. VP IT Ops GreenSky with recent IPO in the online lending; Peter Berry, Sr VP SaaS & Data Center Strategy NCR, 140 year old global software,  hardware, services company;  Danny Branch CIO Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United Soccer and Blank Family of businesses.  The moderator,  Tino Mantella, CEO of Tier4  Advisors, a global IT procurement company with competency in cutting edge IT.      

These companies have embraced a host of new technologies: AI, Machine Learning, IoT, Security, high-performance networks, human/computer interactions, ID verification, robotics, etc.  Not to mention, these companies are staying abreast of the latest technologies to gain that competitive edge and grow top line revenues and shrink costs.   

Tino Mantella, CEO Tier4  Panel Moderator

Juan F. Gorricho  CDO   TSYS a $4billion global payment processors which operated in 80 countries traded on NYSE: TSS with over 13,000 employees

Thomas Stanley Sr.VP of IT of Operations, GreenSky and online lending Unicorn, just completed a public offering with GreenSky’s  largest Technology IPO of 2018, with 12 billion loan portfolio in the super-prime and prime consumers.  1,000 employees.

NCR Peter Berry VP SaaS Data Center Strategy   NCR 140 year old $5billion global software, hardware, and portfolio of services,  700 million transactions daily.  38,000 employees

Danny Branch, CIO Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, & PGA Superstores   and all IT activities for the Blank Family of Businesses which is comprised of the following businesses 


Tino Mantella
President, Tier4 Advisors

On January 9th 2017 Tino Mantella took the helm of one of the fastest growing private companies in Georgia.  Serving companies across the globe, Tier4 specializes in helping businesses of all sizes find efficient ways to make decisions around areas that include but are not limited to: data centers; cloud; connectivity; security; and game-changing technologies.  
Prior to Tier4 he joined TAG in September 2004 as the organization's new President. 
Mantella, prior to joining TAG, had amassed over 20 years of related experience leading two of the nation's more prestigious volunteer-driven organizations - National Arthritis Foundation and YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. 
The Technology Association of Georgia has emerged as the largest technology trade association in the United States, serving over 34,000 members.  Many of TAG’s unique offerings flow through its 34 distinct special interest groups.  Whether a technology, tech-enabled, or service- providing company, employees at all levels find value through their TAG membership.
TAG’s aim is to help Georgia become a top five State for technology.  
Mantella is a member of the board of the Alpharetta Technology Commission. 

Thomas Stanley
Sr. VP, IT Operations

GreenSky is a leading company in the consumer finance marketplace specializing in Home Improvement and Retail Credit. GreenSky works with our bank partners to provide loans to customers in our merchant network across all 50 states. Mr. Stanley moved all production services to Amazon Web Services (AWS), built out the command center and put change management in place.

Thomas is responsible for Network, Systems Administration, Helpdesk, Ops DBA, DevOps, and Command Center. He enjoys building teams that can handle the speed of business in a routine and repeatable fashion, scaling from startup to enterprise. He has led small organizations to operate at the enterprise level and large enterprises to maintain their flexibility and innovation. With a background in operations, consulting and development he has a unique framework to apply technology to process achieving results.

Specialties: Have extensive experience developing, managing, and analyzing infrastructures with Open Source, Linux based solutions. Handson subject matter expertise with Oracle and systems performance tuning.

Mr. Stanley is a former Vice President of LexisNexis Risk Solutions and has extensive experience in enterprise data center management. He has served as a senior executive in ventured-backed startups:  MedCenterdirect, a Healthcare supply optimization ASP and Tactics, a 250 person consulting company specializing in Oracle Financials deployments.

Mr. Stanley received his BS in Computer Science from Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, IL.

Juan Gorricho
Senior Vice President, Data & Analytics, Global Product and Innovation, TSYS

Juan F. Gorricho is Senior Vice President of data & analytics in the Global Product & Innovation Group at TSYS, where he is responsible for leading the development and implementation of TSYS data and analytics strategy aimed at enhancing existing and developing new data products for TSYS clients. 
Before joining TSYS, Gorricho served as chief data & analytics officer at Partners Federal Credit Union, one of the top credit unions in the country, exclusively serving The Walt Disney Company employees, where he led the development and execution of Partners’ data strategy. Prior to Partners, Gorricho led multiple multi-million dollar projects to implement business intelligence and analytical solutions for key lines of business, such as labor operations and merchandise within The Walt Disney Company Parks & Resorts segment. 
Gorricho has more than 15 year of experience in the data and analytics space and frequently speaks at data and analytics related conferences. 
Gorricho holds an Industrial Engineering degree from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia and a Master’s of Business Administration from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. 

Danny Branch
CIO, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, & PGA Superstores

Danny begins his 14th year as Chief Information Officer for AMB Sports & Entertainment and boasts more than 30 years of experience in systems development, deployment, and support. As Vice President of IT Operations, he is responsible for all information technology related activities for the Falcons and all other enterprises in the Blank Family of Businesses. Highlights from Branch’s tenure at AMBSE include leading the creation and launch of the Atlanta Falcons first official mobile app, Falcons Mobile, directing the launch of the Falcons first retail operations and Team Store and leading the initial creation and launch of the official e-commerce site for PGA TOUR Superstore.

Branch joined the Falcons in 2004 from The Home Depot, where he most recently was vice president of information services. Starting at The Home Depot in 1990 as a senior systems engineer, he was promoted rapidly through the engineering and ultimately, the information services management ranks. While at The Home Depot, Branch partnered with NCR to be the first home improvement retailer to implement and deploy self check-out. He also developed and deployed Home Depot’s current gift card program, which replaced their previous paper based gift certificate program.

 Prior to The Home Depot, Branch worked in programming, engineering and project management roles for CONTEL, Management Science America, and Texas Instruments. A Georgia product, Danny earned his associate degree in Mathematics from Abraham Baldwin Junior College (Tifton, Ga.). He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Georgia and completed an advanced leadership development program at the Babson School of Executive Education (Babson Park, Mass.). Branch is active in the community and is a strong supporter of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity.

Danny and his wife, Claire, live in Senoia, Georgia with their daughter, Chloe (23) and son, Alex (20).

Peter Berry
VP SaaS Data Center Strategy

Peter Berry is Vice President SaaS Data Center Strategy & Operations at NCR, responsible for running data center operations and broad support functions for a rapidly growing suite of diverse SaaS and Hosted business solutions across financial, retail and hospitality industries.  The varied solutions are hosted in data centers and the public cloud throughout the world, based in 8 different countries.

During his career, Berry has also built and expanded infrastructure supporting hosted and cloud directed technology due diligence and integration efforts for 27 corporate acquisitions, and led Project Management groups, technology delivery teams and the integration of acquired technologies and cultures for a variety of companies.  Berry specializes in IT Technical and Operational leadership, best-practice implementations, merger & acquisitions, vendor management, and complex project leadership,


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