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TAG: State of the Industry Breakfast 2019



The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) invites you to its 1st Annual One TAG: State of the Industry Breakfast.

Join us as we review the State of the Industry: Technology in Georgia Report as well as unveil several of the ecosystems reports that are prominent in Georgia: Digital Health, FinTech, Supply Chain & Logistics, Digital Science & Analytics, Information Security and Digital Media & Entertainment.


Computer Museum of America
5000 Commerce Pkwy
Roswell, GA 30076

7:30am – 8:00am – Registration and networking

8:00am – 8:05am – Welcome from Lonnie Mimms - Computer Museum of America

8:05am – 8:15am – Welcome from Larry Williams - President and CEO of TAG

8:15am – 8:30am – 2019 Tech Champion of the Year, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan

8:30am – 9:15am – Panel 1: How Data Security is the Foundation of all IT Infrastructures

Data Security is undoubtedly the hottest topic in the technology industry today as data breaches are straining the relationships between customers and vendors. Data security is not a standalone issue – it is pervasive throughout all areas of technology and business operations. It is interwoven throughout the implementation of new technologies and adding stability to legacy systems. Security is technology, business processes, corporate culture. Our panelists will discuss the impact data security is having on our network infrastructure going forward and the cybersecurity skills shortage we continue to see. Below is an example of how data security is impacting key industries across our ecosystems.

Moderator: Randall Toussaint, Director of Corporate Solutions and Cyber Security (C² ), Georgia Department of Economic Development

Tommy Marshall, Executive Director, FinTech Academy
Kevin McInturff, Vice President Of Product Development, Deluxe Corporation
Stephen Pair, CoFounder, President and CEO, BitPay
Joe Marroquin, Chief Information Security Officer, Encompass
Dean Mallis, Chief Information Security Officer, Marta

9:15am – 9:30am – Break

9:30am – 10:15am – Panel 2: Integrating Supply Chain and Logistics Technologies

The global economy is all about movement – the movement of goods and services and the movement of money. Sophisticated supply chain and logistics algorithms help manufacturers and distributors get the right goods to the right place at the right time. Extraordinary progress has been made in driving efficiencies into the business processes. Our specialist panel will discuss how these parallel track technologies are driving revenues and profits for many global companies.

Moderator: Sandy Lake, Associate Director, Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics

Justin Rainer, CEO & Co-Founder, StaffWRX
Steve Vail, Infor Software
Marc Gorlin, Founder & CEO, Roadie
Bryan Murphy, Director Instant Product Manufacturing Management, Scientific Games

10:15am – 11:00am – Panel 3: The Measurement of Opportunities and Progress in a Business World of Too Much Data

“If I only had the right data, I could measurably improve performance.” Georgia is an amazing hotbed of Data Science & Analytics technology. The challenge for most organization is taking advantage of the existing technology and melding it into organizations’ cultures. Yes, better analysis of data by qualified data scientists will yield improved results whether its sharpening internal operations or expanding market reach. Our specialist panel will focus on how Georgia-built technology is making a measurable difference in enabling ecosystem management to understand their business better.

Moderator: David Nuckolls, Associate Director of Operations, Georgia Centers of Innovation

Spencer Taft, Analytics and Data Leader, Cox Enterprises
Robert Hendricks, President Technology Solutions, Integra Connect
Anita Moser, US Neurology Assets and Optimization Lead, UCB
WenZhan Song, Ph.D., Director of Center for Cyber-Physical Systems, College of Engineering, University of Georgia

11:00am – 11:45am – Georgia's Growing and Vibrant eSports Industry
Atlanta’s competitive gaming scene has grown significantly with the city already playing host to long-running esports events. Because of the city’s thriving game development and tech industries, Atlanta is quickly becoming a hub for esports in the United States, and with recent announcements, speaks to the strength of Georgia’s vibrant tech and entertainment industries.

Moderator: Asante Bradford, Digital Entertainment & Emerging Technology, Georgia Department of Economic Development

Brennen Sheridan Dicker, Executive Director, Creative Media Industries Institute at Georgia State University
Todd Harris, President, Skillshot Media & Co-founder, Hi-Rez
Matt Kogan, Senior Manager, Strategy & Corporate Development, Cox Enterprises
Jeremy Poore, Dir Of Partnerships for the Atlanta Reign (Overwatch League) & Atlanta FaZe (Call of Duty League) at Atlanta esports Ventures

11:45am – 12:00pm – The 2020 TAG “One Georgia”

*Panels subject to change


Georgia Centers of Innovation
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

Venue Sponsor:
Computer Museum of America

Parking is free but please note locations on the photo below.

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