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TAG Diversity & Inclusion Presents: How AI will Influence the Future


AI is becoming a part of our everyday life. This roundtable discussion will ask thought leaders how they see AI impacting recruiting and talent management.

Please join the TAG D&I Society for a panel on AI and its impacts on the future of D&I. we will be joined by experts in AI and recruiting to walk through the new frontier of workplace technology.

Monday, October 28, 2019

5:30 - 7:00 PM


Sugra Navqi
Southeast Vice President
As a recipient of the Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection (GMPC) Power of Partnership Award, Sugra is a proven leader in aligning business needs with effective solutions. She leverages her understanding of IT strategy along with her drive for business relationships to generate dependable results for both company and client. Here at Advocate, Sugra excels at driving business outcomes for senior IT leaders so they can do what matters more. Having served as a community partner for Women in Technology (WIT) and a current board member for the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Diversity and Inclusion, Sugra continues to share best-practice ideas to various diversity initiatives she deeply cares for. By immersing herself in various local tech organizations she continues to expand her insights on industry trends while creating authentic relationships. Sugra received her Business Administration & Sociology bachelor’s at Georgia State University and is a member of the Atlanta Technology Professionals (ATP).

Scot Whigham
CEO and Board of Advisors
Function-AI, Inc.
Scot Whigham is CEO and member of the board of advisors for Function-AI, Inc.  He brings more than 20 years of technology industry leadership, managed services, service desk support, network/telecommunications, software development, and data center operations expertise to his role with the company.  His current focus is on artificial intelligence ecosystem technology and its impact on organizational and digital workforce strategy.  He has served in leadership positions at IHG, Aon e-Solutions, and Earthlink.

Scot earned an MBA from The Georgia Institute of Technology focused on strategy and analytics. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt, ITIL Practitioner, and was named Intercontinental Hotel Group CIO’s 2016 Carpe Diem award winner, 2017 Delivery Excellence award winner, Technology Association of Georgia’s 2017 Excalibur award winner for Most Creative Solution, Technology Association of Georgia’s 2017 Product Launch of the Year award winner, and named by CIO Executive Council and CIO Magazine as 2018’s One-To-Watch winner.

Scot currently resides in Atlanta, GA with his wife and 2 sons.

Stacy Mellon
Senior Account Manager
Prestige Staffing
Stacy Mellon is an Senior Account manager with Prestige Staffing.  She has helped many IT organizations in the Southeast find their best employees and has also owned her own business.

Michael Sullivan
VP of IT and CIO
Southern Company

Michael is the VP of IT and CIO at Southern Company. Michael is on the Board of TAG and has over 20 years of experience in IT management with various Energy and Insurance companies.

Jabian Consulting
1117 Perimeter Center West
Suite N400
Atlanta, GA  30338

Member: $10
Non-Member: $30
Limited space available

Parking/Driving Details: Park in the parking garage on the north side of the building


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