ATLANTA, March 16, 2015 – PwC US today announced that Alan Dabbiere will be inducted into the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia at the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) 2015 Georgia Technology Summit on March 25, 2015 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.
The Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia was established in 1993 to recognize the achievements of outstanding members of Georgia’s technology community. Each year an inductee is chosen by the current Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia members in recognition of his or her contributions to the technology industry in Georgia and impact on the state. PwC has been a sponsor of the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia since its inception.
Alan Dabbiere is the chairman at AirWatch by VMware, an Atlanta-based provider of enterprise mobility management software. Alan also serves on the Board of Directors for the Technology Association of Georgia and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. Alan co-founded AirWatch and under his direction, the company has grown to more than 2,000 employees. In 2013 he helped the company secure a $200 million Series A funding round, one of the largest of any software company in history. In 2014, VMware acquired AirWatch for $1.54 billion, the largest acquisition to-date for VMware.
“The theme for this year’s Georgia Technology Summit is Disruptive Innovation…The Power to Inspire. I can think of no better person who personifies this spirit than Alan Dabbiere,” said Tino Mantella, president of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). “As a founder of both AirWatch and Manhattan Associates, Alan serves as a shining example of the innovative and enterprising spirit that has made Georgia a leading technology center. He is a true inspiration to many in our technology community and TAG is pleased to see him inducted into the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia at the 2015 Georgia Technology Summit.”
Prior to AirWatch, Alan founded a supply-chain execution software company, where he served as president and CEO from 1990 through the end of 1999. Following an initial public offering in 1998, he served as the company’s chairman of the board of directors through 2003. Alan is the Chairman for the Inova Foundation Board, is a charter member of the Georgia Tech Hill Society and serves as a member of the President’s Advisory Board of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Advisory Board of Emory University’s Roberto C. Goizueta Business School. In 1998, he endowed the Manhattan Associates Chair of Supply Chain Management at Georgia Tech’s School of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
Previous inductees of the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia include:
Current Members – Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia
|Gov. George Busbee (1993)||Jacquelyn M. Ward (1994)|
|Dennis C. Hayes (1993)||Bill Goodhew (1995)|
|Dr. John E. Pippin (1993)||Howard J. Morrison, Jr. (1995)|
|Glen P. Robinson, Jr. (1993)||J. Leland Strange (1995)|
|John P. Imlay, Jr. (1994)||James C. Edenfield (1996)|
|Parker H. Petit (1994)||Richard K. Snelling (1996)|
Current Members – Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia (cont.)
|Gov. Zell Miller (1997)||Said Mohammadioun (2005)|
|Ben J. Dyer (1998)||Tom Noonan (2006)|
|Dr. H. Allen Ecker (1999)||Sig Mosley (2007)|
|Donald L. House (2000)||G. Wayne Clough (2008)|
|William J. Todd (2000)||Ken Byers (2009)|
|Dr. Edward Roberts (2001)||Tripp Rackley (2010)|
|C. Tycho Howle (2002)||H. Wayne Hodges (2011)|
|Shirley Mewborn (2003)||Peter J. Kight (2011)|
|Sid Topol (2003)||Dr. Raymond Schinazi (2011)|
|Charles D. Moseley (2004)||Jeff Arnold (2012)|
|Charles “Garry” Betty (2005)||Ted Turner (2013)|
The Georgia Technology Summit is TAG’s flagship event that brings together local executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals and academia to celebrate and recognize Georgia’s technology community. This year’s theme builds upon TAG’s public awareness campaign to promote Georgia’s technology industry through an emphasis on the fastest-growing tech clusters in the state, including health IT, information security, financial technology, logistics and communication services.
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About Technology Association of Georgia
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 26,000 members and over 2000 companies through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.
For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org .
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Director, Public Relations
Technology Association of Georgia
US Public Relations