ATLANTA (January 5, 2016) – Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) today announced that Vice Admiral Ted N. “Twig” Branch, who was promoted to Vice Admiral after accepting the position of the 65th Director of Naval Intelligence and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance, will be one of the keynote speakers at the annual Georgia Technology Summit on March 17, 2016.
Vice Admiral Branch received a Master’s in international relations from the Naval War College, and has commanded many naval units at the squadron, ship, aircraft carrier, and Strike Group levels. In 2010 he lead the initial Navy effort to provide relief for the Haitian Earthquake in Operation Unified Response.
He has served as an executive or commanding officer on the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), USS Coronado (AGF 11) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68). A highly decorated soldier, Branch’s awards include: six Legion of Merits, a Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, one Strike Flight Air Medal, three Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals with Combat “V”, a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
Onshore, Branch is currently the 65th Director of Naval Intelligence. In his role as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance, he oversees the information warfare domain in programs centered around communications, networks, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, oceanography, meteorology, electronic warfare, cyber, and space systems.
Vice Admiral’s experience will be a welcome addition to the Georgia Technology summit, which is expected to draw a crowd of more than 1,300 C-level executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals and academia to celebrate and recognize Georgia’s technology community. In addition to presentations from some of the top technology influencers in the nation, forty new companies will be named to TAG’s Top 40 Innovative Companies and the newest member of the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia will be inducted.
For more information about TAG and the Georgia Technology Summit and to register for the event, visit: http://www.tagonline.org/events/georgia-technology-summit/
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 25,000 members 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.
TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.
To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.
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