Industry Innovators and Pioneers to be featured at 2016 Georgia Technology Summit

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ATLANTA– March 14th, 2016– The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) announced

today its speaker line-up of industry pioneers for the 2016 Georgia Technology Summit (GTS), which will be held on March 17th at the Cobb Galleria.

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Arthur M. Blank, Chairman of the Atlanta Falcons and co-founder of The Home Depot


The theme for this year’s Summit is “Innovation Adventures” and the event boasts a packed agenda filled with leading pioneers and innovators. Cox Enterprises Chair, James C. Kennedy will be inducted into the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia and noted businessman and philanthropist Arthur M. Blank, will be honored with TAG’s prestigious “Captain of Innovation” award.

Additionally three keynoters will address Summit attendees:

  • Kevin Ashton – visionary technologist who is the co-founder of the Auto-ID Center at MIT and author of “How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery”
  • Vice Admiral Ted Branch – 65th Director of U.S. Naval Intelligence who supervises the information warfare domain and naval cyber security.
  • Bob Picciano– Senior Vice President of IBM Analytics and who led IBM’s acquisition of Atlanta’s The Weather Company.

Another summit highlight will include the announcement of the winners of the Global Payments FinApps Party which is a hackathon competition simultaneously hosted in Atlanta and London.

The annual TAG State of the Industry Report will also be released at the summit and 40 new companies will be named to TAG’s Top 40/Top 10 Innovative Companies in Georgia.

The 2016 Georgia Technology Summit is expected to draw a crowd of more than 1,000 C-level executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals and academia to celebrate and recognize Georgia’s technology community.

For more information about TAG and the Georgia Technology Summit and to register for the event, visit:

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About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 34 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. 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.

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