Georgia’s Largest Technology Showcase to Draw 1,300+ Innovators
ATLANTA (January 10, 2019) – Innovation guru, entrepreneur, Silicon Valley venture investor and former Apple chief evangelist Guy Kawasaki, will headline the mainstage at The Summit, February 11-12, 2019 at Cobb Galleria in Atlanta.
The annual event, hosted by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) – is the largest technology industry showcase in the state, drawing more than 1,300 national and local tech leaders.
Kawasaki, who helped create a cult following around Apple’s Macintosh computer line, and is one of the creators of marketing evangelism, will lead a conversation on the art of innovation at the event. With an inspirational keynote aimed at catapulting organizations that want to jump to the next curve, he will address how to create innovative products and services using tactical and practical techniques.
Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool, and a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz. The widely-recognized author is also on the board of directors of Cheeze and is a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation. He has written 13 books, beginning in 1987 with The Macintosh Way. His two latest books are The Art of the Start 2.0 and The Art of Social Media. His writing focuses on the tactical and practical in order to empower and inspire.
His clients include Apple, Nike, Gartner, Audi, Google, Microsoft and Breitling as well as dozens of trade associations. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA, as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.
The Summit, designed to help fuel Georgia’s innovation economy, will be held February 11-12, 2019 at Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.
The event will feature nationally recognized keynote speakers, 30 breakout sessions focusing on the most important global tech trends, winners of the Top 40 and Top 10 Innovative Georgia Companies competition, the newest inductee into the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia, networking opportunities, and a two-day exhibitor showcase.
About the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace to fuel the innovation 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 26 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website atwww.hubga.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.
Technology Association of Georgia
Julie Bryant Fisher