TAG FinTech Hosts Seventh Annual TAG FinTech GA Conference



ATLANTA,GA— December 8, 2016— TAG FinTech, the financial industry group of Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), announced that it will be hosting its seventh annual TAG FinTech GA 2017 conference. The event will take place at the Atlanta Renaissance Waverly Hotel on Feb. 9, 2017.

The TAG FinTech GA conference is the premier FinTech event of the Southeast, featuring high-profile financial technology leaders from all over Georgia and across the U.S. and profound, content-rich dialogue and networking. This year’s sessions include expert speakers and panelists discussing: (Re)Born in the ATL: FinTech Company Success Stories, Merchant-Driven Innovation at the Point-of-Sale, Alternative Finance: The New Status Quo in Lending & Credit, Risk, Security & Fraud in Financial Services, and more.

This year’s event will see Steve Johnson, Co-Founder & Sr. Managing Director at Brightlane Partners LLC, posthumously receive the FinTech Lifetime Achievement Award and become the latest inductee for the TAG FinTech Hall of Fame. His wife Julie Johnson will be accepting the award on his behalf.

Attendees will see the pitches for the top finalist companies for third annual TAG FinTech Innovation Award. This award recognizes Georgia startups that contribute to the FinTech ecosystem. The winner will receive a $50,000 grant.

The 2017 event will also feature the Innovation Alley exhibit hall area showcasing Georgia-based financial technology companies from global leaders to emerging startups, as well as the inaugural TAG FinTech ADVANCE Awards which recognizes innovative U.S. FinTech companies with ties to Georgia.

Contact Derek Howard at derek@tagonline.org for more information, or to register for the event, please visit:  http://www.tagonline.org/events/tag-fintech-ga/

About TAG FinTech

TAG FinTech was founded in 2010 to address the specific needs of companies, individuals and investors serving the financial industry both domestically and abroad. Financial technology or FinTech encompasses products, solutions, services and information providers, which drive decisions, process payments and facilitate transactions for financial institutions. Georgia FinTech company revenues are more than $34 billion annually, which places the state third in the nation behind New York and California. Together, the banking, insurance and capital markets consistently spend more on technology than any other industry. For more information about TAG FinTech, see http://www.tagonline.org/chapters-and-societies/fintech/

 About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 34,000 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. For more information visit the TAG website at http://www.tagonline.org/.



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