TAG FinTech Hosts Sixth Annual TAG FinTech GA Symposium


ATLANTA (January 18, 2016) – TAG FinTech, the financial industry group of Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), announced today that it will be hosting its sixth annual TAG FinTech Georgia 2016 Symposium. The event will take place at the Atlanta Renaissance Waverly Hotel on Feb. 4, 2016.

The TAG FinTech Georgia Symposium 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: The State of the FinTech Market, Commercial Payments, Mobile Payments, Compliance/ Security, and The Evolution of Acquiring.

This year’s event will see Brooks Smith, Founder and CEO of InComm, receive the FinTech Lifetime Achievement Award and become the latest inductee for the TAG FinTech Hall of Fame.

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

The symposium will also feature the release of TAG FinTech’s much anticipated updated report on Georgia’s FinTech ecosystem. This new version will highlight the culture of innovation across the 90+ Georgia-based FinTech companies and highlight original research, a compilation of industry data, expert analysis, insights from local executives, and an update to the popular map of area FinTech firms.

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 FinTech, visit 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 30,000 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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