ATLANTA (March 11, 2015) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) today announced the Top 10 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. These companies were singled out from the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies for showing the highest degree of innovation, the broadest scope and financial impact of their innovations and the greatest effect of such innovation in promoting Georgia’s technology industry throughout the U.S. and globally.
The 2015 Top 10 Innovative Companies are:
AnswerRocket’s goal is to empower business users to get answers to their day to day business questions instantly. AnswerRocket is like Google™ search for business intelligence and analytics.
Launched in 2014, Bastille is the first security company to detect and mitigate threats affecting the Internet of Things. Bastille secures the IoT on corporate campuses by bringing visibility to airborne threats and allowing for preemptive response. Through proprietary software and sensor technology, Bastille scans a corporation’s airspace to identify and localize all RF emitting devices allowing for situational awareness for IT security teams.
BitPay is the world’s leading payment processor for Bitcoin. Founded in 2011 by Ga Tech graduates, Tony Gallippi and Stephen Pair, BitPay has grown from 3 employees to 90+ worldwide, expanding our campus from Atlanta to South America and Europe.
Bluefin Payment Systems is the leading provider of secure payment technology for enterprises, financial institutions and small-medium sized businesses worldwide. Bluefin’s proprietary PayConex platform features PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE), the QuickSwipe mobile POS system, tokenization, transparent redirect and more. Bluefin is a Participating Organization of the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) and is headquartered in Atlanta, with offices in New York, Chicago and Tulsa.
Greenway Health’s integrated clinical, financial and administrative information solutions empower providers to improve the health of individuals and whole populations — such as those with chronic conditions or the genetic potential for diseases like diabetes or Alzheimer’s — while reducing costs and improving efficiency and satisfaction. Greenway’s open, integrated electronic health record/practice management system, revenue cycle services, patient portal and other solutions are used by 80,000 clinicians in 11,000 sites nationwide — plus 27,000 pharmacists across Walgreens’ 8,200-plus pharmacies — to transform our healthcare system into one that delivers better outcomes and greater value.
NexDefense provides cybersecurity for the automation and control systems of critical infrastructure. It’s product Sophia, the first Industrial Network Anomaly Detection (INAD) system, presents real-time intelligence that empowers operators to quickly expose anomalies, and act before impact to avoid potential disruption and maintain reliability. Sophia’s ability to discover assets, visualize traffic patterns, and alert on deviations from normal operations provides unprecedented visibility and insight that limits risk, reduces liabilities, and ensures the integrity of the automation and control systems that are essential to our nation’s infrastructure.
Parkmobile is the leading provider for on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-street parking. We seamlessly integrate parking everywhere to ensure people on the move enjoy delightful mobility experiences.
QSpex is transforming the prescription eyewear industry by combining best-in-class lens technology with an unprecedented level of service. Our revolutionary new technology permits premium prescription eyewear fulfillment in hours through a groundbreaking lens transfer system that provides unadulterated optics and superior additive treatments—such as the industry’s best photochromic—through proprietary, covalently-fused chemistry. QSpex will offer consumers something they have never experienced before – customized prescription eyewear, delivered same-day via a personalized delivery and dispensing service, to the consumers’ location of choice.
ReST’s mission is to use adaptive technology to create the perfect sleep environment. ReST is the only company with an integrated solution to track sleep data AND automatically respond to that data to help people sleep better. Our main product is the ReST Bed™: the world’s first smart bed. The ReST Bed™ incorporates our patented smart fabric, which senses changes in pressure and interacts with the mattress in order to automatically respond to the sleeper’s comfort and support needs throughout the night. In addition, a ReST Bed™ provides useful information about consumers’ sleep patterns.
Sharecare is a health and wellness engagement platform that provides people with personalized resources to help them live their healthiest lives.
Each Top 10 company will present their innovation on-stage during the 2015 Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) on March 25th, 2015, at the Cobb Galleria Centre.
“The Top 10 awards are given to an elite group of companies whose products and solutions are not only changing their respective industries, they are also putting Georgia on the map as a state where technology innovation can thrive,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “We applaud each of these companies for standing out as leaders in Georgia’s technology community and look forward to showcasing them at our annual Georgia Technology Summit.”
“The competition for Top 10 recognition was particularly fierce this year,” said Dennis Zakas, a partner and founder of Zakas & Leonard, LLP, Chair of Group Office Buys, LLC, and chairperson of the Top 40 Selection Committee. “The Top 10 demonstrate the depth and breadth of Georgia’s technology community. We are pleased to recognize this group of companies and believe that the community will be just as impressed as we are by their innovation and impact on Georgia’s technology industry.”
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About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 26,000 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.
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