Technology Association of Georgia Launches New Society

ATLANTA, GA (October 19, 2015) – Following a soft launch at the end of September, the Technology Association of Georgia is pleased to announced the development of its newest society, TAG Cloud. The society hosted its first event on September 28th to a crowd of more than 100 attendees at Heritage Hall in Sandy Springs.
This special interest group, which joins the league of other groups such as TAG FinTech and TAG Health, will seek to educate and create awareness around the vibrant cloud industry in Georgia. Their first event featured a panel discussion of technology leadership from CardioMEMS, The Coca-Cola Company, Bridge2Solutions, and First Data Corporation. The group’s next event will be held on November 4th, 2015 and will feature a panel of the leading Cloud Services Providers in the state discussing organizational change.
The cloud computing market is projected to be a $270 billion dollar industry by the year 2020. Cloud computing is a way to store and access data and programs over the Internet instead of on your computer’s hard drive. This technology eliminates the physical need for in-house dedicated network attached storage (NAS) hardware or server. Simply put, cloud computing can be done anywhere, anytime with a working online connection.
“Cloud computing will become more and more prominent in the technology industry in the next few years. We at TAG are very excited to be at the helm in bringing this growing industry to the forefront of innovation in Georgia. I look forward to what this society will bring,” said Tino Mantella, President and CEO of TAG.

Founding Board Member companies include providers Google, Amazon Web Services, Century Link, Broad Green Solutions, Virtustream, and more. Additionally, the board also hosts local technology leadership from The Coca-Cola Company, Bridge2Solutions, SterlingBackcheck, Red Tree Labs, SunGard Financial Systems, Saint Jude Medical, Primary Capital Mortgage, First Data Corporation, Resurgens Orthopedics, and GE Power and Water. The society will be co-chaired by David Flannery, Senior Global Account Executive and Technology Infrastructure Advisor of CenturyLink Business, and David Grantier, Director Technology Delivery and Corporate Systems of Bridge2Solutions.

Founding Society Sponsors include Bridge2Solutions, Virtustream, TriNet, Broadgreen Solutions, SterlingBackcheck, Google, and CenturyLink Business.

The November 4th will be held in the evening at First Data Corporation and is open to the public. More information and registration information is available online at


About TAG Cloud

TAG Cloud, a Society of Technology Association of Georgia, is a diverse community of Cloud subscribers and service providers that come together to share ideas and experiences regarding the changing paradigm of infrastructure service delivery and related operations from a traditional enterprise hosting model to third-party-public-cloud-vendors providing elastic compute capabilities.

TAG Cloud endeavors to leverage the immense pool of technology talent in Georgia and the experiences they derive in working for many of the most recognized brands in the world to increase the collective potential of our community through knowledge sharing, education, ideation, and the opportunity to shape the future of the industry.  

Through regular meetings, networking events, seminars, and symposiums, TAG Cloud will provide a regular forum for Georgia technologists to learn, share, and grow. Learn more online at


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




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