TAG Cloud Summit: From the Breakroom to the Boardroom


ATLANTA- October 23, 2015– Cloud computing is expanding exponentially worldwide as organizations adopt cloud strategies more and more to meet demand and increase sales. Cloud applications are expected to dominate 90 percent of mobile data traffic by 2019, per the Cisco Visual Networking Index, while the Software as a Service (SaaS) market is projected to grow to $67 billion by 2018, according to Forbes.

TAG Cloud Society and TAG Infrastructure Society are partnering to explore mainstream adoption trends and the future of this dynamic platform with an interactive panel discussion featuring leading experts in Cloud Computing. Mike Morris, CEO of Broadgreen Solutions, will serve as panel discussion moderator for the November 4 meeting at First Data in Atlanta from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registration and details are available at: https://s07.123signup.com/servlet/SignUpMember?PG=1521974182300&P=15219741911428713100&Info

Leading technologists featured during the two-hour presentation include: Grady Boggs, Principal Security Specialist, Microsoft; Jeff Moyer, Senior Director, Data Center and Cloud Services, Hewlett-Packard Company; Tom Wojszynski, Senior Manager, Google Cloud Platform; and David Shacochis, Vice President, Platform Enablement, CenturyLink.

Participants are encouraged to submit questions to the panelists on the following suggested topics:

• Data Centers, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery in the Cloud
• The importance of infrastructure and connectivity
• How cloud migration is now a boardroom discussion
• Making cloud migration and use easier, faster, and more secure
• Perceived vs. real challenges posed by various cloud infrastructures
• Choosing the appropriate cloud provider(s)
• Openness and portability between providers
• Control, Security & Performance
• Proactively managing cloud costs
• Business transformation

“Bringing together technology leaders of this caliber in one place offers audience members different perspectives on the rapidly evolving nature of cloud computing infrastructure while providing insight into future applications for enterprise organizations across the board. We are anticipating an interesting and informative panel discussion during this exciting event,” said TAG Infrastructure Society Chairman Ralph Garcia.

Participants are encouraged to register early as space is limited. For more information about the speakers and event or to secure a seat please register by visiting: https://s07.123signup.com/servlet/SignUpMember?PG=1521974182300&P=15219741911428713100&Info

About TAG Cloud
TAG Cloud, a Society of the 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 leveraging Cloud computing.

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. For more information visit: http://www.tagonline.org/chapters-and-societies/cloud/.

About TAG Infrastructure
The TAG Infrastructure Society’s mission is to become the expert resource for companies interested in locating their business within the state of Georgia. We believe that maintaining a comprehensive technology report on Georgia’s road, power, water, real-estate and fiber infrastructure, along with the services enabled by these resources, makes Georgia the logical choice for the next high-tech industry destination. For more information visit: http://www.tagonline.org/chapters-and-societies/infrastructure/.

Pat Mahony

Pat Mahony is a career marketing professional and journalist specializing in marketing strategy, development and process implementation, PR, content and social media tactics in technology and telecom communications. In her journalism career, Pat served as a bureau chief for the Chattanooga Times Free Press with a reach of 280,000 readers. She has bylined thousands of articles and photographs and received two awards from the Associated Press for reporting. Pat is a former radio news broadcaster with statewide broadcasting experience and has served additional roles as a magazine writer, fundraising director, public relations officer, graphic designer, trainer, recruiter and manager of a multi-state volunteer force. She received graphic arts and photography training at the Art Institute of Atlanta and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia. Concurrently, Pat Mahony serves as a social media manager and board member with the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Infrastructure Society. She is a commissioned artist and provides non-profit marketing assistance on a volunteer basis with HomeStretch.org. She is also a broadcaster/ reader for the Georgia Radio Reading Service.

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