ATLANTA (September 24, 2015) The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) will honor Georgia’s preeminent technology visionary Christopher Klaus with an ‘Icons of the Industry’ Award at its 2015 Digital Media & Entertainment Industry Summit.
This year’s summit will assemble leading Georgia experts in the top of their fields from film & broadcast, music, and digital media (gaming and interactive marketing) and enable cross industry dialogue in an effort to promote and grow Georgia as a world-class entertainment and content creation destination.
Representatives from the various sectors of Georgia’s growing digital media and entertainment industry will discuss relevant topics and current industry trends, including the Georgia tax credit programs.
About Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 29,000+ members and hosting over 200+ events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 34 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.
About Christopher W. Klaus
As founder and chief executive officer of Kaneva, Christopher W. Klaus is realizing his vision of delivering the first virtual entertainment world for the masses. At its helm driving vision and business strategy, Klaus has pioneered the extension of online social networking and media sharing into an immersive 3D world, providing an entirely new social entertainment experience for the masses. On Kaneva.com, Profiles, Entertainment and Communities are instantly “teleported” from the 2D Web into a modern-day 3D Virtual World where each resident has their own virtual home and 3D persona or avatar. Prior to founding Kaneva, Klaus founded and served as the chief security advisor of Internet Security Systems Inc. (ISS), a company he created in 1994 and sold to IBM in 2006. Appointed by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, Mr. Klaus currently sits on the Film, Video, and Music Advisory Commission. He is a game advisor to American Intercontinental University (AIU), serves on the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Board of Visitors as well as the boards of VerticalOne, the Georgia Game Developers Association (GGDA), Georgia Tech Advisory Board (GTAB), and the Georgia Tech College of Computing.
To learn more about this event or to discuss Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact:
Senior Director of Strategic Communications & Technology Evangelist
Digital Media & Entertainment Society Liaison