The Technology Association of Georgia once again hosted the Georgia Technology Summit on March 23rd at the Cobb Galleria Centre. 2017 marks the thirteenth year of the Georgia Technology Summit and has set their focus as Innovation Discovery. The Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) reinforces the significance of innovation and recognizes leaders in technology. The goal of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is to build, connect and enable; people, company and community. GTS draws over 1,500 attendees from across Georgia which include CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, technology entrepreneurs and so many more.
In addition to the great speakers and networking they give presentations and recognition to companies and communities alike. Presentations include the TAG top 40 Innovative Companies, State of Industry and People’s Choice Awards. Keynote speakers include Caleb Harper, Principal Investigator and Director of the Open Agriculture Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, and Glenn Lurie, President & CEO of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Operations. It is a time to celebrate all that the industry has accomplished and Georgia’s visionary technology leadership for the future. GTS is a one-of-a-kind gathering that brings together the industry’s best and brightest to share the insights of the nation’s top authorities. Awards and recognition were distributed to both people and companies alike for their outstanding innovations and technology.
Jeffrey C. Sprecher has been named the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia Inductee. Jeff Sprecher is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) and Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange. He acquired the predecessor company to ICE for $1.00, and built the company with a market capitalization over $30 billion. Sprecher’s leadership has been recognized by Businessweek, Institutional Investor and a number of other industry publications. ICE’s stock was named the best 1-year performer by The Wall Street Journal and in 2010 the company was named as the fastest growing company in the Financial Services category by Fortune magazine.
The Technology Association of Georgia presented Georgia’s Top 10 Most Innovative at the 2017 Georgia Technology Summit.
- Cybraics (Midtown Atlanta, GA) (Cybraics.com): Cybraics is an advanced analytics and artificial intelligence company, focused on solving the hardest problems in cybersecurity.
- Roadie (Atlanta, GA) (roadie.com): As the first on the way delivery network, Roadie connects people who have items to send with drivers already heading in the right direction.
- Ionic (Atlanta, GA) (Ionicsecurity.com): Ionic accelerates trust by protecting data everywhere it travels and anywhere it resides, whether on a network, the Cloud or mobile devices.
- SalesLoft (Atlanta, GA) (SalesLoft.com): SalesLoft is the Sales Engagement Platform for modern sales organizations. We help companies believe in their product, process and people.
- Laaser (Buckhead, GA) (laaser911.com): LaaSer (Techstars ‘16) makes 911 work the way you thought it already did.
- Sharecare (Buckhead, GA) (sharecare.com): Sharecare is the digital health company helping people manage all their health all in one place.
- Nfant (Atlanta, GA) (nfant.com): NFANT Labs is a digital health company focused on improving the lives of neonatal infants through internet connected medical devices.
- Terminus (Buckhead, GA) (terminus.com): Terminus is the leading account-based marketing platform marketers to target accounts, engage decision-makers and grow revenue.
- Pindrop (Atlanta, GA) (pindrop.com): Pindrop is the pioneer in voice fraud prevention and authentication, reducing fraud losses for the 8 out of the top 10 banks in the US.
- Videa (Atlanta, GA) (videa.tv): Videa is a Cox Media Group – owned supply- side platform bringing automation and data-driven decision-making to broadcast television.
Note: The Georgia Technology is the perfect celebration of Georgia’s top technology businesses and visionaries. It was an opportunity to provide information to support company’s plans for growth and continued success. Innovators and companies alike should review the recent event as well as look towards next years to get new prospects, bright ideas and a greater appreciation for why Georgia is a center for technology and innovation. – Axel Martinez helped contribute to this report.