The 2018 Georgia Technology Summit, or as it is now referred to as, “The Summit” took over the Cobb Galleria, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 20 and 21, for its annual run honoring tech companies in the state of Georgia.
“It’s about how technology is changing every industry in Georgia,” is what attendees were told as they entered the hall.
TAG CEO, Larry Williams added: “This Summit helps shape the way we work with our communities. There is passion in this technology ecosystem as we move to the future.”
TAG is the largest membership technology organization in North America, and they do a great job with organizing this yearly event, but also promoting technology in the state of Georgia and helping grow and drive Georgia’s economy. More than 1,300 C-level technology executives, entrepreneurs and academic leaders from around the world gathered to access the latest information on technology trends, celebrate Georgia’s most innovative technology companies, interact with live innovation demonstrations and hear nationally recognized thought leaders speak on a range of key topics.
The event also celebrates the “Top 40/Top 10 Innovative Companies in Georgia” awards. An appearance and proclamation from Georgia Governor, Nathan Deal and Georgia Tech President “Bud” Peterson also was also inducted into the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia at the event.
This year’s Summit was more interactive as it was less about long speeches and keynote addresses and more emphasis was put on breakout sessions, where Summit goes could check out what appeals to them. It was also revealed that around around country as Georgia is being called the Silicon Peach as a poke at it’s west coast rival, Silicon Valley.
Breakout session topics included:
“The Future of Crypto” with Stephen Pair, Bitpay moderated by Andrew Morris, Money20/20
“Improving Public Safety and Trust: The Role of Data Analytics” with Simon Angove, Superion, Dave Wilkinson, Atlanta Police Foundation, Neelam Sharma, PwC and Jeff Evan, Georgia Tech Research Institute moderated by Cameron McLay, Pw
“The Ultimate Experience for Tomorrow’s Fan” with David Garcia, AMB Sports and Entertainment Group and Eric Bleke, Engage
“Technology and The Future of Health Care: What’s Possible” with Jeff Ray, Omron Healthcare, Inc.
Representatives from all the top tech companies were present and Monetizr, a blockchain game reward engine won the “Most Innovative” of the top-10 tech companies in Georgia that were singled out for their work.
The day also included breakfast, lunch and ample opportunities to meet the leaders of technology in the state of Georgia and network with other attendees. Search the #hashtag #TAGSummit on social media for more from The Summit.