For two decades, the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has been promoting technology and spearheading the growth of technology firms in the state of Georgia.
So each year, the state’s tech community gathers at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Cobb County to celebrate and take a look at where the business of technology is heading in Georgia.
The Summit brings together and engages more than 1,200 prominent technology, business and thought leaders centered around the most prominent and relevant trends that are sparking, disrupting and driving innovation today through the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) — one of the country’s largest technology associations with 34,000+ members.
Summit Day is an invitation to engage with the tech community! It provides an opportunity to learn, meet, and discover new ways for your company to get involved, develop relationships, and identify potential partnerships. The Summit allows you to ‘be in the know’ on who is leading the industry in innovation and inspiring what’s next in technology.
The Summit showcased nationally recognized speakers, trending content sessions, the newest inductee into the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia, and Georgia’s most innovative tech companies revolutionizing business. Attendees will also have an opportunity to demo the latest technology and interact with TAG’s 27 tech professional societies for ways to get plugged into what’s happening in the Georgia tech market. Keynotes were delivered by Tiffani Bova and Guy Kawasaki.
2019 Top 40 Innovative Companies of Georgia:
Azalea Health Innovations
Clean Hands – Safe Hands
Compass Technology Group, LLC
Gramarye Media, Inc.
International Screening Solutions, Inc. (WorldWatch Plus®)
Motus Nova, LLC
NuGen Systems, Inc.
At the Summit, TAG also unveiled its 2019 State of the Industry: Technology in Georgia Report.
The report gives an annual assessment of the strengths and key issues within the technology sectors of Georgia.
Working in partnership with Porter Research, this year’s report shines a light on the key elements of success for technology – Talent, Capital and Innovation.
Highlights of the report include:
-Georgia continues to be a top technology employment market
-Georgia’s technology sector grew significantly faster than the US average and employs nearly 300,000 private sector tech employees
-Technology wages in the state have continued to increase – up 2.6% over last year, which is more than the increase seen from 2016 to 2017
-Capital invested in Georgia remained high – and the total number of deals was the second highest since the report began tracking in 2012
The report also shows that technology decision makers remain bullish on Georgia’s ability to raise capital.
“This year’s report shows how Georgia is keeping – and growing – its innovation momentum,” said Larry K. Williams, President & CEO of TAG. “Our goal of being a leading tech state has long been achieved, and our strengths continue to excel as we claim our spot as a global innovation hub. It’s an exciting time to be in technology in Georgia.”
Primary and secondary research for the report is conducted by Porter Research, including TAG’s annual Technology Decision Makers Survey which polled more than 200 of Georgia’s technology executives about how innovation is affecting our technology community.
The full State of the Industry: Technology in Georgia Report is available at: https://tagstateoftheindustry.com/2019/