TAG Data Science & Analytics presents Networking Social
Meehan's Public House
227 Sandy Springs Pl, Atlanta, GA 30328
February 21, 2018 5:30pm - 9:00pm
TAG’s Data Science & Analytics society exists to bring together a diverse group of functional and technical experts in all levels of the organization to achieve greater Business Intelligence and Analytics results through knowledge sharing.
Please join the TAG Data Science & Analytics society for an evening of social networking.
Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 5:30 PM to Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 9:00 PM
The TAG Sales Leadership awards recognize the high performing Atlanta sales leaders whose contributions have contributed to the continuing innovation and success of metro community sales culture.
We will be recognizing finalists for one the following six categories.
1) Sales Leader, Large - 800+ sales employees and/or > $500 MM Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR)
2) Sales Leader, Medium – 150 to 799 sales employees and/or $50 to $500 MM ARR
3) Sales Leader, Startup/Growth Stage - 5 to 149 employees and/or $5MM to $49MM ARR
4) Inside Sales Leader of the Year
5) Sales Operations Leader of the Year
6) Community Leader – someone who has bettered the sales ecosystem in Atlanta
IMPORTANT UPDATE - Table registration is closed. Please contact Breanna Lawrence at firstname.lastname@example.org for individual ticket purchases.
The event is almost SOLD OUT. We will not have onsite registration.
Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 6:00 PM to Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 9:00 PM
TAG Marketing Presents: TAG Marketing Awards Winners Circle
3159 Royal Drive, Suite 340, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Are you a marketing risk taker, change agent or up and comer in Georgia’s technology ecosystem? Join us to hear exclusive, first-hand insights from TAG's Marketing Award winners. Learn what it takes to be recognized as a top tech marketer in Atlanta from companies including NanoLumens, Yalo and Terminus.minus.
Moderator: Scott Williford, vLink Solutions
Joe Lloyd, NanoLumens
Arnold Huffman, Yalo
Sangram Vajre and Shauna Ward, Terminus
Thank you to our Sponsor:
Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 4:00 PM to Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 7:00 PM
The TAG Health IT Career Fair brings together experienced, highly qualified talent with HIT companies in Georgia, the nation’s health IT capital. A post-fair survey showed that employers appreciated “the abundance of a select group of qualified candidates with health IT-related experience and skills."
Who Should Participate?
Healthcare providers, health insurance providers
Health IT technology/data management firms
Consulting and staffing firms supporting the health IT industry
Academic institutions with health IT tracks or certification programs
TAG Premier Members – FREE
TAG Members - $350
Non-Members - $500
Listing on the Website and on program flyers
10 Job postings & 100 Resume views
Table at Career Fair with Signs PDF of Job Seeker Resumes
Date March 1, 2018
10:00am - 2:00pm
The Metropolitan Club
5895 Winward Parkway
Alpharetta, Georgia 30005
Thursday, Mar 08, 2018 10:00 AM to Thursday, Mar 08, 2018 3:00 PM
TAG Recruiting Lessons Learned: War Stories from the Recruiting Trail
2900 Westside Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30004
We all have interesting stories from the Recruiting trail. From diabolical hiring managers to bat$h!t crazy candidates, we have seen a lot. Some stories have happy endings, and others have left us bruised and scratching our heads. But through it all, there are some lessons to be learned. Please join your colleagues for a fun evening of sharing, and maybe a little learning sprinkled in. Be prepared to share stories, and if you have a tip or two, or a trick that you’ve developed, the group would love to hear that, too.
Rick Denius will be moderating the January 2018 Session: Recruiting War Stories – Lessons Learned. Every recruiter and talent acquisition professional has at least one crazy story to tell about a recruiting situation. From time to time I say, “Wow, Now that would be great reality TV. You can’t make this up!” Well it’s time to reminisce and learn from the trenches. Come network with the best of the best talent acquisition professionals in Atlanta and share your recruiting war stories, Thursday March 8th at VMWare
See you there!
About the Moderator:
HR Search Company
Rick Denius, Managing Partner at the HR Search Co. Recognizing a need for HR expertise in the HR search space, Rick established the HR Search Company. He possesses over twenty years of combined experience in corporate HR and external search firm recruiting. With this background, Rick brings a unique perspective to every hiring equation regarding what is needed to effectively fill important vacancies within Human Resources. For nearly eighteen years at CNN and Turner Broadcasting, he provided senior business leaders guidance on talent selection, leadership development, and strategic workforce planning, including organization design. Rick is very intentional about building and maintaining lasting relationships with hiring managers, aiming to support their long-term interests and success. Likewise, he's equally focused on his relationships with prospective candidates out of his desire to understand their needs and motivators at various points in their career. He truly knows and can anticipate what those on both sides of the hiring equation expect and want as a successful outcome of the job selection process. It’s this deep experience and know-how coupled with Rick’s passion for scouting HR talent that allows him to help others make their HR search a successful and enjoyable experience.
Thursday, Mar 08, 2018 6:30 PM to Thursday, Mar 08, 2018 8:00 PM
TAG Data Governance Presents: Introduction to GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
Fulton County Schools
6201 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30339
March 9th, 2018 from 8:00am to 10:00am
This expert panel discussion will provide foundational knowledge around GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
What is GDPR?
Why is GDPR important?
How are companies addressing GDPR?
Austen Onyett- Senior Data Leader- IHG
Austen Onyett is a Customer Database Manager who works with IHG. He owns enterprise customer data, MDM, and data quality platforms. In addition, he founded the Customer Data Governance Team for IHG in 2016 and heads up metadata initiatives for the company. Recently, as part of data governance oversight for IHG, he has been driving GDPR awareness for the business as well as partnering with internal Legal and IT Teams to operationalize pertinent aspects of GDPR to the overall company. Austen holds a Technical Degree in Paramedicine with Seminole State College and is a veteran of the USAF.
Tyler Johnson- CEO- PrivOps
A senior executive and thought leader with more than 20 years of experience, Tyler has a unique perspective that has helped him build technologies, teams and processes to accelerate innovation. Early in his career, Tyler invented an automated testing platform for HP's most advanced servers and was awarded 22 US patents. Later, Tyler grew Rackspace’s $300 Million VMware based private cloud services line to over $600 Million while serving as product leader and strategic alliance leader. Most recently, Tyler launched PrivOps, an ATDC Accelerate startup focused on creating technologies to support personal privacy while building secure, compliant applications in the cloud. Tyler holds a B.S.E.E. from Florida Atlantic University, an MBA from Southern Methodist University and lives in Alpharetta, GA, with his wife and two sets of twins.
Jodi Daniels- Founder and Privacy Consultant- Red Clover Associates
Jodi Daniels is an online data strategy and privacy expert with more than 19 years experience in privacy, marketing, strategy, and finance roles. She has worked in multiple industries such as Financial Services, Automotive, Media, and Retail for Bank of America, Cox Enterprises, The Home Depot and Deloitte. As Founder of Red Clover Advisors, Ms. Daniels assists companies at all stages of privacy maturity with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, operationalizing privacy, digital governance and online data strategy. Ms. Daniels has significant expertise with digital media data strategy and privacy.
Mary Levins - ‘Value through Data’ Industry Leader; Engineer; Strategist
Mary Levins is a known expert in enterprise data management and data governance by bringing value and visionary inspiration to organizations. She has been applying Industrial Engineering principles to data strategy solutions and optimizing complex data processes for more than 20 years. Mary is the founding principle of Sierra Creek Consulting, a small firm that delivers value through data. Areas of specialty include Value through Governed Data, Value through Enterprise Data (including data knowledge management, MDM, and Data Quality), and Value through Voice of the Customer Data (including Social Media reviews, Call Center, and other unstructured data).
Friday, Mar 09, 2018 8:00 AM to Friday, Mar 09, 2018 10:00 AM
TAG Corporate Development Paymetric CxOs: High Growth Entrepreneurship & Innovation
High Growth Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Paymetric, Inc. is a global leader in secure electronic payment solutions for the enterprise. Founded in 1998 by two former SAP employees, the startup raised over $30M in Venture Capital funding. In 2013, leading global Private Equity firm Francisco Partners made a majority investment and in 2017, Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV) acquired Paymetric for more than $500M.
2017 awards & recognition: EY ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ for financial services (national award)
Atlanta Business Chronicle ‘Pacesetter Award’ (5th consecutive year)
TAG ‘Top 40’ most Innovative technology award (statewide summit)
TAG FinTech ‘Advance’ innovation award winner (inaugural year) Assoc. Corp. Growth Atlanta ‘Deal of the Year Award’ (Vantiv exit) Private Equity Int’l ‘Operational Excellence Award’ (home run exit)
TAG ‘CxOs’ (annual signature event) profiles high-growth Atlanta technology companies. C-level executives share their insights on the journey in rapidly scaling the business. Profiled companies: SecureWorks, Kabbage, Cardlytics and Cloud Sherpas.
Asif Ramji, President & CEO, Paymetric
Mr. Ramji has returned over half-a-billion dollars for his investors, partners, and shareholders during his career. Under Mr. Ramji’s leadership, Paymetric has become the global enterprise leader for cloud-based secure integrated payments and has experienced consecutive quarters of double-digit growth. Paymetric’s SaaS solutions are used by many Fortune 500 companies
Cameron Balash, SVP Sales & Business Development
Cameron Balash joined Paymetric in 2009 and has played an integral role in driving the successful growth of the company’s secure, integrated payment processing solutions for the business enterprise including SAP and Oracle. He offers more than 15 years of sales and channel experience within the payment processing and software industries. Currently, he manages Paymetric’s direct sales force and develops strategic business channels.
Mark Berry, SVP, SaaS Operations, Security & DBA
Mark Berry joined Paymetric in 2015 to deliver operational consistency and enterprise-class continuity through a secure infrastructure in order to support our growing client base. He has over 20 years of IT Management experience in payments and investment security.
Jeff Leach, Director, Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young
Jeff Leach is the Southeast business development leader for Transaction Advisory Services at EY, where he is responsible for establishing and managing relationships with senior corporate executives, private business owners, investment banking professionals, and private equity investors. Prior to joining EY, Jeff was a senior manager at Deloitte Consulting, where he focused on business strategy and transformation. He previously held leadership roles at The Hackett Group and Corporate Executive Board (CEB).
Jim Forbes, Former Chairman & CEO, NS8 Corp.
Mr. Forbes was Chairman & CEO of NS8 Corp. (OTCBB: NSEO) an international software technology development company based in Vancouver, Canada; backed by a $1 billion hedge fund. Previously, Jim was Corporate Vice President of Equant (NYSE: ENT) a $3 billion global provider of Internet & Data services; backed by private equity firm Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (sold to France Telecom). He also served on the board of iBAHN, a global Internet service provider (backed by Intel Capital). Mr. Forbes is currently Chief Strategy Officer of Vizzia Technologies.
DATE March 15th
LOCATION Buckhead Saloon
3227 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
DESCRIPTION Join the TAG Young Professionals society, the BMA ATL (Business Marketing Association) and JCI Atlanta as we come together to cheer on our favorite basketball teams during March Madness. To make things even more "mad", we will be giving out door prizes and wings. The event will be a cash bar.
FEE Members: $10
Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 6:30 PM to Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 9:00 PM
Cobb Galleria Centre
2 Galleria Parkway, SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
An evolution of the Georgia Technology Summit, The Summit engages more than 1,400 prominent C-level executives, entrepreneurs, and academic leaders from around the world in discussions and actions centered on the global trends that are sparking and disrupting the tech community.
The Summit showcases nationally recognized speakers, interactive strategy sessions, the newest inductee into the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia, and features Georgia’s most innovative tech companies revolutionizing business.
Connect and grow at The Summit!
Check out The Summit website here for more details.
March 20th – 5:30pm-8:30pm
March 21st – 7:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 5:30 PM to Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 4:30 PM
TAG Cloud Presents: Successfully Navigating the Journey to the Cloud
The Cloud Societies 2018 kickoff event will be sure to provide great visibility into the critical things to consider as you move through your journey to the cloud. Topics will include the business, people, financial and operational aspects to consider as you continue your journey. Our Keynote will provide real-world experience and walk you through the dos and don’ts of moving workloads to the cloud. 2018 will see the largest adoption in the history of cloud and there will be winners and losers in the adoption process. As a society, our goal is to bring together our community and build relationships that will enable Atlanta to be filled with companies that are winning in the cloud.
We will provide food and drink and all you need to do is come with an interest in learning more about what your peers and partners are looking to achieve in 2018!
TAG Cloud Presents: Leveraging New Technologies in the Cloud
TAG Cloud presents a night to learn more about the latest technologies available and how companies are leveraging them. Capabilities are changing so rapidly it’s almost impossible to keep up. Our Keynote and panelist will discuss successes and failures of adopting some of these technologies.
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 5:30 PM to Tuesday, May 01, 2018 8:30 PM
FinTech South 2018 is a global exchange of insights, innovations and trends fueling tomorrow's financial tech industry.
Attracting international companies and speakers across multiple industries, FinTech South is an opportunity to engage with 400 FinTech companies employing more than 130K employees globally, generating $72B in revenues, and processing over 118B transactions annually.
This 2-day event will feature:
1000 Attendees from 6+ Countries
200 C-Level Executives
400 Companies from multiple industries
3 Keynote Speakers
24+ Breakout Sessions
VIP Sessions for C-level Executives
60+ Exhibitors & Startups at FinTech South Innovation Alley
Lifetime Achievement Award
Innovation Pitch Contest and Award
Sixth Annual TAG Infrastructure Data Center Summit
Sixth Annual TAG Infrastructure Data Center Summit - State of the Industry
May 16th, 2018
11:00-11:30 - Registration & networking
11:30-12:00 - Sponsor speaker
12:00-1:00 - Panel discussion
The Atlanta metropolitan area ranks among the top U.S. markets for wholesale and corporate data center growth due to its interconnected downtown core, low utility costs and favorable business climate, experts say. At the same time, today’s CIO must balance cost, complexity, speed of deployment and ongoing technical expertise when determining whether a data center solution meets enterprise needs for security, storage, redundancy, and support of mission-critical applications.
Deployment of onsite and cloud-based network infrastructure solutions has resulted in steady growth in the Atlanta data center market. While cloud service providers vie for available space in downtown Atlanta’s data center and colocation facilities to meet growing demand, more and more enterprise customers are choosing company-owned data centers, public and hybrid cloud solutions to support IT workloads and infrastructure needs.
How does Atlanta stack up with other data center markets, and what will it take for Atlanta to become the number one Data Center destination? Find out by attending The Sixth Annual TAG Infrastructure Data Center Summit State of the Industry.
Members - $30
Non-members - $50
48 hours in advance
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 11:00 AM to Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:00 PM
TAG Infrastructure Sporting Clay and Turkey Shoot 2018
TAG Infrastructure Sporting Clay and Turkey Shoot
November 16th, 2018
Etowah Valley Sporting Clays
619 Sporting Hill Drive
Dawsonville, GA 30534
8 am - Registration and Breakfast
9 am - Clay Shoot
1 pm - Lunch and Awards Ceremony
Join us on November 16th for a morning of clay shooting, turkeys and networking! Etowah Valley Sporting Clays features three courses, ranging from beginner to challenging, with two 14 station courses and 4 station developmental course. A barbecue lunch and awards ceremony will follow the shoot.
Registration Fee Includes:
Doughnuts and coffee before the course
Access to the Shooting Clay Course
Use of Golf Carts
Whether you are a novice or a pro--this event is for you! Join members of TAG Infrastructure as we challenge each other for the winning record, the opportunity to have bragging rights among our peers and take home some turkey for your Thanksgiving table.
Come with your best shot! Prizes will be given, including a few TURKEYS!
What to bring: *Hunting gear, including your gun and shells. You will be able to rent a gun and buy shells on location if necessary (15 guns available for rental. First come, first serve). The Gun Rental is $20 and the Box of Shells is approximately $28 for 100 shells for the day.
Members - $120
Non-members - $100
48 hours in advance
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 8:00 AM to Friday, Nov 16, 2018 2:00 PM
TAG Cloud Presents: Success Stories of Cloud Adoption
(Cloud celebration and holiday)
It has been an amazing year in the Cloud industry. TAG Cloud presents a night to present the success of multiple companies and explore how they solved the “cloud equation”. Additionally, we’ll be celebrating the arrival of the holiday season so bring your interest and holiday cheer!
Tuesday, Dec 04, 2018 5:30 PM to Tuesday, Dec 04, 2018 8:30 PM