Georgia Technology Summit/ Top 40



March 23, 2017 - Cobb Galleria Centre

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The Georgia Technology Summit reinforces the significance of innovation and recognizes leaders in technology. TAG’s goal is to build, connect and enable; people, company and community. GTS draws over 1,500 attendees from across Georgia that includes CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, technology entrepreneurs.  In addition to the great speakers and networking we recognize the Top 40 most Innovative Companies in Georgia. 


Featured Speakers to include: 


Jeffrey C. Sprecher, Founder, Chairman and CEO- Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. & Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange

2017 Inductee into the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia

PwC US today announced that the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia members selected Jeffrey C. Sprecher, Founder, Chairman and CEO of publicly-held Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) and Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, to be inducted into the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia at the 2017 Georgia Technology Summit on March 23, 2017.

He launched Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) in 2000 and completed its initial public offering in 2005 on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), ultimately building it up to a market capitalization of over $30 billion today. He has served as the company’s CEO since May 2000 and Chairman of the Board since November 2002

Businessweek, Institutional Investor and other industry publications have recognized Sprecher for his work. He was selected by MarketWatch as one of five finalists in the MarketWatch CEO of the Year program in 2006. Also in 2006, 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.  Since 2014, Sprecher has been named one of Barron’s 30 World’s Best CEOs. In 2017, Sprecher was named Best CEO for Brokers, Asset Managers and Exchanges in Institutional Investor’s annual poll.




Glenn Lurie, President and CEO AT&T Mobility and Consumer Operations

Glenn Lurie is responsible for the operations of the mobility business as well as the overall customer experience across all consumer services including entertainment, video, home broadband and wireless – which includes all sales and distribution, service and operations of wireless.

Lurie started his technology career in the early days of the wireless industry at McCaw Cellular after playing professional soccer in Cleveland, Atlanta, Milwaukee and Portland. Over the past two decades, he helped usher in the modern smartphone era by leading AT&T’s negotiations to introduce the first iPhone and iPad.

Since then, Lurie led the formation of new businesses at AT&T including the company’s Internet of Things (IoT) business which now boasts 30 million connections, including 10 million cars. He also built AT&T Digital Life, the company’s home automation and security business, and launched Aio Wireless - now Cricket Wireless.

Lurie has also served as President of National Distribution, President of AT&T’s West region, Regional Vice President for the California/Hawaii region and Vice President and General Manager for the Los Angeles/Southern California market.




Caleb Harper, Director of the Open Agriculture

Many people say they want to impact the world. Caleb Harper, principal investigator and director of the Open Agriculture (OpenAG) Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, is actually doing it – by changing how we grow food to feed and nourish the 9 billion people of 2050.

An engineer turned urban farmer, Harper is working to reverse the global food crisis by revolutionizing agriculture as we know it. At MIT, he leads a diverse team of engineers, architects, urbanists, economists and plant scientists in the exploration and development of future food systems. Together they are innovating what Harper dubs the “Food Computer” – a disruptive, open-source, scalable, controlled-environment agriculture technology platform. The technology exists now; it’s rapidly evolving and quickly finding support in companies, public schools and in warehouses already stacked with it (vertical farms). Harper’s provocative and engaging TED Talk on the “computer that will grow your food” has garnered more than 1.3 million views in just a few short months.

Harper – a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and member of the World Economic Forum New Vision for Agriculture Transformation Leaders Network – focuses his research in the areas of controlled environment design, actuated sensing, control automation and data-driven resource, energy and biologic optimization. His work has been featured by top publications, including TIME, WIRED, The Economist, National Geographic, The Smithsonian, Popular Science and IEEE, and is increasingly drawing the interest and investment of global financing firms. Government and world leaders, and scientists and scholars alike are visiting Harper’s labs to see the implications first hand.



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