TAG North Metro




The Gwinnett & North Fulton Chambers of Commerce have joined forces with TAG to offer a monthly series, under the banner of “TAG North Metro.” The motivation behind the initiative was TAG’s growing membership northeast of Atlanta and the desire of the three organizations to work collaboratively to deliver content to the north metro region. These events offer a uniquely intimate setting to network and learn from some of the region’s most influential and strategic thinkers.

Our 2015 theme will focus on “Pivoting for Relevance”.  During this high-tech age of constant innovation, it seems almost inevitable that a leader will, at some point during his career, face a very critical decision of when to stay the course versus when to shift direction.  The late Winston Churchill wrote, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”  This seems to strike a chord among startups as well as more established businesses today, who are constantly faced with how to tweak their original vision to accommodate changes in technology, environment, and customers; while staying grounded in what they already know. For our 2015 luncheon series, we are excited to host a lineup of speakers who will speak on ‘pivoting for relevance’, and how they have used their expertise within their role to spot new trends, optimize the market fit, and ultimately spearhead a shift in direction that hopes to fulfill a need as well grow the business.

All meetings are held at Pampas Steakhouse, 10970-D State Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA 30022, and begin at 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  

Sponsorships are now available for this series. If interested please contacted the TAG staff liaison Sherita Martin at sherita@tagonline.org.


2015 Speaker Series:

January 22, 2015

 Bill Van Curen

 Vice President & CIO

 NCR Corporation


February 19, 2015

 Tony Gallipi

 Co-Founder and Executive Chairman


March 19th, 2015

 Bruce Dragt

 SVP of eCommerce

 First Data

 April 16, 2015  

 Steve Karp

 Chief Strategy  Offifer


 May 21, 2015  

 Cherie Fuzzell


 Parkmobile USA

 June 18, 2015  

 Karl Straub

 President for Care Logisitics

 Jackson Healthcare

 July 16, 2015  

 Olin Wise

 CTO/Group Executive

 TSYS Acquiring Solutions


 August 20.  2015  



 Maureen Davis

 Assistant Vice present




September 17, 2015  

 Todd Harris

 Chief Operating Officer

 Hi-Rez Studios

October 15, 2015  

 Rick Fitzgerald

 Chief Information  Officer


 November 19,  2015   

 Robert Hendricks

 SVP, Planning & Portfolio Management


 December  10,  2015  









Platinum Sponsor

Abel Solutions

Gold Sponsors




Alpharetta Technology Commission

Peak 10  

  Silver Sponsor




Thank You to Our Partners

TAG North Metro Partners

Where Georgia Leads

TAG Titanium Sponsors

TAG Platinum Sponsors

TAG Gold Sponsors

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