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 2016 theme will focus on “Embracing Disruption”.  Almost daily, something or someone is likely disrupting the way we do things.  Society, over time, is embracing these disruptions, which sooner or later become innovative developments.  The typewriter was displaced by the PC, cell phones by smart phones, and letter-writing by email.  Social networking changed our way of communicating altogether.  What’s next?  Jay Samit, CEO of SeaChange International, known as a serial disruptor, said “Every threat to the status quo is an opportunity in disguise”.  Are you embracing disruption?  Maybe you have a big idea for others to embrace.  Come hear our speakers reveal how they, or others they know, embraced disruption and how it paid off.  Clayton M. Christensen stated that “disruptive technology often has performance problems because it is new… and may not yet have a proven practical application.  (Such was the case with Alexander Bell’s ‘electrical machine’ now known as the telephone).”  Christensen concludes that it is common for big corporations to not see the big picture or value of discuptive technology, until the technology developes and "threatens the status quo".

For our 2016 luncheon series, we are excited to host a lineup of speakers who will speak on ‘embracing disruption’, and how they, and others they know, embrace disruption to move in the right direction.

All meetings are held at Pampas Steakhouse, 10970-D State Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA 30022, from11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m.

Sponsorships are now available for this series. If interested please contacted the TAG staff liaison Angelic Jno-Charles at angelic@tagonline.org.


2016 Speaker Series

 Please click the dates to register and for more information about each event.

January 21, 2016 

John Trainor

VP & CIO, Aaron's


February 18

Chris Engle

VP, Americas Air Commerce -Travelport

March 24

Jane Elliott

Executive VP & Chief of Staff, Global Payments

April 21

Erik Feingold

Chief Innovation Officer, Sharecare, Inc.

May 19


John C. Martin

CIO, Georgia Department of Natural Resources

June 23

Vishal Venkatram

CIO, GE Power

July 21

Rajeev Chandrasekharan

SVP and Chief Information Officer, Verizon Enterprise Solutions

August 18

 Will Alexander

VP of Information Systems, RaceTrac

September 22


Sarah Ming Hsi

Chief Information Officer, MARTA

October 20


Brooks Tobey

Sr. VP, Platform Strategy and Architexcture, Turner


November 17

Andy Bodea,Ph.D.

Chief Global Operations Officer, Equifax










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