2024 TAG Technology awards applications opening soon!


The annual TAG Technology Awards promote and celebrate our inclusive technology community throughout Georgia. Any company, organization and leader located in Georgia is welcome to apply. Nominations will open in May 2024.


Celebrate the Technology Award Finalists and Winners with TAG on Dec. 4, 2024

Join us at our TAG Technology Awards and black-tie gala! Save the date for our Silver Jubilee celebrating our 25th anniversary on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at The Foundry at Puritan Mill. This will be the event of the year, and we hope to see you all there to celebrate TAG’s 25 years of success.

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2023 Award Categories & Winners

Tech Leader of the Year

Recognizes a CIO, CISO or equivalent throughout Georgia who has primary IT leadership responsibility within his/her organization, and demonstrated leadership, driven innovation, and delivered value to their organization (e.g. revamped IT organization, contributed to employer’s mission/profit/efficiency in a major way, etc.) in 2022.

FINALISTS

Tech Leader of the Year – Government/Education/Non-Profit

  • WINNER: Sweta Sneha – Kennesaw State University
  • Steven Ferguson – Technical College System of Georgia
  • Mat Mathews – Boys and Girls Club of America
  • Shawnzia Thomas – Georgia Technology Authority
  • Ananias Williams – Georgia Department of Revenue

Tech Leader of the Year – Public

  • WINNER: Danielle Evans – Honeywell
  • Kevin Gowen – Synovus
  • Dustin Johnson – UCB
  • Matthew Maxey – Synovus
  • Ken Meyer – Truist

Tech Leader of the Year – Private

  • WINNER: Jessie Pack – Scientific Games
  • Chris Brennan – Knapp, Inc.
  • Sarah Butterfass – FanDuel
  • Jeremy Duvall – 7Factor Software
  • Stephen Pair – BitPay

Emerging Leader of the Year

Recognizes a rising leader in any type or size Georgia organization who demonstrated leadership, driven innovation, and delivered value to their organization or industry (e.g. revamped IT organization, contributed to employer’s mission/profit/efficiency in a major way, etc.) in 2022. Applicants are individuals with high potential to be a future leader, but is not currently in one of the top roles in their organization.

FINALISTS

Emerging Leader of the Year

  • WINNER: Elon Ciriaco – Equifax
  • Chris Amos – NCR
  • Rachel Carawan – PDI Technologies
  • Nathalie Charlot – NCR
  • Josh Hildebrandt – Georgia Technology Authority
  • Praveen Sam – Honeywell

 

Tech for Good

Recognizes a 2022 program or project that utilizes technology to positively impact under-served individuals or communities, promotes inclusiveness and creates equity in Georgia.

FINALISTS

Tech for Good

  • WINNER: Georgia Technology Authority
  • Comcast
  • PadSplit
  • Paramount Software Solutions
  • Purchasing Power

Tech Evolution

Recognizes a technology program or product that pre-existed for one purpose and was adapted for another purpose with positive impact in 2022.

FINALISTS

Tech Evolution

  • WINNER: Georgia State University
  • Apto Solutions
  • CoreSite
  • GoFan
  • Judicial Innovations

Innovation Driven Company

Recognizes a company throughout Georgia who has developed an innovative technology (hardware, software, etc.) solution or are using existing technology in an innovative way to make companies and organizations stand out in any industry in 2022.

FINALISTS

Innovation-Driven Company (Startup)

  • WINNER: eStreamly
  • Cooleaf
  • CyberData Pros
  • MSys Technologies
  • WORKOPTI

Innovation-Driven Company (Small)

  • WINNER: BitPay
  • Carpool Logistics
  • Codoxo
  • RightData
  • Vouch.io

Innovation-Driven Company (Mid-Market)

  • WINNER: Azalea Health
  • AMI
  • DataSeers
  • Relay Payments
  • Vital4

Innovation-Driven Company (Enterprise-Public)

  • WINNER: Norfolk Southern (for Robust Track Maintenance)
  • Honeywell
  • Norfolk Southern (for Visual Train Inspection)
  • Synovus
  • UCB
  • UPS

Innovation-Driven Company (Enterprise-Private)

  • WINNER: FanDuel
  • Reibus International
  • SoftPath System
  • Ware2Go
  • The Weather Channel television network

Innovation-Driven Company (Government/Education/Non-Profit)

  • WINNER: University of North Georgia
  • Georgia Department of Revenue (for DRIVES)
  • Georgia Department of Revenue (for Integrated Tax Solution)

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2022 Award Categories
Winners & Finalists

Public/Private Tech Leader of the Year

Recognizes a CIO or equivalent throughout Georgia who has primary IT leadership responsibility within his/her organization, and demonstrated leadership, driven innovation, and delivered value to their organization (e.g. revamped IT organization, contributed to employer’s mission/profit/efficiency in a major way, etc.)

Public Sector Finalists
    • Winner: Phil Ventimiglia, Chief Innovation Officer, Georgia State University
    • Steven Ferguson, Chief Information Officer & Interim Deputy Commissioner – Economic Development, Technical College System of Georgia
    • John Matelski, Chief Innovation & Information Officer, Dekalb County
Private Sector Finalists
    • Winner: Robin Gregg, Chief Executive Officer, RoadSync
    • Chris Berry, Chief Technology Officer & General Manager – PDI Security Solutions, PDI Software
    • Kathryn Mooney, Founder, Co-CEO, Chief Creative Officer, TwinFlame Development, LLC

Emerging Leader of the Year

Recognize emerging leaders throughout Georgia in organization who demonstrated leadership, driven innovation, and delivered value to their organization or industry (e.g. revamped IT organization, contributed to employer’s mission/profit/efficiency in a major way, etc.)

Finalists
    • Winner: Rachel Ozias, VP – Marketing, Comcast Business
    • Deb Largen, Senior Director – Global Business Technology Services, Manhattan Associates
    • Lauren Patrick, VP – Marketing, Curricula

Innovation Driven Company

Recognize companies throughout Georgia have developed an innovative technology (hardware, software, etc) solution or are using existing technology in an innovative way to make companies and organizations stand out in any industry.

Startup Finalists
    • Winner: MapHabit, Inc.
    • Knightley
    • NuGen Systems
Small Sector Finalists
    • Winner: RoadSync
    • Momnt Technologies, Inc. fka Artis Technologies
    • Vital4
Mid-market Sector Finalists
    • Winner: GoFan
    • BitPay
    • ParkMobile
Enterprise/Private Company Finalists
    • Winner: Manheim, a Cox Automotive Company
    • Bluefin
    • Flexential
Enterprise/Public Company Finalists
    • Winner: NCR Corporation
    • Aflac
    • Truist

Digital Transformation

Recognizes a government, education or non-profit entity and a public or private corporation throughout Georgia who’s digital transformation implemented in the last 12 months impacted their organization’s efficiencies, customer interactions, profit margin and/or impacted the organization’s advancement of their mission.

Non-Profit/Government/Education Finalists
    • Winner: Kennesaw State University
    • Invest Atlanta
    • Technical College System of Georgia
Private Sector/Corporate Finalists
    • Winner: Wrench Group
    • GoFan
    • LeasePlan USA

Tech For Good

Recognizes a 2021 program or project that utilizes technology to positively impact under-served individuals or communities, promotes inclusiveness and creates equity in Georgia.

Finalists
    • Winner: Comcast Business
    • Atlanta Housing Authority
    • Technical College System of Georgia

Tech Evolution

Recognizes a technology program or product that pre-existed for one purpose and was adapted for another purpose with positive impact in 2021.

Finalists
    • Winner: Honeywell Connected Enterprise
    • Fiserv, Inc.
    • GoFan