By Larry K. Williams, TAG President and CEO
Recently, I had the pleasure of participating in the National Technology Security Coalition’s (NTSC) first International CISO Policy Roundtable in London. The goal of this visit was to expand our board presence in the UK and to forge a better understanding of the policies and issues that are of mutual interest. It was also a great reminder of how intertwined Georgia’s tech scene is with the rest of the world.
Thousands of international businesses have been making their way to Georgia, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. According to the Global Business Alliance, Georgia is home to 1,200+ foreign companies employing about 300,000 individuals. These numbers have increased by 32% in the last 8 years alone (compared to 20% for the national average).
From some of the top financial companies to leading tech corporations, our community has welcomed organizations from almost every corner of the world. And, Georgia companies are expanding their activities outside of our borders as well, resulting in greater resiliency and sustainability.
Just a few of the international tech companies that have shared their plans to open or expand their presence in Georgia in the last few years include: Ringover, a France-based leader in cloud communications; Kainos, a software company headquartered in Northern Ireland; Skynamo, a South-Africa-based field sales solutions software developer; and German company TeamViewer, a global provider of secure remote connectivity solutions and workplace digitalization technology.
Thanks to the leadership of the TAG International Business Society, we remain well connected to the international tech business scene and are proud to support Georgia’s international technology community.. Learn how you can get involved at: https://www.tagonline.org/societies/international-business/.