TAG Cloud, a society of Technology Association of Georgia, is a diverse community of Cloud subscribers and service providers that come together to share ideas and experiences regarding the changing paradigm of infrastructure service delivery leveraging Cloud computing.

TAG Cloud endeavors to leverage the immense pool of technology talent in Georgia and the experiences they derive in working for many of the most recognized brands in the world to increase the collective potential of our community through knowledge sharing, education, ideation, and the opportunity to shape the future of the industry.  

Through regular meetings, networking events, seminars, and symposiums, TAG Cloud will provide a regular forum for Georgia technologists to learn, share, and grow. 


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TAG Cloud Presents: Security and Compliance Meet the Cloud

TAG Cloud Presents: Security and Compliance Meet the Cloud

Security and Compliance are job zero.  TAG Cloud presents a night that will amaze, terrify and give you hope at the same time.  Join us as top IT executives from PRGX, Leaseplan, CareerBuilder, Turner, State Farm and Alert Logic discuss the challenges their teams face in providing security and maintaining compliance in the cloud, while still achieving the transformational and business initiatives at their organizations. 

Come join the discussion and network with your peers! Dinner and drinks included with registration! Live Music Provided by Rob Kuehl and Maier America!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
5:30 - 8:30 PM

Microsoft Technology Center
8000 Avalon Boulevard
Suite 900
Alpharetta, GA  30009

Our Keynote Speaker:

Andy Green, VP, Global Infrastructure and Operations for PRGX USA, Inc.

Andy Green serves as PRGX, Vice President of Global Infrastructure Support and Operations and leads the development and transformation of a global IT operation that manages SaaS solutions and IT services for Amazon, Kroger, Target, Walmart, Tesco, and other global, retail leaders. He is responsible for the delivery of IT services including Software-as-a-Service, Data Centers, Network Operations, Cloud, Security, Compliance, and DevOps.  

Executive Panelists:

Andy Knaebel, VP of IT for Leaseplan
Andy Knaebel has over 35 years of global IT experience in various industries and is currently a VP of IT at LeasePlan USA.  He holds a MBA in Management and professional certifications including CISM and a certificate from the Georgia Tech. Cyber Security Leadership Program.

Chris Noell, Senior VP of Engineering for Alert Logic
As Senior Vice President of Engineering, Chris Noell is responsible for the software development, quality testing, infrastructure engineering and automation of Alert Logic’s offerings.  Noell joined Alert Logic in 2012 to lead product strategy and innovation, bringing a wealth of experience in risk management and compliance products and services for the enterprise market. Before joining Alert Logic, Noell was Senior Vice President of Product Management with ANX eBusiness, a managed network and security service provider. Noell also served as Vice President of Marketing at Solutionary, and held senior leadership positions at Verisign, Cabletron and Arthur Andersen Business Consulting.

Chris Farris, Cloud Security Architect at Turner
Chris Farris is responsible for Cloud Security for Turner Broadcasting's digital, corporate and broadcast cloud footprint. He's spent the last year focused on wrangling a diverse set of developers and operations teams across the globe. Automation is the only thing keeping him sane at this point. When not building things with Cloud building blocks, he enjoys building Legos with his kid and figuring out what interesting part of the globe to travel to next. Mike Williams, VP Global IT Infrastructure at CareerBuilder

DeWayne Griffin, Enterprise Technology Executive for State Farm
DeWayne Griffin is an executive for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Companies. In his executive role in Enterprise Technology, DeWayne has oversight of areas responsible for data and analytics, including strategy, management and modernization. He is responsible for the processes, standards and governance that ensure data is recognized and protected. He is also responsible for helping the enterprise leverage data to produce insights that deliver competitive advantage. DeWayne has more than 17 years of experience with State Farm.
DeWayne joined State Farm in 2000 and has served in a variety of IT leadership roles, where he has experience building high-performing teams, working on high-pressure and time-sensitive business challenges and delivering results. He assumed his current position in January 2018. 

Members: $10
Non-Members: $30

Thank you to our Event Sponsors!




Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 5:30 PM to
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 8:30 PM


8000 Avalon Boulevard
Suite 900
Alpharetta, GA 30009 US
8000 Avalon Boulevard
Suite 900
Alpharetta, GA 30009
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