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 Internet Pioneer Bob Metcalfe to Focus on Research University Startups at 2013 Georgia Technology Summit

ATLANTA (February 19, 2013) - The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) today announced that Dr. Bob Metcalfe, one of the leading minds behind the creation of the Ethernet, will give a keynote address on Innovating with Research University Startups at the 2013 Georgia Technology Summit(GTS) on March 20.

Dr. Metcalfe will discuss entrepreneurial, technological innovation at scale through university-based technology startups.  He will also discuss how Georgia businesses can advance and differentiate through smarter, technology-based interaction.

Bob's presentation will draw from his five 10-year careers as an engineer-scientist, entrepreneur-executive, publisher-pundit, venture capitalist, and now professor of innovation.  In 1973 he co-invented the Ethernet, of which 1.2 billion ports were shipped in 2011.  IN 1979     founded 3Com, the billion-dollar networking company acquired by HP in 2011 after 30 years of internet innovation.

Currently, Bob teaches a course for advancing undergraduate startups at the University of Texas at Austin where he is Professor of Innovation and Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise in the Cockrell School of Engineering.  Bob is also a noted technology pundit and recipient of the National Medal of Technology.

"We are excited to welcome Bob as a keynote speaker for our annual Georgia Technology Summit," said Tino Mantella, president and CEO of TAG. "As an Internet pioneer, his innovation contributed to the explosion of the technology industry and paved the path for many of our companies in Georgia today."

The 2013 Georgia Technology Summit is expected to draw a crowd of more than 1,000 C-level executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals and academia to celebrate and recognize Georgia's technology community. In addition to presentations from some of the top technology influencers in the nation, 40 new companies will be named to TAG's Top 40 Innovative Companies and the newest member of the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia will be inducted.  

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