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Event to be held
October 20 at the Georgia Aquarium

ATLANTA, GA-- October 5, 2017--The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) today announced that Nate Morris, Founder and CEO of Rubicon Global, will keynote the 12th annual Excalibur Awards. Each year this premier awards event recognizes businesses throughout the state that demonstrate a transformational use of technology in solving complex business problems.


Morris, whose entrepreneurial journey has focused on reimagining the garbage industry with technology and data, will speak at the October 20th Excalibur Award's breakfast, held at the Georgia Aquarium. Rubicon is a worldwide leader in sustainable, cloud-based waste and recycling solutions.


"TAG is really excited to be able to feature such a visionary leader in disruptive technology," said Larry Williams, President and CEO of TAG.  "The Rubicon story is one of those great examples of how innovation can transform tradition and lead industries along a pathway to evolutionary success. It’s a captivating lesson for us all.”


Morris is one of the founders and visionaries behind Rubicon’s mission to create more sustainable waste and recycling solutions. As chief executive officer, he oversees all aspects of the company.


Headquartered in Atlanta, Rubicon has gained an impressive list of investors as its valuation has grown to more than $1 billion, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Tudor Jones and Marc Benioff. The company has partnered with the City of Atlanta on an initiative that enables the city’s waste trucks to be deployed by a mobile app.


Morris is also the founder and chairman of Morris Industries, a private holding company focused on the application of technology to the industrial economy. He created the Morris Foundation, which works to improve the lives of Kentuckians through strategic giving. Morris has been recognized as one of Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40, a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.


The Excalibur Awards breakfast is nearly sold-out with more than 500 people registered to attend. Follow the conversation on Twitter by following the hashtag #TAGExcalibur.


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About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 35,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.

The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.  TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 33 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

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