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TAG BI/A Society Reveals Finalists for Annual Innovation Awards

ATLANTA (October 31, 2013) – The Technology Association of Georgia in collaboration with the Business Intelligence and Analytics (BI/A) Society of TAG, today announced the finalists for the 2013 BI/A Innovation Awards.


“This year we had over 20 nominations representing a broad base of innovative companies in Georgia.  Many of these organizations are combining internal and external data to predict potential outcomes and shift their strategy to drive new sources of revenue.  The face of BI is changing rapidly.” says Greg Boyd, TAG BI/A Society Co-Chair.


The annual event recognizes leaders in the Enterprise and SMB spaces for their development and application of BI, Business Analytics, Big Data, Predictive Analytics and more.  This year’s finalists include:


Mid Size Enterprise

  • Emory University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Recall


Large Enterprise

  • AT&T
  • Manheim
  • NCR


Winners will be selected from among the finalist by an all-star lineup of judges including

Earthlink VP, Tracy Ariail ; Larry Clark, CIO at PSA;  Jay Ferro, CIO at the American Cancer Society; Cbeyond Executive VP Joe Oesterling;  Carlos Navarro, Latin America President for Elavon and Ken Russell, CIO at  Stag-Parkway.


“We were fortunate to have strong representation from Business and IT Executives on the panel of judges this year.  This is a clear indication of the strategic importance of BI in companies” according to Eric Falthzik, TAG BI/A Co-Chair.



The Judges will participate in the program on November 12, 2013 in a panel discussion regarding the current state and future outlook of Business Intelligence and Analytics.  The event will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center, 246 Perimeter Center Parkway.


 The 2013 BI/A Innovation Awards is brought to you by Platinum Sponsor; QlikView.  Gold sponsors; IBM, ORACLE, Trillium Software.  Silver sponsors; 3 Sage Consulting, Illuminate 360, and Slalom Consulting.


For more information on attending the 2013 BI/A Innovation Awards, please contact Tyler Heinzelmann at or visit



About TAG BI/A Society  

The TAG BI/A Society serves as the premier source for successful business professionals, managers and executives that seek information related to the ongoing integration of Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) systems.

The group organizes events to learn about cutting edge BI/A strategies and engage other professionals who have successfully implemented solutions in their businesses to share key knowledge.


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About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 27,000 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.


For more information visit the TAG website at or TAG’s community website at


To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit



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