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ATLANTA, GA -- January 18, 2018 – Nationally recognized thought leader Thornton May has been tapped to headline The Summit, March 20-21, 2018 - the largest annual event hosted by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and Georgia’s largest technology industry showcase.  

Thornton May Summit Keynote speaker

May is widely known as a futurist, educator and author. His extensive experience researching and consulting on the roles and behaviors of “C” level executives in creating value with information technology has positioned him as key thought leader in the industry. 

The editors at eWeek included May on their list of Top 100 Most Influential People in IT and Fast Company has called him ‘one of the top 50 brains in business.’  

May, Executive Director of the IT Leadership Institute, is widely hailed for his ability to develop mental models that allow organizations to outperform competitors and for addressing the information technology management problems facing today’s executives. 

The Summit, designed to help fuel the innovation economy, will be held March 20-21, 2018 at Cobb Galleria in Atlanta and is expected to draw more than 1,400 C-level technology executives, entrepreneurs and academic leaders from around the world. 

The event will feature nationally recognized keynote speakers, the most important global tech trends, winners of the Top 40 and Top 10 Innovative Georgia Companies competition, the newest inductee into the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia, networking opportunities, and a two-day exhibitor showcase. Through interactive strategy sessions and more than a dozen breakout sessions, attendees also will help chart the course for the State’s technology community for the coming year and beyond. 


Registration is open and exclusive sponsorship packages are available and going quickly.  


TAG is also accepting applications for the “Top 40 Innovative Companies in Georgia.” Applications for Georgia Top 40 are due January 31, 2018.


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 32 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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