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Tom Raftery, IoT Evangelist, Global VP, SAP will present a global view of the future of IoT at the 2017 TAG IoT Symposium.

Global VP, Tom Raftery to delivers keynote on how IoT will revolutionize power, energy, smart home, and transportation by 2027


ATLANTA – (August 8, 2017) Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) today announced that Tom Raftery, IoT Evangelist, Global VP, SAP will be one of the keynote speakers at the annual IoT Symposium on August 31, 2017 at the Renaissance Waverly.


Tom Raftery is Global VP and Internet of Things Evangelist for SAP. Before joining SAP Tom worked as an independent analyst focusing on the Internet of Things, Energy and CleanTech. Tom has a very strong background in social media, is the former co-founder of a software firm and is co-founder and director of hyper energy-efficient data center Cork Internet eXchange. Tom also worked as an Analyst for industry analyst firm RedMonk, leading their GreenMonk practice for over 7 years. Tom serves on the Advisory Boards of SmartCities World and


“IoT is transforming nearly everything we do in business and in life as smart devices and technologies rapidly continue to connect us,” said TAG President and CEO Larry Williams.


The 2017 IoT Symposium is expected to bring together approximately 600 attendees, with a focus on executive leadership. The symposium will also offer a diverse mix of engaging keynote speakers, innovation talks, high-caliber roundtables, deep-dive breakouts, networking opportunities, a VIP Reception and an all-delegate closing presentation.


For more information about the IoT Symposium and how to register for the event, visit:


About 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.


For more information about TAG, visit: or the TAG community website at


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