Learn about New Space and Satellite Careers during Free Engineers Week Virtual Panel on Feb. 24

Infrastructure

Expert Panel Features Space Millennials Book Author, Leading Employers from Satellite Service and Hardware Industry

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T-Mobile, Georgia Tech and Curiosity Lab Team Up to Fuel 5G Innovation in Drones, Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics, and More

Infrastructure

New 5G Connected Future incubator program will support growth and development of 5G entrepreneurs and startups.

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How One of the Largest U.S. School Districts Protects its Data

Cloud | Data Governance | Education/STEM | Information Security | Infrastructure

Mitigating cyber-risks and understanding modern (and future) security strategies are fundamental skills for IT leaders.

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DefenseStorm Continues Strong Growth and Business Momentum Throughout 2020

Fintech

DefenseStorm, a leading cloud-based cybersecurity and cybercompliance management provider to regional and community banks and credit unions, today announced it achieved record growth in 2020 with a 42% increase in customer count and a 95% customer retention rate, continuing its forward momentum in a year disrupted by a global health crisis that brought about an extraordinary array of cybersecurity challenges.

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New Research Reveals Enterprise “Digital Divide” Has Increased as a Result of the Pandemic

Mobility

Survey led by Stratix and VDC Research shows how IT innovators are best prepared for industry disruption through mobile first strategies

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Industry Leader Named Director of Georgia Tech’s New FinTech Program Says Adaptable Workforce is Key to Innovation

Fintech | Talent | Young Professionals

Georgia Tech Professional Education has selected Amy Corn as Academic Program Director of its forthcoming Financial Technology professional education and training program.

With over 70% of the world’s payments processed through a Georgia company, the FinTech industry is a significant economic driver for the state. To maintain this position, professional educational options that adapt to the pace of change will be essential.

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Synergis wins Best of Staffing

Corporate Development | Data Science & Analytics | Devops | Digital Media & Entertainment | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | Product Management | Southeastern Software Association | Talent | Young Professionals

Synergis HR has been named Best in Staffing for the seventh year in a row.

Here are some highlights from our results:
Some highlights from Synergis’ survey results this year include:
• Synergis received scores of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 68% of their clients, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 38%.
• Synergis received scores of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 85.9% of their talent, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 40%.

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Karthik Mani Joins Aptos as Chief Product Officer

Cloud | CRM & CX | Data Science & Analytics | Mobility | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

Buckhead-based retail powerhouse Aptos today announced the appointment of Karthik Mani as Chief Product Officer, bolstering its executive team following the appointment of new CEO Pete Sinisgalli in November 2020.

In his new post, Mani brings more than 25 years of experience in delivering enterprise software and services including SaaS solutions to the world’s leading brands.

The announcement comes only a few weeks following Aptos’ announcement that it will acquire Iceland-based LS Retail, a world-leading developer and provider of all-in-one software solutions for sectors including retail, hospitality, food service, pharmacy and more. The news marks the second acquisition in a row for Aptos, after Aptos acquired retail pricing leader Revionics in September 2020, and after it kicked off 2020 its acquisition by Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division in January 2020.

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FLEETCOR Acquires Cloud Software Platform Provider of B2B Online Bill Payment

Cloud | Fintech

FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FLT), a leading global business payments company, today announced it has acquired Roger, a global accounts payable (AP) cloud software platform for small businesses. The acquisition will extend FLEETCOR’s portfolio of accounts payable automation solutions to small businesses, helping them automate their manual payment processes.

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James Phillips Joins Rev.io as Chief Technology Officer

Cloud | Corporate Development | Data Science & Analytics | Fintech | Infrastructure

Phillips Will Lead Rev.io’s Technology Team with a Focus on Infrastructure and Data Modernization.

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IT is Not a Cost Center: How We Can Meet New Needs and Help Reduce Costs

Fintech

Gary Buonacorsi, Chief Technology Officer at Tanium, discusses how to strengthen security and reduce costs in a distributed workforce.

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How to strengthen security concerns despite budget constraints

Cloud | Digital Health | Fintech | Information Security

Tune in to this StateScoop podcast about strengthening cybersecurity with limited budgets

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Gimme VMS Named 2020 Product of the Year

Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

VMS Making Big Strides in the Industry with Successful Implementations

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Atlanta CPA named CFO of cryptocurrency payments company BitPay

Blockchain | Fintech

BitPay, the world’s largest world’s largest provider of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment services, today announced two new executive hires, Jagruti Solanki, CPA, MBA, CGMA as Chief Financial Officer, and Shaun Worley as Product Vice President.

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Crypto Startup BitPay Files to Become Federally Regulated US Bank

Blockchain | Fintech

According to a Dec. 8 legal notice published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, BitPay has applied to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to organize a federally regulated bank, dubbed the BitPay National Trust Bank, headquartered in Georgia. The news was first reported by The Block.

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Gwinnett Chamber, Comcast partner to offer grants to four local small businesses

Corporate Development

Four Gwinnett County small businesses are getting a little extra funding to help offset the impact they experienced from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Comcast Business and the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce teamed up to award $5,000 grants to The Good Manners, The Strategic Hub, Organized Chick and Revolution Teen Center. It’s part of new campaign Comcast Business is launching, called Together Towards Tomorrow, to help small businesses.

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Comcast to aid 80 Black Atlanta businesses with tech, consulting

Diversity & Inclusion

Cable giant Comcast has pledged to help 80 small Black-owned businesses in metro Atlanta with consulting, media and creative production services in the coming year through Comcast Rise. Rise is part of Comcast’s $100 million diversity, equity and inclusion initiative it launched last summer in the wake of protests over racial and economic injustice.

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GSU’s Award-Winning Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund Opens Applications

Blockchain | Business Process Management | Cloud | Corporate Development | CRM & CX | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Devops | Digital Health | Digital Media & Entertainment | Diversity & Inclusion | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | International Business | Marketing | Mobility | Product Management | Sales Leadership | Smart Energy | Southeastern Software Association | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing | Talent | Transportation Tech | Young Professionals

Georgia State’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI) just launched applications for its 2nd annual Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund (MSESF). This business accelerator program recently received the Award for Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Education from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers. The MSESF is designed to support underrepresented student, recent alumni and Georgia State community entrepreneurs with seed funding and mentorship to start and grow new ventures. The program is supported by donations from Georgia Power and Georgia State alumnus, Ahmet Bozer (‘83), a retired Executive Vice President at Coca-Cola.

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Sharecare earns 18 Digital Health Awards for virtual care platform, original COVID-19 content, and well-being engagement tools

Digital Health | Marketing

Today, Sharecare announced it was recognized in the Fall 2020 Digital Health Awards with 18 awards across its social media channels, patient engagement and education products, virtual care platform, and original content and resources, including those developed in rapid response to the pandemic.

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TwoRivers ITAD Solutions and Digicon Forensics Form Strategic Partnership

Business Process Management | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | International Business | Mobility | Product Management

TwoRivers ITAD Solutions (TIS) has partnered with Digicon Forensics to provide both digital reconstruction and forensic investigations, as well as secure data destruction and responsible recycling for businesses and individuals.

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Atlanta Retail Tech Leader Aptos Appoints Pete Sinsgalli to Fill CEO Role

Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

Buckhead, Atlanta-based Aptos, a leading retail technology provider, today announced the appointment of Pete Sinsgalli to the post of chief executive officer.

The announcement comes following Aptos’ acquisition of AI-powered price optimization leader Revionics in September 2020, and as the organizations continues to grow, supporting more than 1000 retail brands in 65 countries, including The Art of Shaving, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Family Dollar, Home Depot Mexico, Love’s Travel Stops, New Balance and Tractor Supply Co.

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Gimme Releases Gimme Key Pro Wireless DEX Adapter

Business Process Management | Data Science & Analytics | Mobility | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

Gimme, whose technology helps food service and grocery store delivery operators automate merchandising, today announced the official release of Gimme Key Pro, the company’s new wireless data exchange (DEX) adapter engineered for the direct store delivery (DSD) market that delivers short-shelf-life products to grocery and convenience stores.

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Winners of 2nd Annual “Siggie” Awards Announced

Event celebrating Atlanta’s early-stage investors went virtual this year; check presented to nonprofit re:imagine/ATL

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InSight Digital Summit 2020 Presented by Convergint Technologies

Blockchain | Business Process Management | Cloud | Corporate Development | CRM & CX | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Devops | Digital Health | Digital Media & Entertainment | Diversity & Inclusion | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | International Business | Marketing | Mobility | Product Management | Sales Leadership | Smart Energy | Southeastern Software Association | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing | Talent | Transportation Tech | Young Professionals

November 17th-19th, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM CST Daily

InSight Digital Summit, hosted by Convergint Technologies, is an exclusive virtual trade show event. This fully immersive digital summit will allow for a traditional trade show experience live from the comfort of your own home or office.

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