Wireless Technology Forum Announces Rebranding to Atlanta Innovation Forum to Reflect Broader Technology Focus

Corporate Development

Atlanta’s Wireless Technology Forum – an organization founded in 2004 to serve as a platform for the business of emerging wireless and mobile technologies – announced today that it is rebranding itself as Atlanta Innovation Forum.

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Top Technology Leaders Recognized for Advancing D&I Initiatives

Diversity & Inclusion

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has announced the finalists for the 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Awards. Each year the awards recognize top technology leaders and companies for their dedication and work in advancing technology and innovation through diversity and inclusion.

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PDI Named to ACG Atlanta’s Georgia Fast 40 List

Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

PDI, a leading global provider of enterprise software solutions to the convenience retail, petroleum wholesale and logistics industries, was recently named to ACG Atlanta’s Georgia Fast 40 for the second year in a row. The list recognizes the top 40 fastest-growing middle-market companies in Georgia.

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Bryon Colby Joins Purchasing Power® as Chief Digital Marketing Officer

Marketing

Bryon Colby has been named Chief Digital Marketing Officer at Purchasing Power, LLC, a voluntary benefit company offering the leading employee purchase program through the convenience of payroll deductions.

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Technology Companies Across Georgia Raise More Than 184,000 Meals to Fight Hunger

Mobility

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has announced  that the 4th Annual Bytes for Bites competition raised $44,288 and almost 3,000 pounds of food for the Georgia Food Bank Association. That equals 184,264 meals that Georgia’s food banks will be able to distribute to the families and children across the state who are struggling with hunger.

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Global Convenience Retail Technology Leader PDI Opens Regional Center of Excellence in Bangkok

Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

PDI, a global company with leading enterprise software solutions serving the convenience retail, petroleum wholesale and logistics industries, opens a regional Center of Excellence in Bangkok. PDI is expanding its capabilities and resources to better serve customers with local knowledge and build a strong presence in the Asian Pacific (APAC) region.

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Orasi Software and Saltworks Security Enter into Partnership with Open Source Security Leader Sonatype

Information Security

Orasi Software, a DevOps technology and consulting firm that ensures confident delivery of transformative applications that grow and simplify business, today announced that Orasi and Saltworks Security, an Orasi Company, have entered into a cooperative partnership with Sonatype, an innovator in open source code governance.

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Sharecare names Quest Diagnostics its preferred laboratory partner to advance digital health management

Digital Health

Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, and Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) have formed a collaboration designed to improve digital health and disease management for a range of health care consumers.

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Hodges-Mace SVP of Sales, Ashley Ferguson, Recognized Among Top 20 Women in Benefits Advising for Leadership, Sales Performance and Mentoring

Digital Health | Sales Leadership | Talent

Hodges-Mace, an innovator in benefit management software and services, announces Ashley Ferguson has been named a 2019 Top 20 Woman in Benefits Advising. Ashley joined the firm in 2017 as Senior Vice President of Sales where she manages the company’s entire sales team including three regional vice presidents, inside sales and the director of sales operations.

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Boston University and Sharecare to launch next-generation index this year to dynamically measure and improve well-being in America

Digital Health

The Boston University School of Public Health (SPH), one of the nation’s leading academic institutions, and Sharecare, the digital health company helping people manage all their health in one place, today announced a strategic partnership to build the most comprehensive and dynamic measure of well-being across the United States.

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Travel payments reach ‘tipping point’ as alternative methods surpass cards and cash

Fintech

Travelers now choose to pay for digital travel with alternative methods more often than cards and cash combined, accounting for 51% of global travel e-Commerce spend.

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Redox Launches Effort with the Advanced Technology Development Center to Help Health Technology Startups Scale their Businesses

Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), Georgia’s technology incubator, announced a new collaboration with Redox that offers access to Redox’s full-service integration platform to startups in ATDC’s Health Technology (HealthTech) Program.

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AGL Report: U.S. CEOs Focusing on Supply Chain Agility to Meet Rising Customer Expectations

Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

A new report from Logistics Trends & Insights and American Global Logistics (AGL)— “Adapting to the Age of the Consumer with an Agile Supply Chain”—reveals that businesses are focusing their strategic investments on agile, responsive supply chains to respond to rising customer expectations and address the current competitive challenges.

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Hillsdale Furniture Selects Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning to Align Inventory with Customer Demand

Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

Blue Ridge Global announced today that Hillsdale Furniture, one of the nation’s foremost authorities of home furnishings, has selected its Supply Chain Planning solutions to streamline extensive inventory—including bar and counter stools, designer-oriented beds and daybeds, bedroom furniture, casual dining and accents—with an anticipated increase in demand from its customers.

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Alight to acquire Hodges-Mace to enhance its health and voluntary benefit capabilities and expand suite of solutions for employers of all sizes

Digital Health

Alight Solutions, a leader in technology-enabled health, wealth and human capital management and financial solutions, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hodges-Mace, a leading provider of employee benefits technology, voluntary benefits and custom enrollment services.

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New LGIS/Harris Poll Study Reveals Nearly 4 in 5 CRE Developers Would Prefer Working With Banks That Offer Non-Recourse Repayment Options

Corporate Development | Fintech

A recent study commissioned by LGIS Group (LGIS – https://www.lgisgroup.com) revealed that, when selecting a financial institution to use for a commercial real estate (CRE) loan, 79 percent of U.S. CRE developers would be more likely to choose a bank that offered a non-recourse repayment over one that did not.

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PKM Partner David Wood Named Banking CPAs Member of the Year by Rainmaker Companies

Corporate Development | Fintech

Porter Keadle Moore (PKM – https://www.pkm.com/), an accounting and advisory firm serving public and private organizations in the financial services, technology and small business industries, announced today that Partner David Wood has been named “Banking CPAs Member of the Year” at the recent 2019 Rainmaker SuperConference.

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Cyviz powers the master control room of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi

Well-handled logistics can make or break such an event – particularly one where many of the attendees may have special needs – so having seamless medical, transportation, scheduling, and accommodation support is paramount.

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PDI Releases New C-Store Shopper Report on Customer Behaviors Crucial to Loyalty Program Success

Sales Leadership | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

PDI, a global company with leading enterprise software solutions serving the convenience retail, petroleum wholesale and logistics industries, has released a report that provides insights into c-store shoppers’ behaviors toward loyalty programs and recommends actionable strategies on how c-stores can improve their programs to attract new members and increase foot traffic.

 

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Georgia State to Offer Three-Day Blockchain Strategy Program in Atlanta

Blockchain

Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business and Intuit Factory will offer Blockchain Strategy for Business Leaders July 31-Aug. 2 at the university’s Buckhead Center in Atlanta.

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LGIS Group Announces New Team Members in Response to Rapid CRE Industry Growth

Corporate Development

Today, LGIS Group (LGIS), the pioneer of Commercial Property Loan Insurance (CPLI) for the commercial real estate (CRE) lending industry, announced the addition of two new employees to its team of CRE industry professionals. Joining the company are Daniel Weingarten as the Vice President of Underwriting, and Tom P. Phelan as the Senior Vice President of Business Development.

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ConnexPay Receives Series A Funding of $7 Million

Fintech

ConnexPay, a payment provider changing the way travel intermediaries do business, announced today that it has raised a Series A funding round of $7 million led by BIP Capital, one of the Southeast’s most active venture investors. ConnexPay works by seamlessly matching payments from travel buyers to travel suppliers in real-time.

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Winners Announced for TAG Tenth Annual 2019 SSA Impact Awards

Southeastern Software Association

TAG SSA, a society of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and Georgia’s premier organization for high-tech and software professionals, has announced the winners of the Tenth Annual TAG SSA Impact Awards.

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Gimme Launches VMS

Data Science & Analytics | Product Management

Gimme, whose solutions transform the way companies service micro markets, vending, and grocery delivery operations, today announced Gimme VMS. Designed for micro market, vending, and OCS/delivery management, Gimme VMS uses live field data to provide magnified and insightful access into operational data.

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AchieveIt Adds Custom Dashboards, Enhances List View In Planning Execution Software

Cloud

AchieveIt Online, LLC, a leading provider of cloud-based enterprise software for planning and execution, today announced significant new upgrades to its software platform, including custom visual dashboards to provide clear view of plan progress and a new List View to assist with performance and functionality.

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How to Justify EDR with Three Top Business Cases

Information Security

Increasing complexity and frequency of attacks have escalated the need for detection of attacks and incident response. Endpoints are the new battleground as they are a) more pervasive across the network, b) more commonly used by non-IT personnel, and c) less well-defended by IT teams who first move to secure the data center.

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PDI Acquires CStorePro, Providing Single-Store Operators Software to Run and Grow Their Business

Fintech | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

PDI, a global company with leading enterprise software solutions serving the convenience retail, petroleum wholesale and logistics industries, has acquired CStorePro Technologies Inc., a provider of simple, self-provisioning and cost-effective mobile software designed to give single-store operators centralized visibility into sales, pricing and promotional data with real-time dashboards.

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PPRO names Robert Schwegler as new Chief Technology Officer

Corporate Development | Fintech

Cross-border payment specialists, PPRO, has announced, Robert Schwegler as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO), as of 1st May, to further strengthen the PPRO Management Team.

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MFGWatch 2019 Delivers Insight into North American Manufacturing Ecosystem

Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

MFG.com, the preeminent online manufacturing marketplace, today announced the availability of its MFGWatch 2019 Manufacturing Report (https://zc.vg/sf/Qmdvl). The survey was completed by both sourcing professionals and custom manufacturers who have used the MFG.com Global Custom Manufacturing Marketplace to expand their supply chain and win business.

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Infinity, Inc. Issues Community Challenge for Annual Bytes for Bites Competition

Savannah

Bytes for Bites is a friendly two-week food and fund drive competition coordinated by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the Georgia Food Bank Association. The goal is to engage Georgia’s technology and startup community in the fight against hunger through a friendly competition to benefit Georgia’s regional Food Banks.

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