Preparing Your Business for Coronavirus – A Guide

Business Process Management | CRM & CX | Digital Health | Infrastructure | International Business | Marketing | Sales Leadership | Supply Chain & Manufacturing | Young Professionals

When businesses face major disruptions, those who are prepared will see maximum gains. Our guide helps companies assess their risk, identify the steps to take, and provides a template for moving forward.

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Analytics Think Tank Roundtable: How will AI impact the future workforce?

Data Science & Analytics

Join the best minds in Atlanta on Monday, March 30th (6-9PM) @ Emory University to discuss how the emergence of AI will shape the workplace of the future! Free event Presented by ATLytics: Nonprofit leveraging Atlanta area analytics talent and resources to benefit community betterment causes.

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PPRO announces partnership with UnionPay, gives EU merchants access to millions of Chinese shoppers


Leading local payments platform PPRO is pleased to announce it has become a direct acquirer for UnionPay International, the world’s largest card scheme in terms of card issuance.

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Envistacom Opens Research & Development Center in Frederick, MD

Cloud | Information Security | Infrastructure | International Business | Talent

The new location will facilitate the company’s hiring of 30-50 engineers over the next 18-24 months.

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Sharecare Acquires Visualize Health to Drive Better Patient Outcomes

Cloud | Digital Health | Mobility

Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, today announced its acquisition of Visualize Health, a company that supports value-based healthcare and enables payers and providers to close gaps in patient care.

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Rare Enigma Exhibit Coming to Roswell


The Computer Museum of America (CMoA) located in Roswell, Georgia is planning to unveil a fully restored, operational Enigma machine. The World War II-era cipher computer was made famous in the 2014 film The Imitation Game about revolutionary code breaking work by Alan Turing (played by Benedict Cumberbatch).

CMoA will host a special opening event on Thursday, March 19 at 6 p.m. to mark the first public viewing of this Enigma machine in Georgia. Ticketed guests will have the rare opportunity to slip on a white glove and use the machine before it goes on exhibit at CMoA. British Consul General, Andrew Staunton will speak as well as Dr. Kristie Macrakis of Georgia Tech who specializes in the history of espionage and technology.

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Technical College System Announces Online Academy to Expand Cloud Computing Workforce

Cloud | Education/STEM

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) has announced an innovative program designed to prepare more Georgians with the modern technology skills necessary for careers utilizing cloud technologies.

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DevOps Innovators Andrew Fuqua and Mike Clement to Appear at Lean+Agile Atlanta Unconference, Friday February 28, 2020


The two software innovators originated the free-spirited event, where attendees set the agenda and engage directly, as an alternative to conventional conferences with rigid agendas and one-way dialogues.

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Can You Hear Me Now?

Digital Health | Young Professionals

Entrepreneurs with breakthrough solutions that encourage older adults to use hearing aids have until February 25, 2020, 11:59 p.m. PST to enter the “What’s Next Innovation Challenge” sponsored by AARP Innovation Labs and produced by Mary Furlong & Associates. Finalists will present their products or services at the “What’s Next Longevity Business Summit” on March 26, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Winners will participate later this year in the national competition in Washington, D.C. for a $5,000 award and an AARP Innovation Labs partnership.

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BHMI Supports Cyber Resiliency Efforts In Payments and FinTech Through ATPC’s Transaction Alley Cyber Forum

Fintech | Information Security

BHMI is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming Transaction Alley Cyber Forum on February 20th in Atlanta, Georgia, hosted by American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC).

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Sharecare and MindSciences team up to offer evidence-based tobacco cessation program

Digital Health

Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, and MindSciences, the leader in evidence-based behavior change apps, today announced a partnership to integrate MindSciences’ Craving to Quit by Dr. Jud® tobacco cessation program into Sharecare’s comprehensive digital health platform. Developed by leading neuroscientist and addiction psychiatrist, Dr. Jud Brewer, Craving to Quit leverages the neuroscience of mindfulness to help people overcome smoking and other forms of tobacco addiction.

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Orasi Honored with Marketing Excellence Award at Dynatrace’s Perform 2020 Conference

Devops | Marketing

Atlanta-based DevOps company recognized for its impressive thought leadership and marketing commitment at Partner Awards NORAM 2020

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Technology Entrepreneur David Cummings to be Inducted into Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia

Corporate Development | CRM & CX | Marketing | Sales Leadership

Cummings will be honored at the Technology Association of Georgia’s (TAG) The Summit event on March 4, 2020 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. Sponsored by PwC since its inception in 1993, the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia includes a long list of visionaries, including: Georgia Gov. Zell Miller, technology industry icon Tom Noonan and CNN founder Ted Turner.

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PDI Acquires SwiftIQ Expanding Its Data and Insights Solutions to Include Analytics Cloud

Cloud | Data Science & Analytics

PDI paves the way for convenience retailers and CPG brands to maximize store-level profitability through automated analytics and AI technology.

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Purchasing Power® Appoints Robin Holland as Chief Operating Officer

Purchasing Power, LLC, a voluntary benefit company offering the leading employee purchasing program through the convenience of payroll deductions, announced that Robin Holland has been appointed as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.

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Georgia State to Present Future of Marketing Conference on Feb. 19 at Georgia Aquarium

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Education/STEM | Marketing

A new conference presented by Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business will bring together senior marketing professionals from throughout the Southeast for a half day of learning with leading futurists and some of the nation’s most knowledgeable marketing executives.

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Nolan Transportation Group Appoints Geoff Kelley As President To Lead Next Phase of Growth

Corporate Development | Sales Leadership | Supply Chain & Manufacturing | Transportation Tech

Nolan Transportation Group (NTG), one of the largest and fastest-growing non-asset truckload freight brokerages and provider of third-party logistics services in North America, announced veteran logistics industry executive Geoff Kelley will join the company as president.

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NCR to Provide Digital Connected Services to Ahold Delhaie to Increase Store and IT Availability


NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global enterprise technology provider for the retail, banking and hospitality industries, and Ahold Delhaize, one of the world’s largest grocery retailers, today announced a five-year services contract to transform support for the retailer’s stores in the Netherlands.

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Ahold Delhaize to Increase Store and IT Availability with NCR Digital Connected Services


NCR Corporation, the global enterprise technology provider for the retail, banking and hospitality industries, and Ahold Delhaize, one of the world’s largest grocery retailers, today announced a five-year services contract to transform support for the retailer’s stores in the Netherlands.

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Envistacom Partners with Dispersive Networks to Deliver Ultra-Secure Connectivity Through a “Dispersive™ Virtual Network” (DVN) Cloud


Dispersive Networks Virtual Network offers a highly secure alternative to traditional point-to-point VPNs with the ancillary benefit of faster delivery of real-time data.

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Gimme Announces Major Upgrade of Flagship DEX Adapter with Gimme Key Pro

Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Southeastern Software Association | Supply Chain & Manufacturing

Engineered for Advanced DSD Applications, Gimme Key Pro Will Offer the Ability to Recharge With Expected Lifetime Over Twice That of Original

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VoiceNation Partners with the Virtual Phone App Ninja Number to Provide Enhanced Live Answering Services 

Southeastern Software Association

VoiceNation, a nationwide, industry-leading provider of voice services, has announced today a partnership with a virtual phone system app, Ninja Number. VoiceNation specializes in offering personalized 24/7 answering services, including weekends and holidays, while Ninja Number creates a business phone number on users’ smartphones.

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Somerset Trust Company Replaces Legacy Solutions with Alogent’s Enterprise Capture Software Suites for Document, Information and Item Processing

Data Governance | Fintech

Somerset Trust Company, a full-service community bank, has expanded its footprint to include document and check processing with Alogent’s FASTdocs suite of content and information management (ECM / EIM), and its ImagePoint suite for item processing.

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