ATDC at Georgia Tech is Hiring a Startup Catalyst (5G Mobility Technology)

Business Process Management | Corporate Development | Infrastructure | Marketing | Mobility | Smart Communities & Sustainablility

Serving within the Research Faculty of The Institute, Startup Catalysts directly support the extension, service, and economic development missions of Georgia Tech to the State of Georgia and beyond. Primarily this role provides entrepreneurial incubation and acceleration services to Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) companies in strategic areas that foster their development and encourage growth. Specifically, this position will specialize in startup incubation in the fields of mobility, connectivity, smart communities, and IoT devices and systems. The incumbent will oversee ATDC 5G Mobility programmatic activities which will include (overall): recruiting mobility, connectivity, and IoT technology startups; marketing the ATDC Connectivity Program; directing/coordinating all efforts involved with relevant program partners/stakeholders/constituents.

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Advanced Technology Development Center Seeks FinTech Applicants for Spring 2021 ATDC Venture Showcase

Fintech

Twelve Georgia-based FinTech companies will be selected to virtually pitch to venture capitalists and investors.

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Chubb Foundation Establishes Scholarship for Georgia State Undergrads Studying Risk

Data Science & Analytics | Diversity & Inclusion | Education/STEM | Talent | Young Professionals

The Chubb Charitable Foundation has established the Chubb Robert M. Hernandez Scholarship for undergraduates studying risk management and insurance (RMI) at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. Scholarships will be awarded to two to five students annually for three years, beginning in the fall 2021 academic year.

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Vizzia Technologies Partners with Phunware for Enhanced Digital Front Door on Mobile

Corporate Development | Digital Health | Mobility

Vizzia Technologies partners with Phunware, an enterprise cloud platform of mobile solutions for patients and medical staff, used by some of largest healthcare facilities in the United States.

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PPRO Unlocks Cross-border Sales in Booming Italian Market with Integration of Satispay e-Wallet

Fintech

PPRO – the leading provider of local payments infrastructure – has launched their integration of popular European mobile payment method Satispay and rounded out their coverage of the Italian market. The news comes just weeks after PPRO announced new funding and a milestone valuation of US $1 billion.

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Applications Now Open For TAG Fintech’s ADVANCE Awards

Program Recognizes Innovation in Well-established Financial Technology

Companies with Georgia Connection

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TAG’s Fintech South Returns to the Virtual Stage on June 22 – 24, 2021

Fintech

Virtual Event Now Accepting Speaking Proposals and Award Applications

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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 | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | Media & Entertainment | 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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TAG Corporate Development Announces New 2021 Board Leadership & Members

Corporate Development

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Corporate Development Society is pleased to announce the appointments of new leadership and members to their 2021 Board of Directors.

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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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