Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Awarded $2.5 Million Federal Grant

Education/STEM | Workforce Development

TAG-Ed has been named a recipient of a grant, made possible by the passage of the Build Back Better Act that was enacted in November 2021. The grant term is four years and is part of an overall grant within the state of Georgia of $65 Million—the largest awarded nationally.

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Georgia Tech Financial Services Innovation Lab and Fiserv Partner to Advance Insight into Consumer Finances and Further Financial Inclusion

Data Science & Analytics | Digital Health | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Education/STEM | Fintech | Smart Communities & Sustainablility

The Georgia Institute of Technology and Fiserv, a leading global provider of payments and financial services technology with a flagship presence in Georgia, are partnering on a new initiative to better understand consumer financial health. Through this new initiative, Georgia Tech researchers will leverage Fiserv data to generate insights into household financial behavior, which will be relevant to policy makers, consumers and small businesses.

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Mary Albertson Named Director for Technology Licensing at Georgia Tech

Education/STEM

Tech transfer veteran will oversee management of all inventions, patents, and licensing.

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TCSG Students win National Technology Awards!

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SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary participated in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference on June 20-24, 2022 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The first in-person national conference since 2019, students from across the country competed in a variety of competition areas to showcase their skills. Business and industry professionals served as judges who selected the best in each contest and Georgia Postsecondary landed in the top 5 in every technology related contest!

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Bala Ramesh Appointed to George E. Smith Eminent Scholar’s Chair at Georgia State University

Education/STEM | Information Security

Distinguished University Professor Balasubramaniam (Bala) Ramesh has been appointed to the George E. Smith Eminent Scholar’s Chair in Computer Information Systems (CIS) at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

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Comcast RISE to Award $1 Million in Grants to Small Businesses Owned by Women and People of Color in Atlanta

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Comcast announced it will award $1 million in grants to 100 small Atlanta area businesses owned by women and people of color, including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian American owners, among others. The application process will open to qualifying businesses June 1-14, and prospective owners must have their businesses located in the City of Atlanta or in Fulton, Gwinnett, Clayton, Cobb or DeKalb counties.

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4 ways to fuel the innovation economy and make growth sustainable for everyone

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Education/STEM | Fintech | Infrastructure | Workforce Development

This is a golden age of the innovation economy, but will it last? How can we make the tech boom sustainable in this age of rising inequality and make its benefits widespread?

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SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary Announces Tech Winners

Education/STEM | Media & Entertainment | Workforce Development

SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary held its annual competition on February 24-26, 2022 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The first in-person conference since 2019, students from across the state competed in a variety of competition areas to showcase their skills. Business and industry partners served as judges who selected the best in each contest and provided industry related prizes to the top winners. The gold medal winners will advance to the national competition in June 2022.

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Webinar: Demystifying Revenue Recognition for Tech Companies and Their Investors

Blockchain | Business Process Management | Cloud | Corporate Development | CRM & CX | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Digital Health | Education/STEM | Fintech | Information Security | Smart Communities & Sustainablility | Southeastern Software Association

Join Cherry Bekaert CPAs and Advisors on April 12th as we demystify revenue recognition for technology companies – including from the investor’s perspective. Though it’s been in effect for a few years, ASC 606 still carries some ambiguity. Cherry Bekaert’s advisors are here to help break down the reporting differences as well as provide recommendations related to the changes.

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Fulton County Arts & Culture Launches Public Art Futures Lab

Education/STEM | Media & Entertainment | Young Professionals

Fulton County Arts & Culture launches the Public Art Futures Lab, a physical and online space exploring the intersection of art and technology. Through public-private partnerships, the Lab seeks to democratize access to the creation and participation of art through technology. While there are existing private innovation labs offered by universities, technology companies and museums, the Lab is the first Government-led space of its kind in the United States.

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Financial CyberDefense Webinar: Striking a Balance Between Compliance & CyberSecurity

Business Process Management | Cloud | Corporate Development | CRM & CX | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Digital Health | Education/STEM | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | Sales Leadership | Southeastern Software Association | Young Professionals

We are entering a new realm of cyber-attacks, placing financial organizations directly in the crosshairs. In 2021, a number of major financial organizations were hit with devastating attacks, including Automatic Funds Transfer Services, Flagstar Bank, CNA Financial & more. Larger companies with more resources are being affected by cyber-attacks than ever before. Where does that leave smaller financial businesses in protecting sensitive data without stout resources or infrastructure in place? And, how does a smaller financial firm strike a balance between achieving financial compliance with regulators & properly structuring cybersecurity for their organization that protects critical data simultaneously? Cybercriminals understand that expertise & resources pose a difficult challenge for smaller financial organizations & are willing to target them as low-hanging fruit. Less work on their end.

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Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business is Now Home for the Georgia Fintech Academy

Education/STEM | Fintech

The Georgia Fintech Academy, a collaboration between the state’s fintech industry and the University System of Georgia (USG), has transitioned to Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Robinson was selected as the Fintech Academy’s institutional home after an incubation period with the USG.

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U.S. Space Force Recognizes Georgia Tech as New Strategic Partner

Education/STEM

On Nov. 11, Georgia Tech and the U.S. Space Force launched a strategic partnership to develop a high-caliber aerospace workforce and collaborate on advanced aerospace research. As part of a comprehensive agreement, the two parties signed a memorandum of understanding, making Georgia Tech the newest member of the U.S. Space Force’s University Partnership Program.

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Curricula Launches Free Security Awareness Training for Every Organization

Education/STEM | Fintech | Information Security

From TAG’s 2021 winner of the Innovation Driven Company – Small award, every business now has access to free security awareness training designed to build a fun culture of cybersecurity

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Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business Eliminates GMAT/GRE Requirement

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Education/STEM | Workforce Development | Young Professionals

Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business has eliminated the requirement for Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores from the admissions process for its MBA and master’s portfolio, effective immediately. GMAT/GRE scores are not necessary to predict classroom success; the tests are a barrier to entry and perpetuate systemic inequities, and test performance is immaterial to career outcomes.

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University of Georgia Small Business Development Center To Host Google Analytics Webinar

Education/STEM | Marketing

The University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center will be leading a Using Google Analytics To Make Better Business Decisions webinar on August 26, at 2 p.m., via Zoom. The 1.5-hour class will focus on helping participants utilize Google Analytics, which is a free tool, to understand what is happening on their website. To learn more and register, visit www.georgiasbdc.org/southern or call (912) 651-3200.

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SURELOCK TECHNOLOGY WELCOMES VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING!

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SureLock Technology is proud to announce and welcome Harley Sherrer as the Vice President of Engineering. Harley joins SureLock Technology with over 18 years in the technology industry including sales and services.

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WSO2 Announces Free Linux Systems Administration and DevOps Engineering Training Program

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Aimed at closing the skills gap, the company commits to a program that builds foundational digital skills by providing access to high-quality computer science training resources.

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Arun Rai Appointed Inaugural Holder of Howard S. Starks Distinguished Chair at Robinson College of Business

Education/STEM

Arun Rai, Regents’ Professor of the University System of Georgia and co-founder and director of the Center for Digital Innovation at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, is the inaugural holder of the Howard S. Starks Distinguished Chair. The appointment was approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia on April 13

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Clearing Up Confusion About Cloud Computing

Business Process Management | Cloud | Data Governance | Education/STEM | Fintech | Information Security | Southeastern Software Association | Young Professionals

By: Karl Bickmore, CEO, Snap Tech IT

Cloud computing remains elusive for most organizations. The many approaches to strategy and numerous vendors have made it a confusing world. Most of you realize that you should be doing at least some of your business in the cloud. But do you often wonder if all your information technology (IT) activities should be cloud-based? Two cloud confusion incidents that recently occurred during the normal course of business inspired me to write about this.

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Chubb Foundation Establishes Scholarship for Georgia State Undergrads Studying Risk

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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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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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From Disruption to Reimagining – Creating Positive Change

Cloud | Education/STEM | Information Security

Join the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) for a stimulating conversation as we reimagine the future of education.

September 29, 3:00pm – 4:15pm

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Grow with Google Provides Georgia Small Businesses with Tools for Times of Uncertainty

Business Process Management | CRM & CX | Education/STEM | Marketing

Google partners with U.S. Representative Buddy Carter and the Marshes of Glynn Libraries for Virtual Workshop.

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