Technology Association of Georgia Announces TAG Connect

Bridge Builders | Workforce Development

New program will directly connect black tech entrepreneurs with access to procurement opportunities

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Tyk presents The Holiday APIM Extravaganza

Cloud | Data Governance | Digital Health | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | Product Management | Workforce Development

This is not just another online event; it’s a fresh, fast-moving format full of quick-fire tips and expert advice on how to succeed in 2023.

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TAG Converge Conference Returns to Atlanta In-Person on December 1st

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Workforce Development

A workforce-centered conference, focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the technology workplace.

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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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TriNet Announces Enrich™ 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Media & Entertainment | Sales Leadership | Workforce Development | Young Professionals

TriNet, a leading provider of comprehensive HR for SMBs announced the launch of Enrich™, a revolutionary product line that will allow its customers to expand the benefits they offer their employees. Enrich Access will allow TriNet customers to offer tax-free travel reimbursements to their employees for medical care received far from their home. Enrich Adopt will allow TriNet customers to offer their employees tax-favored reimbursements for expenses incurred during the adoption process.

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FLEETCOR® Certified as a Most Loved Workplace

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Fintech | Workforce Development

FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FLT), a leading global business payments company, was recently certified as a Most Loved Workplace®. Backed by Best Practice Institute (BPI) research and analysis, the Most Loved Workplace validation provides the most comprehensive look at workplace sentiment for organizations today.

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

Blockchain | Business Process Management | Cloud | Corporate Development | CRM & CX | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Digital Health | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Education/STEM | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | International Business | Marketing | Media & Entertainment | Product Management | Sales Leadership | Smart Communities & Sustainablility | Workforce Development

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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Purple Hats Conference

Information Security | Workforce Development

The award-winning Purple Hats Conference is the industry destination for cybersecurity practitioners around the globe to collaborate, share ideas, and learn how to evolve from a reactive to proactive threat-informed defense. Founded by AttackIQ and leveraging the open AttackIQ Academy platform for cybersecurity education and certification, Purple Hats provides free access to experts, technical content, and innovative techniques for practitioners to improve their security posture and build stronger, more collaborative teams.

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TriNet is a proud national member of the Small Business Digital Alliance

Corporate Development | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Workforce Development | Young Professionals

TriNet has long provided thought-leadership and educational content for small and medium-size businesses through various mediums that align with the objectives of The Small Business Digital Alliance. For TriNet, it is a priority that we share stories and on-the-ground perspectives which shape the future of work and provide timely information relevant to the ever-evolving workplace.

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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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Georgia State to Offer Master’s in Supply Chain Management

Business Process Management | Workforce Development

Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business will introduce a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management in fall 2022. The one-year, three-semester program emphasizes the role of coordination and synchronization in creating efficiencies and value across all components of the end-to-end supply chain.

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Pyramid Consulting has hired LaShaun Solomon, MBA as Head of DE&I Partnership Development & Strategy

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Workforce Development

LaShaun Solomon has joined Pyramid Consulting, Inc. as the Head of DE&I Partnership Development & Strategy. LaShaun’s role will oversee Pyramid’s Intentionally Inclusive efforts around diversity recruiting, employee and contingent staffing engagement, and community impact across the entire company portfolio. LaShaun comes to Pyramid with more than 13 years of experience in DE&I, marketing, business development, L&D, and operations for Fortune 50 companies including Comcast, NBCUniversal, HBO, Cox Communications, and global non-profit organizations.

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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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Synergis Hires New Executive Vice President of Strategy

Sales Leadership | Workforce Development

Synergis, an IT and creative staffing agency, is pleased to announce the addition of Tracey Klein to its leadership team. As Executive Vice President, Strategy, Klein will be responsible for the overall growth strategy of the company and planning for the future of its workforce solutions.

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Atlanta-Based SOLTECH Opens News Office in Florida

Workforce Development

SOLTECH, an Atlanta-based leader in custom software development, IT staffing, and technology consulting, today announced it will be opening a new office in Florida to accommodate its rapid client growth, and regional demand for staffing and software development solution services.

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WSO2 Announces Free Linux Systems Administration and DevOps Engineering Training Program

Cloud | Corporate Development | Data Science & Analytics | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Education/STEM | Fintech | Southeastern Software Association | Workforce Development | Young Professionals

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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Aptos Announces Key Appointments to Executive Leadership Team

Business Process Management | Cloud | CRM & CX | Data Science & Analytics | Fintech | International Business | Sales Leadership | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing | Workforce Development

Aptos, a global retail technology provider headquartered in Atlanta, adds software industry veterans in executive positions across finance, human resources and Americas management to further the company’s momentous growth as an industry leader.

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DefenseStorm Names Mike Shah as Chief Financial Officer

Corporate Development | Fintech | Information Security | Workforce Development

DefenseStorm, a leading cloud-based cybersecurity and cybercompliance management provider to banks, credit unions and fintechs, today announced the addition of Mike Shah as chief financial officer. In this role, Shah will lead the planning, implementation and management of all finance initiatives for DefenseStorm, as well as work closely with the executive team to lead the company’s strategic financial vision.

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Liger Partners Creative Agency Opens New Hybrid Workplace

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Marketing | Workforce Development | Young Professionals

With the roll out of vaccines, many large corporations have announced plans for employees return to the office. While many remote workers are reluctant to go back into a corporate setting, for others the transition to all-screens, all the time was too much. That’s why Atlanta creative firm Liger Partners has opened a new hybrid workplace designed with the future of work in mind. The company combines flexible office hours and remote work with an open-environment and shared common space. Think funky fresh hotel lobby meets a comfortable student center with all of the amenities. There are no assigned desks, so everyone is free to sit where they feel the most inspiration.

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Siyana Info Solutions Announce the Launch of their HRMS Product SiHrX

Business Process Management | Corporate Development | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Workforce Development | Young Professionals

Siyana Info Solutions announces the launch of its advanced HRMS solution SiHrX. Designed for the modern workforce, SiHrX is being called as the ultimate disruptive innovation for human capital management.

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Chubb Foundation Establishes Scholarship for Georgia State Undergrads Studying Risk

Data Science & Analytics | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Education/STEM | Workforce Development | 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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Industry Leader Named Director of Georgia Tech’s New FinTech Program Says Adaptable Workforce is Key to Innovation

Fintech | Workforce Development | 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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