ATLANTA (January 26, 2022) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has announced finalists for the 2022 TAG Technology Awards. As TAG’s preeminent award program, the TAG Technology Awards promote and celebrate the inclusive technology community throughout Georgia.

“It takes extraordinary leadership and vision to make a meaningful impact on the technology ecosystem,” said Larry Williams, president and CEO of TAG.  “I’m proud to recognize each of the finalists for the 2022 TAG Technology Awards for exceeding that lofty standard of excellence. These businesses have made profound contributions and innovations that inspire all of us.”

Tech Leader of the Year – Non-Profit/Government/Education

  • Steven Ferguson, Chief Information Officer & Interim Deputy Commissioner – Economic Development, Technical College System of Georgia
  • John Matelski, Chief Innovation & Information Officer, Dekalb County
  • Phil Ventimiglia, Chief Innovation Officer, Georgia State University


Tech Leader of the Year – Private Sector/Corporate

  • Chris Berry, Chief Technology Officer & General Manager – PDI Security Solutions, PDI Software
  • Robin Gregg, Chief Executive Officer, RoadSync
  • Kathryn Mooney, Founder, Co-CEO, Chief Creative Officer, TwinFlame Development, LLC


Emerging Leader of the Year

  • Deb Largen, Senior Director – Global Business Technology Services, Manhattan Associates
  • Rachel Ozias, VP – Marketing, Comcast Business
  • Lauren Patrick, VP – Marketing, Curricula


Innovation Driven Company – Start-up

  • Knightley
  • MapHabit, Inc.
  • NuGen Systems


Innovation Driven Company – Small

  • Momnt Technologies, Inc. fka Artis Technologies
  • RoadSync
  • Vital4


Innovation Driven Company – Mid-Market

  • BitPay
  • GoFan
  • ParkMobile


Innovation Driven Company – Enterprise – Public Corporations

  • Aflac
  • NCR Corporation
  • Truist


Innovation Driven Company – Enterprise – Private Corporations

  • Bluefin
  • Flexential
  • Manheim, a Cox Automotive Company

Digital Transformation – Non-Profit/Government/Education

  • Invest Atlanta
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Technical College System of Georgia


Digital Transformation – Private Sector/Corporate

  • GoFan
  • LeasePlan USA
  • Wrench Group


Tech Evolution

  • Fiserv, Inc.
  • GoFan
  • Honeywell Connected Enterprise


Tech for Good

  • Atlanta Housing Authority
  • Comcast Business
  • Technical College System of Georgia


“At Truist, our purpose is to inspire and build better lives and communities. We’re honored to be a presenting sponsor of TAG’s Technology Awards recognizing positive contributions in the dynamic technology community,” said Ken Meyer, EVP and CIO -Consumer Technology of Truist. “Congratulations to each of the finalists for outstanding leadership and for making things better with remarkable innovations in their respective fields.”

Added Mike Toplisek, president of Earthlink, also a presenting sponsor: “Earthlink helps people make connections, and we’re delighted to celebrate the inspiring connections recognized at TAG’s Technology Awards. Earthlink is pleased to honor each one of the award finalists for demonstrating remarkable innovations. We congratulate this group of innovative and visionary businesses for their remarkable accomplishments.”

Finalists will be recognized, and winners will be announced on February 17 at the Crown Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia.

For more information about the TAG Technology Awards and to register for the event, visit Follow the conversation on Twitter through #TAGTechAwards2022.

About the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG’s mission is to Connect, Promote, Influence and Educate Georgia’s technology ecosystem to advance the innovation economy. Through those four foundational strategies TAG serves the technology community, helping to support, grow and ignite tech leaders, companies and the overall Georgia economy.

TAG serves more than 31,000 members statewide through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG hosts more than 150 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 20+ professional societies.

TAG provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies, and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.

Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

For more information visit the TAG website at To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit