ATLANTA (April 8, 2021) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has announced the TAG Technology Awards Finalists.

In its first year, TAG’s Technology Awards recognize companies and individuals throughout Georgia who made an impact in 2020. The finalists will be recognized, and winners will be announced at the Georgia Technology Summit on April 28, 2021.

“The TAG Technology Awards acknowledge companies and individuals that inspire, innovate and positively impact the Georgia technology ecosystem,” shared Larry K. Williams, President and CEO of TAG. “These finalists have made their mark and we’re excited to recognize their work.”

The 2021 TAG Technology Awards Finalists are:
Individual Awards:
  • Tech Leader of the Year – Public Sector
    • Tamika Bass, Georgia Department of Revenue
    • Gary Brantley, City of Atlanta
    • Steven Ferguson, Technical College System of Georgia
    • Tech Leader of the Year – Private Sector
      • Jennifer Baker, Synovus
      • Nick Costides, UPS
      • Barry Hodges, ParkMobile, LLC
    • Emerging Leader of the Year
      • James Benninger, Genuine Parts Company
      • James Gaythwaite, Greenlight Financial Technology
      • Adam Rykowski, OneTrust
Corporate Awards:
  • Innovation Company of the Year – Startup
    • Impiricus
    • NXT Communications
  • Innovation Companyof the Year – Small
    • Curricula
    • DataSeers
    • DefenseStorm
  • Innovation Company of the Year – Mid-market
    • Featurespace
    • GROUNDFLOOR Finance
    • ParkMobile, LLC
  • Innovation Company of the Year – Enterprise/Private Company
    • IDEMIA
    • Manheim
    • OneTrust
  • Innovation Company of the Year – Enterprise/Public Company
    • Alithya Group Inc.
    • Google
    • NCR Corporation

For more information about the 2021 Georgia Technology Summit and to register for the event, visit Follow the conversation on Twitter through #GTS2021.

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 30,000 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 26 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