TAG believes that education plays a key role in the forward movement of personal careers, companies, and has a resulting effect on the State's economy. TAG is committed to supporting our members anywhere along their professional growth path. By providing Georgia 's technology workforce with opportunities for continuing IT and management education, we are able to more effectively position Georgia for economic growth and increase Georgia 's workforce appeal.
The new Rately Shopping Browser for iPad and iPhone presents an alternative to conventional shopping methods on mobile browsers like Safari or Chrome.
Instead of a highly manual tab management and bookmarking process, Rately offers a more dynamic, holistic, and tailored experience for everyday shopping.
Shop faster – Shoppers can move from store to store by tapping on retailer logos – making navigation faster and easier. No typing required.
See a visual history of your items and stores – The Rately browser automatically saves the images, descriptions, and prices from the product pages you visit – creating a visual “recently viewed” across all stores.
Tag items from across stores – Rately lets shoppers personally organize their viewed items with custom tags. It can even give suggestions of other products based on the items tagged.
Get shopping inspiration – Rately generates personalized shopping ideas based on recently visited items.
Be anonymous – Rately doesn’t require an email or social logins. Just download and start shopping.
In addition to the iOS app, Rately also comes in the form of a Chrome browser extension that automatically tracks visited items and stores when shopping on desktop, and syncs product and store information to the Rately Browser. That way, shoppers can consolidate their shopping in one place, while still taking advantage of tags and shopping ideas.
The Rately Browser can be downloaded in the iTunes Store and the Rately extension can be found at rately.com.
Rately springs from the minds of Digital Scientists, an Alpharetta, GA based company that specializes in mobile contextual marketing software. Learn more about Rately at rately.com and learn more about Digital Scientists at digitalscientists.com.
Atlanta – July 29, 2014 – Atlanta Technology Angels (ATA), the entrepreneur's gateway to smart capital, today announces its members have invested in their next venture. ATA members have participated in a $2.1 million investment round for OBMedical, a medical device company commercializing technology jointly developed by the University of Florida and Convergent Engineering, a biomedical engineering firm. The raise also included investments from Angel Investment Management Group in Alabama, Upstate Carolinas Angel Network and was led by New World Angels in Florida. Along with the investment, ATA member James Stubbs will join OBMedical’s board.
OBMedical’s LaborView™ sensor system is a wireless, state of the art sensor for mothers and children, providing maternal-fetal monitoring. OBMedical will use the investment to complete safety, mechanical and EMC testing as well as summative usability testing and industrial design, supporting a filing for 510(k) clearance for LaborView.
“This investment is transforming our business goals into reality. With these resources, we are working to further commercialize LaborView and advance our maternal-fetal monitoring sensor system,” says Weaver Gaines, CEO of OBMedical. “Our goal is to expand the capabilities of our technology to improve the accuracy of tracings, patient outcomes, and patient comfort during labor and delivery.”
In 2013, nearly 40 Life Science startups went public. In conjunction with growth seen in this sector and ATA member’s recent investment in OBMedical, the organization has launched a Life Science investment vertical group. The team is made up of members who are experts from the space, which will be dedicated to screening, meeting with and mentoring companies that fit this category along with performing due diligence and making investments. Recently, the organization has experienced a steady increase in new members where interest in life science companies is strong. This directly correlates with growth being seen nationwide of startups geared towards life sciences.
“Startups in the life sciences industry are going through a rejuvenation period. Companies that were once sent offshore due to toughened regulatory environments and high costs are now successfully securing investments and thriving,” explains Bernice Dixon, president and chair of ATA. “We are excited to draw more attention to this growing pool of startup and early stage companies in the southeast that are focusing on this sector.”
About Atlanta Technology Angels
The Atlanta Technology Angels (ATA) is an organization comprised of 120 accredited investors and sponsors. ATA is a member led investment network that sources, performs due diligence, invests and provides post deal stewardship for early stage technology companies in Georgia and the Southeast. ATA ranks in the top 10 networks in the U.S. in portfolio size, members and opportunity flow and invests in technology based companies with large market potential. To learn more, please visit www.angelatlanta.com.
OBMedical is a maternal-fetal monitoring company dedicated to improving the health and safety of mothers and babies. Upon FDA clearance, LaborView will be offered as an alternative to traditional external sensors, allowing more reliable, more comfortable, and more cost-effective obstetric monitoring with greater patient satisfaction. LaborView is expected to work with all major brands of monitors in the U.S. LaborView technology uses neural networks, signal processing, information theory, data fusion, and artificial intelligence.
JB Media Group brings their successful internet marketing training curriculum to Atlanta and Tech Talent South for an intensive two day workshop. This accelerated version of the six week JB Media Institute provides 10 hours of training in SEO, online advertising, social media, and online public relations. Strategy development, implementation best practices, results tracking and the increasing interplay between each aspect of online marketing are all included.
Search Engine Optimization
• Importance of on-page elements
• Keyword research
• Writing for SEO
• Video Optimization
• Local Search
• Introduction to Google AdWords
• Relationship between keyword research & AdWords
• Introduction to Facebook Advertising
Social Media Tools & Best Practices
Online Public Relations
• Strategies, tips, & tools
• Role in driving traffic
• Impact of PR on SEO
Strategy, Management & Tracking
• Review Google Analytics
• Crafting effective strategy
Who Should Attend
Have an idea that needs to be shared with the world? An existing product or brand that more people should be aware of? Interested in learning how to execute online marketing yourself or make better strategic and outsourcing decisions? We can get you up to speed and on your way to a bigger internet presence.
The JB Media Institute Boot Camp has been designed to serve the needs of:
• Entrepreneurs/business owners
• Marketing professionals
• Administrative staff
• Individual in career transition
Augusta, Georgia, (September 13, 2014) - The 2nd annual BSidesAugusta Information Security Conference will be held at Georgia Regents University (GRU) Augusta, GA. This event will cap off a week of Information Security events held in Augusta. BSidesAugusta, a chapter of Security BSides, was predicated on individuals within the Information Security community who wanted to participate within their industry, sharing thoughts and ideas with other passionate Information Security professionals, while creating a sense of community and stewardship for their collective tradecraft.
BSidesAugusta is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-things are happening.
Conference name........................Security BSides Augusta GA “BSidesAugusta”
Conference dates........................Saturday September 13th, 2014
Time……………………………….8:30AM – 5:00PM
Conference location....................Georgia Regents University Augusta
Audience.....................................IT, Information Security, Information Assurance, Cyber Security
Projected 2014 attendees ..........300
Atlanta, GA – July 22, 2014 - TechBridge, a nonprofit providing affordable business and technology expertise to other nonprofits, is pleased to announce the appointment of DeLois Babiker, Nupura Kolwalkar, and Vish Narendra to its Board of Directors.
DeLois Babiker is CEO of Intellectual Concepts (IC) where she has successfully directed IC’s growth in providing technology, security, and management consulting solutions to local, state and federal government agencies as well as to commercial organizations. . She is responsible for the company’s strategic planning, business development, account management, and customer satisfaction. Prior to starting IC, DeLois was Director of Application Services at the Georgia Department of Human Resources. She is an accomplished leader with over fifteen years of experience in senior management positions. She has also served on the board of the Mary Hall Freedom House.
Nupura Kolwalkar serves as the CTO of HealthPort, LLC where she is responsible for all technology departments. She is experienced in leading global R&D organizations including 13 years of IT experience focused on Product Management, Design & Development, Quality Assurance, SaaS, Internal IT, and Remote Hosting. In her native India, Nupura and three college friends started a non-governmental organization (NGO) to provide computer literacy and education to young adults living in the slums to help them build careers.
Vish Narendra is CIO, Demand Management, Power Generation at GE Power & Water. In this role, he directs the IT strategy and execution for marketing, sales/commercial, engineering, product and services supply chain for gas and steam turbines and generator equipment. Vish began his career at PCL, a computer company in India, before moving to the United States to pursue his MBA in Information Management at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Vish is on the advisory board of Good Shepherd Services, a nonprofit that serves the needy, abused and displaced in the Atlanta area, with a strong focus on the north Asian immigrant community.
2014-15 TechBridge Board of Directors:
Jay Ferro, Board Chair, CIO, American Cancer Society
Clint Bailey, Board Vice Chair, VP of Sales & Founder, HUNTER Technical
Mary Carol Alexander, General Manager – Enterprise Sales, Greater Southeast District, Microsoft
DeLois B. Babiker, CEO, Intellectual Concepts
Marva Bailer, Director of Sales – Major Accounts, Splunk
Ray Benedick, VP – IT Supply Chain & Finance, The Home Depot
Keith Boone, Group Technology Officer – Products, Accenture
Kevin Campbell, Partner and Greater Atlanta Advisory Market Leader, PwC
Sean Casey, Deputy Commissioner, Georgia Department of Revenue
Anil Cheriyan, CIO, SunTrust Bank, Inc.
Aaron deSouza, Partner, Atlanta Audit Practice Leader, Grant Thornton, LLP
Susan Darnell Frymire
Frank Fuerst, CEO & Co-Founder, B2B Technologies, LLC
Scott Geller, CTO & President, Points of Light Digital, TechBridge Co-Founder
Roosevelt Giles, CEO, EndPoint Consulting Group
Jeff Harvey, SVP & Managing Director, Southern U.S., SAP North America
Dale Kirkland, SVP, Silicon Valley Bank
Nupura Kolwalkar, CTO, HealthPort, LLC
Barb Kunkel, CIO, Troutman Sanders, LLP
Jamie Lewis, Director, Wisegate
Steve Linowes, Executive VP of Corporate Development, LogistiCare, TechBridge Co-Founder
Marci McCarthy, CEO, Tech Exec Networks, Inc.
Vish Narendra, CIO - Demand Management, Power Generation, GE Power & Water
Mike Neumeier, Principal, Arketi Group
Bill Nussey, CEO, Silverpop, an IBM Company
Joe Oesterling, COO, Clearleap
Karen Painter, SVP – Enterprise Applications, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Jose Quintana, Partner, AcuityCFO, LLC
Karen Renner, VP & CIO, Novelis
Jamie Ross, Account Executive, Salesforce.com
David Teske, Partner, Alston & Bird, LLP
Judi Vitale, President, Vitale CFO
Warren Wick, Area Vice President, Salesforce.com
“Recognized as leaders in the Metro Atlanta technology community, our Board of Directors brings unique skillsets and experience to TechBridge," stated Jay Ferro, Chair of the TechBridge Board of Directors. "Our board members are passionate advocates who understand the impact that technology can have on a nonprofit’s capacity to do more and serve more."
Founded in 2000, TechBridge is a nonprofit that provides other nonprofits with the tools, resources and relationships they need to apply business strategies and technology to further their missions. This is made possible by support from the TechBridge network of corporations, individuals and foundations. The TechBridge Nonprofit Exchange and the Technology Innovation Award, given by Accenture, provide nonprofits with funding vehicles for their technology needs while TechBridge’s fundraising efforts, including its signature gala, the Digital Ball, unite the technology community to celebrate the impact technology can have in strengthening our community. For more information visit www.techbridge.org.