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.
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.
ATLANTA -- Flashpoint at Georgia Tech, a rigorous management and education program that works closely with founders to create companies, has started accepting applications for its Fall 2014 Batch. The program welcomes founders with domain knowledge and a passion for responding to customer needs and helps them build startups with authentic demand, reduced risks, lower costs, and a better chance of success.
Since it began in 2012, Flashpoint has developed a strong reputation for producing successful startups. Its companies have attracted close to 65 MM in commitments from angels and investors, including ff Venture Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Andreesen Horowitz, Sigma Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and New World Ventures. One recent example is Ionic Security, an enterprise security platform. In February, the Flashpoint graduate completed a 25.5 MM round of investment led by Google Ventures and Jafco Ventures.
Such investments are one indicator of the traction Flashpoint helps its companies to gain. Fred Blumer, the CEO and Founder of Vehcon, described the value of the experience by saying, “Flashpoint saved me a year of time and millions of dollars in development costs.” The key to this savings is the Startup Engineering approach that Flashpoint teaches.
Created by Flashpoint’s founder, Dr. Merrick Furst, Startup Engineering is a framework that identifies authentic demand and builds scalable companies to satisfy it. Startup engineers take a “problem first” approach to identify inadequately addressed pain in their customer’s personal or professional lives. They generate theories about customer improvement goals and the constraints that prevent existing solutions from meeting them. They work toward actionable truth by testing to disconfirm their theories, modifying them, and retesting. The result of this work is better startups that move faster.
Flashpoint’s Fall 2014 Batch will begin in October and last about 4 months. Applications submitted by August 15, 2014 will be considered for the first interview round, to be conducted in late August. For more information, please visit:
Flashpoint at Georgia Tech is a rigorous management and education program that works closely with founders to create successful companies. Flashpoint utilizes a unique approach called Startup Engineering, a process that first identifies genuine customer pain, then crafts solutions to solve it. Since its inception in 2012, Flashpoint companies have attracted close to 65 MM in commitments from angels and investors, including ff Venture Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures, Andreesen Horowitz, Sigma Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and New World Ventures.
ATLANTA – July 23, 2014 – The most recent employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports continued growth in overall employment and specifically taps information technology labor as one of the healthiest and fastest-growing categories.
This positive trend coincides in a broader sense with the continued success of the National Recruiting Center, a unit launched a little over a year ago by The Intersect Group, a national staffing and consulting firm specializing in finance/accounting and technology.
Designed specifically to support Fortune 5000 and other nationwide organizations with multiple office locations and projects across the country, the National Recruiting Center delivers customized staffing and consulting solutions to rapidly and efficiently fulfill critical needs on a nationwide scale.
“Companies have limited capacity to manage resources nationally for complex needs,“ says David Baba, national market director at The Intersect Group. “We are the premiere provider for all U.S. geographies that ensures a consistent approach, strong coordination, rapid fulfillment, competitive rates, and comprehensive reporting. We are that key point of contact regardless of location or discipline.”
In the last year, the center has placed approximately 125 contractors in 12 states and multiple major cities throughout the country, including New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago. Due to the unit’s success, demand for national services and coverage is quickly increasing from both existing and new clients of the firm. Led by Baba and national recruiters and account managers possessing an average of 15 years of experience specializing in national services delivery, the center is the fastest growing unit within The Intersect Group.
“The National Recruiting Center demonstrates how attuned we are to our clients’ evolving needs as well as our ability to authoritatively act on a national scale,” says Wade Hughes, chief executive officer at The Intersect Group. “We match the right person to the right role at the right time.”
For more information about The Intersect Group’s National Recruiting Center and other staffing and consulting solutions, please visit www.theintersectgroup.com.
About The Intersect Group
Founded in 2006, The Intersect Group is a different and better business partner, dedicated to people. We apply a relationship-driven, flexible delivery to serve CFOs, CIOs, CTOs, their organizations, as well as F&A and Technology staff. The company creates unparalleled value for clients by combining industry-leading consulting capabilities with comprehensive staffing and recruitment services. Clients trust The Intersect Group to deliver results based on deep expertise and proven resources within finance, accounting, and information technology. Through The Intersect Group’s flexible delivery approach, clients get the right solution at the right time to accelerate success and achieve mission-critical objectives. The Intersect Group's growing workforce, now in excess of 1,000 employees, serves clients nationwide from offices in Atlanta, Ga. and Dallas, Texas.
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