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I graduated from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia with a degree in Business Marketing.
I was thrilled to be recognized on the Dean's List and to receive the Innovation Award from Horizon Software International and "Up and Coming Marketer of the Year" award from TAG.
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ATLANTA, Georgia -- May 9, 2013
SEMINAR ON IMMIGRATION CHALLENGES AND NEW PROPOSALS AFFECTING THE EMPLOYMENT OF INDIAN NATIONALS IN THE UNITED STATES
The USA India Business Summit (UIBS) has a unique history of being the largest conference in the Southeastern USA that promotes business relations between the USA and India.
On June 11th, 2013, an immigration seminar is being organized by UIBS, The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), USIBRC and a few sponsoring companies including global corporate immigration law firm, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP (www.fragomen.com). The seminar will be held at 600 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 4200 Atlanta, GA 30308 from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm followed by cocktails and a reception.
Both U.S. companies and Indian-owned companies operating in the U.S. currently face significant challenges in obtaining visas and green cards for Indian national employees. Major changes have been proposed in Congress which will have a dramatic impact on companies that employ highly skilled workers. The proposals would solve many of the current problems but would also create many obstacles and restrictions.
According to Tino J. Mantella, President of TAG, “the United States must address the H1-B Visa issue in a way that enables more STEM ready foreign graduates, from our university system, to remain here and
contribute here. The final legislation should be mindful to protect against unintended consequences. An event such as the one being planned will be an opportunity to review the topic with community leaders to understand all aspects of the pending legislation.”
This half-day business immigration seminar will focus particularly on the challenges of, and the changes to, the immigration rules affecting the recruitment and retention of foreign nationals in the U.S. Daryl Buffenstein, one of the managing Partners of Fragomen’s Atlanta office, and a past national President and former General Counsel of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, said:
“This seminar could not possibly be more timely. There will be a sea change in U.S. immigration if current proposals pass, and almost every employer will be affected. Massive changes to skilled worker immigration rules will have a far reaching impact on the options for green cards and temporary visas, both positive and negative. The seminar will also focus on particular challenges, under current law, of employing Indian nationals in the United States.”
The format for the UIBS Immigration seminar will be highly interactive, allowing ample time for questions and discussion. Speakers will include industry leaders, government representatives, and nationally recognized immigration law experts. The June 11 seminar will have a very special lineup of speakers and timely panel topics, including:
• Current Challenges in Recruiting and Hiring Indian National Employees
• Impact of Proposed Legislation on Recruiting and Hiring Indian
• Current Challenges in Obtaining Green Cards for Indian Nationals
• Impact of Proposed Legislation on Green Card Availability and Timing
• Sending Employees to India - Brief Overview
EDTS Named Among World’s Top 501 Managed Services Providers
Honor Follows Firm’s Recent Inc. 5000 Honor, Southeastern Office Addition
AUGUSTA, GA – February 22, 2013 – EDTS has been named to the sixth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition (www.mspmentor.net/top501) list of the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). The exclusive ranking is based on data from MSPmentor’s 2012 global online survey, and recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including annual managed services revenue growth, revenue per employee, managed services offered and customer devices managed.
“MSPmentor congratulates EDTS on this significant honor,” said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media. “Qualifying for our MSPmentor 501 Global Edition puts EDTS in rare company.”
MSPs on this year’s Global 501 list lifted their combined annual recurring revenues 24.5 percent to $2.54 billion. Together, those MSPs manage more than 5.6 million PCs and servers, and nearly 400,000 smartphones and tablets. EDTS ranked 148th among the 501 global firm honorees.
EDTS was also recently named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America for the third consecutive year, and as the seventh fastest-growing small company in South Carolina on the inaugural statewide 2012 Roaring Twenties list, which cited EDTS’s growth rate of 198.4 percent in overall revenues since 2010.
“We are extremely proud to be recognized in the upper tier of this prestigious list of global managed service providers,” said Charles Johnson, CEO of EDTS. “It is a testament to the commitment to excellence of our employees and the confidence and support of our growing client base that affords us this honor, and we look forward to sharing insights and best practices from this group with each client that we serve.”
Founded in 1999, EDTS is a full-service technology consulting firm specializing in networking, security and managed IT services for business. The firm helps customers increase productivity and reduce cost associated with information technology. The organization recently opened a new office in Columbia, South Carolina to serve its growing portfolio of Midlands-based clients, joining offices in Augusta, GA and Greenville, SC.
Startup Atlanta and the City of Atlanta are engaging citizens to come together to help solve problems that affect the local government and the community. A City of Atlanta first, at this hackathon we will be developing solutions using the experts from the community (you) working with Atlanta employees to make and design all types of innovative products and services that can help the city and the citizens of Atlanta. The city is committed to continue working on the best ideas till completion.
Startup Atlanta and the City of Atlanta are engaging citizens to come together to help solve problems that affect the local government and the community. A City of Atlanta first, at this hackathon we will be developing solutions using the experts from the community (you). We will be making everything from websites and mobile apps to designing other types of innovative products and services that can help the city and the community. Some ideas will be completed and others will be prototypes, but you will be amazed at what we can accomplish in just 24 hours. The city is committed to continue working on the best ideas till completion.
Technologists, developers, designers, subject matter experts, civic veterans and city officials come together and collaborate to come up with ideas that make a difference for citizens. We will form teams based on interest in the ideas and backgrounds of people in attendance. A good mix of expertise is needed so come join in the fun. Feel free to pitch an idea below and come lead a team.
We will kick-off Govathon on Friday, Feb. 22. at 6:00 p.m. and finish 24 hours later.
The Prinzo Group Announces Powerful Seminars to Help Organizations Ensure Project Success
How can an organization avert failure of an important project and propel it on the right track to success? How can a project team work together effectively to resolve issues once they’re identified?
The Prinzo Group is excited to launch two different seminars this spring to answer these questions and to provide project teams with training for a success-driven approach to implementing enterprise technology. In addition, The Prinzo Group has been selected as an ongoing training provider for The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) www.tagonline.org.
A one day workshop, “How to Assure Project Success: No Wishing Required” will be held on April 17, 2012 and a two day seminar, ”Project Assurance through Collaborative Intervention®” will be held on May 8 & 9, 2012. The two day seminar is a more in depth, hands on version of the one day seminar. Both workshops will be held in Atlanta, GA. The workshops are tailored for all project team members including: Line of Business Executives, Project Managers, Business Analysts and Technology Managers.
All attendees will leave the seminars with a strong understanding of the foundational skills required for complex enterprise technology and transformation project and a common framework for project success.
About The Prinzo Group
The Prinzo Group is an innovative knowledge firm that provides expertise for the enterprise. Research, publications, training/workshops and professional services are available to individuals and organizations involved in human resources and enterprise technology initiatives.