Georgia Technology Summit

March 28, 2024

Signia Hotel
Atlanta, GA

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Georgia Technology Summit returns to Atlanta at an ALL NEW location! Join us on March 28th at the Signia Hotel!

2024 Innovation In The South: Where Community Meets Technology

The Georgia Technology Summit is THE preeminent, regional technology conference highlighting innovation and leaders driving our local and global economy. For 2024, in honor of TAG’s 25th anniversary – this year’s theme is Innovation in the South, where community meets technology.

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2024 Featured Speakers

Shayan Hussain

Managing Director

BlackRock 

Shayan is Managing Director, member of the Multi-Sector Fixed Income Product Strategy Team at Blackrock. He is responsible for both developing the taxable fixed income platform and providing a link between the investment teams and client groups. He is a Senior Product Strategist dedicated to the firm’s Multi-Sector Mutual Fund offerings including BlackRock’s Core Bond, Total Return, Strategic Income Opportunities and Strategic Global Bond Funds. Shayan joined BlackRock in 2009, playing a significant role in the development of the firm’s Multi-Sector Mutual Fund platform by working closely with investors across both retail and institutional distribution channels. His experience with the firm includes time spent in the London office launching the firm’s global unconstrained fixed income product offering across EMEA, Asia and Latin America. Prior to joining the firm, Shayan was a trader on the US interest rates swaps desk at JP Morgan. He started his career in corporate finance with AT&T working on strategic initiatives including public debt offerings, business unit spin-offs and asset sales. Shayan earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS in Business Administration and BA in Economics, cum laude, from Boston University

Brian Benn,

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Clark Atlanta University

Brian studied Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and has a Master of Business Administration degree from Belhaven University.  Brian volunteers as an Executive Ambassador for TechBridge, Incorporated, serves on the Executive Advisory Board for Atlanta Technology Professionals, the Advisory Board for the Government Technology Special Districts Program, the Greater Atlanta CIO Governing Body for Evanta and serves as Board Chair for the Technology Association of Georgia’s Southeastern Software Association.  Brian is a technology evangelist and has a passion for bridging the digital divide.

Ron McMurtrie

Ron McMurtrie

Chief Commercial Officer

Honeywell

Ron McMurtrie leads marketing across Honeywell Connect Enterprise, inspiring long-term relationships through creativity and innovation. McMurtrie aligns the strategic direction of brand, digital marketing and communications, public affairs, business operations and oversees key functional areas for new customer acquisition, ensuring customer success, and advancing Honeywell Forge.

Before joining Honeywell, McMurtrie was global Chief Marketing and Business Enablement Officer Sage Group. Previously, McMurtrie has over 20 years’ experience in similar roles for brands including VCE – the joint venture between Cisco, EMC and VMware – First Data, Verizon and MCI.