Georgia Technology Summit
April 16, 2025
Woodruff Arts Center | Atlanta, GA

March 28, 2024

7:30 AM

Registration Opens

8:00 AM

Exhibit Hall Opens

8:30 AM

Morning Kickoff & Welcome Remarks

Georgia Technology Summit Commitee

Emcee Tami McQueen

8:40 AM

Morning Address

Governor Brian Kemp

Mayor Andre Dickens

9:00 AM

Morning Keynote

Monica Kaufman Pearson

9:45 AM

Morning Break

Sponsor Mixer

9:50 AM

Sponsor Mixer

Networking Break

10:00 AM

Future of Technology in Georgia

Q&A with Larry K. Williams

10:30 AM

Analyst Insights

Daryl Plummer, Gartner

11:00 AM

Sponsor Mixer

Networking Break / Move to Breakout Sessions

11:15 AM


Intrapreneurship fosters an organizational culture that rewards the innovators within. In this discussion we’ll address how intrapreneurship is unique, the challenges companies face when implementing it, and how inside innovators can capitalize on the resources needed to innovate.  

  • Steven Ferguson, CIO, Technical College System of Georgia 
  • Quincy Johnson, VP of Distribution Partner Operations, Warner Bros. Discovery 
  • Archita Prasad, VP of Strategy and Innovation, UPS 
  • Michelle Routh, General Manager of Slalom Consulting 

Moderated by Louis Gump, President, Cambian Solutions 

Generative AI and Workforce

Generative AI has taken the world by storm. How will it disrupt the future of work, and whom will it affect? Join this panel as they discuss these developments and how job seekers can make this technology work for them.

Panelists include:

  • Zack Bishop, EVP of Technology, Operations and Security, Synovus 
  • Brian Lanehart, Co-Founder, CTO and President, Momnt 
  • Kanyatta Walker, Vice President, Information Technology, Cisco 
  • Sam Reagin, Director of Sales, Coresite 
  • Kamal Upreti, Vice President and Market Unit Head, Tata Consultancy Services  

Moderated by Beverly Wright, Ph.D., CAP, VP – Data Science & AI / CAIO at Wavicle Solutions 

Esports and Live Sports

The way fans consume entertainment and sports content adapts to meet consumer demands using technology. Join this panel as we discuss what innovations are impacting the way fans consume esports and sports content, and how it is creating a more immersive experience. 

  • Adam Boothe, Director of Esports, PrizePicks 
  • Adam Jones, Blue Mammoth Studios, Producer 
  • Toyin Adon-Abel Jr., VP of Marketing, ArenaLinq 

Moderated by Todd Harris, CEO at Skillshot Media

12:00 PM


12:30 PM

Georgia Technology Hall of Fame Induction

New Inductee, Marc Gorlin, CEO & Founder, Roadie

Sponsored by: PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

12:45 PM

Technology Hall of Fame Panel

  • David Cummings, Atlanta Ventures
  • Marc Gorlin, Roadie
  • Kyle Porter, SalesLoft
1:30 PM

State of the Industry: Workforce Development

Dr. Loretta Daniels, CDP, TAG-Ed

Larry K. Williams, TAG

2:00 PM

TAG Bridge Builders

DEI Impact Awards

2:15 PM


2:30 PM

Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Georgia

Presentations from the finalists of the Top Most Innovative Companies

3:15 PM

Afternoon keynote

Chris Reid, Mastercard

3:30 PM

Sponsor Mixer

Networking Break / Move to Breakout Sessions

3:45 PM

Systems of Georgia Technology

Atlanta influences everything – including how we innovate. Join us to discover how the culture of Atlanta, and Georgia as a whole, is bringing about change within the technology sector. 

  • Jon Birdsong, CEO, South Downtown (SoDo) Atlanta, Atlanta Ventures 
  • Asante Bradford, Sr. Industry Engagement Manager at Ga Department of Economic Development 
  • Elizabeth Strickler, Director of Media Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Georgia State University 

Moderated by Mike Jordan, Senior Editor, AJC 

Information and Data Security

Necessity is the mother of invention. When it comes to defending against cyber attacks, some of the most forward-thinking innovations are coming from the security world. In this session, learn from infosec leaders about how they’re sparking creative thinking across their organizations. 

  • Bob Eustace, Prinicpal, Collective Insights – Culture 
  • Paul Griswold, Chief Product Officer, Cybersecurity, Honeywell – security at the intersection of IT & OT 
  • Paige Needling, President and CEO, Needling Worldwide – Compliance
  • Bryant Tow, Chief Security Officer, Leapfrog Services –  Consulting 

Moderated by Xavier Ashe, SVP of Cyber Defense at Truist

Future of Technology in Georgia's Cities

“Meet George Jetson!” The future is here – and technology is bringing greater efficiencies to our cities and communities at large. Join this roundtable discussion to learn more about the smart technologies that are helping grow the state, and what sectors are leading the way.

  • Robert Hughes, Restoration Storehouse, Executive Director 
  • Matthew Britt, Honeywell International, GM, Smart Cities and Communities 
  • Michael Slovin, VP and GM, Comcast Smart Solutions, Comcast     
  • Gradey Caldwell, Microsoft, Account Director- GA SLG 
  • Dennis Fallis, Intel, Global Director AI Technical Sales 

Moderated by Jason Sankey, CIO at City of Atlanta 


4:15 PM

Networking Break / Move to Breakout Sessions

4:30 PM

Electrification & Alternative Energy

The Peach State is home to a new wave of industry as electrification and alternative energy companies establish operations in the #1 state to do business. Whether they are building solar power systems, electric vehicles, batteries, or heat pumps, these businesses recognize Georgia’s importance as a global hub for technology innovation and workforce development.

  • Tim Echols, Georgia Public Service Commissioners  
  • Michelle Robb, Sr. Director of Growth Excellence, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC 
  • Michael Chanin, CEO & Founder, Cherry Street Energy 

Moderated by Mike Neumeier, CEO, Arketi Group 

Customer Experience

Organizations across industries are leveraging new strategies to improve the satisfaction of their clients and customers – and the role of technology is instrumental for success. Come learn how technology reshapes experiences for everyday users and how companies can create a culture that is user-friendly and inclusive. 

  • Kyle Auffray, Strategy + Business Development, LetzChat 
  • Rachel Barger, SVP, Americas Sales, Cisco 
  • Victor Howard, Director of Information Technology, Home Depot 
  • Jake Speyer, Field CTO and Global Lead of Presales, Moveworks 

Moderated by Katie Klein, VP of Marketing at Comcast Business

Generative AI

Organizations are looking to adopt generative AI into their everyday business operations. Learn from these expert speakers as they discuss the activation of AI in their organizations, and how companies new to the game can begin leveraging this valuable resource.

  • Monika Mueller, EVP Consulting Services, Softensity 
  • Diane Youden, Management Consulting Partner, PwC 
  • Sarah Woodward, Founder, AI Growth Ops 

Moderated by Jennifer Baker, CTO at Synovus


Society Showcase Networking & Happy Hour

7:00 PM

Society Showcase/Event Ends