ATLANTA (Feb. 14, 2023) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has announced the finalists for the 2023 TAG Technology Awards, presented by EarthLink. As TAG’s preeminent award program, the TAG Technology Awards promote and celebrate the inclusive technology community throughout Georgia.
Each year, a select group of 24 industry technology leaders seeks out the best and brightest Georgia technology leaders and companies. The applicants describe their accomplishments and innovations and undergo a rigorous review that results in finalists being named to 12 awards. TAG has the opportunity to recognize these great technology leaders we have driving innovation.
“Georgia is a global hub for innovation – filled with leaders and organizations that are creating the next generation of ingenuity to make the world a better place.,” said Larry K. Williams, President and CEO of the Technology Association of Georgia. “These shining stars are shaping our future, and I’m proud to celebrate their achievements!”
This year, the TAG Technology Awards will recognize companies, organizations, and individuals in 12 categories. Finalists are listed in alphabetical order below:
Tech Leader of the Year – Government/Education/Non-Profit
- Steven Ferguson – Technical College System of Georgia
- Mat Mathews – Boys and Girls Club of America
- Sweta Sneha – Kennesaw State University
- Shawnzia Thomas – Georgia Technology Authority
- Ananias Williams – Georgia Department of Revenue
Tech Leader of the Year – Public
- Danielle Evans – Honeywell
- Kevin Gowen – Synovus
- Dustin Johnson – UCB
- Matthew Maxey – Synovus
- Ken Meyer – Truist
Tech Leader of the Year – Private
- Chris Brennan – Knapp, Inc.
- Sarah Butterfass – FanDuel
- Jeremy Duvall – 7Factor Software
- Jessie Pack – Scientific Games
- Stephen Pair – BitPay
Emerging Leader of the Year
- Chris Amos – NCR
- Rachel Carawan – PDI Technologies
- Nathalie Charlot – NCR
- Elon Ciriaco – Equifax
- Josh Hildebrandt – Georgia Technology Authority
- Praveen Sam – Honeywell
Innovation-Driven Company (Startup)
- CyberData Pros
- MSys Technologies
Innovation-Driven Company (Small)
- Carpool Logistics
- RightData, Inc.
Innovation-Driven Company (Mid-Market)
- Azalea Health
- Relay Payments
Innovation-Driven Company (Enterprise-Public)
- Norfolk Southern (for Robust Track Maintenance)
- Norfolk Southern (for Visual Train Inspection)
Innovation-Driven Company (Enterprise-Private)
- Reibus International
- SoftPath System
- The Weather Channel television network
Innovation-Driven Company (Government/Education/Non-Profit)
- Georgia Department of Revenue (for DRIVES)
- Georgia Department of Revenue (for Integrated Tax Solution)
- University of North Georgia
- Apto Solutions
- Georgia State University
- Judicial Innovations
Tech for Good
- Georgia Technology Authority
- Paramount Software Solutions
- Purchasing Power
Finalists will be recognized, and winners will be announced live on stage at the TAG Technology Awards luncheon, taking place on March 29th at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center. Those interested in sponsoring the TAG Technology Awards can contact Vince DeSilva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the TAG Technology Awards and to register for the event, visit https://www.tagonline.org/awards/tag-technology-awards/. Follow the conversation on social media through the hashtag #TAGTechAwards2023.
About the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG drives innovation among Georgia’s technology community, inspires tech leaders, and fosters inclusivity through four foundational pillars: connect, promote, influence and educate.
TAG serves more than 30,000 members statewide through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG hosts more than 100 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 21 professional societies.
TAG provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies, and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.
Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.
For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit www.tagedonline.org.