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  • 1. 2013 Award Programs
  • 2. Business Launch Competition• The Technology Association of Georgia aims to support the creation and growth of new companies that will strengthen and expand Georgias strategic high-tech clusters. This is an event designed to help a local start up technology-based company launch its business. The contest finalists will receive over $450,000 in cash and prizes. This is TAG’s way to reward high-tech entrepreneurship and assure a deserving Georgia start up company has everything in place to be successful.• The TAG Business Launch 2013 will invite entries in the area of Internet Technologies. This includes software and hardware companies that are developing products, online services, or backend technologies, which extend the reach, flexibility and ease of the internet.• The preliminary application deadline has passed.• How to Apply• Program Specifics and Purpose Sponsorship Opportunities Available. For more• Judges and Committee Members information regarding the competition, please contact• Suite of Service Providers Joshua Lewis or Melanie Brandt .
  • 3. Excalibur Awards• The TAG Excalibur Awards, hosted in collaboration with our Business & Technology Alliance society recognize the companies and organizations throughout Georgia that demonstrate the best use of technology, typically provided by a third-party, to solve complex business problems. A tech-enabled company may also develop its own non-commercial technology solutions to enhance the business.• Companies are ineligible if:• This technology is a product the company is selling• The nomination/application is for consulting services rather than technology being used• The company is not a Georgia company• Criteria for entry include: (1) Complexity of the Problem How the business problem was resolved or business enhancement achieved through the innovative use of technology. In particular evaluate the complexity of the situation.• (2) Creativity of the Solution How the technology is being used to conduct business differently? Did it change any fundamental business principles or philosophies? Did it have an impact on the company’s culture?• (3) Return on Investment (ROI)/Business Results Were savings or increased productivity realized in cost, time, people, capacity, production volume and other areas? For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Barbara Martin barbara@tagonline.org (404) 920-2024
  • 4. Georgia Technology Summit/Top 40• March 20, 2013 - 6:45am - 1:45pm Cobb Galleria Centre 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339• The Georgia Technology Summit is TAG’s flagship event that brings together C-level executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals and academia to celebrate and recognize Georgia’s technology community. This year’s theme builds upon TAG’s public awareness campaign to promote Georgia’s technology industry through an emphasis on the fastest-growing tech clusters in the state, including health IT, information security, financial technology, logistics and communication services.• Be recognized as one of our states industry innovators, as TAG showcases this years "Georgia Top 40 Innovative Companies." Innovation is transformed into action as it is happening right here. Your company will also have the opportunity to be selected for the highly coveted recognition of "Top 10" in all of Georgia. If chosen as a "Top 10", you are given the opportunity to introduce your companys innovations to over 1,200 attendees.• Application Deadline: February 19, 2013• Click here for frequently asked questions For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Barbara Martin barbara@tagonline.org (404) 920-2024
  • 5. STEM Education Awards The Second Annual STEM Education Awards September 27, 2013 Savannah International Trade & Convention Center• The S.T.E.M. Education Awards will honor Schools, Extracurricular Programs, Public-Private Partnerships, Science Agencies and Post- Secondary Education Outreach Programs for outstanding efforts and achievement in supporting and promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Georgia.• For more information, please contact Michael Robertson ▫ mrobertson@tagonline.org ▫ (404) 920-2038
  • 6. Tech Marketing Awards• November 14, 2013 - 6:00 to 9:00 pm• The Tech Marketing Awards acknowledge and pay tribute to individual achievements in the innovative use of technology to drive marketing strategies, generate new standards of excellence and achieve profitable results.• Award Categories ▫ Life Time Achievement Award ▫ Search Engine Marketer of the Year ▫ B2B CMO/Marketing Executive of the Year ▫ B2C CMO/Marketing Executive of the Year ▫ Social Media Marketer of the Year ▫ Integrated Marketer of the Year ▫ Analytics Marketer of the Year ▫ Mobile Marketer of the Year ▫ Up & Coming Marketer of the Year• For more information and to buy tickets, please visit http://www.techmarketingawards.com/ For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Katherine Watson katherine@tagonline.org (404) 920-2003
  • 7. Diversity Leadership Award• April 18, 2013 - 6:00 to 8:00PM• The award will be presented to a person who has demonstrated exceptional efforts to leverage diversity within their organization to drive growth, productivity, creativity, and morale. Our focus is on leveraging creative, intellectual, cultural, ethnic, generational, gender & lifestyle diversity to achieve positive outcomes in businesses and the community.• The evening agenda will include an open bar with time for networking, a dynamic keynote address and the introduction of the finalists.• Sponsorships Available - Click Here• Nominations Now Open -Nominate your Diversity Leaders Today!• Deadline is March 15! For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amanda Shook Hendley amanda@tagonline.org (404) 920-2023
  • 8. SSA Impact Awards• May 1, 2013 - 6:00 to 8:00 pm• Each year the SSA Impact Award recognizes companies and their teams who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in bringing new technology solutions to the market. The winners have built outstanding software solutions that deliver a significantly positive impact on both their customers and business community.• The Award Categories Include: ▫ Technology Solutions Provider ▫ Independent Software Vendor ▫ Corporate Internal Software Development ▫ Where Georgia Leads: Information Security ▫ Emerging Mega Trends• Application/Nomination Deadline: March 29, 2013• Nominate someone for an Impact Award• Apply for an Impact Award• Purchase a table or ticket for the Impact Awards For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Katherine Watson katherine@tagonline.org (404) 920-2003
  • 9. Product Management Awards• The 2013 awards cover the calendar year from January 1 to December 31, 2013.• Awards will be segmented by company revenue: ▫ Product Manager of the Year ▫ Rookie Product Manager of the Year - Less than three years Product Management experience ▫ Product Launch of the Year ▫ Impact Award• The Technology Association of Georgias Product Manager of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding efforts of a Product Manger to development, adhere, and execute the ideals of our profession. Whether it is a product or service that breaks new ground or driving a product through its life cycle, this award is to an individual that upholds the highest standards of Product Management. It may not yet be proven in the marketplace but an understanding of the potential market must be demonstrated. The product or service could include hardware, software, services - such as training or support, telecommunications, new techniques or any similar innovation. This award may also consist of a unique combination of technologies that have been combined for the first time. Sponsorship Opportunities Available. For more information regarding the competition, please contact Bo Brown at Bo_Brown@hotmail.com Kelsey Bouton at kbouton@tagonline.org
  • 10. Intel Innovation Awards • Do you have an innovative health IT company, service or product? • Is your hospital, clinic or practice using technology in new and exciting ways? • Have you found a way to improve patient outcomes or deliver healthcare that leverages technology? • Apply now for the Innovation Award and a chance to spotlight your company at the 2013 Health IT Leadership Summit. The top four organizations will be featured at the Summit and receive extensive pre- and post-event publicity. • Because collaboration is often a central part of innovation, applicants should include all partners involved with their technology or approach. • Innovation can occur anywhere, so we will be looking for examples at every level, from colleges to large enterprises, from single physician practices to healthcare delivery systems, from nonprofits and government entities to private payers. • A team of health IT pros will evaluate the entries and select semi-finalists. Each semi- finalist will be interviewed and their technology researched, with the Innovation Committee making a final decision based upon such factors as magnitude of the benefits, current and future impact, quality of care, impact on workflow, etc. For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amanda Shook Hendley amanda@tagonline.org (404) 920-2023