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AITP Atlanta Chapter Presents...
Chapter Dinner & Presentation - September 2014 E-mail
Written by events @ aitp Atlanta   
Thursday, September 18th
(Networking begins at 5:30pm, Presentation and Dinner from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Crowne Plaza Ravinia
4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA


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Using FAIR – A flexible, rigorous, and quantitative way to emphasize risk

Scott Sarris: Syzygy Risk Sciences 

Syzygy Risk Sciences specializes in cyber risk, data protection, IT Governance, and enterprise risk management. 

Learn about using FAIR – a flexible, rigorous, and quantitative way to emphasize security risks in your business and how to link those risks to the business value in a way your CEO and board can appreciate.


TAG Excalibur Awards E-mail
Written by Crystal Bradshaw   
Tag LogoExcalibur Awards

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) created the Excalibur Awards in 2005 to recognize and call attention to Georgia’s “tech-enabled” companies that demonstrate exemplary competency in utilizing technology to enhance their businesses. The best of these companies find great ways to use current and oftentimes disruptive technology to facilitate competitive advantage.  Our award winners are a very diverse group, including Kennesaw State University, Achieve!t, Mercedes-Benz Buckhead, UPS and the National Monuments Foundation.

 Applications are encouraged from all industries and awards are granted based on the following criteria:

  • Complexity of the Problem - How the business problem was resolved or business enhancement achieved through the innovative use of technology.
  • Creativity of the Solution - How the technology is being used to conduct business differently (highlight unconventional usage and impact it had on how customers and employees conduct business).
  • Return on Investment (ROI)/Business Results - Were savings or increased productivity realized in cost, time, people, capacity, production volume and other areas?

If your company uses technology to create a competitive advantage, apply for a prestigious Excalibur award.  If your company produces technology that others have utilized, in the past year, to solve a complex problem, nominate the company that created that ROI.  Act today because the deadline is August 29th at 5pm.

 If you have any questions, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or click here to directed to the Excalibur website.

May 2014 Chapter Dinner Recap E-mail
Written by Frank Raimondo   

Billy Auer

John Thompson and Billy Auer from AutoTrader gave a great presentation and demonstration on how they partnered with Jive to build a highly collaborative environment for employees to do their daily jobs.  The website utilizes the best aspects of social networking functionality and brings it in to the office in a productive fashion.

2014 NCC in Atlanta E-mail
Written by Hank Edwards   

NCCThe Georgia CIO, Calvin Rhodes, opened the 19th annual AITP National Collegiate Conference at the Omni hotel downtown Atlanta to a collection of fifty six schools with a combined five hundred students who competed in twelve individual competitions.  By all measures, this year's AITP National Collegiate Conference (NCC) was a big success.  Many students said that this was one of the best National Collegiate Conferences ever.

Not only did the students learn through their participation in the contests, they also were able to meet with potential employers and attend many relevant break out sessions.  The sponsors and exhibitors got a chance to meet with top, motivated IT students throughout the three day event.  Many interviews were held with some on the spot job offers made along with internship offers.

One of the things that distinguishes the national Association of IT Professionals organization is it's support of IT students and student chapters at colleges and universities across the U.S.  The support culminates with the National Collegiate Conference.  This year's conference was co-hosted by Dawn Tatum and Hank Edwards.  Dawn from Southern Polytech State University, represented the hosting student chapters and Hank represented the Atlanta AITP chapter.  In all, over 100 volunteers were on hand to make the 2014 National Collegiate Conference a big success for the close to 500 attending students.  Also a big thanks goes out to Kevin Jetton who as conference director, worked countless hours to coordinate the entire event.

2014 Board E-mail
Written by Frank Raimondo   

 The 2014 Atlanta Chapter Board

2014 Board

 From left to right: Sanjay Tiwari, Dianne Kokotoff, Georgette Prater, David Still, Hank Edwards, JulianWade


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