Atlanta leads the charge in east coast mobility

Last week’s GSMA Mobility Live! – North America event brought together a bustling crowd of more than 1,200 registered visitors, including 90 senior executives representing 70 companies, across two days of conference events on mobile technology. In partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC), the conference highlighted the technology behind new developments in the mobile industry such as 5G, connected cars, cyber security, digital health, FinTech, the Internet of Things (IoT), and augmented reality. Since the conference’s first year, attendance has quadrupled. Continue reading

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Atlanta: Winning the Race for Millennial Talent

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Kate Atwood

Kate Atwood, Executive Director, ChooseATL

Home to 5.7 million people and rapidly growing, with its vibrant culture and many fast-growing industries, Atlanta is a hotbed for individuals and companies alike. According to Thumbtack, Atlanta was ranked the sixth best metro for employment, labor and hiring for 2016. However, as competition for talent grows among new and emerging cities, the ability to sustain this competitive advantage will increasingly rely on the depth and quality of the region’s talent pool. This means we must work diligently to attract and retain Millennials who will comprise 75 percent of the workforce by 2025. Continue reading

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Georgia FinTech Companies Converge for MONEY20/20

ATLANTA (Oct. 24, 2016) – Hundreds of representatives from Georgia’s FinTech industry have made the pilgrimage to Las Vegas to attend this year’s annual Money20/20. Here at the show floor, Georgia is well represented as a national capital of FinTech. Continue reading

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The Atlanta E3 Awards Showcases Atlanta Business Leaders Promoting Regional Economy and Environment

Where the economy and environment connect for everyone

Atlanta E3 AwardsThe Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) announced the winners of the 2016 Atlanta E3 Awards, showcasing business achievement and innovation, clean technologies, and sustainability solutions that enhance our economy and environment. In its fourth year, the Atlanta E3 Awards promotes synergies between economic development and the environment, which is an attractive benefit for local residents, as well as those looking to relocate to the metro region. Continue reading

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Three Reasons Why Atlanta is Ripe for Exporters

Zaheer Faruqi

Zaheer Faruqi

By Zaheer Faruqi, Aventure Aviation

Over the past decade, Atlanta has climbed to 64th from 71st amongst the Top 100 United States metros for exports. In fact, export businesses can now be found in every single metro Atlanta county and more than 80 percent of Georgia’s 159 counties. Continue reading

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GSMA Mobility Live! to host world-class industry leaders for Atlanta conference program

The GSMA and the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) announced the next round of speakers for ‘GSMA Mobility Live! – North America’ conference being held in Atlanta, Nov. 1-2, 2016. Merging the previously separate ‘Mobile 360 – North America’ and ‘Mobility LIVE!’ events, the new event collaboration will bring together leading mobile industry innovators with more event features.

The combined event will offer a dynamic platform to explore the key trends impacting the mobile industry as well as highlight innovation and new developments impacting areas such as digital commerce, FinTech, security, connected living, and more. With the theme of “Transforming the Connected Lifestyle,” the two-day conference will bring rich content to a vast array of key leaders and mobile influencers.

Confirmed speakers for ‘GSMA Mobility Live! – North America’ to date include:

  • Steve Cannon, CEO, AMB Group
  • Jared Miller, CTO, AMB Sports and Entertainment
  • Daphne Gottschalk, Head of Innovation Program, Amdocs
  • Andy Peart, CMO and CSO, Artificial Solutions
  • Cameron Coursey, VP, Product Development, AT&T
  • Glenn Lurie, President and CEO, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Operations, AT&T
  • Mike Zeto, Executive Director, AT&T Smart Cities, AT&T
  • Kevin Wade, Director, Solutions Marketing, Blue Planet, Ciena
  • Arvind Satyam, MD, Global Business Development, Smart+Connected Communities, Cisco
  • Chris Dennis, Global Product Strategy, Freestyle, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Steve Robb, SVP, Security Marketing and Product Strategy, ControlScan
  • Mike Burgiss, VP Strategy, Mobility, Cox Automotive
  • John Dwyer, President, Cricket Wireless
  • Sabina Saksena, Founder and CEO, CytiLife
  • Radhika Subramanian, CEO, Emcien Corporation
  • Jane Schachtel, Global Head of Technology and Telco Strategy, Facebook
  • Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, FCC
  • Andy Davies, Senior Director, IoT Solutions, Flex
  • Dr. Natasha Tamaskar, VP and Head of Cloud and Mobile Strategy and Ecosystem, GENBAND
  • Yoav Schreiber, COO and Business Development, GlassBox
  • Bruce Snell, Cybersecurity and Privacy Director, Intel Security
  • Bill Keen, VP, Mobile Solutions, Digital Guest Experience and Applied Discovery, Intercontinental Hotels Group
  • Don A. Bailey, Founder, Lab Mouse Security
  • Dori Gurwitz, VP New Business, LISNR
  • Hala Moddelmog, President and CEO, Metro Atlanta Chamber
  • Nirav Desai, Principal Healthcare Strategist, Mobiquity
  • Joel Evans, Co-Founder, VP Cloud and Mobile Transformation, Mobiquity
  • Rajiv Dholakia, VP Products and Business Development, Nok Nok Labs
  • Kwame Johnson, Executive Director, PowerMyLearning
  • Mary Clark, CMO, Syniverse
  • Eitan Cohen, CEO and Co-Founder, TechSee Augmented Vision
  • Hannu Verkasalo, CEO and Founder, Verto Analytics
  • Noah Wasmer, SVP, Mobile Products, VMware
  • June Sugiyama, Director, Vodafone Foundation Americas
  • Todd McGuire, Chief Strategy Officer, Worldpay

The GSMA has hosted an annual North America event in Atlanta as part of its Mobile 360 Series since 2014, bringing together leading executives from across the mobile industry, including operators, vendors and internet companies.

The 2015 Mobility Live! conference, managed by the Metro Atlanta Chamber, included more than 1,000 attendees and featured a keynote session from Apple’s Senior Vice President for Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue in a fireside chat with AT&T Mobility President and CEO Glenn Lurie.

Visit the GSMA Mobility Live!  website for more information, including how to attend, exhibit or sponsor the conference. Follow the latest updates on Twitter, using the #MobilityLive hashtag or following @MobilityLive and @GSMA.

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Five metro Atlanta companies compete for $35,000 in grants

Patrick Adcock

Patrick Adcock

By Patrick Adcock

The 2016 Atlanta Metro Export Challenge announced their top five finalists Aug. 20 as part of the JPMorgan Chase-powered Atlanta Metro Export Plan (MEP) grant program designed to help small and medium-sized businesses begin or expand their exporting programs. Continue reading

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ChooseATL After 5 Showcases Metro Atlanta to Interns

Alexis Everett, James Hicks, Lukas Pilgrim, Alexander Shim, Patrick Adcock, Sarah Shoup. Photo courtesy of Akshay Gopalakrishnan

Alexis Everett, James Hicks, Lukas Pilgrim, Alexander Shim, Patrick Adcock, Sarah Shoup. Photo courtesy of Akshay Gopalakrishnan

ChooseATL, a regional campaign focused on attracting and retaining millennials to metro Atlanta, in partnership with Intern Navigator, a platform for employers to share internship, Co-op, and entry-level job postings with 35 colleges and universities across the metro region, recently launched ChooseATL After 5 to provide Atlanta-based interns insight on the region’s culture and unmatched quality of life. Continue reading

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Georgia Research Alliance Showcases Georgia Ingenuity

By Amanda Schroeder, Director, Public Relations, Georgia Research Alliance

Amanda Schroeder, Director, Public Relations, Georgia Research Alliance

Amanda Schroeder, Director, Public Relations, Georgia Research Alliance

If someone asked you to name something that’s been invented in Georgia – besides Coca-Cola – what would you say?

The Georgia Research Alliance is giving the city and state’s leadership 25 answers to that question. As part of its silver anniversary year, GRA has been rolling out “25 Breakthroughs in Georgia,” a series of short write-ups about the most notable inventions and discoveries that have emerged from the state’s universities. Continue reading

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Trends and Technology Driving Innovation in the Health IT Industry

By John Bardis, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of MedAssets

John Bardis, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of MedAssets

John Bardis, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of MedAssets

The Health IT Leadership Summit opens on Nov. 3, marking the sixth year of this signature event spotlighting the health IT industry in Georgia.

Created in 2010 by the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Technology Association of Georgia’s Health Society, the Health IT Leadership Summit brings together leaders from across the healthcare continuum to discuss how the industry can drive innovation to enable better healthcare delivery at lower costs to more people. Continue reading

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