Technology Association of Georgia Announces Converge Line Up

Staff Report

Friday, October 9th, 2020

Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) expands keynotes, announces compelling content sessions and issues call for nominations for its annual Diversity and Inclusion awards for Converge, which takes place Nov 9 – 10, 2020.

Converge is a summit for dialogue and education that convenes influencers in the emerging tech workforce culture. Converge will highlight strategies, actions and measurement techniques companies and organizations of all sizes can utilize to foster inclusion and innovation. The summit will also highlight trailblazers who are creating a powerful ethos across the technology community to keep companies globally competitive and drive innovation and Georgia’s economy.

Four Powerful Keynotes Over 2 Days
Ralph de la Vega
, founder and chairman of the De La Vega Group and former Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc. and CEO of Business Solutions & International joins Vernice “Fly Girl” Armour, America’s first African American female combat pilot and author of Zero to Breakthrough; Fred Blankenship, anchor Channel 2 Action News with WSB-TV with Jimmy Etheredge, CEO Accenture North America; and Phyllis Newhouse, Founder and CEO of Xtreme Solutions, Inc. and ShoulderUp round out a compelling line up of inspiring leaders and advocates of diversity and inclusion.

Eight Compelling Content Sessions for Dialogue and Engagement

  • A Diverse World and the Global Worldplacemoderated by Kelly Gay, Chairman Venture Atlanta and CEO and Board Member OnBoard Inc

  • How a Thriving Ecosystem Can Be Inclusive to Black and Brown Founders and Investors - moderated by Rashaun Williams, Partner, Manhattan Ventures

  • Transforming an Industry for Inclusion & Innovationmoderated by Stacey Rivers, Director Tech HCM, WarnerMedia

  • Culture Trumps Strategy - moderated by Gary Brantley, CIO City of Atlanta

  • Practices of High Performing Inclusive Workplaces - moderated by Adam Moore, VP Supplier Diversity

  • A Better Future in a Time of Change - moderated by Noelle London, Accenture Ventures Open Innovation South Lead

  • Social Justice and the Workplace – An Uncomfortable Conversation - moderated by Roy Hadley, Adams and Reese LLP

  • D&I Beyond the Numbers - moderated by Gurinder Kaur, CIO Coca-Cola North America

“Inclusion and innovation are important topics for every business and organization in Georgia, to address. Converge has emerged as the Southeast’s premier summit dedicated to furthering discussions on these subjects,” shares TAG President and CEO, Larry Williams. “Converge is a key summit for us where we will feature keynotes, interactive content sessions and TAG’s annual Diversity and Inclusion Leadership awards, spotlighting the champions that inspire each of us.”