ATP and TAG Announce 8th Annual CIO Roundtable Event

Atlanta, GA, February 25, 2011 --( Atlanta Telecom Professionals (ATP) and Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) are pleased to announce their joint CIO Roundtable event will be March 8th. This annual program is in its eighth year and will be held at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia.

This event brings together a number of Atlanta’s most influential CIOs to discuss the technologies and services that are transforming the current—and future—telecommunications marketplace. From front-burner projects to best practices to their expectations of services and technology vendors, Atlanta’s CIOs will tackle the hot topics and burning questions surrounding the industry.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with our CIO Roundtable participants, other C-level executives, and ATP and TAG leadership; learn how other companies are implementing technology to create a more productive, revenue-generating business environment; and discover what these industry leaders have on the horizon.

This year’s CIO Roundtable participants are the following industry experts:

Lee W. Crump, Group Vice President, Rollins, Inc.
Todd Michaud, VP Information Technology, Focus Brands
Ron Strachan, CIO, Wellstar
Carrie Wheeler, Chief Information Officer, Cbeyond, Inc.
Chris Sweigart, Technology Executive Producer, WXIA Atlanta (Moderator)

“We are excited to continue our partnership with ATP for the Eighth Annual CIO Roundtable event,” said Tino Mantella, President of TAG, “Our 2011 panel is an excellent representation of the exceptional leadership we have in Georgia’s technology sector.”

“TAG continues to be instrumental in the success of our annual CIO Roundtable and we very much appreciate their friendship and partnership,” said Rick Loose, President of ATP. “This year’s event will be valuable for all of our attendees and sponsors and we are looking forward to it.”

The annual event is expected to attract over 400 attendees from the technology industry in Georgia. Sponsorships are also available for this event at $1000 and $2000 and include VIP reception tickets and logo exposure. TAG Members are encouraged to go to for more information and to contact Amanda Shook at or 404-920-2023 for sponsorship information.

About Technology Association of Georgia
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support its members by generating opportunities for personal, professional, and business growth. By forging strategic alliances, TAG serves as a primary catalyst to foster a rich environment for economic development in Georgia's technology community. TAG is made up of over 15,000 members representing technology leaders from over 1500 Georgia-based companies, affiliated technology and business organizations. For more information on TAG, visit

About ATP: Where Telecom Professionals Connect Online
ATP, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the Atlanta telecom community, was created for the purpose of providing an environment for networking, exchanging important industry information, and recognizing excellence within the Atlanta telecom community.

Each month ATP meets the professional development needs of our members by drawing upon telecom and communications thought leaders to share their knowledge and experiences. It is through this exchange of ideas that we provide an avenue for networking to our members in the wireline, wireless, media, technology, and enterprise communities.

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