Atlanta, GA, September 01, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- TAG and TAG Social Business Society Host Upcoming CIO Panel.
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state's leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia's technology industry, and the TAG Social Business society are hosting a CIO panel discussion on accelerating business performance through Social Business enterprise collaboration at 5:30p.m. on September 7, 2011 at Villa Christina at Perimeter Summit.
The discussion will be moderated by Paul Miller, Business Development at McKesson. Panelists include Chris Kenyon, CIO at Elavon; Andy Goodwin, CIO at Georgia Hospital Association; Edwin Marcial, CTO at Intercontinental Exchange; and Jay Ferro, SVP, CIO at AdCare Health Systems, and will focus on the new business opportunities existing through social media platforms and other collaborative tools, including Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft 365. Panelists will share the impact they are seeing in their own businesses by developing collaborative tools, including on productivity, employee retention and competitiveness in the marketplace.
"Social business is about recognizing the value of people," said Hal Schlenger, of Allconnect and TAG Social Business co-chair. "It's about the cultural shift to better enable collaboration and engagement internally as well as various external stakeholders and customers. Many well-known, successful corporations understand this and continue to streamline their companies' performance as a result. The intent of this discussion is to separate the hype from reality in order to facilitate the growth of local businesses by helping them understand the practical application of social business tactics."
TAG Social Business society is sponsored by gold sponsors McKesson, PGi and North Highland Company.
TAG's Social Business society (formerly Enterprise 2.0) focuses on a new breed of IT infrastructure that enables organizations to become more competitive in the age of globalization and accelerating change. It has its roots in consumer social software which has led to breakthroughs in just-in-time relevant communications and collaboration that is now leading directly back into the enterprise. For more information visit: http://www.tagonline.org/tag_social_business.php.
About TAG Social Business
TAG Social Business society provides Georgia business leaders with insights, resources and the opportunity to collaborate to help harness the power of "social" for their companies. Social Business is the adaptation to a new world of work where employees and customers expect to get more and do more, with less. Businesses who have adopted the technologies and embraced the cultural changes have accelerated by focusing on these changes. We are as much about the impact to company culture as we are about the benefits to the customers and employees. The goal of the TAG Social Business society is to empower leaders within Georgia's technology industry with knowledge and networking necessary to begin moving their organizations towards an organizational process paradigm that meets the challenges for the 21st century. For additional information, please visit www.tagonline.org/tag_social_business.php or follow the group on Twitter (@) TAGSocialBiz dot
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 13,000 members and hosting over 170 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 30 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG's mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia's technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia's technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state's economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG's charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG's community website at http://www.tagthink.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.
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