2004 Digital Ball

May 1, 2004

This year’s event was a tremendous success with 1,100 attendees and 84 sponsors contributing over $550,000 in cash and inkind support. The generous support of our sponsors enables us to meet our operational and service goals throughout the year. Our guests experienced a digital dive into the beauty and vitality of the element that makes up two-thirds of the natural world. Together we enjoyed an atmosphere of community spirit, purpose and fun.

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2004 Digital Ball

2004 Digital Ball Co-Chairs

James Dallas, Vice President & CIO – Georgia Pacific
Joan Herbig, CEO & President – XcelleNet

2004 Digital Ball Hosts

Jean-Michel Ares, CIO – The Coca-Cola Company
Thomas Bell, Partner – Accenture
Frank Bell, CEO – Intellinet
Jack Bergstrand, CEO – Brand Velocity
Becky Blalock, CIO – Southern Company
Jon Bridges, CIO & Vice President – Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Frank Buckman, Global Industry Lead Manufacturing – EDS
Richard JB Campbell, President & CEO – Securiant, Inc.
Phil Davis, CIO – Porsche Cars North America
Bob DeRodes, Executive Vice President & CIO – The Home Depot
Kate Devers, CEO – TBD
Patrick D. Gaul, President & Managing Director – VIA Networks
Sandra Hofmann, CIO & CPO – MAPICS
Bill Jones, CIO/VP Operations – Interland
Kristin Kirkconnell, CIO – AGL Resources
Harland LaVigne, CEO – Lancope
Darnell Lewis, CEO – The People Network, Inc.
Greg Morrison, VP & CIO – Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Bill Nussey, CEO & President – Silverpop
Joe Oesterling, CIO – Cbeyond Communicaitons
David Peterson, CEO – North Highland Company (The)
Mike Potts, CEO – Click Fox
Sue Powers, SVP & CIO – Worldspan
Sharon S. Quaintance, Cofounder & CEO – LawDocsXpress
Curtis Robb, President & CEO – Delta Technology, Inc.
Brian Singleton, Sales VP/GM Georgia – BellSouth
Russell Teague, Vice President IT, CSO – PRG Shultz
Michael Thomas, Vice President, Global Solution Partners – Unisys
Terry Wilk, VP/CIO – Southern Regional Health Systems

2004 Digital Ball Sponsors

Special thanks to our 2004 Exabyte level Presenting Sponsor – Accenture.

Thanks also to our:

2004 Terabyte Sponsors:
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, B:COMPLEX:Creative, BellSouth, EDS, The Home Depot, Ketchum, McKenna Long & Aldridge, Microsoft, Silicon Valley Bank, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta.

2004 Gigabyte Sponsors:
Alston & Bird, ChoicePoint, Craftsman Printing, INC., Eton Technology Partners, Georgia Pacific, C Tycho & Marie Howle Foundation/nuBridges, King & Spalding, NetBank, Techlinks, Unisys, Verizon Wireless, Well Fargo Foothill

2004 Megabyte Sponsors:
AT&T Foundation, The Biltmore, Cbeyond Communications, Deloitte, Delta Air Lines, Inc., eDeltacom, Jennifer and Scott Geller, Hewlett Packard, Imlay Investments, Wain Kellum, Scientific Atlanta, Silverpop, WABE/WPBA30, What’s Up Interactive

2004 Kilobyte Sponsors:
Abovo Group, Aelera Corporation, AGL Resources, Arnall, Golden & Gregory, Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management, Bowne of Atlanta, Brand Velocity, Capstone Consulting Partners, Cisco Systems Inc., Cox Enterprises, DVT Sensors, Earthlink Inc., EZGov, GMG Capital Partners, Grant Thorthon, Intellinet, Internap Network Services, Invistics, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, Lancope, Lehman Brothers, Jennifer and Steve Linowes, Lucent Technologies, Manhattan Associates, Mapics, Merrill Lynch/The Garrett Group, Morris, Manning & Martin LLP, NCR Teradata, Needle & Rosenberg, People Network Inc., Publix Super Markets Charties, RBC Centura Bank, Russell Reynolds Associates, SAP America, Seagull Software, Securiant Inc., Siemens, Smith & Howard, STI Knowledge, Sun Microsystems, TM Capital Corp, Troutman Sanders, TTI Telecom, Verso Technologies Inc., Vistascape Security Systems, Witness Systems, XcelleNet

2004 Digital Ball Committees

2004 Digital Ball Executive Committee

Tiffany Brott, Accenture
Jethro Felton, XcelleNet
Patrick Foarde, Ketchum
Mary Lou Heastings, Worldspan
Marci McCarthy, Lancope
Sue Miller, Sue Miller & Associates
Al Spurgin, Silicon Valley Bank
Angelina Watson, Computer Associates

2004 Digital Ball Planning Committee

Eddie Birchfield, Eton Partners
Julie Carlock, Aetera Corporation
Tom Carter, Alston & Bird LLP
Max Chee, Mellon Ventures
Sherman Cohen, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Greg Comrie, Achieve Consulting LLC
Scott Garrett, Garrett Group
Chris Hunter, Croft & Bender
Dale Kirkland, Silicon Valley Bank
Kirsten Kliphouse, Microsoft
Julie McIntyre, BORN Information Services
Craig Ramsey, Accenture
Chris Rossie, Gray Ventures
Joe Singer, RBC Centura Bank
Fred Sturgis, HIG Ventures
Scott Tapp, Armada Ventures
Rosemarie Thurston, Morris Manning & Martin LLP
Richard Warner, What’s Up Interactive