2005 Digital Ball

May 7, 2005

The 2005 Digital Ball exceeded all expectations for both attendance and corporate sponsorship. The event, held Saturday, May 7, 2005, enjoyed more than 1,160 attendees and raised more than $1 million in cash and inkind donations, with 50 CIOs and CTOs from leading Georgia companies serving as hosts and award judges. The Fire Within was the ultimate celebration of both the work of the Atlanta nonprofit community and the passion with which it is pursued, and the TechBridge mission and the sponsors who give it energy and momentum.

Click here to view the Digital Ball 2005 Video.

2005 Digital Ball Hosts

2005 Digital Ball Co-Chairs

Becky Blalock, Southern Company: CIO
James Dallas, Georgia Pacific: Vice President & CIO

2005 Digital Ball Hosts

Alan Grote, VP & GM Southern Operations – Unisys
Ann Franks, CIO – Lanier Worldwide, Inc.
Bart Wood, Regional CIO – GA Power
Bill Nussey, CEO & President – Silverpop
Bob DeRodes, EVP & CIO – The Home Depot
Bob Keefe, CIO – Russell Corporation
Brian Shield, CIO – The Weather Channel
Darnell Lewis, CEO – People Network, Inc.
Darryl Lemecha, CIO – ChoicePoint
Don Addington, CEO – Seagull Software
Fran Dramis, Chief Information, eCommerce & Security Officer – BellSouth
Frank Bell, CEO – Intellinet
Guido Sacchi, CIO – CompuCredit
Helen Berg, CIO – Internet Security Systems
Jean-Michel Ares, CIO – The Coca-Cola Company
Joe Oesterling, CIO – Cbeyond Communications
John Seral, CIO – GE Energy
Kristin Kirkconnell, CIO – AGL Resources
Marian Lucia, SVP & CIO – Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Phil Davis, CIO – Porsche Cars of North America
Robert Bennett, CIO – HomeBank Mortgage
Steve Winterbottom, CIO – Scientific Atlanta

2005 Digital Ball Sponsors

Special thanks to our 2005 Exabyte level Presenting Sponsor – Accenture.

Thanks also to our:

2005 Terabyte Sponsors:
BellSouth, Garrett Group The Home Depot, Lanier, McKenna Long & Aldridge, Microsoft, Silicon Valley Bank

2005 Gigabyte Sponsors:
Alston & Bird, CGI-AMS, ChoicePoint, eTrade Financial, Georgia-Pacific, C Tycho & Marie Howle Foundation/nuBridges, Ketchum, King & Spalding, NetBank, Southern Company, Unisys, Verizon Wireless, Well Fargo Foothill

2005 Megabyte Sponsors:
AGL Resources, BearingPoint, The Biltmore, BMC Software, Cbeyond Communications, Deloitte, Quality Technology Services, GE Energy, Imlay Investments, Inc., Porsche Cars North America, Inc., Scientific-Atlanta, Silverpop Systems Inc., Smith & Howard, TechLINKS, What’s Up Interactive

2005 Kilobyte Sponsors:
AgileCO, AGSI, Alcatel, Alliance Data Systems, ATG, Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management, Bowne of Atlanta, Cherry Bekaert & Holland, LLP, Cisco Systems, Inc, Computer Associates, Cox Enterprises, Inc, Definition 6, DELL, DVT Sensor, EMC Corporation, ePartner Solutions, Executive Alliance, Federal Home Loan Bank, Federated Systems Group, Geller Family, Grant Thornton, HomeBanc Mortgage, iAnywhere, IBM, Intellinet, Internap Network Services, Internet Security Systems, Intersouth, Invistics Corporation, JBoss, Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP, Knowlagent, Inc, Lehman Brothers, Linowes Family, Lucent Technologies, Macquarium, Inc, Manhattan Associates, MAPICS, Mercury, Morgan Stanley, Morris, Manning & Martin LLP, Needle & Rosenberg P.C., Oracle, Pathfire, Inc., The People Network, Inc., PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Procuri, Inc, Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc, Pyramid Consulting, Inc, Russell Reynolds Associates, STI Knowledge, Stockmeyer Family, Sun Microsystems, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP, Telosa Software, Inc, The North Highland Group, Troutman Sanders, LLP, Verso Technologies, Inc, World 50, Inc

2005 Digital Ball Executive Committee
Tiffany Brott, Accenture
Sharon Cuppett, Aqua
Sandra Hofmann, MAPICS
Dale Kirkland, Silicon Valley Bank
Marci McCarthy, Lancope
Julie McIntyre, BORN Information Services
Rosemarie Thurston, Morris Manning & Martin LLP
Tom Stockmeyer, STI Knowledge