2006 Digital Ball

Lumina: Energy Unchained

May 6, 2006

The 2006 Digital Ball, sponsored by Accenture, not only energized its corporate sponsors and nonprofit clients, but also exceeded goals for fundraising. The event, held Saturday May 6, 2006, at the Georgia World Congress Center, enjoyed more than 1,050 attendees from 84 sponsoring companies and raised more than $1 million in cash and in-kind donations to fund TechBridge operations and nonprofit technology programs. Guests felt the power and energy of the TechBridge mission and were invited to enter a place, whose inhabitants defied the laws of gravity. Digital Ball 2006 was a kinetic world of connectivity, velocity and illumination.

Click here to view the Digital Ball 2006 Formal Photo Gallery and here to view the Candid Photo Gallery.

Click here to view the Digital Ball 2006 Video.

2006 Digital Ball Hosts

2006 Digital Ball Co-Chairs

Becky Blalock, Southern Company: CIO
John Seral, GE Energy: CIO

2006 Digital Ball Hosts

Cindy Tierney, CIO – Beazer Homes
Fran Dramis, EVP, Chief Information, eCommerce & Security Officer – BellSouth
Joe Oesterling, CIO – Cbeyond Communications
Darryl Lemecha, CIO – ChoicePoint
Guido Sacchi, CIO – CompuCredit
Greg Morrison, VP and CIO – Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Marian Lucia, EVP and CIO – Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Beach Clark, VP Information Technology – Georgia Aquarium
Sandra Kearney, VP Information Services – Gold Kist, Inc.
Frank Bell, Founder and CEO – Intellinet
Helen Berg, CIO – Internet Security Systems
Ann Franks, VP and CIO – Lanier Worldwide, Inc.
Phil Davis, CIO – Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
Bob Keefe, VP and CIO – Russell Corporation
Steve Winterbottom, VP and CIO – Scientific Atlanta
Bart Wood, CIO Georgia Region – Southern Company
Scott McGlaun, CIO – Synovus
Jean-Michel Ares, SVP and CIO – The Coca-Cola Company
Dave Kardesh, VP, IT – Special Orders, Services, Credit and Canada – The Home Depot
Darnell Anderson, President and CEO – The People Network, Inc.
Brian Shield, EVP and CIO – The Weather Channel
Brad Sidwell, CIO – Troutman Sanders, LLP

2006 Digital Ball Sponsors
TechBridge salutes those who believe technology can improve the world around us. Thanks to the 84 corporate sponsors of the sixth annual Digital Ball:

Presenting Sponsor
Terabyte/$30,000 Sponsor
Gigabyte/$15,000 Sponsor
Megabyte/$10,000 Sponsor
AGL Resources
Alston & Bird LLP
ASAP Staffing LLC
BMC Software
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.
Compuware Corporation
GE Energy
King & Spalding LLP
Lanier Worldwide, Inc.
Magenic Technologies
Quality Technology Services
Scientific Atlanta
Seagull Software
Smith & Howard
The Coca-Cola Company
What’s Up Interactive
Kilobyte/$5,000 Sponsor
ATDC (Asankya, Cambia, Oversight, Scentric, Synthis)
Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management
Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP
Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Executive Alliance
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Federated Systems Group
Geller Family
Grant Thornton
Imlay Investments, Inc.
Information Builders
Internet Security Systems
Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
Lehman Brothers
Linowes Family
Lucent Technologies
Manhattan Associates
Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
Protiviti Inc.
Pyramid Consulting, Inc.
RBC Centura Bank
Russell Reynolds Associates
Stockmeyer Family
Sun Microsystems
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
The People Network, Inc.
TIBCO Software, Inc.
Turknett Leadership Group
Media Partner
2006 Digital Ball Executive Committee
Helen Berg, Internet Security Systems
Rita Breen, Georgia Power Company
Tiffany Brott, Accenture
Julie McIntyre Caines, Microsoft Consulting Services
Reid Downey, Microsoft
Scott Garrett, Garrett Group
Scott Geller, Invistics
Sandy Hofmann, Turknett Leadership Group
Marci McCarthy, Executive Alliance
Craig Ramsey, Accenture
Guido Sacchi, CompuCredit
Eric Small, BellSouth
Tom Stockmeyer, IBM