2007 Digital Ball

May 5, 2007

The 2007 TechBridge Digital Ball, presented by Accenture, once again exceeded all attendance and sponsorship goals. The gala event held Saturday, May 5, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center brought 1,170 technology, business and nonprofit leaders together for an evening of dinner, dancing and visually stunning performances. Ninety-seven corporate sponsors gave more than $1.1 million in cash and in-kind donations to the Digital Ball to fund TechBridge operations and its nonprofit technology programs and services. Guests were treated to a feast featuring arial stunts, dancing stallions and toasts to technology.

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2007 Digital Ball Hosts

2007 Digital Ball Co-Chairs

John Seral – VP & CIO, GE Infrastructure
Kristin Kirkconnell – CIO, AGL Resources

2007 Digital Ball Hosts


Rocky Wiggins, VP & CIO – AirTran Airways
Robert Marburger, CIO – Alston & Bird
Vic Ayers, CIO – American Cancer Society, Inc.
Cindy Tierney, SVP & CIO – Beazer Homes
Fran Dramis, Former EVP, Chief Information, eCommerce & Security Officer – BellSouth
Joe Oesterling, CIO – Cbeyond
Darryl Lemecha, CIO & SVP of Shared Services – ChoicePoint, Inc.
Tim Smith, CISO & Director, Global Information Security & Compliance – Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.
Guido Sacchi, SVP & CIO – CompuCredit
Greg Morrison, VP & CIO – Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Jon Kerner, CIO & Group Vice President of Operations – Earthlink
Rich Mendola, VP of IT & CIO – Emory University
John Dunbar, CIO – EMS Technologies
Rob Webb, CIO – Equifax
Marian Lucia, EVP & CIO – Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Robert Taylor, CIO/Director of IT – Fulton County
Randy Fox, CIO – GE Energy Services
Beach Clark, VP of IT – Georgia Aquarium
Helen Berg, Chief Information Technology Executive – IBM Internet Security Systems
Thomas Gaines, CIO – King & Spalding
Chris Kenyon, EVP & CIO – Nova Information System
Phil Davis, General Manager & CIO – Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
Larry Clark, Managing Director & CIO – Randstad
Steve Winterbottom, VP & CIO – Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco Company
Becky Blalock, SVP & CIO – Southern Company
Wes McDowell, VP & CIO Georgia Region – Southern Company
Jean-Michel Ares, SVP & CIO – The Coca-Cola Company
Ed Steinike, VP & CIO North America – The Coca-Cola Company
Dave Kardesh, VP of IT, Corporate Systems – The Home Depot
Linda Hughes, CIO – The North Highland Company
Brian Shield, EVP & CIO – The Weather Channel
Barb Kunkel, CIO – Troutman Sanders LLP
Dave Barnes, SVP & CIO – UPS

2007 Digital Ball Sponsors
Presenting Sponsor

Terabyte/$30,000 Sponsors

Gigabyte/$15,000 Sponsors

Megabyte/$10,000 Sponsors

AGL Resources
Alston & Bird LLP
Birlasoft, Inc.
ChoicePoint, Inc.
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.
Daugherty Business Solutions
GE Energy
InterContinental Hotels Group
Magenic Technologies
Scientific Atlanta, A Cisco Company
Seagull Software
Smith & Howard
Tata Consultancy Services
The Madison Henry Group
What’s Up Interactive

Kilobyte/$5,000 Sponsors

Alliance Data
Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management
BMC Software
Compuware Corporation
Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Definition 6
DLA Piper
Executive Alliance
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Federated Systems Group
Geller and Linowes Families
Hunter Technical Resources
Imlay Investments, Inc.
Infosys Technologies Ltd.
Lehman Brothers
Manhattan Associates
MD&E, Inc
Mellon Private Wealth Management
Metasys Technologies, Inc.
Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
Procuri, Inc.
Protiviti, Inc.
Pyramid Consulting, Inc.
Satyam Computer Services, Ltd.
Southern Company
Spherion Professional Services Group
Staffing Technologies
Tatum LLC
The Last Detail Marketing Services, Inc.
The North Highland Company
The People Network, Inc.
TIBCO Software Inc.
Time Warner Telecom
Trusted Network Technologies
Turknett Leadership Group
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Wipro Technologies

Media Partner

2007 Digital Ball Executive Committee
Tiffany Brott, Accenture
Meg Ferguson, Southern Company
Scott Garrett, Garrett Group
Sandy Hofmann, Turknett Leadership Group
John Hutchins, Troutman Sanders LLP
Marci McCarthy, Executive Alliance
Brian Panosian, Cisco
Janet Turnure, Aggelos