2009 Digital Ball

May 9, 2009

The 2009 TechBridge Digital Ball once again exceeded expectations.  More than ninety corporate sponsors joined presenting sponsor, Accenture, to raise over $1 million in cash and in-kind donations to continue the TechBridge mission – to increase the capacity of nonprofits to serve our community. Over 40 Digital Ball Hosts, leaders in the IT field, greeted 1,020 technology, business and nonprofit executives and guests on May 9th event at the Georgia World Congress Center  Infinity was the theme of the 2009 Digital Ball and served as a fitting backdrop to highlight the ingenuity and impact of local nonprofits, who engage TechBridge to help them leverage technology to achieve their missions.

Click to view:
– 2009 Digital Ball Photo Gallery
– 2009 Digital Ball Program

2009 Digital Ball Hosts

2009 Digital Ball Co-Chairs

Cindy Tierney
SVP & CIO
Beazer Homes USA, Inc.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
History: 2006, 2007, 2008 Digital Ball Host and 2007, 2008 TIA Judge
Jean-Michel Ares
SVP & CIO
The Coca-Cola Company
Hometown: Montreal, Canada
History: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Digital Ball Host and 2008 Digital Ball Co-Chair

 

2009 Digital Ball Hosts

Confirmed participants to-date include:

Kevin Lilly
Former VP & CIO
AGCO Corporation
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Joe Surber
VP & CIO
AGL Resources
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Rocky Wiggins
SVP & CIO
AirTran Airways
Hometown: Owensboro, KY
History: 2007, 2008 Digital Ball Host
Robert Marburger
CIO
Alston & Bird LLP 
Hometown: Rockdale, TX
History: 2007, 2008 Digital Ball Host
John Dunbar
CIO
Aquilex Corporation 
Hometown: Richmond, VA
History: 2007, 2008 Digital Ball Host
David Gutierrez
CIO
Assurant Solutions
History: 2006 TIA Judge
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Sandy Hofmann
CIO-in-Residence
ATDC
Hometown: Montgomery, AL
History: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Digital Ball Host
Mark Sohl
CIO
AutoTrader.com
Hometown: Miami, FL
Larry Frey
Former VP & CIO
BlueLinx Corporation
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
History: 2008 Host and 2006, 2007 TIA Judge
Vida Durant
CIO and VP of Technology
CARE USA
Hometown: Florence, SC
Joe Oesterling
CIO
Cbeyond
Hometown: Frankfort, IN
History: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Digital Ball Host
Dan Candeto
IT Director/CIO NA
The Coca-Cola Company
Hometown: Atlanta, GA 
Greg Morrison
VP & CIO
Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Hometown: Pinehurst, NC
History: 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 Digital Ball Host and 2006, 2007, 2008 TIA Judge
Rich Mendola
VP of Information Technology & CIO
Emory University
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
History: 2007, 2008 Digital Ball Host
Rob Webb
CIO
Equifax
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
History: 2007, 2008 Digital Ball Host and 2006, 2007, 2008 TIA Judge
Bob DeRodes
EVP Operations & Technology
First Data Corporation
Hometown: Wooster, OH
History: 2004, 2005 Digital Ball Host and 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 TIA Judge
Dave Kardesh
SVP & CTO of Retail Solutions
First Data Corporation
Hometown: Glenn Cove, NY
History: 2006, 2007 Digital Ball Host
Randy Fox
CIO
GE Energy Services
Hometown: Anderson, IN
History: 2007, 2008 Digital Ball Host
John Seral
VP & CIO
GE Energy Infrastructure
Hometown: Chicago, IL
History: 2006, 2007 Digital Ball Co-Chair and 2005, 2008 Digital Ball Host
Craig Bierman
SVP & CIO, US Automotive Parts Group
Genuine Parts Company
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Beach Clark
VP of Information Technology
Georgia Aquarium
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
History: 2006, 2007, 2008 Digital Ball Host
Joe Pekala
VP & CIO
Graphic Packaging
Hometown: Madison, WI
Jean-Luc Chatelain
VP & CTO HP Software+Solutions
Hewlett-Packard
Hometown: Paris, France
Matt Carey
EVP & CIO
The Home Depot
Hometown: Okmulgee , OK
Kevin Hofmann
VP, IT
The Home Depot
Hometown: Bay City, MI
Edwin Marcial
SVP & CTO
IntercontinentalExchange

Hometown: New York, NY
History: 2008 Digital Ball Host
Thomas Gaines
Chief of Information Services Strategy and Office Integration
King & Spalding
Hometown: Ft. Pierce, FL
History: 2006, 2007, 2008 Digital Ball Host and 2005, 2006 TIA Judge
Armando Escalante
SVP & CTO
LexisNexis Risk & Information Analytics Group 
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA and Boca Raton, FL
Ken Rabun
CIO
Manhattan Associates
Hometown: Atlanta, GA 
History: 2008 Digital Ball Host
Don Riley
CIO
Mohawk Industries
Hometown: San Jose, CA
History: 2008 Digital Ball Host and 2007, 2008 TIA Judge
Cigdem Delano
CIO
Morehouse School of Medicine
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Tim Davis
CIO
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Hometown: Valdosta, GA
Paul Judge
CTO
Purewire, Inc.
Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
Larry Clark
Former CIO
Randstad
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
History: 2007, 2008 Digital Ball Host and 2006, 2007, 2008 TIA Judge
Jason Molfetas
CIO
Recall Corporation
Hometown: New York, NY
History: 2008 Host
Robin Bienfait
CIO
Research In Motion
Hometown: Valdosta, GA
Becky Blalock
SVP & CIO
Southern Company
Hometown: Greenville, SC
History: 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008 Digital Ball Host, 2002 TIA Judge and 2005, 2006 Digital Ball Co-Chair
Wes McDowell
VP & CIO, Georgia Region
Southern Company
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
History: 2008 Digital Ball Host and 2007, 2008 TIA Judge
Barb Kunkel
CIO
Troutman Sanders LLP
Hometown: Rochester, NY
History: 2007, 2008 Digital Ball Host and 2007, 2008 TIA Judge
Dan Darling
CIO
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. 
Hometown: North Hampton, OH
Dave Barnes
SVP & CIO
UPS
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
History: 2007, 2008 Digital Ball Host and 2006, 2007, 2008 TIA Judge
Brian Shield
EVP & CIO
The Weather Channel
Hometown: Burlington, MA
History: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Digital Ball Host
2009 Digital Ball Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
 

NPower Network Founding Sponsor
 

Terabyte/$30,000 Sponsors


Gigabyte/$15,000 Sponsors

 


Megabyte/$10,000 Sponsors

Burton Group
Cbeyond
Cisco
DLA Piper LLP (US)
GE Energy Infrastructure
Genpact
Hewlett-Packard
LexisNexis Risk & Information Analytics Group
The Madison Henry Group
NetApp
NPI Financial
Omnilink Systems
Primus Software Corporation
Research In Motion
Silicon Valley Bank
Silverpop
TGA Global
Thompson Technologies, Inc.
Troutman Sanders LLP
UPS

Kilobyte/$5,000 Sponsors

Acculynk
Appirio, Inc.
ASAP
Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management
Avaya
Bluewolf
CIBER
Cognizant Technology Solutions, Inc.
Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Definition 6
Dinero Solutions, LLC
EMC Corporation
EndPoint Consulting Group, LLC
Equifax
Exervio Management Consulting
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Force10 Networks, Inc.
Gadfly
Geller and Linowes Families
Georgia-Pacific
Grant Thornton
Hunter Technical Resources
Imlay Investments, Inc.
InterCall
iVision
Jabian Consulting
KPMG
Manhattan Associates
MD&E, Inc.
MDI Group
MDSi
Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Oversight Systems, Inc.
Patni Americas, Inc.
The People Network, Inc.
Pyramid Consulting, Inc.
RunE2E
Salesforce.com
Slalom Consulting
Smith & Howard
Sophicity
Southern Company
SPI
SunGard Availability Services
Symantec Corporation
TechCFO
Unisys
What’s Up Interactive
Wintellect


Media Partner


Event Producer

 

2009 Digital Ball Exec Committee
 

Clint Bailey, Hunter Technical Resources
Heather Barclay, SAVVIS
Taryn Barker, Accenture
Tiffany Brott, Accenture
Dan Crowe, AutoTrader.com
Julie Freeman, Accenture
Scott Garrett, Garrett Group
Michael Halbert, CIBER
Joyita Hegde, Primus Software Corporation