2010 Digital Ball

May 8, 2010

Celebrating a decade of momentum and the spirit of philanthropy and volunteerism within the Atlanta technology community, TechBridge is pleased to announce that its tenth annual Digital Ball once again exceeded expectations. The gala event held on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis brought 800 technology, business and nonprofit leaders together for an evening of dinner, dancing and entertainment. Eighty-seven corporate sponsors joined presenting sponsor, Accenture, to raise over $1.1 million in cash and in-kind donations to continue the TechBridge mission – to help nonprofits use technology to do more and serve more people.

Click to view:
– 2010 Digital Ball Photo Gallery
– 2010 Digital Ball Program
– TechBridge Impact Video, featuring Tommy Nobis Center

2010 Digital Ball Hosts

2010 Digital Ball Co-Chairs

Cindy Tierney
SVP & CIO
Beazer Homes USA, Inc.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
History: 2006-8 Digital Ball Host and 2007-9 TIA Judge and 2009 Digital Ball Co-Chair
Dave Barnes
SVP & CIO
UPS
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
History: 2007-9 Digital Ball Host and 2006-9 TIA Judge

 

2010 Digital Ball Hosts

Dan Agronow
SVP & CTO
The Weather Channel
Interactive, Inc. 

Hometown: Miami, FL
Vic Ayers
CIO
American Cancer Society, Inc.
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
History: 2007-8 Digital Ball Host and 2004-5 Technology Innovation Award Judge
Robert Bennett
SVP & CIO
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Hometown: Fairborn OH
History: 2005 Digital Ball Host
Becky Blalock
SVP & CIO
Southern Company
Hometown: Greenville, SC
History: 2003-9 Digital Ball Host, 2002 TIA Judge and 2005, 2006 Digital Ball Co-Chair
Danny Branch
VP Information Technology
Atlanta Falcons
Hometown: Tifton, GA
Dan Candeto
Director NA Global Information Technology
The Coca-Cola Company
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
History: 2009 Digital Ball Host
Mike Child
CTO
PRIMEDIA
Hometown: Manchester, GA
Beach Clark
VP Information Technology
Georgia Aquarium
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
History: 2006-9 Digital Ball Host
Nancy DAmico 2013 for website Nancy D’Amico
SVP and CIO
LeasePlan USA
Hometown: Suwanee, GA
Cigdem Delano
CIO
Morehouse School of Medicine
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
History: 2009 Digital Ball Host
Bob DeRodes
EVP of Global Operations and Technology
First Data
Hometown: Wooster, OH
History: 2004, 2005, 2009 Digital Ball Host and 2005-8 TIA Judge
John Dunbar
CIO
Aquilex Corporation 
Hometown: Richmond, VA
History: 2007-9 Digital Ball Host
Vida Durant
CIO and VP of Technology
CARE USA
Hometown: Florence, SC
History: 2009 Digital Ball Host
Armando Escalante
CTO
LexisNexis Risk Solutions 
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA and Boca Raton, FL
History: 2009 Digital Ball Host
Rob Ewing
SVP of Systems and Technology
InterCall
Hometown: Spartanburg, SC
Jay Ferro
CIO
Chartis Aerospace
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Randy Fox
CIO – Energy Services
GE Energy Services
Hometown: Anderson, IN
History: 2007-9 Digital Ball Host
Thomas Gaines
Chief of Information Services Strategy & Office Integration
King & Spalding LLP
Hometown: Ft. Pierce, FL
History: 2006-9 Digital Ball Host and 2005, 2006, 2009 TIA Judge
Maryann Goebel
EVP, CIO
Fiserv
Hometown: Worcester, MA
David Gutierrez
CIO
Assurant Solutions
History: 2009 Digital Ball Host and 2006 TIA Judge
Mike Hartness
Executive Vice President-Enterprise Delivery Services
SunTrust Bank, Inc.
Hometown: Macon, GA
Sandy Hofmann
CIO-in-Residence
ATDC
Hometown: Montgomery, AL
History: 2003-9 Digital Ball Host
Dave Kardesh
SVP, CTO
First Data
Hometown: Glen Cove, NY
History: 2006-7, 2009 Digital Ball Host and 2009 TIA Judge
Robert Keefe
SVP & CIO
Mueller Water Products
Hometown: East Meadow, NY
History: 2005 Digital Ball Host
Chris Kenyon
CIO/EVP
Elavon
Hometown: Key West, FL
History: 2007-8 Digital Ball Host
Bryson Koehler
SVP- Revenue & Guest Technology
InterContinental Hotels Group
Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Barb Kunkel
CIO
Troutman Sanders LLP
Hometown: Rochester, NY
History: 2007-9 Digital Ball Host and 2007-9 TIA Judge
Lisa LaVallee
CIO
McKesson Corporation
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
Wes McDowell
VP & CIO, Georgia Region
Southern Company
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
History: 2008-9 Digital Ball Host and 2007-9 TIA Judge
Rich Mendola
VP of Information Technology & CIO
Emory University
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
History: 2007-9 Digital Ball Host
Jason Molfetas
CIO
Recall Corporation
Hometown: New York, NY
History: 2008-9 Host
Greg Morrison
VP & CIO
Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Hometown: Pinehurst, NC
History: 2003-9 Digital Ball Host and 2006-8 TIA Judge
Steve Nichols
CTO
Georgia Technology Authority
Hometown: Ft. Walton Beach, FL
Joe Oesterling
CIO
Cbeyond
Hometown: Frankfort, IN
History: 2004-9 Digital Ball Host
Ken Rabun
CIO
Manhattan Associates
Hometown: Atlanta, GA 
History: 2008-9 Digital Ball Host
Mark Ryan
CIO & SVP
Travelport GDS
Hometown: Cartersville, GA
John Seral
VP & CIO
GE Energy
Hometown: Chicago, IL
History: 2006-7 Digital Ball Co-Chair and 2005, 2008-9 Digital Ball Host
Esat Sezer
SVP & CIO
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.
Hometown: Marietta, GA
History: 2007-8 Digital Ball Host
Brian Shield
EVP, CIO
The Weather Channel
Hometown: Burlington, MA
History: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Digital Ball Host
Gerald Shields
SVP & CIO
Aflac
Hometown: Columbus, GA
Apurva Shrivastava
Director, IS
Cisco
Hometown: Duluth, GA
Steve Smith
CIO
AutoTrader.com
Hometown: Denver, CO
Ed Steinike
VP & CIO
The Coca-Cola Company
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Alan Stukalsky
CIO
Randstad
Hometown: Miami, FL
Joe Surber
VP & CIO
AGL Resources
Hometown: Norcross, GA
History: 2009 Digital Ball Host
Bates Turpen
SVP Technical Operations
InterContinental Hotels Group
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Bill VanCuren
VP & CIO
NCR 
Hometown: Centerville, OH
Rob Webb
CIO
Hilton Worldwide
Rocky Wiggins
SVP & CIO
AirTran Airways
Hometown: Owensboro, KY
History: 2007-9 Digital Ball Host
2010 Digital Ball Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
 

NPower Network Founding Sponsor
 

Terabyte/$30,000 Sponsors

Gigabyte/$15,000 Sponsors


Megabyte/$10,000 Sponsors

ASAP
Avanade
Cbeyond
Cisco
Cognizant Technology Solutions
consilium1
Definition 6
EndPoint Consulting Group, LLC
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Fiserv
Garrett Group Marketing Communications
Gartner
General Electric – Energy
Georgia-Pacific
Hewlett-Packard
The Intersect Group
IP-Plus Consulting, Inc.
iRise
Keane, Inc.
LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Manhattan Associates
MATRIX Resources, Inc.
McKesson Corporation
MDI Group
NPI Financial
Polycom, Inc.
Primus Software Corporation
Pyramid Consulting, Inc.
Research In Motion Limited
RunE2E 
Silicon Valley Bank
Silverpop
Syntel Inc.
Teradata Corporation
Thompson Technologies, Inc.
UPS

Kilobyte/$5,000 Sponsors

Acculynk
Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management
AutoTrader.com
Aventis Systems, Inc.
Avion Systems
Beazer Homes USA, Inc.
Bluewolf
CA, Inc.
CCCi
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.
Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Gadfly
HUNTER Technical
Imlay Investments, Inc.
KPMG LLP
LeasePlan USA
The Madison Henry Group
Odyssey Software
Omnilink Systems
The People Network, Inc.
Quest Software
Salesforce.com
SIM Atlanta
Slalom Consulting
Smith & Howard
Southern Company
TriNet
What’s Up Interactive
Workday
Xandros – BridgeWays

 

Event Producer


2010 Digital Ball Executive Committee

Greg Arthur, Microsoft
Clint Bailey, HUNTER Technical
Heather Barclay, NPI Financial
Dave Barnes, UPS
Tiffany Brott, Accenture
James Franklin, Omnilink Systems
Scott Garrett, Garrett Group Marketing Communications
Joyita Hegde, Primus Software Corporation
Kevin Howarth, Sophicity
Beth Smith, The People Network, Inc.
Cindy Tierney, Beazer Homes USA, Inc.
Cara Turano, CTS, Inc.
Katherine Whan, Accenture