2011 Digital Ball

May 7, 2011

TechBridge is pleased to announce that the annual Digital Ball celebrated continued success in its eleventh year. The black tie event held on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis brought together 800 technology, business and nonprofit leaders for an evening of dinner, dancing and entertainment. Welcomed by 52 IT executive Digital Ball Hosts, ninety-three sponsors joined presenting sponsor, Accenture, to raise nearly $1.2 million in cash and in-kind donations to continue the TechBridge mission – to help nonprofits use technology to do more and serve more people.

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– 2011 Digital Ball Photo Gallery
– 2011 Digital Ball Program
– TechBridge Impact Video
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2011 Digital Ball Hosts

2011 Digital Ball Co-Chairs

Maryann Goebel
EVP & CIO
Fiserv
Hometown: Worcester, MA
Host since 2010
Dave Barnes
SVP & CIO
UPS
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Host since 2007 | TIA Judge since 2006

2011 Digital Ball Hosts

 

Will Alexander
VP of IS, Special Projects, and Logistics
RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc
Hometown: Tennille, GA
Paul Anderson
FVP Director of IT Software Development
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Jerry Bartlett
SVP & Chief Development Officer
First Data
Hometown: Roswell, GA
Gary Baxter
CIO
ING US 
Hometown: Stafford Springs, CT
Todd Bell
VP – South Area CIO
Verizon
Hometown: Old Fort, NC
Ray Benedick
VP – IT Supply Chain & Finance
The Home Depot
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Robin Bienfait
CIO
Research In Motion
Hometown: Valdosta, GA
Host since 2009
Rebecca Blalock
SVP & CIO
Southern Company 
Hometown: Greenville, SC
Co-Chair 2005-6 | Host since 2003 | TIA Judge 2002
Amy Brady
CIO – Global Enterprise Functions Technology & Operations
Bank of America
Hometown: Norcross, GA
Danny Branch
VP Information Technology
The Blank Family of Businesses
Hometown: Tifton, GA
Host since 2010
Dan Candeto
CIO – North America
The Coca-Cola Company
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2009 | TIA Judge 2010
Beach Clark
VP Information Technology
Georgia Aquarium
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2006
Larry Clark
CIO
Advantage Resourcing
Hometown: Atlanta, GA 
Host since 2007 | TIA Judge since 2006 
Nancy DAmico 2013 for website Nancy D’Amico
SVP & CIO
LeasePlan USA 
Hometown: Suwanee, GA
Host since 2010
Cigdem Delano
CIO
Morehouse School of Medicine
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Host since 2009
John Dunbar
CIO
Aquilex Corporation 
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Host since 2007
Jay Ferro
VP & CIO
Chartis Aerospace 
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2010
Randy Fox
CIO – Energy Services
GE Energy 
Hometown: Anderson, IN
Host since 2007
Thomas Gaines
Chief of Information Services Strategy & Office Integration
King & Spalding, LLP 
Hometown: Ft. Pierce, FL
Host since 2006 | TIA Judge 2005-6, 2009
Linwood Hayes
CIO
Travel Incorporated
Hometown: Clarksville, VA
Bob Hesskamp
SVP, CNN Broadcast Engineering & Systems Technology
Turner Broadcasting 
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Sandy Hofmann
CIO-in-Residence
ATDC
Hometown: Montgomery, AL
Host since 2003
Scott Johnson
VP Enterprise Engineering
InterContinental Hotels Group
Dave Kardesh
CIO
Cabela’s 
Hometown: Glen Cove, NY
Host since 2006 | TIA Judge 2009-10
Chris Kenyon
EVP & CIO
Elavon
Hometown: Key West, FL
Host since 2007
Kevin Kern
CTO/EVP of Global Operations & Technology
First Data 
Hometown: Whitehall, PA
Bryson Koehler
SVP, Global Revenue & Guest Technology
InterContinental Hotels Group
Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Host since 2010
Barb Kunkel
CIO
Troutman Sanders, LLP
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Host since 2007 | TIA Judge since 2007
Edwin Marcial
SVP & CTO
IntercontinentalExchange

Hometown: New York, NY
Host since 2008
Jimmy McCullough
VP, Application Delivery
Travelport
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Wes McDowell
VP & CIO, Georgia Region
Southern Company 
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2008 | TIA Judge since 2007
Lisa McVey
CIO
McKesson Corporation 
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
Host since 2010
Thomas Miller
CIO
Coca-Cola Refreshments 
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Jason Molfetas
CIO
Recall Corporation
Hometown: New York, NY
Host since 2008
Joe Oesterling
EVP Network & Technology
Cbeyond 
Hometown: Frankfort, IN
Host since 2004
Jim Peters
CTO
SITA
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Kathy Pittman
CIO
AFC Enterprises Popeyes
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Kenneth Poinsette
VP of Technology
Rollins Inc. 
Hometown: Landover, MD
Ken Rabun
CIO
Manhattan Associates
Hometown: Atlanta, GA 
Host since 2008
Karen Renner
CIO
Novelis
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Don Riley
CIO & SVP Logistics
Mohawk Industries
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Host since 2008 | TIA Judge 2007-10
John Seral
VP & CIO
GE Energy
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Co-Chair 2006-7 | Host since 2008
Brian Shield
EVP & CIO
The Weather Channel
Hometown: Burlington, MA
Host since 2005
Apurva Shrivastava
Director, IT
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Hometown: Duluth, GA
Host since 2010
Mark Sohl
CIO
Generation Mortgage

Hometown: Miami, FL
Host since 2009 | TIA Judge 2009
Ed Steinike
VP & CIO
The Coca-Cola Company
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2007 | TIA Judge 2008-9
Alan Stukalsky
CIO & Managing Director
Randstad
Hometown: Miami, FL
Host since 2010
Joe Surber
VP & CIO
AGL Resources
Hometown: Norcross, GA
Host since 2009
Cindy Tierney
SVP & CIO
Beazer Homes USA, Inc.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Co-Chair 2009-10 | Host since 2006 | TIA Judge 2007-9
Bill VanCuren
VP & CIO
NCR
Hometown: Centerville, OH
Host since 2010 | TIA Judge since 2010
Tom Werner
VP Information Technology
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Hometown: Ramsey, New Jersey
Rocky Wiggins
CIO
AirTran Airways, Inc. 
Hometown: Owensboro, KY
Host since 2007
2011 Digital Ball Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Terabyte/$30,000 Sponsors
 
 
 

Raffle Match Sponsor

Gigabyte/$15,000 Sponsors
 
 
 
 

Megabyte/$10,000 Sponsors

Anteo Group, LLC
Ariba
ASAP
Avanade
Bank of America
Bob and Bernadette DeRodes
CIBER, Inc.
Cisco
Comcast Business Class
consilium1
CTS, Inc.
Definition 6
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Garrett Group Marketing Communications
GE Energy
Georgia IT, Inc.
Global Payments
Grant Thornton
HP Networking
ING
Intel Corporation
Macy’s Systems and Technology
Manhattan Associates
MATRIX Resources
McKesson
MD&E CLARITY
MDI Group
NIIT Technologies, Inc
NorthgateArinso
Primus Software Corporation
Research In Motion
Salesforce.com
Silicon Valley Bank
Silverpop
Syntel, Inc.
The Home Depot
The Intersect Group
Thompson Technologies, Inc.
UPS
Volt Workforce Solutions
Workday
Xpanxion

Kilobyte/$5,000 Sponsors

Abacus Solutions
Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management
B2B Technologies, LLC
Cox Enterprises
Crossgate, Inc.
Elavon
Gadfly
HUNTER Technical
Imlay Investments, Inc.
Informatica
KPMG, LLP
LeasePlan USA
Liaison Technologies
Norfolk Southern Corporation
nVision Studios
Omnilink Systems
Oversight Systems, Inc.
Polycom
Pyramid Consulting, Inc.
RCG Information Technology
RDA Corporation
Rollins, Inc.
SIM Atlanta
Slalom Consulting
Smith & Howard
Southern Company
Synergis
The Madison Henry Group
Troutman Sanders LLP
What’s Up Interactive


Event Producer

2011 Digital Ball Executive Committee
Greg Arthur, Microsoft – Sponsorship
Marva Bailer, IBM – Digital Ball Board Committee
Clint Bailey, HUNTER Technical – Digital Ball Board Committee
Braden Barras, Slalom Consulting – Sponsorship
Dave Barnes, UPS – Digital Ball Co-Chair
Tiffany Brott, Accenture – Technology Innovation Award
Jennifer Cole, Accenture – Technology Innovation Award
Scott Garrett, Garrett Group – PR/Communications
Maryann Goebel, Fiserv – Digital Ball Co-Chair
Joan Guillory, GSquared Solutions – Host
Joyita Hegde, Primus Software Corporation – PR/Communications
Kevin Howarth, Sophicity: Co-Chair – Host
Beth Smith, Endeavor Telecom – Logistics
Cara Turano, CTS, Inc. – Logistics