2012 Digital Ball

May 5, 2012

TechBridge is pleased to announce that the annual Digital Ball celebrated continued success in its twelth year. The black tie event held on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis brought together 800 technology, business and nonprofit leaders for an evening of dinner, dancing and entertainment. Welcomed by over 40 IT executive Digital Ball Hosts, ninety-one sponsors joined presenting sponsor, Accenture, to raise nearly $1.1 million in cash and in-kind donations to continue the TechBridge mission – to help nonprofits be more impactful through technology.

Click to view:
– 2012 Digital Ball Photo Gallery
– 2012 Digital Ball Program
– TechBridge Impact Video
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Overview

2012 Digital Ball Hosts

2012 Digital Ball Co-Chairs

Maryann Goebel
EVP & CIO
Fiserv
Hometown: Worcester, MA
Host since 2010
Ed Steinike
VP & CIO
The Coca-Cola Company
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2007 | TIA Judge 2008-9

2012 Digital Ball Hosts Emeritus

TechBridge is grateful for the support of the CIO community, past and present. This year, we would like to salute the following as inaugural members of the Digital Ball Hosts Emeritus group for their significant commitment to TechBridge.

7 Becky Blalock
8 Bob DeRodes
17 Fran Dramis
Sandy Hofmann

2012 Digital Ball Hosts

Tim Aligheri
CTO
Jackson Healthcare
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
Dave Barnes
SVP & CIO
UPS
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Co-Chair 2010-11 | Host since 2007 | TIA Judge since 2006
Jerry Bartlett
SVP & Chief Development Officer
First Data
Hometown: Roswell, GA
Host since 2011
Ray Benedick
VP – IT Supply Chain & Finance
The Home Depot
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2011
Amy Brady
CIO
KeyCorp
Hometown: Norcross, GA
Host since 2011
Dan Candeto
CIO – North America
The Coca-Cola Company
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2009 | TIA Judge 2010
Walt Carter
CIO
Generation Mortgage Company

Hometown: LaGrange, NC
Mike Child
CTO
PRIMEDIA
Hometown: Manchester, GA
Host since 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
Kenny Coleman
SVP & CIO
Southern Company Services
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ
Lee Crump
Group VP & CIO
Rollins, Inc.
Hometown: State College, PA
Nancy DAmico 2013 for website Nancy D’Amico
SVP & CIO
LeasePlan USA 
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Host since 2010
Jay Ferro
CIO
American Cancer Society
Hometown: Munster, IN
Host since 2010
Sheryl Fikse
SVP ITS & CIO
Southwire
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Randy Fox
CIO – Energy Management
GE Energy 
Hometown: Anderson, IN
Host since 2007
Larry Frey
CIO
EnPro Industries
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Bob Hesskamp
SVP, CNN Broadcast Engineering & Systems Technology
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Host since 2011
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
Host since 2011
Barb Kunkel
CIO
Troutman Sanders, LLP
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Host since 2007 | TIA Judge since 2007
Lisa McVey
CIO
McKesson Corporation 
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
Host since 2010
Jason Molfetas
CIO
Recall Corporation
Hometown: New York, NY
Host since 2008
Greg Morrison
SVP & CIO
Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Hometown: Pinehurst, NC
Host Since 2003 | TIA Judge since 2006
Karen Painter
SVP Enterprise Applications
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Hometown: Grantville, GA
Kathy Pittman
CIO
AFC Enterprises Popeyes
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2011
Kenneth Poinsette
VP of Technology
Rollins, Inc. 
Hometown: Landover, MD
Host since 2011
Guido Sacchi
CIO
Global Payments 
Hometown: Rome, Italy
Host since 2005
Louise Scott
CIO, Georgia Region
Southern Company Services
Hometown: Gloversville, NY
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
Bates Turpen
SVP Technical Operations, Global Technology
InterContinental Hotels Group
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Host since 2010
Bill VanCuren
VP & CIO
NCR
Hometown: Centerville, OH
Host since 2010 | TIA Judge since 2010
Gene Viscelli
CIO
King & Spalding, LLP 
Hometown: Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Tom Werner
VP Information Technology
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Hometown: Ramsey, NJ
Host since 2011 | TIA Judge since 2011
Carrie Wheeler
CIO
Cbeyond
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
2012 Digital Ball Sponsors

 


Presenting Sponsor

Terabyte/$30,000 Sponsors
Gigabyte/$15,000 Sponsors
ATT
BLiNQ
BOSS
CIBER
COMCAST EMC
FISERV GOOGLE
HP IBM
ONX PROSYS
PwC SAP
TURNER VERIZON

Megabyte/$10,000 Sponsors

3i People, Inc.
ASAP
Avanade
B2B Technologies, LLC /Microsoft
CA Technologies
CCCi/Generation Mortgage Company
Ci&T
consilium1
Dimensional Thinking, LLC
Ernst & Young, LLP
GE Energy
iGATE Patni
iVision, Inc.
Liaison Technologies
Macy’s Systems and Technology
Manhattan Associates
MD&E CLARITY
NCR
NIIT Technologies
Norfolk Southern Corporation
North Highland/TrueBridge
Orasi Software, Inc.
Research In Motion
Salesforce.com
Silicon Valley Bank
Silverpop
Slalom Consulting
The Home Depot
Thompson Technologies, Inc.
Troutman Sanders, LLP
UPS
Virtustream
Wipro Technologies
Workday
Xpanxion/Grant Thornton, LLP
MDI Group

Kilobyte/$5,000 Sponsors

Abacus Solutions
Anteo Group, LLC
Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management
Cox Enterprises
CTS, Inc.
Elavon
Gadfly
Garrett Group Marketing Communications
Georgia CIO Leadership Association
HP Networking
HUNTER Technical
Imlay Investments, Inc.
Informatica/3sage Consulting
LeasePlan USA
McKesson Corporation
MDI Group
nVision Studios
Oversight Systems, Inc.
Perficient, Inc.
Primus Software Corporation
Pyramid Consulting, Inc.
Rollins, Inc.
SA IT Services
SIM Atlanta
Smith & Howard
Southern Company
The Great Ridge Company
The Madison Henry Group


Event Producer


2012 Digital Ball Executive Committee
Megan Arnall, Peak 10 – Co-Chair – Raffle
Marva Bailer, IBM – Digital Ball Board Committee
Clint Bailey, HUNTER Technical – Digital Ball Board Committee
Braden Barras, Slalom Consulting – Co-Chair – Sponsorship
Tiffany Brott, Accenture – Technology Innovation Award
Jennifer Cole, Accenture – Technology Innovation Award
Maryann Goebel, Fiserv – Digital Ball Co-Chair
Joan Guillory, GSquared Solutions – Co-Chair – Host
Carter Johnson, SAP – Co-Chair – Sponsorship
Beth Smith, Corus360 – Co-Chair – Volunteer, Raffle
Michael Smith – Co-Chair – Host
Ed Steinike, The Coca-Cola Company – Digital Ball Co-Chair
Scott Wells, RCG Global Services – Co-Chair – Volunteer