2013 Digital Ball

May 11, 2013

TechBridge is pleased to announce that the annual Digital Ball celebrated continued success in its thirteenth year. The black tie event held on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis brought together over 800 technology, business and nonprofit leaders for an evening of dinner, dancing and entertainment. Welcomed by over 50 IT executive Digital Ball Hosts, 103 sponsors joined presenting sponsor, Accenture, to raise $1.2 million in cash and in-kind donations to continue the TechBridge mission – to help nonprofits be more impactful through technology.

Click to view:
– 2013 Digital Ball Photo Gallery
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2013 Digital Ball Receptions Photo Gallery
– 2013 Digital Ball Program
2013 Digital Ball Host Photo
– TechBridge Impact Video

Produced for TechBridge by 

We were thrilled to have Booth 61 recording at this year’s Digital Ball!  See below for sound bites from various guests.

Becky Blalock
Walt Carter, Generation Mortgage Company
Jay Ferro, American Cancer Society
James Franklin, TechBridge
Scott Hall, HUNTER Technical
Patrick Hiller, Abacus Solutions
Sandy Hofmann
Jean Holley, Brambles
Mike Neumeier, Arketi Group
Charles Brian Quinn, Big Nerd Ranch
Carrie Wheeler, Cbeyond

To hear a recap from May 22, 2013, with TechBridge Development Director Carrie Bates Hastings, please click here.

Overview

2013 Digital Ball Hosts

2013 Digital Ball Co-Chairs

Lisa McVey
CIO
McKesson Technology Solutions
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
Host since 2010
Ed Steinike
VP & CIO
The Coca-Cola Company
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2007 | TIA Judge 2008-9

2013 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 members of the Digital Ball Hosts Emeritus group for their significant commitment to TechBridge.

Fran Dramis
Sandra Hofmann
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 | Judge since 2011
Ray Benedick
VP – IT Supply Chain & Finance
The Home Depot
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2011
Robert Bennett
CIO
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Hometown: Fairborn, OH
Host 2005 & 2010
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
Host since 2012
Mike Child
CTO
RentPath
Hometown: Manchester, GA
Host since 2010
James Clabby
SVP – Information Technology
SunTrust Bank
Hometown: Marietta, GA
Beach Clark
VP Information Technology
Georgia Aquarium
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2006
Larry Clark
CIO
PSA Healthcare
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2007 | TIA Judge since 2006
Kenny Coleman
SVP & CIO
Southern Company
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ
Host since 2012
Keith Credendino
VP of Guest Solutions
IHG
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Lee Crump
Group VP & CIO
Rollins, Inc.
Hometown: State College, PA
Host since 2012
Nancy D’Amico
SVP & CIO
LeasePlan USA 
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Host since 2010
Ed DePrimo
CIO
Landis+Gyr
Hometown: Horseheads, NY
Jay Ferro
CIO
American Cancer Society
Hometown: Munster, IN
Host since 2010 | TIA Judge 2012
Sheryl Fikse
SVP ITS & CIO
Southwire
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Host since 2012
Jay Fisher
CIO
Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services
Hometown: Neenah, WI
Larry Frey
CIO
EnPro Industries
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Host since 2012 | TIA Judge 2005-11
Praveen Gautam
VP – IT Strategy and Enterprise Architecture
CHEP
Hometown: Johns Creek, GA
Doug Gilbert
CIO
ABM Industries
Hometown: Upper Arlington, Ohio
David Gunter
VP, Application Development and Support
ING U.S. Investment Management
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Ashish Gupta
CIO
GE Energy Management
Hometown: Delhi, India
Bob Hadley
Vice President, Technology
AutoTrader.com
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Bob Hesskamp
SVP, CNN Broadcast Engineering & Systems Technology
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Host since 2011 | TIA Judge since 2011
Jean Holley
SVP & CIO
Brambles
Hometown: Roswell, GA
Elizabeth Holmes
SVP -IT Governance and Quality Assurance
Elavon
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
Robert Keefe
SVP & CTO & CIO
Mueller Water Products, Inc.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Bryson Koehler
CIO
The Weather Company
Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Host in 2010
Karen Kreider
CIO
Genuine Parts Company
Hometown: Reading, PA
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 2008, 2009, 20011 | TIA Judge 2011
Kevin McDearis
CIO
Manhattan Associates, Inc.
Hometown: Calhoun, GA
Gregory Morrison
SVP, CIO
Cox Enterprises
Hometown: Pinehurst, NC
Host since 2003 | TIA Judge 2006 – 12
Michael Noel
CTO
Manheim
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Karen Painter
SVP Enterprise Applications
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Hometown: Grantville, GA
Host since 2012
Joseph Pekala
VP & CIO
Graphic Packaging International
Hometown: Madison, WI
Host 2009 & 2011 | TIA Judge 2009
Renee Poole
Former CIO
Salvation Army
Hometown: Charleston, SC
Karen Renner
CIO
Novelis
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2011 | Judge since 2012
Guido Sacchi
CIO
Global Payments
Hometown: Rome, Italy
Host since 2005 | TIA Judge 2012
Jim Scholefield
CTO
The Coca-Cola Company
Hometown: Asbury Park, NJ
Louise Scott
CIO, Georgia Region
Southern Company Services
Hometown: Gloversville, NY
Host since 2012
Janet Sherlock
CIO & SVP
Carter’s, Inc.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Apurva Shrivastava
Director, IT
Cisco
Hometown: Duluth, GA
Host since 2010
Alan Stukalsky
CIO
Randstad
Hometown: Miami, FL
Host 2010 – 2011
Joe Surber
SVP & CIO
AGL Resources
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host 2009-2011 | TIA Judge since 2012
2013 Cindy Tierney web Cindy Tierney
CIO
Vocalocity
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host 2006 – 2011| Co-Chair 2009-2010 | TIA Judge 2007 – 2009
John Trainor
CIO
Aaron’s, Inc.
Hometown: Calhoun, GA
2013 VanCuren web 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
Host since 2012 | Judge since 2011
Thomas Werner
VP Information Technology
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Hometown: Ramsey, NJ
Host since 2011 | TIA Judge since 2011
Carrie Wheeler
CIO
Cbeyond
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2012

Click here to see our 2013 Digital Ball Host photo, and see how many CIOs you can correctly name!

2013 Digital Ball Sponsors

2013 Digital Ball Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Terabyte/$30,000 Sponsors

  

    
VIP Reception/$20,000 Sponsor
Raffle Match/$20,000 Sponsor
Gigabyte/$15,000 Sponsors
     
    
     
     
    
    
    
    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megabyte/$10,000 Sponsors

3i People, Inc.
Alston & Bird, LLP / Oversight Systems
ASAP Solutions Group, LLC
Avanade BMC Software/ Grant Thornton, LLP
Comcast Business Class
Ernst & Young LLP
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Gartner
GE Energy Management
Genpact
Genuine Parts Company
ICF Ironworks/ ING US
iGate
IHG
Informatica
Insight
IntercontinentalExchange
Internap
Liaison Technologies
Macy’s Systems and Technology
Manhattan Associates, Inc.
MD&E CLARITY
Microsoft
Mitchell Martin, Inc.
Mitel
NCR
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Peak 10/ SPI
Perficient/ RentPath
QlikTech
Silverpop
Slalom Consulting
STONE Resource Group
Tata Consultancy Services
The Home Depot
The Intersect Group
TIBCO Software Inc./ The Weather Company
UPS
Virtustream
Wipro Technologies

Kilobyte/$5,000 Sponsors

Abacus Solutions
Anteo Group, LLC
Atlantic Trust
B2B Technologies, LLC
CCCi
Corus360
Cox Enterprises
CTS, Inc.
Elavon
Gadfly
Generation Mortgage Company
Georgia CIO Leadership Association
HP Networking
HUNTER Technical
Imlay Investments, Inc.
LeasePlan USA
MDI Group
nVision Studios
Pyramid Consulting, Inc.
Rollins, Inc.
SA IT Services
Sanders Designs
Silicon Valley Bank
SIM Atlanta
Smith & Howard
Southern Company
The Madison Henry Group
The North Highland Company
Thompson Technologies, Inc.
Troutman Sanders, LLP

 

Event Producer
Summit Partner
2013 Digital Ball Executive Committee

Many thanks to our 2013 Digital Ball Executive Committee for planning a spectacular event!

Megan Arnall, Peak 10 – Co-Chair – Raffle
Marva Bailer, IBM – Digital Ball Board Executive Advisor
Clint Bailey, HUNTER Technical – Digital Ball Board Executive Advisor
Tiffany Brott, Accenture – Technology Innovation Award
Jennifer Cole, Accenture – Technology Innovation Award
Jay Ferro, American Cancer Society – Co-Chair – Host
Joan Guillory, GSquared Solutions – Co-Chair – Host
Carter Johnson, SAP – Co-Chair – Sponsorship
Vincent Mayers, Anteo Group – Co-Chair – Sponsorship
Lisa McVey, McKesson Technology Solutions – Digital Ball Co-Chair
Beth Smith, Corus360 – Co-Chair – Volunteer, Raffle
Ed Steinike, The Coca-Cola Company – Digital Ball Co-Chair
Scott Wells, RCG Global Services – Co-Chair – Volunteer

Key dates, Reception Information

Sponsor Reception

Thursday, September 27, 2012 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Hosted by Karen Renner, CIO, Novelis Novelis
3560 Lenox Road Suite 2000 Atlanta, GA 30326
Click here to see photos.

Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
GA Tech Hotel & Conference Center – Club Lounge
800 Spring Street, Atlanta GA 30308
Directions
Click here to see photos.

Early Sponsor Commitment Deadline

Saturday, December 31, 2012
Sponsors who commit to a $10,000 sponsorship or above by December 31, 2012, will receive an additional ticket to the Digital Cocktail in March 2013.

Sponsor Reception

Thursday, February 7, 2013 – 6:00pm to 8:30 pm
Hosted by Barb Kunkel, CIO, Troutman Sanders, LLP
Offices of Troutman Sanders LLP
600 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 5300, Atlanta GA 30308
Click here to see photos.

Final Sponsor Commitment Deadline

Friday, February 15, 2013* * Assumes event does not sell out before this date

Digital Cocktail

* Exclusive reception for $10k+ sponsors only
Click here to see photos.

Digital Ball Orientation

April 23, 2013 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Accenture Office
75 5th Street, Suite 1100, Atlanta, GA 30308
Directions

Digital Ball VIP Reception

* Exclusive reception for $10k+ sponsors only
Saturday, May 11, 2013 – 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Ave, Atlanta, GA 30303
Directions
Click here to see photos.

Digital Ball

Saturday, May 11, 2013 – 6:30pm until Midnight
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Ave, Atlanta, GA 30303
Directions Note: Rooms are available at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis for the discounted rate of $119/night for May 11th
Click here to see photos.

Appreciation Reception

June 5, 2013
* Exclusive reception for $10k+ sponsors only
Click here to see photos.